Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet somehow, we are often stumped when it comes to deciding what to eat. While bread often gets a bad rap as being an unhealthy choice, if you make smart choices when it comes to bread, then it can most certainly form part of a healthy, nutritious diet. When it comes to whipping up quick, easy, and exciting breakfasts choosing low GI bread is a great way to take a healthier approach to enjoying bread for your first meal of the day.
Whether you’re a sporty 30-something, a busy parent or even a bouncy Gen-Z, the Sasko Low GI range has something for everyone. Each of the five variants has unique added ingredients to provide you with just what you need.
The Sasko Low GI range caters to the various health needs of your family and their preferred tastes. Each variant in the range offers unique added ingredients with health benefits without compromising on flavour. From cranberries that are high in Vitamin C and E, to the Low GI Oats and Honey which is high in fibre and great for gut health. So, whether you prefer a slice of peanut butter and jam toast on the go or a moreish French toast with a twist for breakfast, the Sasko Low GI range offers a flavour to suit your breakfast style.
Clinical dietician Faaizah Laher, of Garden City Clinic, says “The Sasko Low GI range is an excellent breakfast option because it is low GI and rich in fibre. A low GI balanced diet can help you boost heart health, ensure optimal growth and development, and ensure your body has the right nutrients for good health. Dietary fibre can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. The benefits are endless.”
The range includes the Sasko Low GI Seeded Whole Wheat Brown Bread (with added manganese to help speed up your metabolism while offering a nutty flavour), Low GI Whole Wheat Brown Bread (high in fibre and only 247 calories in every 2 slices), Low GI Oats and Honey-flavoured White Bread (added fibre with a honey taste: It’s perfect for diabetics and is great for gut health), Low GI Multi-seed Cranberry Brown Bread (cranberries offer a bit of sweetness with slow-releasing energy, and are rich in vitamins C and E), and Low GI Soy & Linseed Bread (packed with Omega-3 to lower cholesterol).
So, now that you know bread gets the thumbs up as a healthy breakfast staple, it’s time to get cooking. Here are 5 easy breakfasts using low GI bread:
French Toast with a Twist: Using Low GI Linseed & Soy:
1 loaf Sasko Low Gi Soy & Linseed white bread, toasted and cut into 2cm pieces
3 cups of strawberries and raspberries
2 tbsp brown sugar
100gr cream cheese, softened
1 egg, beaten
1⁄2 cup confectioners sugar
1 tbsp grated orange zest
1⁄3 cup orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
Choice of yoghurt
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2. Toss 2 cups of strawberries and raspberries with brown sugar in a bowl.
3. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, confectioners sugar, orange zest, vanilla extract and orange juice until smooth.
4. Place cut up bread in a bowl and fold in cream cheese mixture.
5. Bake for 15 min at 180°C.
6. Top with yoghurt and remaining strawberries and raspberries, and enjoy the fruity flavour bursts!
Pizza Breakfast Delights: Using Sasko Low Gi Oats & Honey
8 Slices Sakso Low GI Oats & Honey white bread
100ml pasta sauce of your choice
200g grated mozzarella cheese
200g thinly sliced smoked chicken breast or your choice of topping
Oregano for seasoning
1 Tbsp of olive oil
1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
2. Toast bread until nice and crispy, using an oven or toaster.
3. Slice the toasted bread and place slices onto a baking tray.
4. Top the toast with pasta sauce and chicken slices or your choice of toppings.
5. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella cheese and dried oregano.
6. Brush the corners of the toast with olive oil.
7. Place in the oven and bake for 15 min.
8. Remove from the oven and enjoy.
Fruity Awake Bake: Using Low GI Multi-seed Cranberry
7 slices Sakso Low GI Cranberry brown bread
500g summer fruit (we used raspberries, blackberries and blueberries)
1⁄3 cup lime juice
4 tbsp brown sugar (or coconut sugar for a healthier alternative)
25g butter, softened
Plain Greek-style yoghurt or crème fraîche
1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
2. Spread butter onto bread slices and cut into triangles.
3. Lay your bread triangles in the dish.
4. Put 3⁄4 of the fresh choice of summer fruit aside.
5. Mix the remainder of the choice of summer fruit in a food processor to make a purée. Dish purée onto bread triangles, cover with 3⁄4 of fresh berries and sprinkle with some sugar.
6. Cover with foil, bake for 10 min, uncover the dish, then bake for another 5 min until the fruit is starting to bubble and the bread is toasty.
7. Serve with dollops of crème fraîche or plain Greek yoghurt.
Tiramilove for Breakfast: Using Sasko Low GI Cranberry
4 slices SASKO Low GI Cranberry brown bread
1⁄3 cup strong coffee, cooled down
1⁄3 cup mascarpone (or vanilla yoghurt for a healthier alternative)
1⁄2 cup coconut sugar
Cocoa powder, for sprinkling
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
2. Crumb the 4 bread slices, mix in coconut sugar.
3. Spread crumb mixture onto a baking tray and layer with baking paper.
4. Bake for 8 min. Remove baked crumbs and cool down.
5. In a bowl, pour cold coffee over dried bread crumbs.
6. Allow to soak for 2-3 min, then remove and spoon into the bottom of a mini jar or coffee cup.
7. Mix mascarpone with a spoon until smooth.
8. Layer half of the mascarpone or vanilla yoghurt on top.
9. Sprinkle it with cocoa powder.
10. Repeat layers, then dig right in and enjoy!
Muesli More Toast: Using Sasko Low GI Seeded Whole Wheat Brown Bread
2 slices Sasko Low GI Whole Wheat brown bread
1⁄2 cup chopped pistachios and walnuts
2 tbsp of peanut butter
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1⁄3 cup of honey
1. In a pan, toast chopped pistachios and walnuts.
2. Spread peanut butter on bread/toast.
3. Top peanut butter with Greek yoghurt.
4. Sprinkle with toasted pistachios and walnuts and drizzle honey over and savour the sweet nutty taste.