I second the good bread is worth the calories statement. I get honey whole wheat bread from great harvest bread co. The ingredients are whole wheat flour, water, yeast, honey, salt, and a light egg wash. 120 calories and 2grams of sugar per slice. Tastes so good my kids eat it. No additives! The only preservative is salt!
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Since you are a Costco member, look in the bakery section for their whole grain artisian bread. Honestly, it's the only bread I eat. It has 160 calories in 2 ounces, but it's all whole grain, very dense, and very satisfying.
I use Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat Low Carb bread. It is thinner slices, but I like it. 70 calories for 2 slices, plus only 16 carbs and 5 grams of protein. I don't see anything wrong with indulging in a good, whole wheat/grain bread a few times a week. Just make sure to account for it in your calories.
A third vote here for Ezekiel bread. I usually eat a local brand of pita bread that has 8 grams of fiber for 160 calories (a large pita loaf). Ezekiel bread compares favorably with 160 calories and 6 grams fiber for two slices of sesame sprouted whole grain bread (in the freezer section). The pita makes the best sandwich. Ezekiel makes the best toast - delicious!
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I add my vote to Ezekiel bread! It's a "flourless" bread, meaning they use all kinds of sprouted grains to make it. It holds up well if you are making a sandwich and makes fabulous toast. It is also loaded with fiber and nutrition. If you get the original kind (orange packaging) it doesn't have any sweeteners of any kind, not even fruit juice! I would buy it more often but it is so good that I eat too much of it at once.
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I love Udis gluten free whole grain bread. it's honestly so hearty that one slice is enough for me. I'm recently gluten free and I thought I would miss regular bread but I think this is the best bread I've ever had.
Lettuce wraps are nice, but a almond butter and jelly or sunbutter and jelly (I work in a nut-free school) on lettuce? No thank you!
I should check out Ezekial bread. I agree that good bread should be worth the calories, but to a limit. 80 calories per slice doesn't seem TOO bad. The problem with "light" breads is that they often get away with low calorie counts by being SMALL.
Of course, breaking out the bread machine might be a good idea too. I do plan on, in the near future, making some of the multigrain rolls in the Sparkpeople cookbook (both dinner roll and sandwich roll sizes), but I haven't had good homemade bread in quite some time.
I agree with the poster who said good bread is worth the calories. Also, buying un-preserved bread is the way to go - if it doesn't grow mold after 4-5 days on the countertop, it's not bread, it's an amalgamation of chemically processed goop shaped into a loaf.
(I buy mine at the local non-chain store, and keep it in the fridge; I eat a slice of peanut butter toast each morning. Quality over quantity!)
Have you ever tried Ezekiel bread? Calorie-wise it isn't the best out there (I think it has around 80 calories per slice-would have to double check that), but it is SO worth the calories that I don't even mind. It has whole ingredients and is pretty hearty. It is located in the frozen section (not the bread aisle). So delicious!
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i make my own bread! it's delicious and worth the calories. but when i was buying bread i would get sara lee wheat.
Edited by: AIREEULL at: 1/21/2013 (20:45)
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Sorry, IMO good bread is worth the calories. I was really hoping this post would be about recipes :-P
I'm having a hard time finding good, low calorie bread. I love wraps and sandwich thins, but sometimes I just need BREAD. Most light breads have really small slices... And I like good, hearty bread. I love the 9 grain bread at Costco, but the calorie count is pretty high.
So any ideas on low calorie bread that doesn't seem like diet bread?
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