Brand recommendations for MULTIGRAIN bread (available at grocery stores)???
I'm looking for recommendations for multigrain bread available at chain grocery stores. It must be healthy (re: primarily whole grains as opposed to enriched or refined) AND taste good at the same time. If you could list the approx. price, that'd be much appreciated!
I have to adopt a low GI diet as I am insulin resistant, and am hoping that multigrain bread will taste a lot better than whole wheat bread - yet keep my blood sugar from spiking at the same time ;) Thanks!
As a borderline diabetic, I too have to pay attention to what breads I buy. I've become partial to two from Boulangerie St-Methode, which you can find in pretty much any supermarket in Montreal. One is their no fat or sugar added line of pre-sliced loaves, and the other is their terrific Vieux Moulin line of pre-sliced crusty bread loaves. The latter is quite tasty for a store-bought bread.
The one I like to get that has no added sugars or fats, they use olive oil and sea salt is Viltalité from Gadoua. It is more expensive but I still buy it with six kids in the house!
They have several kinds, some are oats, some multigrain and one that is made with unbleached flour, looks a lot like white bread with non of the sugars and additives. The bread contains a minimum of ingredients and is worth a try.
After trying a bunch of brands, I like the Bon Matin Grains Rustiques, made in Québec, or it's cheaper equivalent, Nos Compliments Balance breads available at IGA. They have the same ingredient list. They're filling, filled with grains and not too soft - I like a slice that holds its shape.
I alternate these with Country Harvest products, mostly the Flax or Honey and Oats breads. I always have a loaf in the freezer, for times when we're out of Première Moisson bread :-)