Did you know that November is National Bread Month? I have a real weakness when it comes to bread, especially when it’s fresh baked. It’s truly one of my favorite foods. My family enjoys deli meat sandwiches, and with 3 hungry teens around we go through a lot of bread. The sandwich itself has an interesting history. America’s love affair with the sandwich dates back to England in 1762 when Sir John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, didn’t want to put his cards down in the midst of a marathon game of poker, so requested his meat be served to him between two slices of bread. Thus, the sandwich as we now know it was invented. This year marks the 250th anniversary of the sandwich!
The Grain Foods Foundation wants to remind us of how good sandwiches are. Sandwiches are one of the easiest, most versatile and convenient ways to make a healthy meal for your family.
A sandwich just isn’t a sandwich without bread, and the bread you choose is important. I try to stick to whole grains and enriched grains when purchasing bread. Bread is the most important ingredient in making a healthy and delicious sandwich and it’s the foundation of a great meal any time of day. The complex carbohydrates in bread and other grain-based foods provide lasting energy the human body needs on a daily basis.
o Whole grains are a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates – and are naturally low in fat.
o Enriched grains are also a good source of complex carbohydrates and are one of the major sources for iron and folic acid in our diets.
To honor the sandwich and showcase its star ingredient “the bread”, the Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with celebrity chef and sandwich guru Bryan Voltaggio.
Sandwiches are so versatile. Like my family you might enjoy deli meat sandwiches, but there are so many other possibilities when it comes to sandwiches. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio has created some delicious recipe creations. His creations include recipes like “The Pilgrim” showcasing all the flavors and ingredients of the Thanksgiving season. You can find “The Pilgrim” recipe and many others by visiting the Grain Foods Foundation recipe page.
Lets hear it! Does your family have a favorite sandwich?
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Grain Foods Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.