Avocado toast, sandwiches, french toast – what bread should you use? Look for a hearty whole grain like bread like this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick: Dave’s Killer Bread.
Disclosure: Dave’s Killer Bread did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.
The bread aisle can be very confusing at the grocery store. There are just too many to choose from. Multi-grain, whole grain, 17 seed grain – how do you know what is a healthy choice? First off, choose a whole grain.
Following is the official definition of whole grains, approved and endorsed by the Whole Grains Council in May 2004:*
Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.
This definition means that 100% of the original kernel – all of the bran, germ, and endosperm – must be present to qualify as a whole grain.
I’ve featured a bread company for one of my picks before. Do you remember how to make sure your whole grain bread is truly a whole grain bread? The first word that should be listed is the word “whole”. That is ensuring that the bran, germ, and endosperm are all present.
Look out for the word “enriched” that often creeps in before the word “whole” on the ingredient list. This means that niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, folic acid, and iron are added in because the key nutrients coming from the bran and germ were stripped out in the first place during the refining process. Enriched bread offers benefits over your standard white bread, but going for a less processed option with it’s natural nutritious ingredients is your best bet.
So, why is this Dave’s Killer Bread my pick? It’s packed with all kinds of whole grains: whole wheat flour, millet, barley, spelt, brown rice, rye, amaranth, kamut, quinoa, buckwheat, sorghum, plus more! Plus packed with seeds like flax seed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, and more! It’s so hearty which will help keep you full.
They also varieties in thin-sliced! Skip those low cal, cardboard tasting breads in the aisles and try Dave’s Killer Bread, thin-sliced. You get the same hearty, wholesome, and filling ingredients, but simply less calories.
Along with a delicious product, Dave’s Killer Bread has an awesome story. They believe everyone is capable of greatness and they believe in the power of reinvention, and are committed to turning second chances into lasting change. Learn more about their story here.