I’ve run across an excellent food find! Don’t you love it when you find things that are both healthy and cheap? That doesn’t happen often, does it?
It’s taken me a long time to find just the right tortilla. When it comes to tortillas you have a few options:
- Just buy the cheap ones they have at the grocery store. Easy on the budget, bad on the waistline. I’m looking at the regular tortilla’s we buy for my husband from Aldi, and they have 150 calories, 25 carbs, no fiber, and only 4 grams of protein. Really, that’s just 150 calories of empty carbs.
- The next option is to buy special low carb, high fiber tortillas at the grocery store like these Smart and Delicious Low Carb Tortillas. The nutrition info on them isn’t bad (50 cals, 10 carbs, 5 grams protein, and 7 grams fiber). However, there’s two problems with them. First, they are quite small – smaller both in diameter and weight than the regular old tortilla’s. Of course they have less calories – there’s less of them! Really, who wants to eat a tiny little tortilla? Second, they’re quite expensive and can be hard to find. At my local store, they’re about $5.00 for 10, which seems like a total rip-off especially considering how tiny they are.
- If you’re fed up with the first two options you could make your own tortillas. However, have you actually tried doing so? I think we could all find better things to do with our time. Even Money Saving Mom herself doesn’t make her own tortillas. She tells us all about in this post.
- Or, you could buy these Homestyle Whole Grain Tortillas at Sam’s Club. They cost $4.88 for 20 of them. If you think 20 is a bit more than you’ll need, rest assured that they last at least 4 months in the fridge (even after opening) and they freeze well. They’re just the same size as regular tortilla’s (in diameter and weight). The nutrition stats are excellent. One has 100 calories, 13 carbs, 7 grams fiber, and 8 grams of protein. Yes, it’s higher in calories than the Smart and Delicious Low Carb ones, but it’s also larger, has more protein, and only 3 more carbs. Oh, and they taste great. They’re husband approved!
How about you? What’s your favorite tortilla? Have you run across any great food finds lately?