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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
1/20/13 10:53 A

I personally rarely buy baked goods, but hubby does.
We have a local family owned bakery.
There's very little that I consider healthy, but if he wants to eat it, I'm not stopping him.

When I bake for home or my neighbours, I try to incorporate healthy ingredients.
When I bake for my hubby to take to class, I bake gluten free, and usually tree-nut free as well, due to allergic individuals.

Sometimes I'll enjoy some of the GF items for myself (especially to try them and make sure I think they are fit to eat)

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1/20/13 8:21 A

Yes, I do count bread.

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (81,933)
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1/20/13 8:08 A

I never buy baked goods. I make my own, that way I know exactly what's going into them. Aside from bread, if you're including that. I sometimes make muffins or breads and substitute oil for unsweetened applesauce, use half the sugar or less that the recipe calls for, no salt, whole wheat flour, oats, egg whites (occasionally a whole egg) and my own fresh fruit/veggies or nuts.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 1/20/2013 (08:09)
KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
1/20/13 8:04 A

I don't buy baked goods. I figure if it's worth going over my calorie count I'll make it homemade.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,223
1/20/13 7:51 A

I don't buy much in the way of fresh baked goods, mostly because I can bake things myself, that taste better than anything commercially made. So I reckon taste would be the most important consideration. Also when I make it myself I can monitor what goes into it, and make it healthier. So nutrition is right up there in importance too. There are only 2 of us now, so I freeze a lot of stuff after it's baked, to eliminate overeating and/or waste.

MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
1/20/13 12:16 A

I don't buy much... but I look for whole grain and gluten free. And without any high fructose corn syrup.

I make flaxmeal bread for myself every week.

Edited by: MEG-NATALIA07 at: 1/20/2013 (00:16)
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1/19/13 2:38 P

Except for white bread for DH, we don't buy baked goods. When I bake, I use gluten-free flour.

1/19/13 2:33 P

If anyone has a recipe for making a homemade sourdough starter, and a recipe for whole-wheat sourdough bread, I would really appreciate it. I'm always looking for a recipe for whole-wheat bread that isn't too sweet.

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1/19/13 1:52 P

I appreciate all the diverse feedback.
God bless.

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1/19/13 1:47 P

What do you mean by baked goods? Fresh baked goods from bakeries? Bread from the bread aisle? I don't buy fresh baked goods, I'd rather bake something myself and make adjustments in the recipe for my own personal preference. The one thing that I do buy from my grocery stores's bakery is multi-grain pizza dough that has flax, sesame and rye seeds, oats and whole wheat mysterious ingredients/preservatives. As for bread from the bread aisle, I just try to find 100% whole wheat bread.

AUDREYUK Posts: 631
1/19/13 12:39 P

I eat croissants and brioche (sometimes with custard) from a local patisserie. My only requirement is that it does not come from a package. Fresh baked only.

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1/19/13 12:37 P

I very rarely buy baked goods since the ones I can make at home are so much better. I do buy english muffins, and for those I look for calories and fiber. The ones I buy (Thomas Light Multi-Grain) have 100 calories and 8g of fiber. Someday I'll get ambitious and make my own. For breads I just buy whatever I like taste-wise, because I eat it so rarely.

Today I'm making Gingerbread Muffins :)

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 1/19/2013 (12:41)
SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
1/19/13 12:32 P

If buying?

Depends on the goods, but I'd say calories per serving size if I'm not dealing with a regular bread or bun, in which case I care about whole wheat / whole grain ... something like that -- or having *few* ingredients. If I'm buying 'bread' I want it to be bread (flour, water, yeast, salt, perhaps a little sugar), not a laundry list of preservatives and additives and half a dozen different kinds of sweeteners.

But if I'm buying a *treat* (otherwise I just bake it myself), then I worry about one cinnamon roll being, say, 600 calories! Or a red velvet sandwich cookie having ten grams of trans-fats ... something along those lines.

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1/19/13 12:17 P

What are the most essential qualities you look for when/if buying fresh baked good? (i.e. sugar-free, gluten-free, fat-free, great taste regardless of nutrition, etc)

Do you buy any specific baked good fresh regularly?

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