Home baked breads are a delicious treasure and a huge way to save money.
There are two brands of bread I approve of from the store. Both are sprouted and do not have sugar of high fructose corn syrups added. One is from Alvarado St. Bakery, and the other from Ezekiel 4:9 (which, unfortunately, does use soy). Both are usually priced $4-$5.50 per loaf! When I make bread at home, I usually spend $1 or less per loaf on the ingredients and there are no compromising additives.
Even if you are not ready to take the plunge to fully soured flours or sprouted grains, making your own bread is a great baby step towards a healthier diet as well as a step towards creating extra grocery money which you can redirect towards choosing organic, non-GMO foods.
Challenge Level One:
Make bread this month, any bread recipie that catches your eye.
Challenge Level Two:
For those of you who already make your own bread occasionally, step it up and spend the whole month making your own bread each week.
Challenge Level Three:
For those of you who already make all of your own bread, try making a true, traditional sourdough bread. I have previously given instructions for real sourdough, but I will be adding more bread recipes and tips as the month progresses.
If you take the challenge on any level and/or blog about doing it, please comment here and let me know!