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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Great Low-Carb Bread Company

Great Low Carb Everything Bread
If there is one food people tend to be passionate about, besides chocolate, its bread.

I know, I live with a man - that would be my wonderful husband - who adores bread.  He is happy to just grab a piece from a loaf...even that dreaded end piece, and gobble it down without even putting anything on it!

Big A also loves bread, although she favours it slathered with peanut butter and honey or PB&J.

When people have to cut down on carbs, giving up bread is often the most difficult sacrifice for them.  Its hard to find a good low-carb bread!

The Great Low Carb Bread Company makes a whole line of low-carb bread products and we were lucky enough to receive a whole bunch of them to sample.  We got their:

  • Plain bread
  • Sourdough bread
  • Cinnamon bagels
  • Pumpkin spice bagels
The products do not contain any refined flour or sugar, and are high in fibre and protein.  They do, however, contain gluten.

A slice of bread is only 60 calories, however, they are very small.  I use 4 slices and make 2 sandwiches for lunch, which gives you the general calorie equivalent of using 2 larger slices of most conventional breads.

Here are the nutritional facts:

Servings per Container 16
Serving Size 1oz = 1 Slice

Amount per Serving:
Calories 60
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 140mg
Total Carbohydrates 8g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Net Carbs 1g
Protein 7g

Ingredients:
Water, Vital Wheat Gluten, Almond Flour, Flax Seed Meal, Oat Fiber, Wheat Protein Isolate, Modified Wheat Starch, Virgin Olive Oil, Yeast, Calcium Propionate, Vinegar, Salt , Stevia
I was hoping that Big A would take to them because getting protein into her is a big challenge, but she wasn't a fan for some reason.  That kid is picky!

Little A, however, loved them.  I think she ate 3 bagels in one meal!  My mom said the bagels tasted like real bagels, not 'bread with holes', which is a huge compliment coming from a native New Yorker!

Although the consistency is different from regular bread, I was pleased with these products.  They are soft enough, but sturdy to make some hefty sandwiches and are good both toasted and untoasted.

They contain almond flour, so unfortunately, cannot go in a lunchbox, but I am very happy to hoard them at home for us to chow down on here.

The company also makes buns, pizza crust, muffins and squares.

The products are available on their website, and in stores across the U.S.  In Canada, they can also be purchased online at ontarionutrition.ca .

As I've said many times before, most low-carb eating plans are expensive.  These products will cost you a premium ($6.99 U.S., $9.99 CAN per loaf!), but if you are trying to lower your carb intake but don't want to give up your favorite bakery products, than it may just be worth it to you.

Disclosure: The company sent us these products for free but all opinions on this blog are my own.

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