While vacationing with my family a couple of weeks ago, I found myself in a familiar travel predicament: I was forced to eat three meals a day away from home. After our third or fourth deli sandwich of the week, we observed that despite the low-carb revolution, bread seems to be making a comeback. Whether it was on focaccia bread or simple whole wheat, every one of these oversized sandwiches seemed to have more than 4 servings of bread -- that's 60 grams of carbohydrate.
How much bread equals a serving? One serving is a slice of bread about the size of an audiocassette tape. That serving size will provide, in addition to about 15 grams of carbohydrate, about 80 calories and 15 grams of protein.
My thought for the week: Instead of encouraging food manufacturers to develop low-carbohydrate breads, consumers should demand more appropriate bread serving sizes that allow them to enjoy a sandwich without the carbohydrate overload!