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July 18, 2011 7:58 PM
What are some people's suggestions for a healthy hamburger bun?? I'd like one relative in calories (>150) and low in sodium (>200 if possible). The only brand I can think of is Sara Lee's 80 calorie buns. I'm in charge of buns for a family party on Sunday and so I'm trying to keep it healthy for me but still tasty for them.

Thanks for any suggestions.
July 18, 2011 8:04 PM
Try the Aunt Millie Slimwiches. They are 90 calories and so good. Not sure about sodium content though...

The Hawaiian ones are so good, so tasty!!
Edited by red_hatorade On July 18, 2011 8:05 PM
July 18, 2011 8:05 PM
I wrap mine in lettuce leaves so very few calories.
July 18, 2011 8:07 PM
Healthy Life whole wheat buns. 100% whole wheat flour, but I don't know the sodium content.
July 18, 2011 8:07 PM
Pepperidge Farm's Deli Flats make a great hamburger bun! I actually prefer them to regular buns. They are much thinner and only 100 calories. They make different flavors like 7 grain, whole wheat, and honey wheat.

Either that or a good whole wheat or spinach wrap. I think you may have more luck with the deli flats though if you are buying for everyone.
July 18, 2011 8:11 PM
I use Weight Watchers whole wheat buns - 110 cals and 220 mg of sodium (according to an online source).
July 18, 2011 8:15 PM
Aunt Millie's slim buns white is 90 cal and 160 sodium and whole wheat is 90 cal and 140 sodium, then there is the 8 grain slim bun at 90 cal and no sodium. I have tried the 8 grain this past week, it's not the tastiest bun I've ever had but what I put inside made up for that. lol We used it for chicken salad sandwiches and grilled burgers, surprisingly it held up against the burger and condiments rather well.
July 18, 2011 8:17 PM
Correction: the Aunt Millie's white slim bun is 100 cal.
July 18, 2011 8:18 PM
Healthy Life Hamburger Buns Light.

80 calories, only five calories from fat.
200 mg sodium
NO cholesterol
NO trans fat
5G of dietary fiber
only 3G of sugar (unfortunately, it is HFCS)
July 19, 2011 8:45 AM
Slimbuns won't really fly with my fam. We're doing sloppy joes and they'll want a regular lookin bun. I'm bringing my own boca patty cuz I can't stand sloppy joes.
July 19, 2011 9:42 AM
Depends if you want low-cal or actually healthy. Ezekial sprouted grain buns are pretty much perfection as far as health goes.
July 19, 2011 10:09 AM
I like the Arnold Select Multi-Grain Sandwich Thins. 100 calories each, and Costco sells them.
July 19, 2011 10:10 AM
Yeah I was looking at Eizekel but I know my family wouldn't like those. I'll probably just get Nature's Pride or another brand that doesn't use HFCS...
July 19, 2011 10:11 AM
I'm still trying to get my hubby hooked on the Ezikel bread. I like it, yes it's different but once you add your sandwich components, etc it tastes fine. At least to me.
July 19, 2011 10:17 AM
I fed my boyfriend a burger and he didn't even know the difference. I have to be clever and trick him. I guess I'm so used to it, that I don't even see the taste difference lol!
July 19, 2011 10:23 AM
Where are you located?

Here in Quebec there are the Loblaw's President's Choice Blue menu Whole wheat burger buns.

Not horrible but also a not too distant cousin to cardboard either.

Another alternative that I use is a whole wheat pita. Low in calories and comes in around the 200mg of Sodium.

A third, that I have enjoyed the most, is a Montreal style bagel. As this is unleven there is no salt to activate the yeast. Each bagel comes in at 5mg of Sodium. Tastes great. However, there is the hole in the middle where the ketchup & mustard leak out! :-) A small price to pay in my opinion.
July 19, 2011 10:33 AM

Yeah I was looking at Eizekel but I know my family wouldn't like those. I'll probably just get Nature's Pride or another brand that doesn't use HFCS...

If anyone has suggestions for bread from an average grocery store that doesn't have HFCS, please let me know. Especially on buns like the OP asked for. My husband and I have pretty much given up. The only one I can find is country italian bread from the bakery at Food Lion, but the buns aren't good from the same place. I also would like a wheat bread that doesn't have brown sugar and a bunch of junk... sorry to hijack the OP's thread!

As for the OP, I want to say there is a brand of 'hoagie' buns that doesn't have it, and I can't recall. Try the bakery at your local grocery store versus the pre-packaged brands.


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