The warmer weather is officially here! With restrictions easing and the holiday season just around the corner, catching up with family and friends is long overdue and is sure to be a special occasion. After over-indulging throughout the cooler months and lockdown, most of us are looking for healthy alternatives to include in our everyday life. Atkins Low Carb Bread Mix has been incredibly popular in the keto community, making it a perfect side dish for home meals, summer picnics, and BBQs.
Freshly baked from the comfort of your own home, Atkins Bread Mix is easy to make in either an oven or bread maker and is a healthy way to incorporate bread into your daily routine. Not only does it include 75% less carbohydrates than regular bread but every bite is packed full of fibre and protein, helping you enjoy the health benefits of low carb living.
For breakfast, lunch or dinner, Atkins has a selection of low carb recipes for you to create delicious and healthy bread alternatives at home. Don’t like seeds in your bread? Sieve the mix to remove the seeds then mill them in a high-speed blender, before returning the finer grains to the mix and continuing with instructions.
Below are some more delicious recipe ideas to incorporate Atkins Bread Mix into your low carb diet including Low Carb Cheesy Garlic Bread and Low Carb Seasoned Flatbread. Delicious!
Low Carb Cheesy Garlic Bread
1 packet Atkins Bread Mix
50g softened butter
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp dried parsley
100g grated mozzarella
Remove the bread mixture and yeast sachet from the Atkins Bread Mix packet. Pour the bread mix into a large bowl, along with the water and yeast. Mix for three minutes until well combined.
Cover the bowl, and let it rest for 45 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 200C. Split the dough into two and roll each portion into a 20cm bread roll. Place on a baking tray and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown on the outside. Let it cool on the bench for 15 minutes.
In a smaller bowl, combine the softened butter, garlic, dried parsley, and salt. Mix until well combined, then set aside.
Cut the bread into 2cm slices, only 3/4 of the way down. Fill each slot with approximately 1/2 tsp of the garlic butter. Cover in grated mozzarella and place under the grill for five minutes until golden brown.
Serve warm. Can be kept covered in the fridge for three days, or frozen for up to three weeks.
Low Carb Seasoned Flatbread
1 pack Atkins Bread Mix
290 ml warm water
2 tbsp avocado oil
2 tsp ranch seasoning
2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp finely grated lime zest
Pinch of chilli flakes to taste
Place the bread mix, yeast sachet and warm water into a mixer bowl. Mix with dough hook for five minutes. Cover the dough with a silicone mat or towel and leave in a warm place for one hour.
Transfer the dough to a workbench or silicone mat. Gently knead the dough to expel some of the air. Divide the dough into quarters and shape each quarter into a ball.
Cover a ball of dough with a large sheet of baking paper, then use a rolling pin to roll out into a large oval shape about 10-15mm thick. Using a dough scraper or knife, cut a slit through the centre, careful to not go all the way to the ends of the dough. Cut three to four slits on either side of the centre cut creating leaf veins. Gently stretch open each of the slits. Place the flatbread onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Repeat with each quarter. Cover and leave in a warm place for 20-30 minutes.
Brush the bread with avocado oil and season well with ranch seasoning, rosemary, lime zest and chilli flakes.
Preheat the oven to 190°C.Bake the bread for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden. Leave to cool on baking tray. Serve with your favourite dip, soup or stew.
Scientifically formulated for safe and effective weight loss, weight management and healthy lifelong eating, Atkins is an easy to follow, flexible four-phased program (start at the phase that best suits you) that helps you build a diet around whole foods rich in vitamins and ‘good carbohydrates’ including low sugar fruits, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy, good fats, and protein (fish, poultry, meat and tofu) – while at the same time helping you eliminate highly processed carbs such as white flour and sugar. For further information or more delicious low carb recipe ideas, visit atkins.com