Are breadsticks a healthy snack?

Every one of us knows the savory and the fresh taste of breadsticks. But are breadsticks an healthy snack? Well, here there is an article with all the characterisitics of one of the lighter snack in the world.

The breadsticks: how to prepare them

First of all, we need to buy the following ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey, agave nectar, malt extract or rice syrup
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • About 1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

The steps to prepare a good and healtly breadsticks are the following.

Dissolve the yeast in the water. Than we need to stir it in the honey, agave nectar, malt extract or rice syrup. Stand it for five minutes and stir it in the olive oil. In a second time we need to combine the whole-wheat flour with 1 cup of the unbleached all-purpose flour and the salt. Than you need to add it to the liquid mixture and knead for 10 minutes adding flour if necessary. Lightly flour your work surface or brush with olive oil. Using your hands or a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 14-by4-inch rectangle.Brush the top with oil. Preheat the oven to 400F degrees cut the dought and roll  each piece until it is as long as the baking sheet. Place in the oven, and bake 15 minutes.

But are the breadsticks are an healthy snack?

In terms of nutrition, the typical breadstick is not a food most people associate with healthful eating. If you care about your health, you need to know that the bread has less calories than one breadsticks. In fact, the bread contain only water, salt, flour and yeast. The breadsticks at the contrary can contain vegetable and animal  fat and a higher quantity of starch.




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