Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bread Breakdown (All access guide to the best Diet Breads)

As promised in a previous post, Tiny Tummy is here to help you survive the bread aisle! With so many different breads in the supermarket, it's hard to decide which to buy- and with so many different labels (light, wheat, rye, whole wheat, whole grain, sprouted grain, etc.), it's enough to send your head spinning, but like I said- Tiny Tummy to the rescue!

For starters, your #1 rule when it comes to bread is fiber, fiber, fiber! Make your carbs count with high fiber picks to keep you fuller longer. Protein is important too, but chances are, whatever you are putting in your bread will provide the bulk of your protein, so focus on the fiber! I am providing a list of my favorite picks for breads (in no particular order)- including everything from regular sliced bread to pitas to crackers (even though these aren't necessarily 'bread'), all of which have links to their nutritional stats!

Sliced Breads
  • Nature's Own (Another bread I have yet to try since I can't seem to locate it anywhere!)
  • Sara Lee Light Bread (I can't seem to find it anywhere, but the Whole Wheat with Honey sounds delicious!)
  • Healthy Life Bread (I haven't seen this one in the stores yet either, but the stats are pretty good for light bread!)
  • Fiber One Bread
  • Arnold's Healthful Breads (They also come in a new light variety which I recently spotted on the shelves, but they haven't updated their website with the new products!)
  • Trader Joe's Breads- (Many of them are great picks! The Sprouted Whole Wheat Fiber Bread is among my faves, as well as their light-style whole wheat bread, but all their high-fiber breads are great choices!)
  • Carb Krunchers Bread (Another one to order online- love the cinnamon raisin one to make french toast with!)
  • Weight Watcher's Breads (I like the Whole Wheat Bread best)
  • Julian Bakery Breads (most likely, you'll have to order this bread online, and it's not cheap, but the stats are great!)

Sandwich Bread Alternatives (Tortillas, Flatbreads, Buns, etc.)

Bagels and Breakfast Picks

Hopefully that list didn't send you into a carb-coma! Perhaps if I'm feelin' frisky one day I'll compile a chart with all of the nutrition stats because I know it's a lot to take in at once, but for now that's all I've got- Tata from this Tiny Tummy!

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