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brookerme Dec 5, 2013 05:48 PM

Doctor's orders: stay away from the whites. So I'm looking for cheap Asian places in Hartford that serve brown rice. Black Bamboo, Hot Basil, and Pik and Mix do it for me in West Hartford but is there anyplace in Hartford where I could park and grab take-out ?

How about pizza places with whole wheat crusts or grinders shops besides Subway that have wheat rolls ?

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    Clams047 RE: brookerme Dec 7, 2013 07:12 AM

    I'm thinking you are missing the boat. Avoiding the whites also means to minimize all sugar, rice, potato & wheat products if you are expecting significant results.

    Substituting whole grains is at best, perhaps a marginal improvement, but don't expect great results if you simply substitute (or at worse increase your intake) of the whole wheat vs. refined flour products.

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      Science Chick RE: Clams047 Dec 9, 2013 09:27 AM

      The OP is looking for a way to make the substitution when they want to eat these foods.....surely there must be places in the Hartford area that offer these?

    2. BiscuitBoy RE: brookerme Dec 9, 2013 09:29 AM

      Ah, thoughtfully chosen title. Hard to avoid the whites in Simsbury

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        ratbuddy RE: brookerme Dec 11, 2013 11:19 AM

        I've never seen a place that serves a real whole wheat grinder roll or makes pizza on real whole wheat crust. They all use mostly white flour, with a little whole wheat mixed in for color.

        That said, Aladdin Halal had 'whole' wheat crust, last I knew. Sorry I can't be of more help. While I do live in Hartford, I spend as little time here as I can.

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