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Old 08-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #1
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Low Carb "bread"

Hubby is doing the LC with me, but I'm pretty much dragging him along, kicking and screaming. It was actually because of him that we started LC, as that's what his doctor recommended due to high BP and pre-diabetic. Even though he is going off the diet a lot and I am following it strictly, he is losing more than I am. Frustrating? Yes, thankyouverymuch...

I have made the oopsie bread, which he will reluctantly eat, but he really wants real bread for a BLT. He looks up LC bread, and says "hey, there's a bunch of bread that is no carb!" I told him I've read enough on here to know that is not true. Anyhoo, if I were to go get him some LC bread, is there any brand in particular you all would recommend? I know he shouldn't have any, but I'd rather get him something rather LC than the Wonder bread (blech) he is threatening to go buy!
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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How about a blt wrap in a low carb tortilla? I make a flax bread for dh for sandwiches but I don't like it (Flax Bread Recipe - Low-Carb Focaccia-Style Flax Bread). Or you could try making a savory OMM and using that for sandwich bread.
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I often make my own.

Here's a GREAT thread with lots of low carb bread ideas and recipes: Kevin's Bread, Biscuit, Bun & Roll Recipes

Here's a great simple recipe, with flax. It's like 1 gram net carb per sandwich, has good fiber and is quite tasty: Flax Bread Recipe - Low-Carb Focaccia-Style Flax Bread

I live out of the US, so I don't have the variety some might. You might look into Julian's Bakery? I've heard mixed things about how true their claims of carb quantities are in their products, but it seems that people agree their products are delicious (but very expensive).

The only LC bread I can find here is a Toufayan (SP?) LC Pita, which ... is really quite good!

Apparently ezekiel bread has some good options, as well. Good luck!
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My husband I do BLT's in low carb wraps. I do fine with those, I do know some people on here don't though.
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I like Natural Ovens Carb Conscious bread. For me the flavor is about as close to whole grain as I have found in a low-carb bread
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Thanks! I will look into the homemade breads. He doesn't like the OMMs, and I don't know how he'll do with anything that tastes like that (although I LOVE the OMMs!) I also want to look into the LC tortillas. Any suggestions on which brand is the best? I've heard there's Mama Lupes and Mission. We live in a small town and I'll have to drive to the city to go to a decent grocery store, so I'm trying to get some ideas before I go tomorrow.
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I like Mama Lupe's a whole lot. The Mission ones are good, but ... kinda ... cardboardy. They have a slightly weird chalky texture. Mama Lupe's are definitely the tastier options (in my opinion). I use them for tacos, but also sandwich wraps, enchiladas, casseroles, etc. Good stuff!
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Do you have a bread machine? Or even just making bread by hand, there are quite a few good low carb bread recipes online. Just *google* for them. Now, even low carb bread has a few carbs, so most often isn't something a follower would eat a lot of, often, but bread for BLT sandwiches this time of year is a must. LOL I completely understand.

Your DH needs to know that most low carb breads don't taste quite like loaves of white bread, whether you buy the pre-sliced stuff or even bake real homemade loaves yourself, at home. But still, it's usually better than having to use a wrap instead of bread.
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We have Chompies in Arizona and Sprouts sells their 1 carb per piece bread in three different varieties (multigrain, sesame and cinnamon). I was reluctant to start eating anything like this but it didn't throw me off. Not cheap at 5.29 for a small loaf but it was worth the $$$. I have mine toasted with butter.
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Mama Lupe's low carb tortillas are great!

Bread machine low carb bread for me is "ok" but when I toast it - I love it. Here's the recipe I use: (the person who posted it in another forum said they got it here at LCF

1/2 cup water
1 egg
1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
2 tablespoons Splenda sugar substitute
1/3 cup ground flax seeds
1/4 cup soy flour
3/4 cup vital wheat gluten flour
1 teaspoon dried yeast

Directions:
1) Using a 1 pound capacity bread machine, combine ingredients according to order given in bread machine manual.
2) Select 'light' browning setting.
3) Don't remove bread until it is cooled.
4) Cut into slices, and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Tips from other people who have tried it:
-replace half the soy flour with coconut flour and 1/4 t salt
-take the bread out before it bakes and baking it in oven
-some add jalapenos (I did this and added cheese as well!)
-some use it as a pizza crust
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I was going to mention that if you have a Health Food store, they often sell loaves of low carb bread.
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I'll have to try sprouts. Slice of bread with eggs in morning sounds good and only 1 carb.
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I was going to mention that if you have a Health Food store, they often sell loaves of low carb bread.
Our major health food store sells Julian Bakery bread ($7.49 a loaf). So, call your health food store and ask what they sell.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #14
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I think Oroweat bakery bread also known as Arnold lite whole wheat has 11 net carbs for 2 slices...kroger and walmart ususally carry it. I use the lc wraps and pitas but only on occasion...and tomato season is one good occassion lol...love the blt
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #15
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I like Trader Joe's sprouted breads. Available in wheat, multigrain and rye. Only 4 net carbs per slice and it is "real" bread. We love it.
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You might check out Joseph's brand, sold at super Wal Mart in my area. They are usually in front of the deli counter where they slice the lunch meat and cheeses, NOT with the rest of the bread! They have pita breads that make good pizza crusts and people rave about the faux crackers they've made out of the Lavash.

For recipes, my suggestion is to make single serving microwave recipes until you find something you like. Then, multiply the recipe and try to scale it up. That's what I'm doing right now. I've got several threads in my favorites, and I'm slowly trying them and weeding them out in hopes of finding one I really like. That way you won't waste a lot of ingredients on something and end up tossing it out.
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Personally I love the mission LC tortillas more than other non LC brands. I try to eat them on strength training days, and if I do that, then I can have 2 or 3 per week and still lose.

Just me, but I couldn't stand the mama lupe ones. I tried them and threw out almost half the package

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Sara Lee no sugar added bread, delightful white/wheat/whole grain. It has about 7 carbs a slice and is just like regular bread. You can probably get it in any large supermarket, no specialty stores needed.
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I often make my own.

Here's a GREAT thread with lots of low carb bread ideas and recipes: Kevin's Bread, Biscuit, Bun & Roll Recipes

Here's a great simple recipe, with flax. It's like 1 gram net carb per sandwich, has good fiber and is quite tasty: Flax Bread Recipe - Low-Carb Focaccia-Style Flax Bread

I live out of the US, so I don't have the variety some might. You might look into Julian's Bakery? I've heard mixed things about how true their claims of carb quantities are in their products, but it seems that people agree their products are delicious (but very expensive).

The only LC bread I can find here is a Toufayan (SP?) LC Pita, which ... is really quite good!

Apparently ezekiel bread has some good options, as well. Good luck!
Thanks for the links DJ. I think I'll try to make some bread this fall. But first I need to try the basic oopsie rolls first. New to all this. Just quickly checked out your blog and I am blown away. You ROCK ! Will be checking it out often. - Kristan
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those low carb breads in the grocery store. yeah.

I am skeptical of the labeling on them, I have to say. I find they DO stall weight loss for me, but then what doesn't at this point?

the lowest label I see in our stores is the Sara Lee Wheat with Honey which has 9 grams net for two slices. it seems weird that that one is lower than the two without honey, but my glucose monitor shows it's true. I think they all may have about three times as many carbs as they admit to though.

you know, when people talk about making "bread" they are talking about a couple different things. making a yeast raised loaf in the oven is a job. making two slices in the microwave based on flax is fast and easy.

I play around with combinations like this:

one egg beaten
1/4 c flax meal
1/4 c oat fiber
1/4 unflavored whey protein isolate (if you leave this out, the slices tend to fall apart)
pinch salt
tablespoon canned pumpkin (not for flavor, but for texture. the oat fiber makes it dry otherwise.)
water to make this a batter you can pour into the pan

I put half of this in the bottom of a silicone loaf pan and microwave about 1.5-2 minutes. just cut in half lengthwise for two slices. repeat for another two slices.
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Karb Krunchers bread and bagels are awesome when they are toasted...they are kind of expensive, but if you buy a couple of loaves and then freeze them 2 slices together and use them once in a while, they are totally worth buying. The bagels are around 5 carbs each and the bread is 4.5 carbs for two pieces. I have made french toast with the bread also and it is awesome! I wish Netrition would carry this brand but Linda's Diet Delites out of NY carries them...hth
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I am personally skeptical of the lc store breads myself...but I think if it gets her husband to try and he ends up losing by cutting a little carbs maybe he will see the light and be willing to go with a better choice for even better results...who knows...gotta start somewhere.
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Love the wrap-itz low carb wraps. We started using these and have not bought bread in weeks! My hubby was such a bread lover but he's ok with just the wraps now.
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Great comments, people. Thanks so much. I went shopping today and got 2 loaves of bread that are about 6 carbs per slice. You're right, if hubby will eat these, it's better than what he would get otherwise. I also got 2 pkgs of low-carb tortillas. I want to try some of the recipes you all put on here. I also got a bag of Bob's Red Mill bread mix - 5 g per slice.
Thanks so much for all the info ))
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How many carbs in the wrap-itz low carb wraps? I didn't see those anywhere...'
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The Sarah Lee 45 Calories & Delightful whole wheat bread has 10 carbs for 2 slices and is wonderful.
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The Wrap-itz has 5 net carbs (9 g carbs 4g fiber 0 sugar).
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I know the Eades recommend the La Tortilla Factory LC tortillas. I've had them before and they are really good! I forget the net carb count but its really low.
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The Wrap-itz has 5 net carbs (9 g carbs 4g fiber 0 sugar).
Can you tell us where this Wrap-itz is available? Thanks
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