What 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: