A while back, I came across this Mountain Bread in the refrigerated section at my local Whole Foods store. They looked pretty big, and the nutritional stats indicated that they were only 2 Points + per sheet. So I bought a pack, took them home, and put them to the test, and they were truly fantastic! They are thin and light, but when wrapped around your favorite light wrap fixins’, they are a perfect way to make a big, hearty wrap that is still low in Weight Watchers Points. I’ve eaten them with cold wraps, but prefer to use them with a heated wrap, like this Roasted Red Pepper Wrap. Mountain Bread has only 3 ingredients—flour, water, salt…that’s it! No yeast, no dairy, no cholesterol, no stabilizers, no added sugar, no oil, no artificial ingredients. All varieites have wheat–except Spelt. I used the Natural Mountain Bread Variety, but there are lots of others to choose from (Click HERE to see all the varieties they offer). They also have a long shelf life – 60 days at room temperaure. Freeze for up to 12 months with easy defrost and STILL GET THE 60 DAYS! Sooooo good! Keep reading to learn more…
Australian Mountain Bread
According to their website, the “Mountain Bread Company is a family business that specialises in the production of a unique flatbread. Whilst relatively new to Australia, this traditional flatbread has been widely eaten in other parts of the world for thousands of years”. Their low calorie flat bread is not only delicious, but it’s just 2 Points + per sheet. The package indicates that a serving is 2 sheets, which is 4 Points Plus, but I find that one sheet works fine with most wraps, so I almost always use only a half a serving (which is 2 Points Plus). The nutritional stats can vary a bit, depending on which variety you choose, so make sure to use your Weight Watchers Points Plus Calculator and double check. Also, there are great pictures and 2 free cookbooks on their US distribution site: www.noworriesnaturalfoods.com, so make sure to check that out. I got my Mountain Bread at Whole Foods, but I’ve also seen them occasionally at Costco. But to find an exact store near you that carries it, just contact the US Distributor. Their contact info can be found HERE.
**If your local store near you doesn’t carry Mountain Bread, REQUEST
it from your local Whole Foods, Kroger, Publix, Costco, etc. It would be great to have this healthy option carried in more grocery store chains! And your voice/demand is the only thing that can make that happen. So make sure your store knows about it!
Serving size is 2 sheets
Each serving = 4 Points Plus (or 2 Points Plus for 1 sheet)
PER SERVING: 150 calories; .5g fat; 29g carbohydrates; 6g protein; 1g fiber