4. French Bread
A loaf of crusty French bread tastes delicious with a bowl of hot soup. A baguette also makes a great accompaniment to a picnic of wine, cheese, and fresh fruit. However, if your goal is to cut back on calories and carbohydrates, French bread may not be the best choice. According to Nutritionix, one 64g slice of French bread contains 174 calories, 33g carbs, 1.5g fat, 6.9g protein, 1.4g fiber, and 3g sugar. With so many calories and so little fiber, you may want to save this type of bread for special occasions.
3. Potato Bread
Potato bread combines potatoes or potato flour with wheat flour to form a light bread with a hint of potato flavor. Potatoes provide additional fiber and protein to the loaf, which may keep you feeling full longer than white bread does. One slice of Stroehmann’s Dutch Country Premium Potato Bread contains 90 calories, 18g carbs, 1g fat, 3g protein, 0.5g fiber, and 3g sugar.
While you don’t typically use a slice of cornbread to make yourself a sandwich, cornbread makes a tasty accompaniment to chili or stew. This yeast-less bread is made from cornmeal. While you can find cornbread pre-made in the grocery store, it is easy to whip up at home using a box of mix. Two 2-inch pieces of cornbread made using Krusteaz Cornbread mix provide 140 calories, 21g carbs, 1.5g fat, 2g protein, 0.5g fiber, and 8g sugar.
1. White Bread
These fluffy, white squares were once commonplace in the sack lunches of schoolchildren. However, they are a far cry from the nutritious sprouted grains available today. White bread are made from highly processed, refined flour that has had the nutritious portions of the grain removed. This leaves the flour devoid of fiber and nutrients. One slice of Wonder Classic White Sandwich Bread contains 70 calories, 13g carbs, 0.5g fat, 2g protein, 0g fiber, and 2g sugar.Related: Accidentally Ate Moldy Bread? Here’s What to Expect