breadsticks grissiniWhat is Grissini? They are breadsticks and are generally pencil-sized sticks of crispy, dry bread. They are very tasty and really help fill that crunchy, salty void. You can find it at most health-based grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Safeway. You can also order it online. Don’t be concerned that they have extra virgin olive oil in them. They had it when Dr. Simeons developed the protocol too!

There is a lot of talk about whether or not to eat grissini or Melba toast while doing Phase 2. We believe that it is in the original protocol for a reason and, therefore, should be eaten, unless you have gluten sensitivity. Many have the opinion that if you avoid these carbs in P2, you’ll have trouble tolerating them in P3 and 4. You can remove it if you stall, but most don’t see a difference and really miss the crunchy snack.

If you enjoy cooking and baking, you could make your own grissini using this recipe:


  1. cja on August 10, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Can I have these on P3 or just P2

    • Shawna Culp on August 10, 2012 at 6:32 am

      You can still continue just the two in p3 until you stabilize and start adding in starch then you can remove

  2. cja on August 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

    can you repost the recipe, the web links do not seem to be working? I have to search all over for it.

  3. Tina on January 26, 2015 at 8:51 am

    How many of these can you have a day??

    • admin on January 26, 2015 at 10:51 am

      two grissini per day on protocol

  4. April on October 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I have celiac what could I use to replace the Melba and Grissini

  5. Janet on January 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Where is the recipe to make them at home? I can’t find it…thought I’d would be here. Thank you! ☺

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