Low Carb Tortillas: Say Hello to Burritos Again

TortillasOne of the foods I miss most on my gestational diabetes diet is burritos.  Nothing says comfort and easy cooking like burritos, but with more than 30 grams of carbs per traditional flour tortilla, burritos are a thing of the past for most people on a low carb diet.

I was so happy to discover low carb tortillas and a return to my wayward eating habits!  Surprisingly, they are inexpensive too, so even low carb dieters on a budget can enjoy burritos, enchiladas and quesadillas again.  I have researched several brands of low carb tortillas and have summarized the different brands available.  If you have found a brand not listed here or would like to share other ideas, please feel free to leave a comment below – I would love your input!

La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortillas
One of the leaders in tortillas, La Tortilla factory offers not just one, but four different low carb varieties.  All of their tortillas are made with whole wheat flour and oat fiber, so they taste great and have a huge helping of fiber to go along.  The three main varieties, Original Whole Wheat, Green Onion and Garlic & Herb, all measure seven inches and have 10 grams of carbs per tortilla, with seven grams of fiber.  They also offer a Large Size variety, the actual size of which I was unable to find, which comes in at 18 grams of carbs and 12 grams of fiber.

Mama Lupe Low Carb Tortillas
Mama Lupe tortillas come in at a cool 5-star rating on Amazon, and are supposed to be the closest in taste to regular tortillas compared to the other brands.  At just seven carbs per tortilla, and four grams of fiber, these are probably the lowest carb option, and certainly the tastiest.

Mission Low Carb Tortillas
Mission Yellow Corn Extra Thin Tortillas are available at any grocery store and make excellent enchiladas.  They are not geared toward the low carb crowd, which means they are much more affordable and don’t have any wacky ingredients.  Each tortilla, though quite small, has eight grams of carbs and one gram of fiber.  They’re not the best solution, but they’ll do in a pinch and on a budget.

Tumaro’s Low Carb Tortillas
Tumaro’s Multigrain tortillas were voted best tortilla by Men’s Health Magazine.  That’s saying something!  Available in Multigrain, Garden Vegetable, Salsa and Green Onion, Tumaro’s low carb tortillas range from 12-13 grams of carbs and 7-8 grams of fiber per tortilla.

So next time you have a hankering for burritos, go for it!  You can probably even help yourself to two if you’re careful about the ingredients.  It’s dinnertime and all this talk of burritos is making me ravenous – until next time!

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