Do you love bread, but avoid it because it’s carb-heavy, full of empty calories and leads to weight gain? I was happy to find this article by By Monica Laliberte, WRAL executive producer/5 On Your Side reporter on how to incorporate bread in a healthy diet.

Experts will tell you that it’s important to look for breads that say “100% Whole Grain” or “100% Whole Wheat”. These won’t have other flours, like white flour, mixed in.  To truly eat a nutritious whole grain bread, without added sugars, try making your own at home. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that you can make even if you don’t have a bread machine or mixer.