Out of all the products at the grocery store, I think bread is one of the most confusing products in terms of nutrition. The saying “looks can be deceiving” has never been truer. A loaf may look like it’s full of the good stuff, but when you turn it over and look at the label, often times “whole grain flour” isn’t even the first ingredient! And even when you do find a loaf of real whole grain bread, it’s often full of preservatives and unpronounceable additives.
But recently Ozery’s Pita Break contacted me and told me about their new Zero Low Low OneBuns, which come in two varieties (sprouted wheat/light rye), and are:
- Free of added sugar
- Low in sodium
- Low in fat
- Free of artificial preservatives
- A source of fibre
- A source of iron
What I liked most about these buns though is their ingredient lists:
Sprouted wheat: Sprouted whole grain wheat flour, filtered water, wheat gluten, yeast, cultured wheat starch, citric acid, sea salt, guar gum. Contains wheat. May contain sesame seeds.
Light rye: Whole grain whole wheat flour including the germ, filtered water, light rye flour, sour dough (organic unbleached flour, filtered water, yeast, sea salt, sunflower oil), yeast, cultured wheat starch, citric acid, sea salt. Contains wheat. May contain sesame seeds.
Nothing funky in there right? All pronounceable, whole food ingredients that you would probably use in your own home baking. Now that’s a bread product I can get on board with!
So how did they taste? A lot better than some of those other cardboardy thin buns I’ve tried. Overall I really liked them, and they make a perfect vehicle for sandwiches, burgers, and even mini pizzas. This sandwich is one of my latest favourites:
Hummus and feta veggie sandwich
Nut free, egg free, vegan option
4 buns (or 8 slices of bread)
3/4 cup of hummus
3 oz. feta cheese (replace with olives for vegan option)
2 medium carrots, in thin slices
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1 small avocado, mashed
Optional: lettuce, tomato
Assemble and enjoy!
What’s your favourite healthy brand of bread?
I was provided with Pita Break Zero Low Low OneBuns to review free of charge. No other compensation was provided and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.