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Low carb bread?

I eat low carb. I'm moving to the Portland metro area. I've tried to find low carb bread there before, but I haven't found a product low enough in carbs for me to have a sandwich or 2 pieces of toast for breakfast. I need 2 slices to come in at 20 g of carb or below.

I've bought bread at Whole Foods, and while there is at least one locally baked whole grain bred there that I can have one slice of, the carbs are too high for me to have 2 slices. Any ideas where I might locate a lower carb product?

I don't believe that bread I currently use, Cybros bakery's Sprouted grain breads, are carried in the Portland area. If I am mistaken, I'd like to know.

What do low carbers do for bread in the Portland metro?

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  1. We don't eat bread, we eat things that are naturally low in carbs instead of being artificially low in carbs...or some of us do that, anyway. ;o)

    Bob's Red Mill (which is located in the Portland Metro area) makes a low carb bread mix if you want to DIY. And I think Trader Joe's might carry a low carb bread option.

    Also there are a few low carb specialty stores in the area that might carry such a thing. I know I have seen them around town (again, I don't seek packaged and processed foods, so I have no real idea what most of the items are like that these stores carry).

    Welcome to Portland, here's hoping you find what you seek!

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    1. re: JillO

      Well I like to have a sandwich from time to time and I seem to like eating toast for breakfast. The sprouted grain bread I use now is not artificial at all. It isn't the best bread I ever ate, but it is full of fiber and it works for me. This is one thing I hate losing in the move. Everything else is positive.

      I do know that Bob's Red Mill is located in Milwaukie, OR. Most of their products are too high in carbs, although I have used their ground almond flour and ground golden flaxseed meal. I also eat the Scottish oatmeal.

      Honestly, I can't see myself baking bread. I just want to buy a loaf.

      Thanks for your advice.

    2. I have no idea if this meets your low carb requirement, but I like the FOOD FOR LIFE/Ezekiel line of sprouted grain breads for their low-glycemic qualities (that they advertise). I can find it pretty easily at Fred Meyer or New Seasons in a refrigerated section. Might be worth checking out the label.

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      1. re: MyNextMeal

        I have seen this product, now that I think of it. I'll have a look.

      2. Not Portland specific (I don't know what state you're in, Maine, Oregon?), but I have had very good experiences for years ordering from netrition.com. They carry Joseph's Middle Eastern Flax and oat brain low carb breads, which are my favorites after years of experimenting. They make pitas both large and small, great tortillas which I use to make pizzas or wraps or quesadillas, and sandwich thins which are great for burgers and egg sandwiches. Here's the Joseph's web site with product info, though I found ordering friendly but inept from them: http://www.josephsbakery.com/p-10287-...

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        1. re: mcf

          Ah yes, Netrition. I'll have a look there for the Joseph's Middle Eastern Flax and Oat bread. Thanks for your info. It is the Portland OR metro area where I am moving to. I will have a look at New Season there. But Whole Foods does not seem to have what want.

          1. re: sueatmo

            Most places will order what you request, though WF has certain ingredient guidelines that rule out some products.

        2. I don't know if you like the most earthy breads. I don't, but nor do I like the bubble wrap made by Pepperidge Farm (East Coast industrial baker). So, if you don't mind in-between, I would go to Trader Joe's and try the Alvarado Street Bread baked in Northern California. It might make it up there, although it does not make it here to Boston, MA. I find it good for both sandwiches and toast with my eggs. It has a lot of sprout-y stuff in it which I rather like. It does not advertise itself as low-carb, but it is. You can verify it by checking the label. I believe it is 5 net carbs per slice, maybe 4, and the slices are full sandwich size.

          1. I found Dave's Killer Bread Light. It is 10 g of carb per slice (including I think 5 g of fiber) I like it better than the bread I've been using. It does have a 3 more carbs per slice, or 6 more grams of carb per sandwich, but its the best I've found here. I've been buying it at WF.

            I've yet to make it to TJ, but when I do I'll have a look at the Alvarado St. product.

            1. Trader Joe's Sprouted 7-Grain bread might fit the bill...7 g carbs PER SLICE...pink wrapper if it's any help. Bought it a few weeks ago and I really like it!
              Here's the wrapper information:

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              1. re: Val

                I haven't made it to TJs yet. I'll have a look. Thanks for the info.

                1. re: sueatmo

                  I think the price is $2..something...like $2.69 ...very reasonable...the Ezekiel sprouted grain breads run $3.99 and up! (but they are very good too, just saying)

              2. Look for Oroweat Light Wheat Bread at your local supermarket. 40 calories per slice, 2 slices have 18g carbs and 7g fiber (4.5g/slice net after deducting fiber ).

                Another choice might be Sara Lee's "Delightful" bread, but I don't know offhand the carb count.

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                1. re: richp1000

                  Delightful Bread has become less available than it was a few years ago, I think. Also, I think Sara Lee is evil.

                  I have looked at Orowheat bread, but never have found any with the low carb count you report. It is obvious from all this information that several sorts exist in the PDX area.

                  If you get a chance, try Dave's Killer Bread Light. Its the best low carb bread I've ever had.

                2. New seasons stocks Julian Bakery very low cab bread in their freezer section. Julian Bakery also sends by mail.

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                  1. re: adele

                    I eat Dave's Killer Bread Thin Sliced 60 calorie bread. It is the best And I've discovered Fiber One Hearty Wheat Multigrain English muffins for breakfast.

                    If memory serves, Julian bread is supposed to be really low in carbs but is not. Or at least they do not support their claims with an ingredient list. I don't remember, but I wouldn't buy their bread.

                    1. re: sueatmo

                      Most importantly to me, they don't support their claims with meter readings; spikes my blood sugar all to heck.

                      1. re: mcf

                        I remember something about the Julian bread being fishy, but did not remember the details. I've never encountered it, so it is not an issue for me.

                  2. Maybe you can have this bread shipped if your local stores don't carry it.


                    I like their Califronia Lifestyle Flax Soy Bread - only 8 grams carbs per slice.

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                    1. re: engie

                      Thanks. I did find a variety of Dave's Killer Bread here that I use. I actually like it better than the bread I was buying in the St. Louis area.