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bluebutterfly
12-31-2009, 11:06 AM
I'm searching for a 100% whole grain bread without sugar or high fructose corn sweeteners. In the grocery store, I read labels till I go crazy trying to find a healthy bread. Usually I eat it toasted, with raw almond butter - so the heartier the bread the better.

My attempts at baking have been less than successful, to say the least :dizzy:

So, I'd appreciate any suggestions for what brands of bread you eat?

Thanks!


brn2bthn
12-31-2009, 11:27 AM
I like the Arnold Thin Sandwich Rounds - particularly the multigrain...here is the ingredients:

Ingredients:
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR, UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR [FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, REDUCED IRON, NIACIN, THIAMIN MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), RIBOFLAVIN (VITAMIN B2), FOLIC ACID], WATER, CELLULOSE FIBER, WHEAT GLUTEN, YEAST, SUGAR, CRACKED WHEAT, RYE, POLYDEXTROSE, SALT, GROUND CORN, CANOLA AND/OR SOYBEAN OIL, PRESERVATIVES (CALCIUMPROPIONATE, SORBIC ACID), GRAIN VINEGAR, GUAR GUM, CULTURED WHEAT FLOUR, BROWN RICE, OATS, MONOGLYCERIDES, SOYBEANS, TRITICALE, BARLEY, FLAXSEED, MILLET, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, SUCRALOSE, SOY LECITHIN.

I've also included a link to their website where you can find all of the detailed nutritional information

http://arnold.gwbakeries.com/Products/Default.aspx

Hope this is helpful.

Ann Marie :cool:

nitenurse
12-31-2009, 11:37 AM
Ezekiel 4:9™ Sprouted Grain Bread
Ingredients:
*Organic Sprouted Wheat, *Organic Sprouted Barley, *Organic Sprouted Millet, Malted Barley, *Organic Sprouted Lentils, *Organic Sprouted Soybeans, *Organic Spelt, Filtered Water, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt. *Organically grown and processed in accordance with the California organic foods act of 1990


beerab
12-31-2009, 11:43 AM
I use orowheat- they say they don't use any high fructose corn syrup- and I like their whole grain breads :)

I love the sandwhich thins also! They are YUMMY :) I toast them up a bit- one of my favorite things to use when I make a sandwich :)

bluebutterfly
12-31-2009, 01:18 PM
Thanks, especially for posting ingredients! I do eat the Arnold Whole Wheat Thin Sandwich Rounds. They're really good : ) We have a Whole Food Market about 40 miles from here - maybe I can find the Ezekiel and orowheat breads there. That Sprouted Grain sounds incredibly yummy - and healthy.

kkhm
01-01-2010, 08:31 PM
I am a big fan of Julian Bakery products. I live near a retail distributor, but they often have online sales with free/low shipping costs. My favorite of theirs is SmartCarb #1:

Ingredients:

Whole grains, bean, seeds of *kamut®, *spelt, *wheat, *rye, *millet, lentils, eggs, soy protein, flax, sesame, *quinoa, *amaranth, wheat gluten, 7 grain flakes, oat bran, sea salt & yeast.

119 calories per slice, but with 12 (yes 12!) grams each of fiber and protein.

bensempress
01-01-2010, 08:49 PM
I eat orowheat, they have the thin snadwich rounds too and I'm addicted!!! :)

bluebutterfly
01-01-2010, 09:55 PM
Thanks! Those sound yummy : ) It will be so good to have a variety.

I didn't know any bread had 12 grams of protien and fiber!

cassieroll
01-01-2010, 10:46 PM
A lot of the Franz breads don't have HFCS in it. Local to me is Wheat Montana and they make wonderful breads!

marigrace
01-05-2010, 09:33 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html?_r=1
I never could bake a good bread till a friend gave me the above link.
I use half whole wheat instead of all white flour and poof...voila ...

gardenerjoy
01-07-2010, 12:43 PM
I bake all of our bread in a bread machine which makes it pretty easy...And gives me a lot of chance to vary ingredients with the seasons and our needs.

FindingMe 2010
01-07-2010, 05:16 PM
Ezekiel 4:9™ Sprouted Grain Bread
Ingredients:
*Organic Sprouted Wheat, *Organic Sprouted Barley, *Organic Sprouted Millet, Malted Barley, *Organic Sprouted Lentils, *Organic Sprouted Soybeans, *Organic Spelt, Filtered Water, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt. *Organically grown and processed in accordance with the California organic foods act of 1990

I tried this one for the first time today. It was really delicious! I was a little surprised how much I really liked it. The flavor of the bread was just so healthy and yummy. It's pretty dense but very tasty!

nelie
01-07-2010, 05:41 PM
I only eat sprouted grain breads except for the rare instance when I have sourdough (I don't buy it but will eat it with others).

Trader Joe's has their own label but there is also Ezekiel and another company or 2 that makes sprouted grain breads.

Bombe
01-10-2010, 03:51 PM
Vermont Bread Company has great breads! They have a regular line and also an organic line. Both are all natural, no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

(they have sprouted breads too)

I find them in my regular grocery stores.

Bombe
01-10-2010, 03:52 PM
Vermont Bread Company has great breads! They have a regular line and also an organic line. Both are all natural, no artificial ingredients or preservatives.

(they have sprouted breads too)

I find them in my regular grocery stores.

Bombe
01-10-2010, 03:56 PM
how on earth did that happen I only pressed reply ONCE!!!

nelie
01-10-2010, 03:58 PM
My local organic grocer carries Vermont bread but I haven't seen any sprouted varieties! I keep looking and hoping as I like to try different ones, especially if they are cheaper.

bluebutterfly
01-14-2010, 01:42 AM
I tried Trader Joes sprouted whole wheat bread today. Oh my gosh!! It's delicious. Now my only problem will be not eating too much of it :carrot:

Hyacinth
01-14-2010, 02:06 PM
That Julian Bakery bread sounds great!

My rule-of-thumb for bread is to look at the ingredients list and make sure no HFCS is in it, and then make sure that for every 15 grams of carbs, it has 2 or more grams of fiber.

I don't eat a lot of store-made bread. I have a bread machine, and I find the best way to do it is to use it for preparing the dough, but right before it starts to cook, pull the dough out and put it in a regular bread pan and bake it in the oven.

Suzanne 3FC
01-16-2010, 04:33 PM
I like to bake my own. Ingredients: white whole wheat flour (a softer grain, gives better texture without losing the nutritional benefits), yeast, salt, agave, oil, water. The only negative side to baking your own is that it can go stale very quickly. I slice it and freeze it in two slice packs and just bring it out when I want a sandwich. I don't like having bread available all the time anyway.

dangerousfish
01-17-2010, 12:52 PM
I love Sami's Bakery products. You can order online or find them in many grocery stores (regular and health). I love their lavash and their millet and flax bread. Organic Millet Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Water, Aluminum Free Baking Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Grounded Flax Seed, Cultured Brown Rice Flour, Ascorbic acid

I used to adore French Meadow Bakery products, especially their hemp bread but they recently changed the formulas on many of their products and they seem more just like normal whole wheat bread vs hemp bread. But, they are still good compared to most breads.

Diana3271
01-24-2010, 01:55 PM
I have been eating this one. http://www.naturesownbread.com/NAT_Varieties/Variety.cfm?CategoryID=100&ProductID=18 It's easy to find at my local store. We don't have alot of the products mentioned in this thread. :(

seidlet
01-24-2010, 02:10 PM
i buy bread from my local bakery they both bake with whole, natural ingredients!). i have bought the ezekiel breads and rudy's bread in the past and they are both pretty good. if anyone lives in the pacific northwest, i HIGHLY recommend dave's killer bread - it's the best sandwich bread EVER.

mom4life
01-24-2010, 02:15 PM
I have been eating this one. http://www.naturesownbread.com/NAT_Varieties/Variety.cfm?CategoryID=100&ProductID=18 It's easy to find at my local store. We don't have alot of the products mentioned in this thread. :(
Natures Own is the only bread we buy for our family because it doesn't have HFCS

DianaG
01-25-2010, 11:27 AM
Ezekiel 4:9™ Sprouted Grain Bread
Ingredients:
*Organic Sprouted Wheat, *Organic Sprouted Barley, *Organic Sprouted Millet, Malted Barley, *Organic Sprouted Lentils, *Organic Sprouted Soybeans, *Organic Spelt, Filtered Water, Fresh Yeast, Sea Salt. *Organically grown and processed in accordance with the California organic foods act of 1990

Do you know if this can be frozen and then thawed? It is pretty far to the closest place that carries this bread and I would love to buy more than one loaf at a time to save on gas. If it can be frozen that would work, but if that would totally kill the nutritional value then I will just have to make due with grocery store breads. Does anyone know if it can be frozen?

seidlet
01-25-2010, 01:07 PM
Do you know if this can be frozen and then thawed? It is pretty far to the closest place that carries this bread and I would love to buy more than one loaf at a time to save on gas. If it can be frozen that would work, but if that would totally kill the nutritional value then I will just have to make due with grocery store breads. Does anyone know if it can be frozen?

Yes, all of the ezekiel breads can be frozen! At the store I work at, they are shipped to us frozen and stored in our freezer.

DianaG
01-25-2010, 11:31 PM
Thank you, Thank you! That definitely makes the drive there worth it! Luckily we have an deep freeze in the garage, so I can buy in bulk to save money. :)

nelie
01-26-2010, 09:38 AM
I always freeze bread and then keep it refrigerated. It stays fresher longer that way.

Also, if you have a Trader Joe's near you, they have breads similar to Ezekiel which may be cheaper, it depends. One store I know sells Ezekiel breads for $3/loaf while other places sell it for $5/loaf

marigrace
01-26-2010, 10:37 AM
I have been baking alot of bread this winter using a no-knead recipe that's all over the net and tweaking it with whole wheat flour and oatmeal instead of all white flour. Comes out great ,but at about 75 calories an ounce, it is hard to make a sandwich without blowing alot of calories. Why do the slices of commercial bread so much lower ? Can eanyone venture a guess ?

JulieJ08
01-26-2010, 11:06 AM
Marigrace, is your bread coming out a lot denser? Supermarket breads are really airy, and the Ezekiel bread is sliced very thin.

marigrace
01-26-2010, 01:16 PM
Yes, well, it is heavier than a piece of equal size whole grain supermarket bread, but it isn't as dense as Ezekiel...

DianaG
01-26-2010, 01:34 PM
Marigrace, I agree that supermarket bread is a lot "less dense" than homemade. That is where the extra calories are coming in I'll bet. It definitely sounds delicious though!

Nelie, Thank you for the advice on keeping it refridgerated after thawing. Unfortunately, we do not have a Trader Joe's in Central Florida. There are about four health food stores near me, so I will call for prices on the bread before I decide which store to drag myself too, lol. I usually just go to the closest, but if it is a huge difference I'll drive farther.:)

marigrace
01-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Oh well, girls, I was hoping that the calories were somehow magically exempt or something....too bad about that....

bbigham
01-26-2010, 10:45 PM
My favorite is a local brand called Dave's Killer Bread. It's organic and filled with great stuff (no sugars, etc.) but it's NOT low cal or low fat (120 cals and 3gms of fat per slice). Still, I'd rather have one slice of fantastic bread than a loaf of low-cal puffy stuff. The fact that Dave (a real guy) is using his bakery to do good in the Portland community is another plus.

jeremiahlyons
02-06-2010, 12:19 AM
I have had some trouble finding a good bread as well. I found one at Costco, but don't remember what it was. We are also experimenting with bread recipes i will post them for you to try.

jeremiahlyons
02-06-2010, 12:19 AM
Ingredients
• 1 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
• 2/3 packet active dry yeast
• 1 Tbsp honey
• 1 + 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
• 1 Tablespoons Canola Oil
• 1/3 tablespoon salt
• 1 + 1/6 cups whole wheat flour
• 2 teaspoons butter, melted
• 1 Tbsp flax seed, sunflower seeds, or oatmeal.
• 1 Tbs powdered gluten.
Directions
1. In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1 Tbsp honey. Add 1 + 2/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
2. Mix in 1 tablespoons Canola Oil, and salt. Stir in 2/3 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional cup of whole wheat flour. Place in a bowl with some olive oil, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
3. Punch down, and place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely

jeremiahlyons
02-06-2010, 12:20 AM
Whole Grain Oatmeal Sandwich Bread
1 cup boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
2 Tbsp butter cut into 3 pieces
1 ½ tsp salt
¼ cup honey
¼ cup warm water
1 Tbsp yeast.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour.
¼ cup nonfat dry milk
Mix the boiling water, oats, butter, salt and honey into a medium bowl, stir and let the mixture cool to lukewarm.
Mix the ¼ cup warm water with the yeast, let dissolve, then add all of the remaining dough ingredients with the oat mixture and kneed with a mixing machine until you’ve made a soft smooth dough. Place it into a bowl and cover it and let rise for 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
Gently deflate the dough, and put it into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan, cover and let rise for another hour to an hour and a half.
Heat the oven to 350, cook for 20 minutes, then cover with tinfoil, then cook for another 25 minutes, or until the inside temperature of the bread reaches 190 degrees. Let cool and enjoy.

jeremiahlyons
02-06-2010, 12:22 AM
I've also been frustrated at the lack of good tortialla shells available, and came up with this recipe, it tastes great, but a bit on the hard side. I ran it under water before flatting out, and that seemed to help.


Ingredients
• 5 cups whole wheat bread flour
• 3/4 cup olive oil
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1 1/2 cups boiling water
• Whole wheat flour for rolling
Directions
1. In a large bowl, stir together 1 cup all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, and salt. Rub in the olive oil by hand until the mixture is the texture of oatmeal. Make a well in the center, and pour in the boiling water. Mix with a fork until all of the water is evenly incorporated. Sprinkle with a bit of additional flour, and knead until the dough does not stick to your fingers. The dough should be smooth.
2. Make balls the size of golf balls, about 2 ounces each. Place them on a tray, and cover with a damp paper towel. Let stand for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
3. Heat a griddle to 375-400. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a tortilla to your preferred thinness. Fry one at a time. Place on the griddle for 10 seconds, as soon as you see a bubble on the top, flip the tortilla over. Let it cook for about 30 seconds. While waiting for those tortillas to form bubbles, quickly flatten next 2-3 balls, then roll out after flipping the tortillas on the griddle. Repeat until all of the balls have been cooked. Tortillas can be refrigerated or frozen.
4. YOU ONLY NEED TO FLIP THEM ONCE. COOKING TOO LONG WILL LEAVE THEM BRITTLE.

Michelle1210
03-10-2010, 10:14 PM
Ezekiel pita bread, and there whole grain, 7 grain. it is easier for me to digest.

FatToFitWife
01-05-2012, 09:53 AM
I'm new here, but curious... What is beneficial about eating the sprouted/live breads? I'm intrigued!

LAgreeneyes
01-10-2012, 02:32 PM
Thank you for this thread. I am also looking for healthy bread to eat. I enjoyed reading all of your posts.

Demosthenes
03-05-2012, 02:23 AM
I don't eat bread. There are so many delicious, healthy grains out there that it isn't really necessary. Just a thought.

Precious Little
03-05-2012, 04:22 AM
I'm actually trying to wean myself off bread but I'm doing it slowly, and taking myself to wholemeal/wholegrain. Recently I've been eating quinoa & flaxseed wholegrain bread. Soooo good and filling too.

http://l.yimg.com/ea/img/-/111116/7_breads_300_17c6kp7-17c6kr2.jpg?x=300&q=80&n=1&sig=VZvplPZIIcszZnIXMGXQ7w--

smarkey
03-09-2012, 01:03 AM
I'm new here, but curious... What is beneficial about eating the sprouted/live breads? I'm intrigued!

I've always known that protein in grain is more accessible when it's sprouted, the rest of this is gleaned from various websites:

--Basically, sprouting the grains activates food enzymes; increases vitamin content, and neutralizes antinutrients like phytic acid which bind up minerals preventing your ability to fully absorb them.

--Sprouted wheat contains four times the amount of niacin and nearly twice the amount of vitamin B6 and folate. The process of sprouting also leads to a product that is easier to digest.

I love everything about Dave's Killer Bread, but I no longer eat bread or wheat and my kids say it is too sweet.

I used to bake my own bread, and then we ate Ezekiel and now I get them anything that is whole grain, not HFC and that doesn't contain dairy (one child is allergic).

Fred Meyer has an organic variety that's ok, and Trader Joe's has a few.

Great Harvest Bread (hand-baked breads including gluten free - franchises here and there in the US) and a couple of our local bakeries use nothing but the most basic ingredients - even the white bread from these places is better than eating run of the mill whole wheat.

pluckypear
03-11-2012, 12:49 PM
I eat Ezekiel too. I also get an organic multigrain from a local bakery. They specialize in gluten free products. This is not gluten free but has good ingredients in it. I buy one loaf of bread every two weeks for myself and DH. We do not eat much bread but I sometimes crave a sandwich or toast.

lettingslenderin
03-23-2012, 08:54 PM
Ezekiel bread. It's frozen, so it lasts while I use only a few pieces a day.

LAgreeneyes
03-29-2012, 03:59 PM
Ezekiel bread. It's frozen, so it lasts while I use only a few pieces a day.

x2

swissy
04-19-2012, 12:57 PM
I used to buy the 50 cal whole wheat bread, now I'm buying those little grain loafs 90 cals a slice, don't have bread slices on a daily basis.
More likely to have half a wholewheat wrap sheet or brown pitta with veg, cheese and pesto for lunch.

I freeze all my bread so I may look into baking my own and seeing if I can make a loaf that is very airy and grainy!

i33BabyGirl33i
05-05-2012, 05:48 PM
Udi's Gluten Free Whole Grain Bread. The only thing I don't about it is that the loaf are pretty small but thats a good thing for me since I am keep my carb intake low.

veggiegirl123
05-21-2012, 01:38 PM
I'm fortunate to have an Aunt Millie's bread outlet nearby and I can get loaves of organic bread for $1.39 there. There's several kinds to chose from and my favorite is the organic flax seed (it's Meijer brand but Aunt Millie's makes it). If they're out of this I get Aunt Millie's brand honey whole grain white bread, for .79 a loaf :D

Emama
06-07-2012, 05:28 PM
Dave's Killer Bread is healthy and tasty : )

Velvet bean
02-16-2014, 11:05 AM
I eat all kinds of bread, from time to time I bake my own. I don't worry that much about whole foods or eating clean, but I still think that the 100% white bread has a little plain taste, so I almost never buy it - even when I'm not on a diet. I rarely use white flour as well.

Arwen17
03-07-2014, 02:21 PM
Sara Lee soft&smooth 100% Whole Wheat Bread
I like this bread because it's soft&smooth and doesn't have those annoying sesame seeds stuck all over it like most whole wheat breads. It's not the best bread, but I like the taste so it's a compromise.

I've tried Ezekiel bread and it tastes OK and probably is one of the best kinds. But I haven't convinced myself to switch to it yet.

Amy22
03-21-2014, 09:57 PM
I'm searching for a 100% whole grain bread without sugar or high fructose corn sweeteners. In the grocery store, I read labels till I go crazy trying to find a healthy bread. Usually I eat it toasted, with raw almond butter - so the heartier the bread the better.

My attempts at baking have been less than successful, to say the least :dizzy:

So, I'd appreciate any suggestions for what brands of bread you eat?

Thanks!

Have you tried using a bread machine?
That way you could make it as hearty as you want, and the bread usually comes out perfect.

canadianwoman
07-09-2014, 12:46 AM
I'm a real fan of the breads from the company below. I love their organic rye breads.

http://dimpflmeierbakery.com/