12/17/2011 9:56:33 PM
I used to LOVE the Roman Meal bread! And I remember my mom being very dedicated to a brand called "Monks' Bread". I think they're still selling their loaves in some stores ... and they have a website. And yes, they ARE a monastery!
Unfortunately, I'm banned from carbs on my diet. Of course I cheat! But when I do, I try to be sensible about it ... I will eat (rarely) a small sandwich made with Pepperidge Farm Very Thin White or Wheat bread. The label lists THREE slices as "a serving" ... I only use one. The loaf size is small: about the same size as a typical slice of (American) cheese, and it lives up to its name of being "very thin"... less than 1/4 inch thick. This also means it makes awesomely cripsy toast! It has a nice density that pairs well with most sandwich choices. I love it under peanut (or other nut) butter and banana!
The nutritional data on the packaging says:
(for 3 slices / 45 g)
calories 110 (less than 40 cal per slice! YAY)
fat 2 g
(0.5 saturated, 0 mono, 1 poly, 0 trans)
sodium 160 mg
carb 20 g
fiber 3 g
sugars 3 g
protein 4 g
and 6% calcium and iron
The ingredient lists "whole wheat flour" as the first thing (for the Whole Wheat loaf).
It's very good, but can be hard to find. I had to beg my local grocery to carry it!