May 31

Why You Should Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

This a guest blog post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD

For most families, breadcrumbs have become a pantry staple; a quick addition to all kinds of recipes.  Breadcrumbs provide meatloaf with its perfect shape, give casseroles a crisp topping, and can transform vegetable and pasta dishes.  With a nearly infinite shelf life and a simple sounding name, most people don’t think twice about reaching for that cylinder container when the recipe calls for coating, thickening or adding bulk. But maybe they should.
I still remember how shocked I was when I first discovered the extensive ingredient list on the side of a



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