Bread Protein Balls Recipe

I love a good bread. It's absolutely one of my favorite things. Bread can deliver amazing flavor when done correctly. It can also provide exciting texture and plenty of protein.

The more you knead bread, the more gluten you create. Those already familiar with seitan know that wheat gluten is total protein.

When you add nutritional yeast, flax or other nuts/seeds,  now you have a bread that is also a complete protein.

In the interest of doing things a little differently, I decided to do little bread balls because I figured they would offer a unique textural experience to other forms of bread. I also figured they'd make a nice little snack size bite. They're easier to shape than a flat bread, can bake in the oven, and take much less time to cook than rolls or loaves. They're great for dipping into hummus too.

As you can see, they're very cute as well.

Bread Balls Dough Recipe
2 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
3 tbls nutritional yeast
2 tbls ground flax seed

Weight Loss

When I first set out to stop eating animals weight loss was the furthest thing from my mind. But it happened anyway.

I haven't eaten meat for about a year and have lost around 10 lbs. I don't really exercise. I lead a pretty sedentary life. Wasn't trying to lose weight. It just happened cause I stopped eating meat.

Things I've learned from these changes in my eating choices. Meat is bad for weight loss. A vegetarian or vegan diet is healthier. Avoid refined snack foods which contain chemically modified oils.

The less sugar you can live on the better. For healthful sources of sugar look to fruits.

If you seriously want to lose weight I have to tell you that snacks are the biggest culprit. Chocolate, cookies, cake. These are the things that cause all your efforts to fail.

Diet soda is also a factor. Personally I like diet soda. Compared to traditional soda it's great. But only in moderation. Too much causes fat to be stored and weight loss to be stunted.

The simplest and easiest answer is to look at the ingredients. Only eat foods where you can pronounce all the ingredients and you actually understand what they are. Look for short ingredient lists with simple, common components.

Don't eat things you cannot identify. Don't consume foods with ingredients lists longer than your tax return.

In short, not eating meat makes weight loss easier. protein alternatives like beans are significantly lower in fat and calories. but on the whole, it's more just eating pure. Read ingredient lists and opt for the short story over the epic. your body will thank you.

a vegetarian or vegan diet is not intended to be undertaken simply for the weight loss benefits. while those may be wonderful side effects, a commitment to the value of all life is a prerequisite.