Since it’s taco night in my house, I thought I would spotlight my family’s favorite tortilla. I found the La Tortilla Factory brand years ago when I was trying to up the fiber in my diet, and today my husband and children use these tortilla’s for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
So many of you think carbs are the enemy, and try to eat as little as possible. One thing to remember is that carbohydrates are a necessary part of a healthy diet; they supply essential vitamins and minerals. Some carbohydrates supply better nutrition than others. Whole-grain foods are preferable to refined products because they break down more slowly and cause a slower rise in blood glucose. Whole-wheat tortillas are a healthy choice because they’re low in fat, sodium and simple sugars and high in fiber.
Check out the nutritional stats for one size La Tortilla Factory Low-Carb tortilla…
Calories: 50 cals
Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 10 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Fiber: 7 grams
Where the La Tortilla Factory Low-Carb tortillas really shine, however, is in their fiber and protein content. In terms of fiber, they have a whopping 7 grams which is 32% of the recommended daily allowance of fiber. They also have 5 grams of protein, which hands-down beats both the traditional flour and corn tortilla.
The combination of high-fiber with high-protein (ounce-for-ounce) means that the La Tortilla Factory tortillas are not only filling, but they keep your blood sugar levels stable. This starves off hunger and discourages overeating later in the day. And at 50 calories a tortilla, you can eat three of them and get nearly two-thirds of your daily fiber without sweating the calories.
For some perspective, two slices of 100% whole wheat bread would put you at around 200-300 calories, without nearly the amount of fiber or protein in three La Tortilla Factory tortillas.
Make these tortilla’s a staple in your house, and they are sure to become a family favorite!
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