The Best Low Calorie Bread for 2021

    I spent all the money and all the carbs trying to find the tastiest low calorie bread on the market! Here’s my results.

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    I. Love. Bread. I love bread! I can hear Oprah saying this for her weight watchers commercials in my mind whenever I think about bread. I repeat it often to anyone listening. I get you Oprah! I LOVE BREAD too!

    Bread has gotten such a bad reputation in the past two decades as something to eliminate if you want to lose weight. I can promise you, I’ve lost weight, and maintained it, without ever cutting bread out of my diet. I literally eat a slice of bread every day. (Except my 7 days on Bright Line Eating of course!)

    Because I’m such a fan of bread, and I’m willing to say you can still lose weight without giving it up, I’ve made it my mission to find the YUMMIEST and BEST LOW CALORIE BREAD I could. This way, low calorie bread could always be a part of my diet!

    Which bread is low in calories?

    Most of the regular calorie bread on supermarket shelves have between 90-110 calories. The bread on the shelves you see that is super low in calories (below 50 calories) is usually so light weight, it can’t even take a spread of butter. It tastes like air!

    But, there is something in between! The low calorie bread I’ve been eating is hearty enough to be filling and can take a spread of peanut butter like a champ! These are my top 4 favorite, hearty, filling, low calorie breads from my local supermarket.

    The best tasting low calorie bread results

    1. Dave’s Killer Bread Thin-sliced Powerseed. {60 calories}

    My number one choice for low calorie bread is the Dave’s Killer Bread, Thin Sliced Powerseed (not sure why they are charging so much for that one, but another Dave’s Killer thin sliced bread through amazon is cheaper. I would just buy it at the store though. This one is super hearty, filling, and has great ingredients with only 60 calories. Plus, I get really excited about the 240 mg of Omega 3! This low calorie bread tastes great for sandwiches and toast.

    Dave's Killer Bread Thin Sliced Powerseed
    Thin sliced Daves Killer powerseed 60 calorie bread nutrition label
    Egg salad on toast

    2. Franz Organic Protein bread {85 calories}

    My second choice is a new bread I recently found, Franz Organic Thin Sliced PROTEIN! For one slice, this one has 85 calories and 5 grams of protein. I like how chewy and nutty this bread is!

    Franz organic protein bread nutrition label
    Franz organic protein bread nutrition label
    Tuna sandwich on protein bread

    3. Harpers Homemade Bran bread {80 calories}

    My third choice, is actually a bread I’ve been purchasing for at least 10 years. My kids grew up on this bread. I used to buy it because it was the only wheat bread that I thought was truly soft enough to be delicious. The bonus for me feeding my kids was that it also had 3 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein. Now I buy it because it is only 80 calories, and is the cheapest of the breads I like.

    Harpers homemade bran bread
    Nutrition label for Harper's homemade bran bread.
    One eye monster on bran bread

    4. Dunford Bakers

    And finally, if my store doesnt’ have Harper’s Homeade and I don’t want to spend extra on special breads, this Dunford Bakers Wheat bread is a SOLID alternative. It’s a little “wheaty”, but it’s only 70 calories, which is awesome!

    Dunford bakers wheat bread

    Low calorie bread runners up

    The last few are good options, even though I don’t love them as much as the first four.

    The cheesecake Factory bread is yummy, but it’s so dark, I don’t know that my kids would eat it.

    Cheesecake factory bread labels

    Oroweat {70 calories}

    Oroweat organic thin-sliced is only 70 calories, but it’s kind of light weight and airy.

    Oroweat bread label

    Sara Lee {45 calories}

    The Sara Lee white bread at 45 calories, I’d probably never buy. It’s much too light weight and airy.

    Franz Keto {40 calories}

    And finally, Franz bakery also has a Keto bread for 40 calories. I grabbed a photo of it, but I didn’t want to spend $5 to try it, mostly cause it’s marketed as Keto and I’m not a fan of foods labeled with Keto.

    Low calorie and low carb white bread ideas

    Aldi’s Fit and Active 35 calories

    I have never tried this bread, as I don’t have an Aldi’s in Utah, but this bread is 35 calories!

    aldis fit and active low calorie breaad

    Aunt Millie’s 40 calorie bread (40 calories)

    Also, one I’ve never tried, because I haven’t seen it at the store. But, I’d love to find it! Aunt Millies 40 calorie bread.

    aunt millies 40 calorie bread

    READ NEXT — > Check out my pics for Low Calorie Tortillas here!

    comparing low calorie bread


    • These are our BEST low calorie options? I still can’t make a sandwich for under 140 calories in bread alone with this list (Dave’s KB is never under 70 cals anymore as far as I can find).

      For anyone else wanting even fewer calories, check out the Kroger Healthy Life brand (35 cal for a slice of bread; 80 for buns), Sara Lee Delightful (40 cals), or challah rolls from Fiber Gourmet (100 cal for an entire bun-sized roll—still too high to me). I refuse to waste calories on bread 🙂

    • Sainsbury’s sell a loaf called Hi Lo. Absolutely fantastic! High protein low cal and carb.

      • Thanks for sharing!! I’m always on the look out for low calorie bread!

    • I actually enjoy the Sara Lee bread.. toast it up and have some egg whites… Yep!

      • I’ve actually been the Sara Lee Bread more often too! In fact, made a grilled cheese sandwich with it, and it was AMAZING!!

    • Hi Amy
      I tried the link you gave for Franz Organic Protein and there was nothing there. So I went to their products and there was no Organic Protein bread listed.

      • Strange! I replaced it with a Walmart link instead. Thanks for the heads up!


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