Yep, there’s some stuff called Fitness Bread. A German company named Mestemacher makes it. I’ve been eating fitness bread for years but only recently thought to share it with you. Guess that makes me selfish. Sorry.
Basically, Fitness Bread is a pre-sliced, vacuum packaged, super dense brick of bread made from all natural/whole grains and packs a slew of healthy (and filling) ingredients including rye, oat kernels and wheat germ. Wheat germ, for those of you that aren’t familiar, is very high in protein and contains more potassium and iron than any other food source. Great for maintaining energy levels, Fitness Bread is also a source for vitamins A, B1 and B3. All very good stuff.
The dirt: While Fitness Bread, is yummy it’s not the kind of bread you can make a sandwich with (in my experience). Since it’s made entirely of whole grains it’s very crumbly and strangely chewy. The best way to enjoy this bread is; toasted, slathered with nut butter, jam, honey, apple and/or banana slices is my recco. It’s also good spread with a soft/mild cheese and pear slices.
Each slice of Mestemacher Fitness Bread contains: 120-calories/1g fat/24g carb/6g fiber/1g sugar/4g protein.
If you haven’t already done so, check this bread out. Let me know what you think.
P.s. You can buy this product by the case on amazon.com, which I find amusing but unnecessary as it’s sold in most grocery stores here in CA. You can also buy the same bread under different names. Trader Joes even has a similar version.
August 8, 2012 at 5:05 pm
My parents are german so I have been eating this bread for years. I love it with a slice of gouda or the light havarti slices from Trader Joes or if I am being “bad” with proscuitto. I have found it at Fresh Market, and Cost Plus World Market too! Thanks for the post on it, I was actually some and decided to google it 🙂
August 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm
Ohhh love your ideas! Sounds yummy. Thanks for the comment!
June 3, 2013 at 11:46 am
I loved eating this bread while visiting Germany since I was needing more fiber in my diet. It was delicious and flavorful. I’m not sure if everyone would like the strong rye flavors, but I liked it. Thanks for telling me more about it!
June 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm
Hi Sonya, Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the bread! I think it’s yummy and there are a few different styles, something for everyone. Take care!
July 11, 2013 at 11:19 pm
Haha, we got a loaf of this at a local organic store. My mom tasted it and hated it, and then offered a small bit to the dog, who refused it! Luckily I got my hands on the loaf and frankly I think it’s delicious!
July 15, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Thanks for your comment! Yes, I suppose it’s not for everyone including the pups but I think it’s yummy as well. A special find! Be well!
September 4, 2013 at 10:12 am
I LOVE this bread, even the chewy texture! I usually toast the bread, add a thin slice of cheese or thin layer of butter, sliced cucumbers and tomato, and lots of pepper! This with a cup of green or white tea in the mornings is great! Never thought to add sweets to it…I think I’ll try that soon…
September 11, 2013 at 3:24 am
I recently got on a health kick..dieting exercising. ..I have managed to lose 20 pounds so far. With that being said I really have been craving any kind of bread, but refuse to eat the typical type because it doesn’t help me..I stumbled across this german bread at my local Job Lot. It looked interesting and HEALTHY so I bought it..I am actually in the middle of eating my first piece..I put some of my apple butter on it, DELICIOUS!!!! I will definitely be buying more 🙂
August 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm
I love this bread!
December 2, 2014 at 9:49 am
I’ve tried all their varieties and the Three Grain is my favorite and the Almone Sunflower Seed coming in second. I have never liked bread much but this this bread had become my standard breakfast food. It’s especially good with Eath Balance coconut and peanut spread..
April 11, 2016 at 6:27 am
I love this bread. Eat it every morning with butter – and its filling and delicious. And all the fiber is great for the digestive system. That said, they birds hate it…they’ll eat anything BUT fitness bread…more for me 🙂
June 17, 2016 at 5:23 am
I’m eating some right now toasted with hummus and cucumber slices. It will fill me up until lunchtime.
July 19, 2016 at 3:22 pm
Is it not important to note that each slice has 44g of whole grain in it? Almost an entire daily recommended values worth. They come in packages of 7 slices.
If you have come to appreciate the taste of nutrition like me, just eat a slice every day straight up, perhaps toasted and buttered in the morning with a protein shake and some cold pressed fruit/vegetable drinks before the fistful of vitamins come in. Tryin to live for a while yo!
August 8, 2016 at 6:47 am
Just saw this at Whole Foods yesterday and bought it. I whipped up the following. I wish I could attach a pic – was yummy 🙂 Thanks for the extra info on this product.
1 slice of Fitness bread, 20 grams (approx 1 serving) of Neufchâtel cheese, can of skinless/boneless sardines (in water), red onion slices, fresh dill, salt & pepper w/ side of cucumber. 320 calories, 28 grams of protein, 28 carbs, 10 grams of fat, 6 grams of fiber.
August 8, 2016 at 10:30 am
Yum!!!! Thanks for sharing!
September 11, 2016 at 9:59 am
My wife and I recently started eating it, and we love it, we buy the loaf that we cut ourselves, what I do put a little olive oil on one side and cook over a gas stove until its nice and toasty, and serve it with dinner. Sometimes I get a little dance and sprinkle garlic powder on it as well (that’s on pasta nights).. Its awesome 😉
September 27, 2016 at 7:04 am
I love fitness bread. It’s one of the few things that fill me up in the morning and doesn’t make me feel weighted down. I slather grass fed butter, toast, then add raw honey and some type of nut butter. It goes so well with my espresso.
September 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm
Which Trader Joe’s product is similar??
September 25, 2017 at 10:10 am
I think it’s called European Bread. Look in the bread section, you can’t miss it.