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Breads & Tortillas

Photo of a loaf of bread, sliced
Photo of a stack of fresh tortillas
Photo of two loaves of fresh bread
Photo credits (left to right): Photo credits (top to bottom): Flickr: rprata; Flickr: Stacy Spensley; Flickr: Editor B

Foods Included

Whole Wheat bread, Whole Grain bread, Corn tortillas, Whole Wheat tortillas, Pita bread, Lavash


Bread is made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients. The dough is then kneaded and shaped into loaves and baked. A tortilla is a type of thin flatbread that is made from finely ground flour or cornmeal.

Buy It

  • Look for the words "whole wheat" or "whole grain" in the ingredient list on breads. "Enriched flour" is not the same as whole wheat, even though the front label may say "Whole Wheat" on it.
  • Try whole wheat flour tortillas for something heartier and more filling.
  • Choose corn tortillas if you want to keep your blood sugar under control.

Store It

  • For a longer shelf life, breads and tortillas can be kept in the refrigerator.

Why It's Great

  • Whole wheat and whole grain breads are full of fiber and vitamins that help you feel full.

Try It

French Toast Sticks with Berry Syrup
20 mins
Photo of prepared French Toast Sticks
Warming Tortillas (How-to)
1 min
Tortilla Pizzas
30 mins
Apple Tuna Sandwiches
10 mins
Photo of the prepared recipe
Banana Sushi
5 mins
Photo of Banana Sushi being prepared
Mini Pizza
20 mins
Photo of prepared Mini Pizzas in the oven

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