Natural Ovens Carb Conscious Bread

For years now, I've been recommending Natural Ovens Carb Conscious Bread, because it's hands-down my favorite low carb bread. It was my favorite low carb bread even when there were lots of choices on the market. It has the taste and texture of a good, hearty whole grain bread -- and it makes a killer grilled cheese sandwich. I've been buying it six loaves at a time, and stashing it in the freezer.

But I just talked to the nice folks at Natural Ovens, and learned they are considering discontinuing the Carb Conscious Bread, because sales are down. If you'd like to have good low carb bread in your freezer, and if you'd like to help ensure that good low carb bread will continue to be available into the future, you might go order a few loaves right now.

I will be so bummed if this stuff goes away.

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I've been very happy with the bread from The Francis Simun bakery in Dallas, Texas. They have hotdog and hamburger buns, bagels, pizza crust, and bread crumbs. It is the lowest in carbs that I've seen anywhere and it tastes great. The shipping is pricey, but I think it is worth it to have good bread without having to make it myself.

Judy Barnes Baker

Dang! Foiled Again...

I went right to the site and very nearly placed an order... The bread is a little pricey but worth it, IMHO, if it's good. Well, there is a note stating they cannot guarantee the freshness of the bread if you have a 3-4 day ship, they have no preservatives, etc. Well, I am in central Florida... 4 days delivery, says UPS... And it's just not feasible to pay for 2 or 3 day delivery.
Then I went to check out Trader Joe's, and the closest one is around Hotlanta, GA. And I can't find any way to order from the site. So I guess I am stuck with Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat, like the previous poster listed. sigh...


Low Carb Bread

Hi Suze -
I also live in central Florida. Have you tried Sami's Bakery Low Carb 7 Grain Fiber Bread? Only 2 Grams of carbs per slice. They also have a Low Carb Cinnamon Raisin with 3 grams of carbs per slice. Sami's Bakery is in Tampa. I can purchase it at our local natural foods store as well as the Lo-Carb Connection (our local low carb/diabetic store).
Try for more info.

Hope this helps.

Low Carb bread

In the event that this bread is discontinued I know of another excellent low carb bread. It is from Trader Joe's and it is Sprouted Grain bread. It comes in wheat, 7 grain, and rye varieties and it is very good. It also freezes well. The rye is one of the best I've had in years. Each slice only has 4 net carbs, which makes sandwiches a possibility again!

Low Carb bread from Trader Joes

I went to T/Js and checked out this bread - it had 14 or 15 gm carb and 3 or 4 gms fiber - how do you calculate the 4 net carbs? Please advise thanks


Whooo hoo! An excuse to *finally* go to Trader Joe's in Pittsburgh! Thank you for the info!


Buy wine while you're there. :-D

Oh, and I think they still have reasonably low carb tortilla chips. Not low enough to eat regularly, but when I visit family in San Diego I usually buy a bag.

Hi, Dana! Glad to see the

Hi, Dana! Glad to see the site has been so active. Your low-carb recipes are certainly missed at UM, but I'm glad you're keeping the blog active, and I'm looking forward to the book.

I'm glad to hear about the

I'm glad to hear about the TJ's bread that is low in carbs - a TJ's opened near me not long ago. I have been buying the Nature's Own Double Fiber Wheat, which has only five grams of carb per slice and I can get it at any grocery store. I hardly ever eat it, but I use the ends for bread crumbs, and I feed it to my kids. It does, however, contain a small amount of HFCS. So I'm glad to know there are alternatives.

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I only wish there were a TJ's closer than the far north side of Indy! It's an hour-and-forty-five minutes away.

But for those who live near a Trader Joe's, this is great info. Thanks!

I used to eat this bread a

I used to eat this bread a while back. I did not know I could have it shipped to my house. When I lived in Wisconsin, the bakery was named Natural Ovens of Manitowoc, as I recall. I just ordered six loaves. I hope it has the taste I crave. I used to eat Atkins Bakery bread, but it had that odd taste in there that I did not care for.

If this tastes as good as you say, I will be ordering regularly. I cross my fingers!

Carb Conscious Bread

This sounds like a good product, Dana.
How did you find out about this company?
Do they have any other useful products for the lowcarber?

A few years ago, there was a very good low carb bakery in Pittsburgh PA (where I live) but it, along with a bunch of low carb stores, went out of business. This one particular bakery had the best bread and pizza crusts; I have been looking for a substitute for some time now.


Natural Ovens

I've known about Natural Ovens for years. Back when I was working in a health food store when I was (counting on fingers...) I think 22, I read a book by the guy who started the company, Paul Stitt. He was -- for all I know still is -- a biochemist who went into the food industry hoping to use his education to help feed people well, help the hungry, improve people's nutrition, etc. When he learned, to his disappointment, that the food industry wasn't interested in any of that (and his stories are enlightening,) he started his own company, making all whole-grain breads, which was pretty revolutionary back then.

When I lived in the Chicago area, the breads were available in local grocery stores, and since I was a big whole-grain devotee back then, I bought them and thought well of them. So when I heard they had a low carb bread a few years ago, I knew it was worth trying.

The company was sold to a bigger corporation a little while back; I have a feeling (unsubstantiated) that if the low carb bread is cut, it'll be part of the shake-down cruise with the new owner.

Anyway, no, they don't have any other low carb products I'm aware of; they're largely based on whole grains. But I've been ordering the low carb bread six loaves at a time -- and then taking months to use it up, you understand; I can go weeks between slices of bread. Still, it's nice to have on hand.


You wrote the article "Flax has nutrition to the max", it appeared in the Herald-Mail on 10-02-06.

Now I have a question, and have had this question for a long time. I purchased a bottle of UDO's Choice, Oil Blend, Organic Blend of Flax and other nutritionally superior oils.

A day after I purchased this bottle, my daughter called me and said she had read an article as such....It pertained to the use of Flax, and cancer. Five years ago I had surgery for breast cancer, and radiation. She understood patients of cancer should not use Flax. Can you help me understand why? Your article was soo positive, and I felt I needed to know for sure, "WHy".

Thank you,
Martha Wyand
18 Springfield Lane
Williamsport, Md. 21795