A huge list of THM store bought on plan bread options that you can purchase at your local grocery store.
Lots of THM beginners want to know what kind of bread you can have that is on the Trim Healthy Mama plan.
And with that I mean what kind of store bought bread can you have. I mean, I’m not a drive thru Sue all the time but I’m also not Betty Crocker either.
You know that saying “the best thing since sliced bread?” It didn’t come about with busy mama’s making bread.
Nobody wants to have to make and slice their own bread. (OK, I actually want to & it is on my THM bucket list to grow one of those creepy sourdough starters in a mason jar on my counter, feed it and make my own beautiful loaf. But I am a working mama of 2 young kids. No time for now!)
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Finding THM Store Bought Sprouted Bread At The Grocery
If you are looking at breads, the first ingredient should be a sprouted grain and there should be less than 2 grams of sugar (1 is preferred).
To save you the trouble of reading every bread label, here are some commonly used THM store bought on plan breads.
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Found at Most Large Grocery Chains (Walmart, Kroger, Target)
You may be able to find these at additional grocery stores but this is where I have found them in my area.
Ezekiel Sprouted Bread – Look for it in the freezer section (Kroger, Walmart, Target)
Silver Hills Sprouted Bread (Target, Sprouts, Whole Foods)
Pepperidge Farms Soft Sprouted Bread (Target, Kroger, Walmart)
Greenwise Sprouted Multi-Grain Bread (Publix Bakery)
Found Primarily at Specialty Stores (Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Costco)
Knock Your Sprouts Off Bread (Aldi)
Sly Red Ancient Grains (Aldi)
Alvarado St. Bakery Sprouted Bread (Whole Foods, Natural Grocers)
Angelic Sprouted Bread (Sprouts, Costco, The Fresh Market)
THM On Plan Store Bought Sourdough Bread
Trim Healthy Mama on plan store bought sourdough can be hard to find but it is possible.
Here is the sourdough criteria:
- First Ingredient should be Whole Grain
- Yeast should NOT be in the ingredients
Trader Joe’s has an on plan sourdough. You may also find an on plan sourdough at some specialty store bakeries like Sprouts or Whole Foods.
Serving Size & Fuel Type
Bread is a carb source so traditionally it is going to be used in “E” Meals.
E Meal Bread Serving Size : 2 Slices
But if you want to get crazy, you can also have some bread with “S” foods. Wait, what?!
You mean to tell me I could have a piece of cheese toast? Or I could sop up a nice runny egg with a piece of toast?
Yes Ma’am! This is called an S Helper. It is when you go over the carb limit for an S meal but don’t add enough carbs to move into XO (crossover) territory.
S Helper Bread Serving Size: 1 Slice
If you have more than 1 piece of bread with other S foods, you would move into XO territory.
The Exception To The Rule
If you have an Aldi near you, they have a relatively new product Zero Net Carb bread.
Here is a picture of it & a review from the Aldi Reviewer.
I have tried it and I like it. If you get this bread, you can eat it in an S meal and keep it in S territory (no S helper or XO). I like having that option.
*Note: The THM team calls this one a personal choice. It is not for the purists at heart but I’m definitely not that.
Looking for THM Approved Store Bought Wraps and Tortillas? Check out this list of 14 On Plan wrap options.
How to Eat (& Like) Sprouted Bread
If you have not eaten sprouted bread before it does take a little adjusting to. Especially if you are coming from a super soft white bread.
So what is the key to liking sprouted bread?
I have found that toasting the bread is my favorite way to eat it. I honestly don’t care for ANY of the sprouted breads that I have tried fresh out of the bag (and I have tried a lot).