Panko Bread Crumbs: What makes it Different and How it can be a part of Lean and Green Recipes?
Panko... so crispy, crunchy and delicious! It actually CAN be a part of a low-carb diet and Lean and Green recipes- but in moderation.
First, let's talk about WHAT Panko is & why it is different:
- Crispiness: Panko is generally a very crunchy topping to include in your recipe, whereas regular breadcrumbs are still crispy but not as crackly when you’re biting into them.
- Oil absorption: Panko breadcrumbs are capable of absorbing less oil than plain breadcrumbs. This explains why they’re a little crunchier than most alternatives and also why they can simulate the taste of fried foods so well.
- Type of bread: Regular breadcrumbs can be any kind of baked bread and are often made of leftovers or stale breads. Crispy panko breadcrumbs are only made from fresh bread that is crustless and baked with an electric current.
Now the best part... just HOW can it be part of a Low carb lifestyle or work in Lean and Green Recipes?
As 1 Tablespoon of any of our crispy panko flavors are only 2.75 carbs and a mere 12 calories, it falls into the Condiment requirements for Optavia 5&1 diets. Used in moderation, it works seamlessly with the program, so you can enjoy!
Here's 2 AMAZING recipes featuring our delicious flavored panko that you'll absolutely LOVE.