If you have checked your social media lately and you are usually up to date with the latest trends, you might have heard about cloud bread and wondered what it is, exactly. Practically, it is a type of super fluffy bread that contains fewer carbohydrates. People seem to be quite crazy about this type of bread, and they consider it ideal for cutting on carbs while enjoying the delicious taste of bread.
The thing with cloud bread is that it is completely grain-free. I know for anyone who loves baking at home, this may sound as close to a sacrilege as possible, but for people with gluten intolerance, who cannot enjoy eating bread in a classical way, this is a great alternative. This type of bread is rich in protein, and it is made with eggs, cream cheese, cream of tartar and some sweetener that lends it the pleasant taste that this bread is already famous for.
The fluffy texture is obtained by whipping the whites from the eggs with the cream of tartar. After that, you are just mixing in the yolks, the cream cheese and what you are using for sweetener. All this process must be done very gently so that you do not disturb the fluffiness of the original mixture. In case you find cloud bread to look pretty much like meringue, you are not far from the truth. The fluffy bread remains soft, and its chewy taste is loved by many.
This recipe is easy to make, and it has its advantages, in terms of how many carbs and protein you get. As far as the content of protein is concerned, cloud bread is superior to other types of bread, and it contains only very little carb content. You also get a great deal of vitamins and minerals that you do not get from regular bread, because of the ingredients used. The best part is that if you follow a special type of diet, such as Paleo or gluten-free, you will find this type of bread a great addition to your pool of recipes.
However, health experts recommend that you do not forget the importance of carbs in your diet altogether. Carbs have the great property of slowly releasing energy needed for the body, and they play an important role in feeling balanced and well fed throughout an entire day. So, if you opt for cloud bread, make sure that you have other options in your diet for carbs, such as fruits, and high-fiber cereals.
Another thing that is missing from this type of bread is fiber, so you are advised to get the much-needed amount every day from consuming beans, peas and fresh fruits and vegetables.