ask the nutritionist: buying bread

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?

Comments

  1.  says

    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

    • says

      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!

  2. says

    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

    • says

      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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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.

  5. Jess says

    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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