"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nice buns

I love bread.

Sandwich bread, cornbread, French loaf, dinner rolls, croissants …

Sorry. I just drooled on the keyboard.

Anyway, as I was saying: Bread is the devil.

In reducing my calories, one place I’ve really cut down is breads. Not that I want to, but I have to.

Think about this: A white bread slice generally runs you anywhere from 70-100 calories. That’s right, ONE SLICE.

So before you even put any meaty goodness on your sandwich, you’re already talking 140-200 calories just in bread.

And don’t get me started on wraps.

Wheat and whole-grain breads will offer better health benefits, but they’re usually still pretty high in calories (and carbs, for those of you watching those).

One thing we’ve found recently is Arnold Sandwich Thins. We get the 100% whole wheat, but I’ve heard the multigrain is tasty, too.

For the whole bun, top and bottom, it’s only 100 calories.

These things are delicious, and they’re a great size. They’re sturdy enough for your best sandwich creations, and they work well in the toaster.

I give ‘em an A+. Enjoy!


  1. I love me some sandwich thins.

  2. I discovered these buns last summer in Canada, at a BBQ. Perfect for hamburgers and as you said, they don't fall apart. Glad to see there are at least three brands of them in our area now -- and competition at our Kroger is often having one of them on sale.