Walking through the bread aisle at the grocery store can be EXTREMELY daunting. Shelves and shelves worth of different brands of bread with slightly different packaging can make anyone’s grocery store experience overwhelming!
We have been asked a million times over “which bread do you recommend?”
The things we look for in bread are:
- Whole Grains
- More than 3 grams of fiber per serving
- Short list of ingredients
- Little or no added sweeteners
- None of these bad ingredients
We decided to put together a list of some of our favorites, based on the Fooducate grading algorithm.
Here are breads we dig:
It’s soft and has good levels of protein from its sprouted organic grains. The cinnamon raisin line of breads is a great way to transition to whole grain bread for picky kids or even grown ups trying to replace white bread with whole grains. Bonus: Gluten free and yeast free alternatives are available.
All real ingredients. Woohoo! They have fun combinations and mixes for bread, USDA Organic (& non GMOs), sprouted. Their bread comes in cool packages, with fun names and interesting seed mixes. And to top that, they have an inspiring story.
3. Bake your own! Bob’s Red Mill is one of our favorite choices for baking your own bread. They offer a good variety of “regular” flours, but also for ancient grains and helpful items like a gluten free mix. If you follow the directions on Bob’s Red Mill website, the breads turn out fantastic (Fooducate staff tested!).
4. STORE BRAND. Yes, it’s shocking, but stores as diverse as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Giant, Kroger, Costco, Publix, Albertson’s, etc. can offer good whole grain bread choices. Scan the bread to find out
5. Think outside the (bread) box. Instead of using bread, try making sandwiches with something else. Lettuce wraps are a great way to bundle up anything you might put on a bun. Even PB & J can go breadless – try slicing an apple (remove core and slice horizontally) and using the slices as “bread.” Try using skewers for meat & veggies in place of sandwiches.