Review: Brownberry Health-full Breads

Disclaimer: I received a coupon to try Brownberry Health-full breads for free as part of a BzzCampaign through BzzAgent. This is a program where you take surveys and they match you with companies who would like you to try their products and provide honest feedback.

First of all, long time no see! I apologize for that. I haven’t had that much to say since I’ve been living on my own, and cooking and homemaking just isn’t as exciting when there’s only one person involved. I have, however, been getting back into Once a Month Cooking a bit (I’ll try to post more about that soon). I also joined Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year. So far I am down about 15lb, and a lot of it is a result of cooking and eating at home.

When I received a campaign invitation to try the Brownberry Health-full breads, I was pretty excited, since they’re high in fiber and protein. This is great for Weight Watchers. I find a lot of the light whole wheat breads to be pretty icky (too squishy, no flavor) so I was hoping this would be a great alternative.

As you can see, there are three varieties available. I had a bit of a hard time finding them but finally tracked them down at the larger Giant Eagle (grocery store) near my house. I selected the 10 Grain variety since it looked good to me, and I have been using a Nickles (local bakery) bread that’s similar and which I like.

I was really pleased with the texture of the bread. It has a nice crumb; it’s not too squishy and soft but not hard like a baguette (well, obviously). The crust is deliciously chewy and the topping adds a lot of flavor. So far my favorite sandwiches have been:

  • Turkey, cheddar, apple and onion slices, and dijon mustard;
  • Hummus and veggies (spinach, carrot shreds, olives, tomatoes, whatever is on hand);
  • Grilled cheese with sharp cheddar and a little garlic.

It also makes great toast for breakfast, and helps keep me full a bit longer thanks to the protein content. I would definitely recommend this bread. It’s a little pricey, so watch for sales or coupons, but I like it the best of all the “healthy,” whole wheat breads I’ve tried.

Here’s my turkey sandwich mentioned above:

Turkey, cheddar, apple, onion, and dijon on Health-full 10 Grain

I’ve basically been eating a sandwich for lunch each day, and the bread is good enough that I don’t get bored. I’ve got a second job interview this week so hopefully I’ll be working outside the house soon. That means packing a lunch, and it’s easiest for me if I can follow the same pattern most days. I’ve tried making the sandwiches a few hours ahead to see how they hold up, and as long as there’s a buffer (like light mayo, mustard, hummus) between the bread and the fillings, it doesn’t get soggy too fast.

I definitely love this bread! I’ll be posting more in the future here too, I think, and maybe I’ll finally update my site banner, ha ha.

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