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5 Recommended Bread Options

Walking through the bread aisle at the grocery store can be very frustrating. The shelves are loaded with a multitude of brands and flavors. How to chose the best bread? The experience is overwhelming! Which is why we have been asked a gazillion times, “which bread do you recommend?”

The things we look for in bread are:

  •     Whole Grains
  •     More than 3 grams of fiber per serving
  •     Short list of ingredients
  •     Little or no added sweeteners
  •     None of these bad ingredients

Here is a list of our favorite bread options, based on Fooducate’s grading algorithm.

1. Dave’s Killer Bread
This bread has got all real ingredients, is USDA Organic (& non GMOs), and uses sprouted whole grains.  The bread comes in cool packages, with fun names and interesting seed mixes. And to top that, the brand has an inspiring story.

2. Food for life Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
It’s soft and has good levels of protein from its sprouted organic grains. The cinnamon raisin line of breads is to die for. It’s also a great way to transition to whole grain bread for picky kids (or even grown ups) trying to replace white bread with whole grains. Bonus: Gluten-free and yeast free alternatives are available.

3. STORE BRAND
It’s shocking, but true – stores as diverse as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Giant, Kroger, Costco, Publix, Albertson’s, etc. can offer good whole grain bread choices.  Scan the pacakge’s barcode with your Fooducate app to find out.

4. Bake your own!
if you’ve never baked a loaf of bread, you’re in for a treat. Bob’s Red Mill is one of our favorite choices for baking ingredients. The fiercely independent brand offers a good variety of “regular” flours, ancient grains and helpful items like a gluten free mix.  If you follow the directions on Bob’s Red Mill website, the breads turn out fantastic (Fooducate staff tested!).

5. Think outside the (bread) box
Instead of using bread, try making sandwiches with something else. Lettuce wraps are a great way to bundle up anything you might put on a bun.  Even PB & J can go breadless – try slicing an apple (remove core and slice horizontally) and using the slices as “bread.”  Try using skewers for meat & veggies in place of sandwiches.

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