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?