Buy This, Not That: Sandwich Bread

ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING PLACES IN THE SUPERMARKET IS THE BREAD AISLE. A huge wall of bread choices , the store is crowded, your kids are going crazy – what do you do? Grab the biggest, cheapest loaf? Think again.

In this video post, Cat explains why to stay away from super-soft squashy “Twinkie bread” and how to step up your sandwich bread choice without making yourself crazy in the grocery store.

The bottom line

Remember these three things when buying sandwich bread and you’ll be covered:

  1. Whole grains as the first ingredient (Whole grains are healthier and more filling)
  2. No high fructose corn syrup (Too many questions surround this highly processed ingredient. See 3 Really Good Reasons to Avoid HFCS)
  3. A short list of ingredients (Fewer ingredients = fewer additives = better for your body.)

4 comments for “Buy This, Not That: Sandwich Bread

  1. Claire
    November 4, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Cat–Great vid. I love your point that squashy twinkie bread is not satisfying. Great step-up approach–for $.50 more, you GET more–more satisfaction, more nutrition, more taste. Claire (friend of Jen Conroy Dowd)

  2. cat
    November 5, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Thanks, Claire. I’ve heard over and over from people that it’s hard to figure out where and how to start making changes. BTNT is meant to give people those small steps that can lead to healthy changes.

  3. July 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    We just took all of that junk out of the equation and make our own bread every week. $18 for 50 pounds of flour makes a LOT more bread than I can buy at the store! LOL

    And to that we add all different kinds of “extras” — oatmeal, multi-grain cereal, ground flax seed…. my family COMPLAINS when we have to buy “emergency bread” at the store! :-)

  4. cat
    July 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Cynthia, how great! My family also prefers homemade over store bought these days and using my bread maker is quick and easy.

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