These Keto-Friendly Breads Are Low in Carbs but High in Flavor
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Ask anyone what they miss most after going keto and they might get nostalgic about a thick, crusty Italian sandwich, a BLT, or just plain ol’ buttered toast. Needless to say, cutting carbs is no easy feat. The keto diet typically means reducing your total daily carbohydrate intake to less than 50 grams a day — which is less than a single bagel. But as the keto diet has surged in popularity in recent years, many companies have been launching new bread products to accommodate their low-carb customers. That’s good news not only for keto and paleo dieters but also for diabetics looking for bread that won’t spike their blood sugar.
The truth is, before the rise of diets like Atkins, keto, and paleo, most low-carb bread could be compared to cardboard — at best. But thankfully, that has been changing: nowadays, you can find alternatives that taste remarkably similar to the real thing. Don’t believe us? Then try one of the products below for yourself, each of which contains less than 10 grams of net carbs per serving. We rounded up some of the best low-carb breads that not only fit within your daily macro limits but also taste pretty darn good, too.
ROYO 30-Calorie Artisan Bread
Even non-keto folks who are trying to watch their carb intake can’t seem to get enough of this vegan, non-GMO bread. It’s soft but sturdy, toasts like a dream, and only contains 2 grams of net carbs thanks to the 11 grams of satiating fiber. Plus, it’s only 30 calories a slice. So, it makes sense why some reviewers claim this bread has “changed their life.”
“My only concern about recommending it to all of my friends is that they might sell out and I want it all for myself,” wrote one customer — and it’s a legitimate concern.
BTW — ROYO offers a slew of other low-carb options worth trying, from whole-grain buns and cinnamon raisin protein bread to the brand-new 70-calorie New York-style bagels.
Oldtyme 647 White Bread
If you prefer the taste and texture of classic white bread to whole-grain bread, then look no further for your low-carb holy grail.
With only 6 grams of net carbs and 40 calories per slice, but 7 grams of fiber, the Oldtyme 647 White Bread will satisfy those carb cravings while keeping hunger pangs at bay.
Dave’s Killer Bread Organic Powerseed Thin Sliced Bread
Dave’s Killer Bread
Thanks to four different kinds of nutritious seeds, this whole-grain bread has a satisfyingly crunchy texture and nutty flavor — making it a great base for everything from tuna salad and PB&J to grilled cheese. Each slide contains 60 calories, 8 grams of net carbs, and as an added bonus, it doesn’t have any shady, hard-to-pronounce ingredients.
Carbonaut Low Carb Seeded Bread
Each slice of this light and fluffy bread has 6 grams of protein and fiber. Not only that, but ingredients like flax meal, bamboo fiber, resistant potato starch, and psyllium husk are all great for supporting gut health while balancing your blood sugar. Reviewers say it’s hard to believe this “soft, very tasty” loaf is keto-friendly, but it truly only has 2 grams of net carbs per serving. “Holy game changer! I’m in total shock and awe over how legitimately good this bread is!” wrote one customer.
Pro tip: Reviewers say it tastes even better after you toast it.
Kiss My Keto Low-Carb Bread
Kiss My Keto
There’s a bread for everyone in this keto-approved lineup: golden wheat, dark wheat, seeded wheat, and cinnamon raisin. It also happens to be a No. 1 bestseller in the whole wheat bread category on Amazon — and that’s no surprise. It’s 100% sugar-free, has an excellent flavor and consistency, and is made with minimal ingredients — like oat fiber, golden flaxseed meal, and eggs. Golden wheat, dark what, and seeded wheat have 0 net carbs — that’s right, none whatsoever — while the cinnamon raisin has 2 measly grams. And they all have 4-5 grams of fiber and 5-6 grams of protein per serving, meaning this is a bread that will stick with you for hours. Plus, since loaves are baked fresh each week and then immediately frozen, you can rest assured that it will arrive as fresh as possible on your doorstep.
Sola Sweet and Buttery Bread
With words like “sweet” and “buttery” in the name, this bread makes some pretty big promises right off the bat — and fortunately, it definitely delivers. Some reviewers were actually skeptical it could contain so few carbohydrates, writing it “Tastes too good to be true.” But we can confirm this bread boasts a carb count of just 2 net grams per slice, thanks to a combination of defatted soy flour and arrowroot flour.
Base Culture Keto Bread: Seven Nut & Seed
What sets this bread apart is that it’s not only paleo-friendly, but also kosher, dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and GMO-free, making it the best option for those with food allergies and sensitivities. Rather than wheat flour, Base Culture uses a blend of nuts and seeds, potato flour, and arrowroot, lending a hefty dose of healthy fats and a sweet, nutty flavor that customers can’t seem to get enough of. Best of all, there are only 4 grams of net carbs per slice.
Great Low Carb Sourdough Bread
Great Low Carb
Calling all sourdough lovers: This protein and fiber powerhouse packs a staggering 7 grams of each macronutrient in every slice — but only 1 gram of net carbs. Customers appreciate the firm texture and subtle tang. It also happens to be surprisingly versatile.
“Amazing! It makes great meat and veggie sandwiches, garlic toast, French toast, grilled cheese . . . I’ve even toasted it then ground it up and used it for breading,” says one reviewer.
Extraordinary Bites Keto White Bread
If you’re looking to up your protein intake, this bread has one of the highest contents of any keto bread, with an impressive 9 grams per serving. Did we mention it also only has 30 calories and 1 gram of net carbs per slice? Top a toasted slice with mashed avocado and an egg for an ultra-satiating, keto-approved breakfast that’ll stick with you through those morning meetings.
Nature’s Own Life Double Fiber Wheat Bread
Nature’s Own Life
Nature’s Own, the No. 1 selling bread brand, took their popular wheat bread and doubled the fiber content. And while this bread is slightly higher in carbs than others on the list (7 grams of net carbs per slice), it’s a worthy sacrifice since it also tastes a little closer to regular bread than some other keto options, and there are also only 50 calories per slice. It’s worth noting that Nature’s Own also prides itself on using no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.
Outer Aisle PlantPower Cauliflower Sandwich Thins
The first thing you’ll notice about these sandwich thins is that they contain just four simple ingredients: cauliflower, cage-free eggs, Parmesan cheese, and nutritional yeast. Better yet, each thin only contains 1 gram of net carbs and offers a whole serving of vegetables. Top the Italian flavored sandwich thins with pesto, sundried tomatoes, or cheese, use the everything variety to wrap up deli meats and egg scrambles, or bust out the jalapeño when you’re seeking a subtle kick. Who says you can’t have pizza on keto? These also serve as the perfect crust for a thin-crust homemade pie.
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