If you're following a Ketogenic or low carb diet where you're trying to massively reduce your intake of carbohydrates, then it can seem like bread is totally off the table. After all, most bread is just pure carbs and definitely won't fit your macros if you're following the diet properly.
However, there is some bread out there which is actually low in carbs, and can fit perfectly in your keto or low carb diet. We've previously rounded up the best low calorie bread you can buy and bread that is ideal for diabetics, but we also wanted to publish a guide specifically about the best low carb bread that we've found and tried, and which can be bought from UK supermarkets or online.
Let's get into it:
The hardest part of finding low carb bread to include in this guide was that most bread brands seem to focus more on the low amounts of sugar and calories in their bread rather than the amount of carbs, so we were very relieved when we stumbled across the Hi-Lo bread. As you can see from the packaging, this bread brand proudly states that it is low in carbs, and estimates that on average, the bread they make contains 50% less carbs than standard white bread.
Each slice contains just 5g of carbohydrates, and on top of this, the bread is 100% free from artificial preservatives and also high in protein, with 8.1g of protein per slice. It's really impressive, and if you're a fan of seeded wholemeal bread then we're sure you'll love this. Learn more and buy it here for £2.20 per loaf - sainsburys.co.uk
Livlife is another brand which mentions on its packaging that it is low in carbs, which is great to see. Similar to Hi-Lo, Livlife claims that the brand they make contains half as many carbs as what you'll find in standard white bread, which is really impressive. And also similar to the Hi-Lo bread, this is a seeded wholemeal loaf, and they both actually taste quite similar. Each slice contains just 3.4g of carbohydrates, which is super low. Learn more and buy it here for £2 for a 500g loaf - waitrose.com
CarbZone Low Carb bread
This bread from the CarbZone brand is literally called Low Carb bread, so you'd expect it to be worthy of a place in this guide. And trust us, it definitely is - with just 3g of carbs per slice, it is very low in carbs and definitely lives up to its name. We really like the taste of this bread, which is made using apple as well as sunflower seeds, giving it a slightly sweet taste. Learn more and buy it here for £3.59 - carbzone.co.uk
Hovis Nimble Wholemeal
This is the first loaf of bread we've included from a big UK bread brand, that being Hovis. The Nimble loaf from Hovis is wholemeal and very tasty, and it also happens to be very low in carbs too. With just 8.1g of carbohydrates per slice, it's ideal for people following a Keto diet. Learn more and buy it here for just £1.20 for a 400g loaf - tesco.com
Warburtons Wholemeal no added sugar
Sugar is a source of carbohydrates, so removing the sugar from bread can really help to lower the number of carbs. I'm sure many of you didn't even realise that some bread actually contains added sugar, but it's true. This 'no added sugar' wholemeal loaf from Warburtons contains just 9g of carbohydrates per slice, and has the added bonus of being high in fibre. Learn more and buy it here - tesco.com
Kingsmill soft white no crusts
Who knew that cutting the crusts off bread could result in much fewer carbs?! Most of the white bread that we looked at for this guide contained too many carbs to include in our list, but this No Crusts loaf from Kingsmill can definitely have a place in our guide as it contains just 9.4g of carbohydrates per slice. For white bread, that is seriously low. If you're ok with eating bread without the crust and you're looking to eat fewer carbs, this bread from Kingsmill is a great choice! Learn more and buy it here - groceries.asda.com
Morrisons Counted Wholemeal Danish
The only UK supermarket we could find with its own-brand of low carb bread was Morrisons with this Counted Wholemeal Danish loaf. Each slice of this bread contains just 9.9g of carbohydrates, which might not be as low as some of our other entries in this list but is still really impressive. Learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk
Hopefully, the above list helps you find a delicious low carb bread that you can enjoy whatever diet you're following. Let us know if you've tried any of this bread or if you have any other recommendations for us. If you want to read a similar guide, we have recommendations for low carb beer and a guide about low carb pasta.