Low-Carb Bread Review: 10 Popular Brands Tested (2022)

Most people, myself included, like bread. There’s just something incredibly satisfying about eating a good piece of bread, and who doesn’t love a good sandwich or burger?

Even if you’re living with diabetes (or just watch your carb intake), you can still eat bread. In the last few years, dozens of low-carb bread options have become available in grocery stores or online.

In this article, I’ll review 10 of the most popular and widely available brands.

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How low-carb bread is made

Low-carb bread is typically made with a lot of dietary fiber (which is indigestible and doesn’t affect blood sugars) and/or nut flours (which are higher in fat but lower in carbs than regular flour).

This means that you shouldn’t expect low-carb bread to exactly match regular bread in taste and texture.

Low-carb bread does taste different from regular bread but that doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious! And just like with regular bread, low-carb bread comes in lots of different shapes and sizes, including sliced bread, muffins, buns, and tortillas.

How I ranked the different brands

The brands included all have less than 12 grams of net carbs per serving.

Net carbs are calculated as the total carb amount minus fibers and sugar alcohols. We look at net carbs and not total carbs since fibers and most sugar alcohols won’t get converted into glucose and therefore don’t impact blood sugars.

I have given each brand a score from 1-5 based on:

  1. Does it feel and look like bread?
  2. Does it taste like bread?
  3. Is the serving size reasonable? (some brands list ½ slice as a serving…)
  4. How does it impact my blood sugar? (this can differ from person to person)

These are of course subjective measures, but I hope this review will still give you get a good idea of which brands are good and which have room for improvement.

I have listed the brands based on the net carbs per serving, from lowest to highest.

ThinSlim Sliced bread

Net carbs: 0 g

Review score: 2.5 stars

At first sight, this looks like regular white bread but the slices are small, and once toasted, it takes on the texture and taste of cardboard. I really did not enjoy this bread at all.

The only reason why I am giving it two and a half stars is that it’s very low calorie and has zero net carbs. But I’d rather eat a few extra calories and carbs and actually enjoy the bread. I would not buy this brand again.

The mixture of ingredients and the production facility set up also means that the bread is not suitable for people who have to avoid gluten, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, or dairy.

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Julian Bakery Paleo Thin (Almond bread)

Net carbs: 1 g

Review score: 4 stars

This is an almond-based bread which is why the net carbs are very low. It can be bought online or in select specialty stores (I found it at Whole Foods).

Because it’s almond flour based, the bread is very dense and tastes best when toasted, but it’s a pretty good plain sandwich bread. The slices are large and the almond base makes it very blood sugar friendly. I enjoyed eating it.

It’s manufactured in a glutenfree facility, so it’s suitable for most people who aren’t allergic to nuts, coconut flour, or eggs.

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PBH Foods Everything Bagel

Net carbs: 1 g

Review score: 4.5 stars

I came across this brand on Instagram and I like several of their baked to order products, including this Everything Bagel. (It’s not really a bagel though, the only bagel thing about it is the shape of the bread.)

The reason the carb count is so low is that the main ingredients are almond flour, eggs, and oil. This also means that the bagel will sizzle when you toast it due to the high fat content.

Because it’s more fat than carbs, I hardly see a blood sugar impact when I eat this. Overall, this was one of the best low-carb breads I tested.

This bread is gluten, soy, and dairy-free but is seasoned with garlic and onion which might not be suitable for people with FODMAP intolerance.

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Linda’s Delights Biscuit

Net carbs: 1.5 g

Review score: 4 stars

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One could argue whether or not these biscuits qualify as bread, but I happily put butter on them so I think they do.

They have the right buttery taste and slightly crumbly texture, and they are firm enough to slice but easily break apart in your hand, even when toasted.

Some people may find their taste a little bit bland, but I like them and they have no impact on my blood sugar.

The biscuits aren’t large (about 1.3 oz.) They are a high fiber bake and do not cater to people trying to avoid wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, or dairy.

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Sola Sliced Bread (Golden Wheat)

Net carbs: 3 g

Review score: 4 stars

This is a decent low-carb sliced bread. It’s very soft, and it tastes, smells, and toasts like regular bread.

The main reason I’m not giving this bread a higher score is that the slices are on the smaller side and a serving is not very filling. Even if you enjoyed two slices (6 grams of net carbs total), I still don’t think they are as filling as the Sola Hamburger Buns.

It is, however, a true low-carb bread and it hardly impacts my blood sugars at all.

It’s made with large amounts of fiber to keep the net carb count down. The bread is also made with wheat, soy, dairy, and egg so it’s not a good option if you look to stay clear of those ingredients.

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BFree Brown Seeded Sandwich Loaf

Net carbs: 6 g

Review score: 4.5 stars

I really liked the taste, texture, and size of a slice of this bread. It’s has a slightly nutty flavor and the only reason I don’t give it a 5-star score is that it did seem to impact my blood sugar somewhat (probably because it contains a small amount of molasses.)

One of the positives of this bread, aside from the great taste, is that I found it at my local grocery store as well as online so it’s easy to get your hands on.

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The main ingredients in this bread are potato flour and other wheat flours, so it’s gluten-free, which can make it a good option for those looking to avoid gluten.

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Sola Burger Buns

Net carbs: 6 g

Review score: 4.5 stars

This is, in my opinion, one of the best low carb breads available. Each bun is the size of a regular hamburger bun and they have a light and fluffy texture. And most importantly, they taste like a wheat bun.

I like to toast my bread and this bread toast beautifully without melting or turning to cardboard.

A bun is 140 calories and those come from different fibers, fat, milk, and dairy sources. So although low in carbs, the bread is not suitable for anyone who doesn’t eat gluten, soy, dairy, or eggs.

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Nature’s Harvest Light Multigrain Bread

Net carbs: 7 g (for 1 slice)

Review score: 4 stars

Nature’s Harvest is another bread you’ll see on the shelves in most grocery stores. It’s baked by a large commercial bakery that also bakes other popular brands such as Thomas muffins and SaraLee bread.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that and the Nature’s harvest loaf did live up to my expectations of what sandwich bread should look and feel like. But like Dave’s Killer bread (see below), I did find the bread to be a little too sweet for my taste.

Be aware that a serving is 2 slices rather than just one. They have been good enough to list the carb content for both 1 and 2 slices on the packaging so it’s easy enough to figure out how many carbs you’re consuming (The 7 g net carbs listed is for one slice).

It’s a wheat-based bread and it’s baked with soy so it’s not a good choice for those looking to avoid gluten or soy.

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Dave’s Killer Bread – Good Seed Thin-Sliced

Net carbs: 10 g

Review score: 3.5 stars

Dave’s Killer Bread is another brand you’ll see on most supermarket shelves, at least if you’re in California. It’s supposedly the most sold organic bread in the US.

I choose the Good Seed Thin-sliced bread for this review simply because it was the one with the lowest net-carb count my local store had available.

It definitely looks and feels like any ordinary slice of sandwich bread but I thought the slices were a little on the small size. I also found the taste a little too sweet and it hit my blood sugar pretty hard, which just didn’t work for me, so I don’t see myself buying this again.

It’s a wheat and seed bread and also has a few grams of added sugar (which might explain why I find it sweet) so it won’t work for those looking to avoid gluten.

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Ezekiel 4:9 English Muffin

Net carbs: 12 g

Review score: 3.5 stars

This is not the bread with the lowest carb count but it has been a staple of mine for years. It has a mild almost nutty flavor and it toats and smells just like a whole grain muffin.

It’s made completely out of sprouted grains without any flour so it has a lower glycemic index than regular bread (36 versus around 75 for most other breads). That means that it should give less of a blood sugar spike than regular bread as it gets converted into glucose in the bloodstream slower. However, I often notice a relatively steep blood sugar impact when I eat this bread.

The serving size is the only other thing that really bothers me about this bread, as a serving is only ½ a muffin.

The muffins are vegan but made with sprouted wheat and soy, so it’s not suitable for anyone trying to avoid that.

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Let me know if you don’t see your favorite low-carb bread on the list and I’ll add it. The only requirement is that 1 serving or 1 slice of bread should have no more than a maximum of 12 g net carbs.

I test a lot of low-carb products. Here are some of myother reviews:

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FAQs

Can you eat Aldi low carb bread on keto? ›

Aldi zero-carb bread is keto-friendly. It contains some little carbs, but they are within limits specified for the keto diet. While the bread is not keto certified, it qualifies since certification is for foods with less than 6g net carbs per serving.

What is the best bread for a diabetic? ›

The American Diabetes Association recommends choosing whole grain bread or 100 percent whole wheat bread instead of white bread. White bread is made from highly processed white flour and added sugar.

How many carbs are in Aldi low carb bread? ›

Per serve (92g): ✅ Energy: 1040 kJ (248 Cal) ✅ Protein: 23.6g ✅ Fat: 12.8g ✅ Carbs (total): 5.0g ✅ – Sugars: 1.4g Information taken from packet.

How much is Aldi's low carb bread? ›

From air fryers to gym equipment, ALDI is known for selling quality products at low prices. Now, a dietitian has revealed the budget-friendly supermarket stocks a low-carb high-protein bread for only $4.99.

How many net carbs can you have on keto? ›

Most Ketogenic diet guidelines recommend you stay between 15 - 30g of net carbohydrates per day, or 5-10% of total calories. In general, if you're a very active person who exercises 4 to 5 times a week, you're more likely to be able to consume more carbohydrates and stay in ketosis.

What can I replace bread with for sandwiches? ›

Here are some of the best options you have for making sandwich staples with healthy bread alternatives.
  • Tortillas. For a long time, tortillas have served as one of the most mainstream low calorie bread alternatives. ...
  • Nori. ...
  • Lettuce Wraps. ...
  • Sweet Potato. ...
  • Go Breadless Altogether.
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What can I eat for breakfast instead of bread? ›

Awesome bread alternatives
  • Oatcakes.
  • Wholegrain Crackers.
  • Flatbreads.
  • Lettuce leaves.
  • Cabbage leaves.
  • Collard leaves.
  • Oat pancakes.
  • Karelian pastries.
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Which bread is good for weight loss? ›

03/5​Whole grain bread

Whole grain bread is the healthiest pick for weight. It provides you with the nutrition of several whole grains like oats, barley, corn and others. Whole grain means whole kernel -the bran, germ and endosperm, which makes them highly nutritious.

How many slices of bread can a diabetic eat per day? ›

According to a regular person's calorie intakes, one can have around three medium slices of refined white flour bread in a day. When it comes to a diabetic patient, this number changes, it is best not to consume white flour bread, but if doing so, make sure not to go over two medium slices.

What bread is the lowest in sugars? ›

Sourdough contains less sugar, even when made with white flour. Both light and dark rye bread have a relatively low GI. Try to buy fresh from the bakery instead of the store, and go organic when possible. Even “healthy” multigrain bread can contain nasty sugar levels.

Does Ezekiel bread have carbs in it? ›

One slice of this bread contains 15 grams (g) of carbohydrate so people could incorporate it into a low-carb diet plan. However, as Ezekiel bread contains grains such as wheat and barley, it is unsuitable for people with non-celiac gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.

Can diabetics have keto bread? ›

Base Culture Keto Bread- Cinnamon Raisin

Pros: This low carb bread is keto-approved and made with zero artificial ingredients or preservatives. At only 6 net carbs per slice, you can enjoy a slice (or even 2) and still feel confident while managing your diabetes.

Is low carb bread good for you? ›

Keto bread may be low in calories and total and net carbs, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's healthy. While store-bought keto bread can certainly be part of a healthy and well-balanced diet, it needs to be more than just low-carb to be considered healthy (via Healthline).

What is Aldi keto bread made from? ›

ALDI L'Oven Fresh Keto Bread Nutrition:

Ingredients: water, modified wheat starch, wheat protein isolate, oat fiber, wheat gluten, soybean oil, wheat bran, contains 2% or less of the following: inulin, yeast, vinegar, salt, preservatives (calcium propionate, sorbic acid).

Can I eat peanuts on a keto diet? ›

9. Peanuts. Peanuts are technically a legume, which means they're more closely related to beans and lentils than other nuts on this list. However, they're one of the most widely available nuts and a great choice for keto dieters.

How many carbs are in Aldi bread? ›

Each big slice (about the size of two L'Oven pieces) has 175 calories, 1 gram of fat, 37 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

How many carbs are diabetics allowed per day? ›

People with diabetes can also benefit from diets that allow up to 26% of their daily calories to come from carbs. For people who eat 2,000–2,200 calories a day, this is equivalent to 130–143 grams of carbs ( 12 ). Since carbs raise blood sugar, reducing them to any extent can help you manage your blood sugar levels.

How many carbs a day keep you in ketosis? ›

Carb targets to stay in ketosis

According to a 2018 review of the different types of ketogenic diet, a person should consume up to 50 grams (g) of carbohydrates per day to stay in ketosis. A female on a keto diet should consume 40–50 g of protein per day, while a male should consume 50–60 g of protein daily.

How many days does it take to go into ketosis? ›

It typically takes 2–4 days to enter ketosis if you eat fewer than 50 grams of carbs per day. However, some people may take longer depending on factors like physical activity level, age, metabolism, and carb, fat, and protein intake.

What happens when you stop eating bread for a month? ›

Decreased appetite

Scientifically, the refined carbohydrates found in white bread in particular cause a direct increase in the level of sugar in the blood, and as a reaction, a healthy body will automatically try to reduce it quickly by secreting insulin, and this will directly affect your appetite for food.

Are wraps better than bread? ›

There isn't much nutritional difference between bread and wraps. Both contain similar ingredients, except the bread is leavened with yeast and a wrap is flat. The Nutrition Facts labels show similar nutritional profiles for one wrap and two slices of commercially baked bread.

Are Crackers better than bread? ›

"Crackers can and should be part of a healthy diet. In fact, they're [much] better than most bread for weight management," Soloff says.

What is a perfect breakfast? ›

For the most nutritious breakfast, try to choose whole, unprocessed foods from each of the five food groups: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy. Try to include proteins from foods like yogurts (look for varieties with less sugar added), eggs, nuts and seeds or legumes.

Are potatoes better than bread? ›

Potatoes are better than bread due to their fewer calories, carbohydrates, sugar and fat than bread. Potatoes are better for weight loss containing 290% fewer calories than white bread and have a higher satiety index score. Potatoes provide a higher percentage of vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.

How many slices of bread should I eat a day to lose weight? ›

But if you're aiming to lose weight, you might want to stick to 8 slices per day and that is depending on your carbohydrate intake throughout the day.

Should I stop eating bread if I want to lose weight? ›

Although avoiding white bread, pasta, rice and potatoes can be a useful step toward weight loss, it should be done as part of a healthy program that includes a balanced diet, along with exercise. For guidance on weight loss plans that may be right for you, consider meeting with a dietitian or talk with your doctor.

What kind of bread does Weight Watchers recommend? ›

What are the best breads to eat on WW? Aim for breads made with whole grains, like oats, brown rice, barley, and quinoa, whole grains include flours milled using the entire grain, which preserves its fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Buckwheat, bulgur (cracked wheat), millet, rye, and spelt also qualify.

What time should diabetics stop eating at night? ›

Try to go 10 to 12 hours each night without eating, Sheth advises. For instance, if you eat breakfast at 8:30 a.m. every morning, that means capping your nighttime meals and snacks between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. each night.

Are grapes good for diabetics? ›

Grapes are adored, nourishing fruits and are safe for diabetics. People can eat them and add them to their diabetic diets as they do not harm or spike glucose levels. Consuming grapes help to reduce the susceptibility to developing type 2 diabetes.

Are baked potatoes OK for diabetics? ›

Can people with diabetes eat potatoes? Although potatoes are a starchy vegetable, a person with diabetes can still enjoy them as part of a healthful diet.

What is the healthiest bread without sugar? ›

1. Ezekiel bread. Ezekiel bread stands out among most varieties because it's made without added sugar and from sprouted whole grains.

Are tomatoes good for diabetics? ›

Tomatoes are not high in sugar, and neither are carrots. Tomatoes, similar to carrots, are considered a non-starchy vegetable in meal planning for diabetes. This means that the amount of naturally occurring sugar is minimal in a serving.

How many carbs are in nature's own sugar free bread? ›

Example: A product with 26 grams of total carbohydrates and 9 grams of fiber will have 17 grams net carbs. Math equation: 26 - 9 = 17 IMPORTANT: Net carbs are per serving. Make sure you know your serving size or else you may go over your planned intake and exit ketosis. Great job!

Can drinking a lot of water lower your blood sugar? ›

Drinking water regularly may rehydrate the blood, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce diabetes risk ( 20 , 21 ). Keep in mind that water and other zero-calorie drinks are best. Avoid sugar-sweetened options, as these can raise blood glucose, drive weight gain, and increase diabetes risk ( 22 , 23 ).

What kind of cereal can a diabetic eat? ›

“My favorite breakfast cereal recommendation for people with diabetes is a high-fiber, low-sugar option such as bran flakes,” says Palinski-Wade. With 5 grams of fiber per serving, this type of cereal contains 19 grams of net carbs per ¾ cup serving, making it lower in carbohydrates than many breakfast cereals.

Is popcorn healthy for diabetics? ›

Can people with diabetes eat popcorn? Popcorn can be a healthful snack for most people if they prepare it in the right way. Due to its relatively low-calorie and high-fiber content, air-popped popcorn can be a good option for people with diabetes too.

What is Aldi keto bread made from? ›

ALDI L'Oven Fresh Keto Bread Nutrition:

Ingredients: water, modified wheat starch, wheat protein isolate, oat fiber, wheat gluten, soybean oil, wheat bran, contains 2% or less of the following: inulin, yeast, vinegar, salt, preservatives (calcium propionate, sorbic acid).

Can I eat keto bread on keto? ›

When added carefully, keto bread can be incorporated into a ketogenic diet. Typically low calorie — one popular brand, Franz Keto, contains only 40 calories a slice per its white bread — keto bread is also typically lower in carbohydrates and higher in protein and fiber than other breads.

Can I eat keto bread everyday? ›

If you are on low-carb or keto, within the realms of being sensible and eating whole unprocessed foods, you might have 50-100 grams of carbs to play with, and you can choose where you want to get that from. And if it's bread every now and again, then absolutely, enjoy it!

What is low-carb bread made from? ›

What is keto bread made of? Keto bread is a low carb bread that doesn't contain the heavy wholewheat and wholegrains that make traditional bread so carby. Instead, you'll find ingredients that are low in carbohydrates, such as almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk, cream cheese and eggs.

Can diabetics have keto bread? ›

Base Culture Keto Bread- Cinnamon Raisin

Pros: This low carb bread is keto-approved and made with zero artificial ingredients or preservatives. At only 6 net carbs per slice, you can enjoy a slice (or even 2) and still feel confident while managing your diabetes.

Does fiber cancel carbs? ›

Healthy carbohydrates such as fruit and vegetables are usually high in fiber, while processed carbohydrates typically lack fiber. While fiber does not cancel out carbs, high-fiber foods are typically digested slower, which makes them less likely to be stored as body fat.

Can I eat peanuts on a keto diet? ›

9. Peanuts. Peanuts are technically a legume, which means they're more closely related to beans and lentils than other nuts on this list. However, they're one of the most widely available nuts and a great choice for keto dieters.

Is Dave's Killer bread good for keto? ›

Helpful Insights About Dave's Killer Bread Thin-Sliced 100% Whole Wheat. Net Carbs are 17% of calories per serving, at 12g per serving. This food is safe for the keto diet.

What can I eat instead of bread to lose weight? ›

Sweet Potatoes and Vegetables

They may also be used in a variety of recipes for grain-free breads and flatbreads. Other vegetables, like eggplants, bell peppers, cucumbers and mushrooms, also make great bread substitutes. These are fresh, tasty alternatives.

Is popcorn keto friendly? ›

Popcorn can easily fit into a keto diet with a daily limit of 50 grams of net carbs and can even be included in more restrictive versions of the keto diet. Not to mention, if you're following a keto diet to lose weight, popcorn only has 90 calories per serving.

Is peanut butter keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

Is oatmeal a keto? ›

Yes! Pure, Raw (not pre-cooked) oatmeal is also a great source of resistant starch; an important component in the Keto diet. And 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup (dry measure) contains only about 12 to 24 g of available carbs.

Is low carb bread good for you? ›

Keto bread may be low in calories and total and net carbs, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's healthy. While store-bought keto bread can certainly be part of a healthy and well-balanced diet, it needs to be more than just low-carb to be considered healthy (via Healthline).

Does low carb bread cause gas? ›

If you're starting a new, low-carb diet, it's possible that you'll experience some uncomfortable side effects including gas and bloat. Adding in more fiber to your diet will likely improve your digestive issues, but you'll need to be thoughtful about your approach.

How many carbs should I eat per day? ›

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that carbohydrates make up 45% to 65% of total daily calories. So if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbs a day.

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