Whether you're keto, high fiber, or simply looking to cut back, it turns out there are plenty of low carb alternatives to white bread. White bread is nutrient-poor and is little more than empty calories and, worse yet, it's not very hearty or satisfying. Why? It's low in fiber, aka the zero-calorie, non-digestible part of a carbohydrate. Fiber adds bulk to food, helps you feel full for longer and, perhaps most importantly of all, er, helps to keep your digestive tract in good working order.
So, when you're looking for low-carb options, it's important to look at the carb and fiber content, to get an idea of many grams of carbs your body is actually digesting. You see, Carbs - Fiber = Net Carbs, with "net carbs" representing the amount of carbs that your body is actually digesting.
Another thing to keep an eye out for? Well, not all low-carb bread alternatives are automatic green lights. Many are high in processed ingredients, added sugars and sodium... which ultimately makes them worse for you than a delicious loaf of French bread.
So which options come out on top? Click through our slideshow to see the ones that deliver both nutritionally and gastronomically.
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Crepini makes savory crepe doppelgängers. Each Crepini has zero net carbs because they're made mostly using eggs and cauliflower, meaning they're relatively high in protein per serving too. They taste just as good on their own as they do used as a wrap and can be enjoyed warm or cold.
GG Crackers don't necessarily taste great on their own, but top them with smoked salmon and avocado, scrambled eggs (or anything else you love), and they'll make for an incredibly tasty and filling afternoon snack. You can even spread some tomato sauce and sprinkle on some Kite Hill cheese, then put them in the oven to get a quick, healthy take on pizza. The brand now also has gluten-free options.
Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Bread, $51.68 for 24 Ounce — 6 per case
Ezekiel products are a favorite of wellness influencers, and for good reason. All the ingredients are organic and sprouted, meaning they're easier to digest and higher in nutrients. Not everything in the line is low-carb, but this option clocks in at 10 grams (the lowest out of their many bread options), while being high in fiber and protein and low in fat — plus it's sugar-free.
Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Cracker Snack Pack, $16.47 for 3 Count
With 13 grams of net carbs, these aren't as low carb as other options on this list, but if you're looking for a crunchy bread alternative, these nut and seed-based crackers are great. As a reference, for weight loss purposes, keeping net carbs at around 35 grams a day is ideal.