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12 Best Low-Carb Breads on Grocery Shelves

A dietitian shares the best low-carb breads so you can enjoy everything you love about bread, minus the carbs.
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There's no need to banish bread from your life if you follow a carb-controlled diet or are trying to limit carby foods to lose weight. With the best low-carb bread brands, you can enjoy everything you love about bread (PB&J, avocado toast, or grilled cheese, anyone?) while cutting back on carbs and calories.

Bread aisles are overflowing with gluten-free, grain-free, and keto options like slices, buns, bagels, pitas, and pockets. However, many of these are packed with fat, calories, and questionable ingredients, resulting in alternatives that lack the taste and texture of regular bread. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to find a lower-carb bread that doesn't rely on protein or wheat isolates, nut flours, or loads of fat and added sugars.

It's important to remember that bread alone isn't what contributes to weight gain. Weight gain stems from consuming more calories than you burn—not just carbohydrates. If your goal is to reduce carbs in your diet to manage blood sugar or for other reasons, the best low-carb breads are excellent options to consider.

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How to buy the best low-carb bread

Here are some smart nutritional criteria to help you choose the best low-carb breads:

  • Look for "Whole Grain" or "100% Whole Grain" on the ingredient list: Bread labels can be misleading with terms like "seven-grain," "multi-grain," "cracked wheat," "unbleached flour," "made with whole wheat" or "all-natural." These descriptors don't guarantee that your bread is made with whole-grain flour. Look specifically for Whole Grain or 100% Whole Grain on the ingredient list. "Whenever possible, choose breads with 100% whole grains or sprouted grains for more nutrition," says Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, author of From Burnout to Balance. "Whole grain products include the endosperm, germ, and bran, which provides fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals."
  • Count carbs: A traditional slice of whole-grain bread has at least 20 grams of carbs and about 110 calories. For lower-carb bread, stick with whole grain, but look for less than 15 grams of carbohydrates per slice.
  • Focus on fiber: "Choose a bread with at least 2 grams of fiber per slice, and ideally more," says Bannan. "Fiber is important for gut health and helps keep you feeling fuller longer. It's recommended that the average adult gets 25 to 30 grams of fiber per day."

The 12 best low-carb bread brands you can buy:

Here are 12 best low-carb breads you can find at your local supermarket or natural foods store.

Dave's Killer Bread Thin-Sliced Organic Powerseed

loaf of Dave's Killer Powerseed Bread
Dave's Killer Bread
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 60
Fat: 1.5 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 90 mg
Carbs: 12 g (Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 2 g)
Protein: 3 g

One of the easiest ways to enjoy bread while keeping carbs in check is to look for thin-sliced options. Dave's Killer Bread Thin-Sliced Organic Powerseed is a great option because the first ingredient is organic whole wheat, and it is made with five different seeds.

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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 80
Fat: 0.5 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 75 mg
Carbs: 15 g (Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 5 g

Ezekiel Bread is packed with nutritional all-stars, including wheat, barley, millet, spelt, legumes, and beans. Together, they bake up into a delicious and wholesome, high-fiber, high-protein loaf.

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Carbonaut White Bread

loaf of Carbonaut white bread
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 70
Fat: 3.5 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 140 mg
Carbs: 9 g (Fiber: 8 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 7 g

Carbonaut is a great low-carb bread brand that specializes in lower-net-carb, higher-fiber slices. We love their white bread because its taste and texture closely resemble a regular, carb-loaded white slice. The brand also makes a seeded loaf and oat loaf, as well as bagels, buns, tortillas, and granola.

Hero Seeded Bread

loaf of hero seeded bread
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 60
Fat: 2.5 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 230 mg
Carbs: 13 g (Fiber: 12 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 6 g

This loaf of Hero Sliced Seeded Bread may have more total carbohydrates than some of the others on the list, but because of its impressive 12 grams of fiber, the net carb count is only 1 gram. Another benefit is the 6 grams of protein per slice, which comes from ingredients like wheat protein and fava bean protein.

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Base Culture Keto Bread

loaf of keto bread
Base Culture
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 100
Fat: 7 g (Saturated Fat: 0.5 g)
Sodium: 160 mg
Carbs: 8 g (Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 3 g

Following a Keto or low-carb diet should never mean avoiding bread, and with Base Culture's Original Keto Bread, you can indulge in peace. Containing only 4 grams of net carbs per slice, this bread is made with trustworthy ingredients like eggs, almond butter, flaxseed meal, arrowroot flour, and apple cider vinegar.

Sola Seeded Bread

loaf of Sola seeded bread
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 40
Fat: 1.5 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 140 mg
Carbs: 9 g (Fiber: 7 g, Sugar: 0 g, Sugar Alcohol: 1 g)
Protein: 4 g

This Sola Seeded Bread has only 1 gram of net carbs because it contains 7 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar alcohol. This low-carb loaf also contains 4 grams of protein per slice. The company promises its products are made with non-GMO ingredients and are void of added sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives.

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Oroweat Organic Thin-Sliced 100% Whole Wheat

loaf of organic bread on a white background
Oroweat Premium Breads
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 70
Fat: 1 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 130 mg
Carbs: 13 g (Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 3 g)
Protein: 3 g

Oroweat Organic Thin-Sliced 100% Whole Wheat is made with whole wheat flour, wheat gluten, and wheat bran. What's more, the bread maker uses a solar-powered bakery for environmental benefits.

Lowcarb Avenue Everything Bread

two loaves of low-carb bread on a white background
Lowcarb Avenue
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 60
Fat: 3 g (Saturated Fat: <1 g)
Sodium: 70 mg
Carbs: 5 g (Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 7 g

These low-carb slices from Lowcarb Avenue are the best of both worlds because they are low in carbs and high in protein, making for a nutritionally balanced choice. We love their Everything Bread, but you can also enjoy the Plain or Sesame Seed options.

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Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart 5 Seed Bread

loaf of low-carb bread
Aunt Millie's
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 35
Fat: 1 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 110 mg
Carbs: 11 g (Fiber: 9 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 3 g

Aunt Millie's Live Carb Smart 5 Seed Bread keeps carbs and calories lower than most because the main ingredients are resistant starch and wheat gluten. We liked that it's made with seeds to increase the protein and fiber for a filling slice.

Mestemacher Walnut Protein Bread

Mestemacher walnut protien bread
Courtesy of Mestemacher
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 133
Fat: 5.6 g (Saturated Fat: <1 g)
Sodium: <1 mg
Carbs: 9.5 g (Fiber: 5.2 g, Sugar: 1.4 g)
Protein: 8.7 g

If you want healthy, low-carb bread, look for the European breads in your supermarket. Mestemacher Walnut Protein Bread is dense and filling, thanks to the whole grain rye, walnut, and soy protein. It has more than twice as much protein and significantly fewer carbohydrates than traditional US-baked breads.

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WASA Multi Grain Crispbread

package of Wasa crispbread
Nutrition (Per slice):
Calories: 45
Fat: 0 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 65 mg
Carbs: 11 g (Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 0 g)
Protein: 2 g

Choosing a traditional Nordic-style crispbread that is a staple in Sweden and Finland is a great alternative to bread. Crispbreads are like a cross between bread and a cracker. WASA Multi Grain Crispbread is a Swedish-style crispbread; the carbs and calories in a slice are about half of what you'll find in a slice of regular wheat bread. I enjoy healthy open-faced sandwiches with crispbreads all the time.

Finn Crisp Sourdough Rye Thins

package of Finn Crisps
Finn Crisp
Nutrition (Per 2 slices):
Calories: 40
Fat: 0 g (Saturated Fat: 0 g)
Sodium: 70 mg
Carbs: 10 g (Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 1 g)
Protein: 1 g

Finn Crisp Original Sourdough Rye Thins are the Finnish cousin to WASA crispbreads. These crispbreads have just five ingredients—whole grain rye, flour, water, salt, and yeast—making them one of the more naturally delicious and wholesome low-carb bread alternatives.

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Julie Upton, MS, RD, CSSD
Julie Upton is an award-winning registered dietitian and communications specialist who has written thousands of articles for national media outlets, including The New York Times, US News & World Report, and USA Today. Read more about Julie