Saturday, May 25

Organic Lifestyle: Homemade Croutons

Having a clean and organic lifestyle is not just about eating carrot sticks and celery; you can enjoy many of the things you usually enjoy, just in a cleaner and healthier way. It's more time, but making things yourself is rewarding and you know exactly what is in your food! It may seem overwhelming to start thinking about everything being homemade, but start small. Look at things you use a lot, simple things like croutons and salad dressings; start there and work your way to bigger things like bread and cereals.

Today I had leftover cibatta bread that was getting a bit too crunchy, so I decided to make some fresh homemade croutons. They're so simple!
I simply cut up the cibatta bread into chunks and loaded them up in a big bowl.

Next, I drizzled about 3 Tablespoons of oil oil the bread chunks and seasoned them with coarse salt and granulated garlic and tossed them up until all were slightly coated.

Finally, I placed them in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Then I lifted the rack to the top tier, put in the broiler on high and let them sit for about 3 minutes until the tops were golden brown and yummy!
Store in an air-tight container and enjoy on salads for the next week or so :)