Our picks for the best wholemeal breads from the supermarket

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It’s a staple item in many trolleys, especially if you’ve got lunchboxes to fill! But which wholemeal bread ticks all the boxes for health, nutrition and taste?

We look at some of the most popular branded loaves available at the major supermarkets and give you the lowdown on health star rating, fibre, whole grains, calories, cost and of course TASTE!

We have chosen The Healthy Mummy’s top 3 breads based on an extensive list within the CHOICE wholemeal bread review.

There’s no need to remove bread from the menu when you are trying to lose pregnancy weight. We often use it in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. You can enjoy good quality bread in moderation as part of a healthy balanced diet.

Our picks for the best wholemeal breads from the supermarket

Tips for buying bread

  1. We really recommend also considering buying your bread from the bakery if you can. It is often around the same price, but is made each day so you know you are getting something fresh from the oven. Branded bread is generally made the day before it is available for sale in the supermarket.
  2. You can also get some good quality Coles, Woolworths and Aldi wholemeal bread too. Give them a try and see if you like them as much as the commercial brands. Kids tend to like these better as they have fewer visible seeds and grains, but they do tend to be lower in fibre and wholegrains.
  3. Check the ingredients label and look for the words ‘wholemeal’ and ‘wholegrain’. Remember to look for brands with the fewest ingredients, and nothing on the list you don’t recognise.

Notes: 2 slices is one serve for the purposes of these statistics.

Prices correct as of 8/12/17

Abbott’s Village Bakery Grainy Wholemeal Bread

If you like your bread to feel a little more rustic, this is a good choice. Some kids may not appreciate ‘the bits’ in the bread but us mums know that these are healthy wholegrains. This bread makes lovely toast to go with your morning eggs.

  • Health star rating: 4
  • Wholegrain content: 51%
  • Calories per 2 slices: 241
  • Sodium per 100g: 400g
  • Fibre per 100g: 6.9g


Try your Abbott’s bread with this Open Steak Sandwich.

Burgen Wholemeal & Seeds Bread

With the highest percentage of fibre, and a low sodium content, this is a great bread for a tasty sandwich. It lasts well in the pantry and makes a tasty toasted sandwich too. It’s a little more expensive than some of the other breads though.

  • Health star rating: 5
  • Wholegrain content: 38%
  • Calories per 2 slices: 220
  • Sodium per 100g: 386g
  • Fibre per 100g: 10.8g


Try using your Burgen bread for this 5 Ingredient Cauliflower Cheese Breakfast Toastie.

Helga’s Traditional Wholemeal Bread

This is a lighter coloured loaf, and the softer less chewy crust makes this our pick for a loaded sandwich for lunch. It has the highest percentage of wholegrains in this top three selection.

  • Health star rating: 4
  • Wholegrain content: 69%
  • Calories per 2 slices: 239
  • Sodium per 100g: 400g
  • Fibre per 100g: 6.3g


Try using your Helga’s bread to make the BLAT Sandwich (recipe available only to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge).

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