Disclaimer: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
I like my bread to be fresh. I am sure you do too. Roman Meal bread meets that criteria because it is always baked fresh, locally. In fact there are more than 90 regional bakeries of Roman Meal bread across the United States and they are constantly delivering freshly baked bread to your local grocery store. This is part of Roman Meal’s Baked Fresh, Locally initiative. This means the bread is never frozen or shipped long distances and that means fresher bread. I am a huge fan – as many of you know – of buying local. I believe the fresher the ingredients are the better the product tastes and the more nutrients they contain.
When my package of Roman Meal bread arrived I was delighted to see how carefully it was packed in the box. Shredded paper was used to hold the bread in place. My bread was in perfect condition, moist and tasted fantastic. I made bacon sandwiches, peanut butter sandwiches, toasted cheese sandwiches and bologna sandwiches, then decided to make some whole grain herb seasoned bread cubes – you can find the recipe below.
Of course there are many ways to use bread and RomanMeal has created many great tasting recipes for you to try with your family. The recipe that I made was a spin off of their Whole Grain Sea Salt and Garlic Croutons recipe. I will use my whole grain her seasoned bread cubes as croutons, as stuffing and as bread crumbs – three great items from one single recipe. You can’t beat that.
Roman Meal’s Whole Grains are a good source for vitamin D, calcium, and fiber! See below for some of the health benefits of eating whole grains.
“Whole grains help with digestion and weight management.”
“Studies have shown whole grain intake may reduce the risk of heart disease”
Roman Meal bread does not contain high fructose corn syrup, each serving contains 10% of the USDA recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D and two of Roman Meal Original varieties have the American Heart Association’s Heart Check Mark. Just two slices of Roman Meal bread contains over 40% of the USDA recommended daily value of whole grains.
For those of you who like buying from family owned businesses, Roman Meal has been family owned and operated since 1912. In fact they were one of the first companies to offer whole grain bread nationwide. You can find out more about this great product on the Roman Meal website.
Now – as promised – here is the recipe I created using one loaf of Roman Meal bread – and keep reading because there are links to join Roman Meal on social media, information on how you can enter to win free Roman Meal bread coupon vouchers and enter the Facebook Sweepstakes for a chance at $2,500. Plus sign up now for the Roman Meal eNewsletter and get a coupon worth $1 off your next purchase.
Whole Grain Herb Seasoned Bread Cubes
1 loaf Roman Meal bread
6 Tablespoons Basil Flavored Sunflower Oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Darling Buds (sea salt with flower petals)
1. Stack four pieces of bread on a cookie sheet and cut them into one-inch squares. A bread knife works great for this.
2. Once all the bread is cut into cubes, set it aside and allow the bread to dry out for at least two hours. It is ok to leave it sit overnight.
3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
4. Place the herbs in a grinder if using whole herbs and powder them. If they are already ground, simply combine them into a single container and mix well.
5. Drizzle the sunflower oil over the top of the bread cubes.
6. Sprinkle the herbs over the top of the bread cubes.
7. Place the cookie sheet into the oven and bake 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once halfway through the cooking process.
8. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven once the bread crumbs are golden brown and allow to cool.
9. Place the bread crumbs in a baggie or other airtight container. I store mine in a freezer bag in the freezer and find that they keep just fine until I am ready to use them.
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