It started about three weeks ago, thanks to Pizza Hut and their ‘Free Unlimited Salad Bar’ with any main meal. I tried the breadsticks they have on the salad bar and they are beyond delicious, I don’t know what’s in them, but they are. One thing lead to another, and I found myself in the nibbles aisle of Morrissons, buying breadsticks. It occurred to me, while sitting in Pizza Hut, eating half a Stuffed Crust pizza to myself, that they could be a valuable slimming aid.
On those occasions when food is too long a time away, and your whole body is pulling you towards the cupboard where the crisps and chocolate biscuits are, I now get a breadstick instead. They average around 19 or 2o calories per stick, depending on the brand, and 0.something (a trace) grams of fat. Basically, they’re quite healthy, but fill you up nicely. Think of how many breadsticks you could eat, and still be having less fat and calories than a packet of crisps. It’s a lot. Also, they’re delicious, and don’t taste of fat like crisps.
So far I’ve tried two brands; Morrissons healthy eating ones, and Morrissons Italian range. The first, being packaged as low fat and low calorie but actually containing exactly the same as the others, weren’t as nice. They didn’t have much flavour, and tasted (ironically) slightly of oil. The Italian breadsticks are lovely, and very satisfying. I’m going to try as many as possible, and will keep you posted.
By the way, they go lovely with a cup of tea.