I am often surprised at how often my clients believe that bread cannot be part of a healthy diet. Truth: I have never been a huge fan of Country Harvest or Dempsters Bread. I’ve always been a huge fan of Stonewall Bakery bread and have always recommended this type of bread to clients.
I was very pleasantly surprised to see the new Fibre & Grains Bread by Country Harvest on the shelf. I was shocked to find that one slice of bread is 80 calories but contains 7 grams of fibre each. The boost in fibre is a result of adding inulin but that’s not a bad thing. The size of each slice of bread has shrunk but I don’t think this is a bad thing either as each standard piece of bread should be ~70 calories. Some of the old Country Harvest bread ranged between 100-130 calories/slice. Often times, I would often recommend clients to only have one slice of Country Harvest bread as they typically tend to be larger slices of bread.
I decided to give this bread a try and I definitely give this two thumbs up. I still believe the ingredient list on Stonemill Bakery bread is cleaner; however, some of my clients find the Stonemill Bakery bread not as budget friendly especially if they have 3-4 kids in the house (i.e. more boys than girls). Teenage boys can clear out a well stocked fridge in no time!