There are a few big questions that newcomers to the keto lifestyle always seem to ask.
They usually want to know the benefits of the diet, how the body’s metabolism adjusts to ketosis, and any potential side effects to consider.
But the excitement always seems to fade with one realization: You mean I can’t eat BREAD?
With the keto lifestyle gaining traction, there has been a huge uptick in demand for low-carb and no-carb bread.
Today we’re talking about how bread lovers are managing to stay on track with their keto commitment while still enjoying this classic comfort food staple.
Can bread be replaced?
Considering the super low-carb demands of the keto diet, it’s no wonder why bread is off the menu for so many people who stick to the lifestyle.
On the typical daily 2000 calorie diet, a keto plan will only allow 5% of those calories to come from carbohydrates. That means you may be limited to as few as 20 grams of carbs per day.
According to Verywell Fit, the average slice of whole wheat bread contains around 15 grams of carbs, which means that just one or two pieces can put you overboard for keto.
Even the healthy sprouted grain bread you see in the freezer section is loaded with carbs, and while it’s definitely more nutritious than the rest, it still doesn’t meet most keto requirements.
This leaves bread fans in a tough place when going keto. They can either choose to limit themselves to one precious slice of bread per day or totally leave it out of the equation.
Anyone who has tried to cut down on carbs knows that abstinence is often better than moderation, especially with the way that bread interacts with our blood sugar levels.
Just a few bites of bread can have an immediate impact on our energy, but we soon experience a crash once the sugar buzz wears off, even if they are mostly complex carbs.
That’s why so many keto dieters have embraced things like lettuce wraps, collard greens, and portobello mushroom patties to add structure to their protein-packed snacks.
For folks who feel that bread is no longer an option, these are decent alternatives.
Making keto bread at home
Long before commercial bakeries started crafting their own keto creations, home bakers and health nuts were looking for ways to crack the code for keto bread.
Among the most popular homemade recipes is cloud bread, which is packed with protein and makes for a nice alternative to English muffins.
Also known as Oopsie bread, this stuff has been a lifesaver for many people struggling to find a bread-like product that fits their macronutrient profile.
An article from Wholesome Yum highlights the advantages of this bread and offers an easy way to make it with just a few ingredients.
The key is in the egg whites and mascarpone cheese, which are aggressively mixed to create structure and texture with absolutely no flour.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t nail this recipe the first time around. It takes a bit of technique and practice makes perfect.
But once you do figure out how to make cloud bread, you’ll have a fairly reliable source of muffin-like disks that you can snack at any time.
Just don’t expect to get that reliable, strong foundation you expect from bread. These recipes are meant for lighter spreads and just a little bit of meat and veggies
Decent store-bought options
Cloud bread is fine for a while, but eventually, the keto crowd wants something a bit more substantial, so they hit the shops and see what they can find.
You have probably browsed the aisles of the grocery store in search of keto bread, only to leave empty-handed.
The shortage of good keto bread is for a few reasons.
Mainly, there aren’t many big-time companies making the stuff quite yet. Keto is popular, but not necessarily a mainstream moneymaker for most of the major bread brands.
That leaves it up to smaller companies to produce keto bread and bring it to regional grocery stores, meaning there is rarely a guarantee you’ll find exactly what you want.
It’s not uncommon to see an empty shelf where you found great keto bread last week, since the production schedules and supply chains of these smaller companies are not fully developed.
The best way to ensure a steady supply of your favorite keto bread is to do your own research, see where it’s sold, and if necessary make your purchase online.
In fact, many of the big keto bread options are available for sale on Amazon, but there are drawbacks that need to be mentioned here.
First off, the majority of the reviews on these products are less than stellar. It’s hard to find a keto bread on the site that has an aggregate score of over four stars.
If you do see some five-star ratings, they tend to be negated by a dozen more reviews that discredit all the major points.
The most common complaint about these bread products is taste. As you may have realized, people on the internet are vocal in their opinions! Keto bread is often criticized for its bland flavors and lack of texture.
The structure of the bread is another problem area. Like we mentioned with cloud bread, these loaves are somewhat flimsy and struggle to hold up heavier toppings like meat and avocado.
If you can’t make a hearty, juicy sandwich, what’s the point of bread in the first place?
On top of that, the prices are high, and there are quality concerns when it comes to the consistency of the products. Reviewers mention that they see major variations in the quality of their orders, which is a big red flag.
Finally, the availability of the keto bread on Amazon is a problem. You will see quickly that shipping estimates are longer than you’re used to, which can present issues when trying to plan ahead for a successful keto journey.
When making a serious lifestyle change, you want to have all your systems in place to ensure you stay on track. Having an inconsistent supply of keto bread is not conducive to sticking with the strategy, especially when you are up against cravings and temptations.
All in all, the keto bread scene - online and off - leaves a lot to be desired.
The best around
It’s obvious that keto bread is not at the level it should be, which explains why so many dieters are just turned off to the whole idea.
We knew that someone had to step up and create a keto bread that worked on every level, which is what inspired us to invent our game-changing Superfood Bread.
All it took was a few Amazon searches to see why people were not satisfied with their options, so we pinpointed the reasons why most keto breads fell short, then fixed them one at a time.
For starters, we looked at the texture. Bread should be able to hold up a heavy load of protein, veggies, and any other toppings you can stack.
We used psyllium husk, almond flour, egg whites, and golden flaxseed to ensure that our bread provides a super solid foundation for any sandwich or toast creation.
Next up was the taste, which we solved by delivering an authentic bread flavor that the keto crowd has been craving for years. Our reviews applaud the nutty sourdough flavor of Superfood Bread and say it’s perfect for all types of recipes.
In terms of nutrition, we knocked it out of the park. Each slice of Superfood packs six grams of protein and a whopping 11 grams of healthy fats. With 9 grams of fiber and only 2 net carbs, this is the ultimate keto bread from a macronutrient standpoint.
Finally, we had to figure out delivery, since so many people struggle to locate and lock down a consistent source of keto bread.
By delivering freshly baked loaves right to your door, we made it easier than ever to have a constant supply of stellar keto bread.
This will keep you on track with your lifestyle goals and make that commitment a reality.
The keto diet works wonders for people who take it seriously, but the lack of good keto bread out there makes it tough to stick to the program.
Whether you look for keto bread in the store or online, the quality and availability is just not there for the majority of manufacturers.
At Uprising, we decided that enough was enough, and created a system of keto bread that works on a whole new level of quality and consistency.
Delicious, nutrient-dense keto bread delivered direct, so you never have to worry about inventory again.
If you have more questions about our bread and our approach, be sure to read up on our FAQ and shoot us a message at any time!