I was recently challenged to switch out the loaves of bread in our house for the new Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. At first I was reluctant, as my family, through trial and error, has found breads that we love, that are used for toast in the AM, for PB&J or cold cut sandwiches for lunch, or as a side with dinner. I don't know about you, but it is hard to give up something that you grow accustomed to using day in and day out, especially food items. But, having been a fan of Arnold® bread, I was excited to try their new Arnold® Healthfull® Bread, after I heard more about the the varieties available -- Flax & Sunflower, Steel Cut Oats & Honey, and Nuts & Seeds.
To help with making the switch, the folks at Arnold® sent me free product coupons and gift card to buy ingredients to try out new recipes or re-create some of my family's favorite ones using the new Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. And, as soon as I received the coupons and gift card in the mail, I was at the store stocking up and bread and supplies and home to try out the bread with my family.
When it comes to bread, what is your family's favorite brand? Or, do you buy whatever is on sale? Well, if you are like me and so many others and looking for healthier alternatives when it comes to food that you serve your family, you will be happy to hear that this new line of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread is full of better-for-you ingredients. This alone will make you want to make the switch. But, if it doesn't, you'll be ready to throw out the loaves of bread in your house and switch to Arnold® Healthfull® Bread, once you try out either of their three new varieties -- Flax & Sunflower, Steel Cut Oats & Honey, and Nuts & Seeds.
My local Stop and Shop only had Flax and Sunflower and Steel Cut Oats and Honey in stock. I was hoping to try the Nuts and Seeds one, but will definitely be keeping an eye out for it the next time I go food shopping. I have to say, just by looking at this new bread from Arnold®, I could tell it was better made and looked healthier than other breads I have been purchasing for my family. You could actually see the steel cut oats, flax and sunflowers in the slices. And, when I tried a piece of each, 'Wow"!...they tasted great. Being Italian, bread is a must for me, and one food that I am picky about. Usually bread is one thing you have to give up when dieting or trying to stay healthy, but the new Arnold® Healthfull® Bread is one bread that will not leave you feeling guilty. Why, you ask?
For starters...each slice of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread is only 80 calories. No matter what variety you chose from this new line, know that it is made up of 100 percent whole grain flour, is a good source of fiber, and contains no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, or preservatives. Be still my heart, I think I am in love with my bread. :-)
I love you Arnold®. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that Arnold® Healthfull® Bread is certified by the American Heart Association.
For the past week my family has been reaching for Arnold® Healthfull® Bread when preparing breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply as a quick on the go snack. Everyone in the house fell in love with Arnold®, as if it was love at first bite! My husband even made a point to write on the shopping list to get ONLY Arnold® Healthfull® Bread for now on. When asked to take on this challenge, I thought he would be the hardest to sway when it came to trying out the new line of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. But, he loved the two varieties I picked up, with the Steel Cut Oats & Honey being his favorite. As for the girls and I, we found ourselves making sandwiches and reaching for the Flax & Sunflower Arnold® Healthfull® Bread throughout the week.
From toast with almond butter in the AM, to everyone's favorite comfort food, grilled cheese with a side of homemade tomato soup, I have been reaching for and using Arnold® Healthfull® Bread, whenever a recipe calls for bread. And, one new recipe I made and which was a hit with everyone was huevos rancheros, in which I used the Arnold® Healthfull® Bread in place of corn tortillas. Yum! I am getting hungry just thinking about it!
Huevos Rancheros with Salsa Verde
Ingredients and Prep:
2 slices of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread
1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
4 ounces of cheese of your choice (shredded, queso Oaxana, etc).
1 lime, quartered
1 red onion, small diced
1/2 pound tomatillos,husks removed and large diced
1 bunch cilantro, leaves picked and roughly chopped; discard stems
1 avocado - half, pit and thinly slice
1/4 tsp. chipotle chile powder
1/4 tsp. Ancho chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. coriander
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Cook up the aromatics by heating 1 tbsp. olive oil in medium pot until hot. Add to the pan the onion and spice blend. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2-3 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Transfer half cooked aromatics to bowl. To the pot, add tomatillos and 1/4 cup of water. Cook for about 10-12 minutes, occasionally smashing tomatillos with back of spoon, until thickened and saucy. Remove from heat and stir in juice of 1 lime wedge. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. In large non-stick pan, add beans, reserved cooked aromatics and 1/4 cup water. Cook over medium heat until been have softened, about 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl and mash with back of fork.
3. Cook up two eggs to your liking, in addition to toasting up 2 slices Arnold® Healthfull® Bread. Then, divide the smashed beans and cheese between the two slices of bread. Top with cooked egg and salsa verde. Garnish with sliced avocado and cilantro, and reserved lime wedges. Enjoy!
This sandwich is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Like they say, "breakfast is served all day.! And, once you try this easy to prepare recipe, you can't go wrong with getting a jump on your day, fueling up mid-day or simply enjoying a delicious tasting sandwich at dinner time.
The new line of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread has won over my family's hearts (and taste buds) and I know you and your family will feel the same way once you give this new bread a try. Don't believe me? Check out this video...
Don’t let the Healthfull® love stop there! Check out this match made in Healthfull heaven from Arnold® Healthfull® Bread! #LoveYourBread
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Arnold® bread is available across the Eastern U.S. and can be found in the Midwestern U.S. as Brownberry® bread and in the Western U.S. as Oroweat® bread
Thanks to the folks at Arnold®, one lucky reader will win a $25 Visa gift and one (1) coupon, valid for $5 off an Arnold®Healthfull® Bread, so that they can experience the new line of Arnold® Healthfull® Bread with their family.
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Disclosure: Arnold® provided me with free product coupons to redeem for product, as well as a gift card to purchase ingredients for my sandwich recipe. However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.