Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Healthy Eating Tips–A Reminder

This is an article we posted a while ago. We thought it might be worth a reminder.

Bread is an important part of a healthy diet. It’s something that most of us consume daily as a part of our meals. We bake a great variety of breads. You can find many in the marketplace with varying levels of nutritional value. We aim for healthy, tasty and traditional in our recipes. Please review our nutritional information so you can enjoy the Breadsmith breads that best align with your health goals.

Here are some additional notes about nutrition, diet and health that you may enjoy:

What does that mean for you? Our products do not contain any dairy ingredients. For the few products that contain an oil ingredient, we use non-GMO canola oil or a specialized nonhydrogenated margarine that contains no artificial trans fat. Most of our products contain 2 percent or less of your daily value of fat.

We choose organic ingredients we are confident meet our goals and standards. Organic eggs from Larry Schultz Farms is one example. We chose local honey over organic honey sources because we are more confident in the honey cared for by local farmers. We examine each ingredient we use and look for the best possible choice. This is an ongoing part of our work.

It is smart to compare portion (what you eat) with serving size. But keep in mind that serving size is not a recommendation of what you should eat; it is a standardized way to compare similar foods with each other. Considering portion and serving size side by side allows you to calculate the nutrition you actually consume. This helps to be more aware of what you eat and therefore consume more of what’s healthy and less of what’s not.
For example, if you have a sandwich (one portion) with two slices (two servings) of Breadsmith 100% Whole Wheat, you accounted for two of your grain servings for the day. And when you’re in the mood for something sweet, that Mini Cinnamon Bun is not only cute, but it is also a good way to not overindulge.

Breadsmith breads are made in a facility with nuts, eggs, wheat and soy milk. Review the Breadsmith Nutrition Guide for detailed information.

Gluten is a type of protein that appears primarily in wheat, rye and barley. Some individuals have a gluten free diet in order to treat celiac disease. Others go gluten-free because of allergies or dietary choice. A gluten free diet is not necessary for most people.
It is difficult to bake high quality, consistently delicious breads that are 100 percent free of gluten. After significant research and inquiry, Breadsmith has determined a fully separate bakery would be the best way for our Minnetonka, Edina and St. Paul bakeries to serve gluten free breads. At this time there are no plans to open a separate location for this purpose.

Monday, December 26, 2016

December Baked Goods Take a Final Bow

Be sure to stop in to enjoy a final taste of the season for the following selections.

- Cranberry Orange Bread and Muffins

- Pumpkin Scones with Orange Citrus Icing

- Soft Gingerbread Cookies

The bakery says, “Bon Voyage” to these favorites until next season December 31.

Friday, December 2, 2016

A Very Limited Tasting Opportunity

Our first batches of Stollen are in stores. We will continue to have Stollen available through December 24 or until we are sold out.

Stollen is a traditional German Christmas bread containing candied orange and lemon peel, almonds, rum-soaked currants and golden raisins.

This bread lasts two weeks on the counter, and actually gets a better flavor with age. The recipe’s special ingredients and three-day baking process make this a treat not to be missed! For those concerned with allergies, it contains nuts (almonds), eggs and soy.

Receive 3 punches on your Baker’s Dozen Card for a Stollen purchase. Redeem a full card for 20% off a Stollen!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mini Chocolate Babka Arrives Today!

Mini Chocolate Babka
Mini Chocolate Babka loaves, start Thursday.  These smaller versions of our classic bread will only be made during December. They are the season's perfect gift. Bring one to gatherings as a gift for your host. Or feature one when you host friends! Gift wrapped with a ribbon these taste treats create memories. Pick one up today!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Last Day—Cornbread

Traditional Cornbread
Traditional Cornbread and Muffins last day in the bakery is today. Stop in and enjoy one last taste until they return to our seasonal offering.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Honey Wheat Is the Best!

Honey Wheat
Have you tried our Honey Wheat bread? It's a Breadsmith favorite and is incredibly versatile. It can be used for sandwiches, toast and more!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Did you know?

Did you know we carry Kallas Honey Farm products at all three of our locations? Raw honey, pure honey and pure maple syrup are available for retail purchase and compliment many of the breads available at our shops.