Is there anything more delicious than adding flavorful croutons to your salad? There probably isn't! However, you should realize that by consuming store-bought croutons you're basically ingesting a lot of calories and junk that your body doesn't need.

Still, if you don't want to sacrifice the flavor on your meals, you can try making your own healthy croutons at home. This way, you'll have all the taste and nutrients without any of the downsides!

How to Prepare Nutritious and Tasty Croutons at Home

The Ingredients

  • Nutritious whole grain bread
  • Olive oil
  • The desired flavor (it can be garlic, parmesan cheese, herbs, and more).

The Tools

  • Oven
  • Cutting board
  • Cutting knife
  • Baking sheets

The Procedure

  • Start by preheating your oven at 350°F so it's ready for when you need it.
  • Then, cut your bread into small 1 inch squares (approximately).
  • Once your bread is all sliced up, place it nicely on a previously oiled baking sheet, leaving enough room for each square to cook properly.
  • Now, you just need to add the seasoning to your liking! Make sure that each bread cube has some of those flavorful extra ingredients.
  • Next, pop the baking sheets into the oven and let the bread bake in there for about 5 minutes or until they're a light brown/gold color.
  • To continue with this process, you'll have to turn each bread cube over so it can bake on the other side. Again, stick it in the oven for about 5 minutes.
  • Lastly, and after you've let the croutons cool, add them to your salads, soups or dips for a nutritious and tasty twist!

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If you want your croutons, sandwiches, breakfasts, snacks, and more, to be extra delicious, stop by Great Harvest. They have a wide variety of fresh, nutritious, and tasty bread and sweets that are sure to fit your every mood. Call 406-755-9733 to find out what they have for you today!