One of the foremost things that people who want to lose weight must do is to curtail the carb intake. And, if you’re already on a low-carb diet, bread is one of the first things that will have to go off your diet. One study showed that people on a lower-calorie diet that included whole grains, such as whole wheat bread, lost more belly fat than those who ate only refined grains, such as white bread. A delicious sandwich made using a couple of slices of white or wheat bread has close to 30 grams of carbs just from the bread alone!
Best Low-Carb Bread Options
Here are the best low-carb bread varieties that you can choose from.
1. 100% Multi-Grain
This variety of bread does not contain ingredients such as millet and flax. This bread is probably the lowest in terms of quality nutrition and ingredients. It is the lowest in calories and the most similar to your average piece of traditional toast. Two slices of multi-grain bread will give you just 18 total grams of carbohydrate and 5 grams of fiber, leaving you with 13 grams in total.
2. Tortillas And Wraps
Some low-carb tortilla only has 3 grams of carbohydrates after you subtract the 7 grams of dietary fiber. It has a soft and a wonderful texture that does not crumble when you fold it. It is also very tasty and your kids will love them. When you buy tortillas and wraps, avoid the big ones. Go for the small, 6-inch varieties (one serving should weigh 1 ounce). A corn tortilla of the same size provides 12.5 to 13.5 grams of carbohydrates. Flour tortillas are slightly high in carbs and are best avoided. A 6-inch flour tortilla will provide between 15 and 16 grams of carbohydrates.
3. Cauliflower Sandwich Thins
This option is excellent for people who are diabetic as well as those who want to avoid carbs. Cauliflower sandwich thins are tailor-made for those who prefer a really low-carb diet. It is prepared using fresh cauliflower and cage-free eggs and provides just 2 grams of carbohydrates. It will maintain your blood sugar and will also double up as one of your vegetable servings for the day.
4. Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread
This is a favorite among those who are gluten intolerant. Gluten-free sandwich bread is not as thick and fluffy as normal sandwich bread. Instead, it is thinner, a bit more airy and very flavorful. It is also available in brown and white variants. However, it is not the bread with the lowest amounts of carb as it provides 8 grams of carbs after subtracting the fiber. But, it is a great choice for those who want a gluten-free option. So, all you get is just 16 grams of carbs in two slices of a gluten-free sandwich.
5. Gluten-Free Millet-Chia Bread
Here’s another one for those who are allergic to gluten. Usually, gluten-free bread contains twice the amount of carbohydrates when compared with normal bread. Two slices of a gluten-free millet-chia bread contain just 24 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fiber. When you take away the fiber, you are left with only 19 grams of carbohydrates for 2 slices, which is quite impressive for a gluten-free bread. So, for gluten intolerant people, this is second only to gluten-free sandwich bread.
6. Alternative Grains Bread
Bread that is prepared from flours other than white, all-purpose and even whole-wheat flour may be lower in carbohydrates. Although quite rare to find, coconut flour bread is low in carb, but high in fiber and protein than whole-wheat, rye or corn flour. Coconut flour is made from ground coconut and is sometimes used to make bread, cakes, pies, and cookies. One cup of shredded fresh coconut contains 9 grams of fiber and only 3 grams of sugars and starches, known as digestible fiber.
7. Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
Flax sprouted whole grain bread is loaded with goodness. It provides you with far more nutrients than the average slice of an overly processed white bread or whole wheat bread. Flax sprouted whole grain bread contains 14 total carbohydrates per slice and 4 grams of fiber, which provides you with 100 grams of calories per slice.
8. Pita Bread
Pita bread is another type of bread that is low in carbohydrates. A small 4-inch whole-wheat pita bread contains 15.5 grams of total carbs. By not counting the 2 grams of fiber, it gives you roughly 13.5 grams of total carbs. Although a similar-sized white pita bread also contains 15.5 grams of total carbs, you’ll get 15 grams of net carbs considering that it contains just 1/2 gram of fiber.