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

  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

  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. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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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