Real Food

Savor the flavors of everyday real food, fresh from the garden or stored on your pantry shelves.

Add to My MSN

SUPER SWAP: Whole-Wheat Bread for White Bread

2/23/2011 9:23:00 AM

Tags: whole grains, bread

wheat breadLast year was the first year Americans spent more on whole-wheat bread than processed white bread — wahoo! Get on this bandwagon to reap the benefits of more fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Just be sure any “whole-grain” product has “whole-wheat flour” listed as its first ingredient and, as always, be mindful of added sugars and preservatives in the ingredients list.

One fun way to add more whole wheat to your diet — and save some cash — is by making your own bread at home. Check out the links below to find some heart healthy recipes for homemade whole wheat breads. Once you try it, you'll never want to go back to store-bought breads— and your whole house will smell delicious!

See also: 



Content Tools

Post a comment below.


Michael Andrew
3/8/2011 6:27:41 PM
I make oat meal flour using Quaker Oats and upright blender, using a recipe for whole wheat with gluten, I substitute 25-33% of whole wheat with oat meal flour!

ken crary
2/26/2011 5:55:15 AM
My neighbor repeats a 75-year old family saying,"the whiter the bread..the sooner you're dead".......some truth to that!

2/25/2011 8:39:06 AM
I totally believe in whole wheat bread. I have been making my own for years, and I must add, much trial and error, but now I turn out 4 perfect loaves every time. I've even gone to grinding my own flour now, just to make sure it's WHOLE wheat flour.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 66% Off the Cover Price

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Lighten the Strain on the Earth and Your Budget

MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the guide to living — as one reader stated — “with little money and abundant happiness.” Every issue is an invaluable guide to leading a more sustainable life, covering ideas from fighting rising energy costs and protecting the environment to avoiding unnecessary spending on processed food. You’ll find tips for slashing heating bills; growing fresh, natural produce at home; and more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS helps you cut costs without sacrificing modern luxuries.

At MOTHER EARTH NEWS, we are dedicated to conserving our planet’s natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. That’s why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.00 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.00 for 6 issues.