Are you looking to buy some low carb bread? Read this guide before you shop – it includes carb counts, prices, and where to buy!
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A while ago I asked my newsletter subscribers about their biggest struggles with following a low carb diet. I've been a low carber for over ten years so I know many of them! One of the most frequently given answers was the finding good low carb bread.
Now, I'm not much of a baker, although if you scroll down you'll find some recipes for easy quick-fix solutions if you're craving bread – including cloud bread and quick bread that you can make in the microwave! But when it comes to a proper loaf of bread – I turn to the professionals. And for this guide, I just HAD to sample a lot of bread on your behalf. You're welcome.
So here's the bread:
I am a huge fan of all the products that I've tried from this company! Their plain bread is 1g net carb per slice, but they also have some nice flavor variations too.
This is another great brand that I've enjoyed for many years. I even used their cinnamon bread to make a Bread Pudding! There is a range of flavors, including Honey, Rye, Plain, and Everything, and they all are ZERO carb!
The taste is very neutral, and although the bread can be a little bit on the dry side, nothing that some melted butter won't fix!
Carbolicious – available from Netrition
The main ingredient for this low carb bread is flaxseed meal. It's soft and has a really nice taste – but beware! Unlike the other products, there are no storage instructions on the bag (the others need to be kept in the fridge or freezer). I assumed that it didn't need it, and it went moldy. 🙁
This small loaf contains only four slices, but they're pretty big and thick! The bread is a little denser and drier than some of the others that I tried, but still a really good low carb option.
Chompies Carbs Not! High Protein Bread – available from Netrition
This brand doesn't offer a plain option of bread, so I chose Sesame, at 1g net carb per slice. They also offer Multigrain and Cinnamon Raisin, but I should mention that the latter is 2g net carbs per slice. The sesame variety is SUPER soft – I love the texture. The taste is good too!
None of the breads mentioned above are gluten free, and all are purchased online. Maybe one day there will be decent low carbohydrate bread available in stores, just like with low carb tortillas!
Here's a handy table showing the products that I tested. I haven't added tasting or texture notes because ultimately that is down to individual taste, but I have to say I was impressed with ALL of these options!
Update! I've now tried Omega Power Bread from Healthy Joy Bakes! It's a flaxseed and rye based bread, and is 1g net carb per slice. It's high in fiber, protein, omega 3s – plus it's sugar free, nut free, soy free, and low in sodium! Here's their store locator, or you can order online from their site.
Here are some other low carb bread products that I haven't tried (yet!):
- Pepperidge Farm Light Style – 8g net carbs per slice!
- Sola Low Carb Sandwich Bread – available from Amazon for $23.99 for two loaves
- Sensato High Protein Brown Bread – available from Netrition – 6g net carbs per serving of three slices
- Dimpflmeier Bakery Carb Smart Bread – available from Low Carb Canada – 1g net carb per slice
- PaleoThin from Julian Bakery – 1-3g net carbs per slice, $29.99 for three loaves
- Bakers Deluxe Dream Bread from Low Carb Grocery (Canada) – 1g net carb per slice
Want to make your own low carb bread? Try these easy recipes!
And while you're at it, why don't you make some amazing homemade butter?!? Perfect for spreading over toast!