Choosing a loaf of bread in the endless bread aisle can be confusing and down-right overwhelming!

It doesn’t have to be though, with a few quick tips and key things to look for you can leave the store with a wholesome loaf of bread, without spending a ton of time!

  • 100% Whole Grain – look for the whole-grain stamp and check the ingredients, the first few ingredients should at least be whole-grain
  • No sugar or high fructose corn syrup (If a sweetener is in the bread, it should not be in the first 5 ingredients)
  • Each slice should have at least 2-3 grams of fiber and 2-3 grams of protein – the combination of protein and fiber will help fill you up
  • All-Natural or Organic is always a bonus – long ingredient lists with tons of preservatives is never a good thing

I generally stick with sprouted bread and my beloved hemp bagels which are often found in the freezer, depending on the store. (And baguettes made with white flour on special occasions :) )

What kind of bread do you buy?

25 Comments (Reply )

  1. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    Haha, so I know you have a slight “preference” for certain brands of bread. But you have to admit – going into Great Harvest for that [half-loaf sized] “sample” slice is fantassstic! :D

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 08, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

      I never go to Great Harvest (working at a bakery may have something to do with it) but I’ll have to go check it out. Fresh bread is amazing, regardless of where it comes from!

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  2. Erika (Dr.TriRunner)
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    Haha, so I know you have a slight “preference” for certain brands of bread. But you have to admit – going into Great Harvest for that [half-loaf sized] “sample” slice is fantassstic! :D

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 08, 2010 @ 7:42 pm

      I never go to Great Harvest (working at a bakery may have something to do with it) but I’ll have to go check it out. Fresh bread is amazing, regardless of where it comes from!

      Reply

  3. Mo@MommyRD
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    we buy a local bakery’s 9 grain bread most of the time.

    Hemp bagels? I’ve never seen those! I’ll have to see if I can find them around here.

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  4. Mo@MommyRD
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    we buy a local bakery’s 9 grain bread most of the time.

    Hemp bagels? I’ve never seen those! I’ll have to see if I can find them around here.

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  5. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    I usually buy Rudi’s Organic 100% whole wheat for sandwiches, and make everything else from scratch. :)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 08, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

      I wish I could say the same! This fall I’ll start joining you – hopefully it will still be going on!

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  6. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    I usually buy Rudi’s Organic 100% whole wheat for sandwiches, and make everything else from scratch. :)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jun 08, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

      I wish I could say the same! This fall I’ll start joining you – hopefully it will still be going on!

      Reply

  7. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    Thanks for all the tips. I usually go by the ingredient list, make sure it’s whole wheat, and has a good amount of fiber. There are literally so many options out there-it’s a little ridiculous!

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  8. Lauren @ Eat, Drink, and Be Hopeful
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    Thanks for all the tips. I usually go by the ingredient list, make sure it’s whole wheat, and has a good amount of fiber. There are literally so many options out there-it’s a little ridiculous!

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  9. mary beth hughes
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    French Meadow!!

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  10. mary beth hughes
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    French Meadow!!

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  11. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    I love buying sprouted bread. I want to try millet bread, but haven’t yet…and those hemp bagels sound great too!!

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  12. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    I love buying sprouted bread. I want to try millet bread, but haven’t yet…and those hemp bagels sound great too!!

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  13. Jennifer
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the tips! :) I always get overwhelmed in the bread aisle!

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  14. Jennifer
    Jun 08, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    Thanks for the tips! :) I always get overwhelmed in the bread aisle!

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  15. actorsdiet
    Jun 09, 2010 @ 12:29 am

    great tips. how i adore bread!!!

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  16. actorsdiet
    Jun 09, 2010 @ 12:29 am

    great tips. how i adore bread!!!

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  17. Jess
    Jun 18, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

    We typically buy 100% Whole Wheat Bread, but I was wondering if there was a difference between that and Multigrain Bread?

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