Lowest Calorie Bread (USA Brands Compared)

When people follow a low-calorie diet, they often stay away from bread because it’s thought to be high in calories, but there are some that you can still incorporate into your daily diet without breaking the calorie bank.

We’ve compiled a database of bread so we can compare the top brand bread that is available in most large grocery stores in America. In this article, we’ll take you through the best low-calorie bread options along with additional nutritional information to help you decide which is best for you and your diet.

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Top 12 Lowest Calorie Bread

Before we begin, there are just a few important things to note on this topic.

Firstly, these bread brands are the lowest calorie per slice and might not be the lowest weight for weight. A small loaf that is sliced thinly is naturally lower in calories because there’s less of it and these are typically lowest in calories.

Secondly, just because bread contains seeds, or is ‘whole grain’, it doesn’t always mean that it’s the lowest calorie choice because there might be added ingredients such as sugar that lead to a higher calorie value.

For more information on how to choose the lowest-calorie bread, you might find the article below helpful:

Below are the lowest calorie bread types we could find when comparing various top bread brands that are available in USA grocery stores. These are listed in the order of lowest to highest calorie per slice, although all contain 60kcal or less per slice.

1 – Sara Lee Delightful Multigrain

Sara Lee Delightful is the lowest calorie bread (per slice and per weight) that we could find at 45kcal per slice.

This bread is designed to be a low-calorie choice and it’s also the lightest in weight at 22g per slice which helps to keep the calories low.

If you’re trying to cut down your calorie intake, but you don’t want to cut out bread from your diet, this is an excellent way to keep a sandwich low-calorie with two slices containing just 90kcal per serving.

Below is the nutritional information for the multigrain version of the Delightful range:

Calories Per Slice45kcal
Calories Per 100g204kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice10g
Sugar Per Slice1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice2.5g

2 – Sara Lee Delightful White Bread Made With Whole Grain

*Lower Carb

Next is the white bread made with whole grain version of the Sara Lee Delightful range and like the multigrain version above, the white option also comes in at just 45kcal per slice.

If carbohydrate content is a consideration for your diet, this bread is the lowest in net carbs in the Delightful range and it contains more fiber.

Calories Per 22g Slice45kcal
Calories Per 100g204kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice9g
Sugar Per Slice1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice3g

3 – Sara Lee Delightful Honey Whole Wheat

If you prefer honey whole wheat bread then Sara Lee Delightful is the lowest calorie option at 45kcal per slice, making it a tasty, yet low-calorie option for sandwiches.

Calories Per 22g Slice45kcal
Calories Per 100g204kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice10g
Sugar Per Slice1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice2g

4 – Oroweat Keto Bread

*Lowest Net Carb

Although keto bread isn’t for everyone, if you’re on a low-carb diet, then Oroweat Keto Bread is a low-calorie option at just 60kcal per slice and it’s very low in net carbs with each slice containing just 3g.

Oroweat Keto Bread is also the highest fiber, low-carb option in this list.

Calories Per 28g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g214kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice11g
Sugar Per Slice0g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice8g

5 – Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains & Seeds Thin Slice

Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains thinly sliced bread is the next on the list at 60kcal and weight for weight it’s low calorie too, although it’s worth noting that it also has the highest sugar content in this list.

Take care not to confuse this bread with the thicker-sliced version which is almost double the calories per slice.

Calories Per 28g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g214kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice12g
Sugar Per Slice3g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice3g

6 – Sola Sweet & Buttery Keto Bread

Next is another low-calorie keto bread that contains just 60kcal per 28g slice, which is a good option for those who are counting calories and are also looking to reduce their carb consumption.

Sola also do a sweet oat keto bread which is also fairly low-calorie at 70kcal per slice.

Calories Per 28g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g214kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice8g
Sugar Per Slice1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice4g

7 – Nature’s Own 100% Wholewheat

Nature’s own 100% wholewheat is one of the lowest-calorie regular kinds of bread at 60kcal per slice.

It’s very low in sugar and is also low in calories per weight making it a good option for those looking to save on calories when making a sandwich or using bread as a side dish.

Calories Per 26g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g231kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice11g
Sugar Per Slice<1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice2g

8 – Great Value 100% Whole Wheat Round Top Bread

Walmart’s own brand (Great Value) 100% whole wheat bread is a regular sandwich bread which is lower in calories at 60kcal per slice.

Great Value Wheat Sandwich Bread is also another option that contains 60kcal per slice, depending on your bread preference (see below).

The nutritional information below is applicable to the 100% whole wheat version:

Calories Per 26g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g231kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice12g
Sugar Per Slice1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice2g

9 – Sara Lee Classic White Bread

We covered the Sara Lee low-calorie range (Delightful) above, but Sarah Lee classic white bread is also one of the lowest calorie sliced loaves in our list at 60kcal per slice.

This bread is a good choice for anyone who wants to reduce their calorie intake but can’t live without classic white bread, although it’s worth noting that it’s a little higher in sugar than most of the others in this list.

Calories Per 26g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g231kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice13g
Sugar Per Slice2g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice2g

10 – Market Pantry (Target) 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Market Pantry is a Target brand bread and the 100% whole wheat bread is a low-calorie option when compared to many other kinds of bread at 60kcal per slice.

Calories Per 26g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g231kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice12g
Sugar Per Slice1g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice2g

11 – Sara Lee 100% Whole Wheat Bread

Next on the list is another regular Sara Lee bread, which is 100% Whole Wheat Bread. This bread contains 60kcal per slice because it’s a low-weight slice, but weight-for-weight is a little higher in calories than the other 60kcal bread above.

Calories Per 25g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g240kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice11.5g
Sugar Per Slice2g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice1.5g

12 – Great Value White Sandwich Bread

The last bread on our list that is low-calorie per slice is Great Value White Sandwich Bread which like most of the others above contains 60kcal per slice.

Weight for weight this bread is the highest calorie bread on the list, but because each slice is thin and light it’s a good option for a low-calorie sandwich bread providing you just stick to two slices.

Calories Per 24g Slice60kcal
Calories Per 100g250kcal
Carbohydrates Per Slice12g
Sugar Per Slice1.5g
Dietary Fiber Per Slice<1g

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