Bread Substitute After Gastric Banding

by Sandra

I would like your opinion on bread substitutes please.

I haven't had bread close to a year now but I really miss it when eating tuna/egg salad, etc.

What do you think of Wasa crackers or do you have any other ideas?

Try a tortilla (corn vs. flour), rice cakes, or a small amount of toasted bread.

I like Wasa crackers and a few others too. See my favorite brands of crackers here.

Of course you can always wrap tuna/egg salad in a large Romaine lettuce leaf and eat a "lettuce wrapper sandwich!" It's much crunchier than bread!!

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Cheese Crisps
by: Anonymous

A "crisp" made entirely of cheese:

I like Hand Made All Parmesan Gourmet Cheese Crisps. They taste like a cheesy cracker. You can make them or purchase them at (or here from Amazon grocery) for half the cost of Whole Foods.

Note: 3 crisps = 80 calories, 7 grams protein, <1 gram carbohydrate, 6 grams total fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 0 grams fiber, 150 mg. sodium

Having success with thinly-sliced rye

I found a thinly sliced rye bread at the grocery store called Arnold's Seedless Real Jewish Rye Melba Thin. I love that it's real bread that I can toast or even serve to friends. Only 55 calories per slice.

Pita works well
by: Daweezer

I use pitas cut into bite size pieces (then cannot take TOO big of a bite) and eat it "with" whatever I have (instead of something "on" the pita". Have had no problems doing this.. be sure to chew really well!

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