Bread! We all love it in one form or another, but it can also be dangerously bad for us. Some people cut it out completely, whether it’s just in an attempt to lose a few pounds or because their health depends on it. But fear not! There are still plenty of bread options out there that are perfectly fine and can be part of a healthy, nutritious diet.
Here’s a quick cheat sheet that you should reference when picking out bread:
-It should be made of whole grain
-It should provide no more than 100 calories per serving
-It should provide at least 2 grams of fiber per serving
-It should provide no more than 4 grams of sugar per serving
-It should provide at least 3 grams of protein per serving
-It should provide zero grams of saturated fat
And with all that in mind, here are some great breads out there that check off all those boxes.
DAVE’S KILLER BREAD THIN-SLICED 21 WHOLE GRAINS AND SEEDS
Dave’s killer bread is a great-tasting a great tasting option that also has a wonderful texture to it. It also just happens to be one of the healthiest breads out there. So this is probably at the top of the list.
The numbers per slice: 60 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 0 grams of saturated fat, and 12 grams of carbs
EZEKIEL 4:9 SPROUTED WHOLE GRAIN BREAD
This bread is loaded with soybeans, lentils, and sprouted grains. All of which are great sources of fiber and other important nutrients. It’s one of the best bangs for your buck in the bread aisle for sure.
The numbers per slice: 80 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 0 grams of saturated fat, and 15 grams of carbs.
OROWEAT 100% WHOLE WHEAT
This is one of the most recognized healthy breads out there. Most of our moms have bought this one at least once or twice before! It’s especially great for sandwiches.
The numbers per slice: 90 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 0 grams of saturated fat, and 18 grams of carbs.
THE BAKER 9-GRAIN BREAD
This bread is a little more loaded than the others previously mentioned, but it’s still full of stuff that your body loves. Like rye, oats, whole wheat, and spelt millet to name just a few. Oh, it also happens to be delicious.
The numbers per slice: 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 0 grams of sugar, 4 grams of protein, 0 grams of saturated fats, and 18 grams of carbs.
ROMAN MEAL 100% WHOLE GRAIN
This delicious bread may be coming up last on this list, but that’s not to say it’s any less great for a nutritious diet than the others listed. It’s chock full of whole-grain and tastes great to boot. So make sure to try out this wonderful bread!
The numbers per slice: 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein, 0 grams of saturated fat, and 10 grams of carbs.
And there you have it! Those are the five best breads available at your local grocery store if you’re looking to keep eating delicious bread while staying as healthy as possible. Now go grab one of these loaves and start making some delicious sandwiches already!