Wednesday, April 9, 2014

La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortilla Review


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 
If you are watching your weight or just your carbs, I have a new product to share with you that can help you in that regard. I know I have been trying lately to cut out calories and fat from my foods and welcome any and all help that I can get. One of the products that I found was La Tortilla Factory Low Carb Tortilla that I can eat instead of the regular breads.
 
 
I have to admit that I was worried that this wouldn't taste right but it really did taste good. What I did to make it a little more enjoyable was to toast it lightly in my toaster oven and then spread a very think low fat butter on it and I did several things, either eat it just like that or I would add a thin layer of No Sugar Jam or Jelly and roll it up or you can even do Peanut Butter or any other spread that is low in calories or fat.
 
Each large tortilla has 6g net carbs and is loaded with 8g of protein, 48% of your recommended daily intake of fiber, and has only 80 calories. They are made with whole wheat and no hydrogenated oils, so you are only getting all the good with no bad! My husband has been making peanut butter and banana sandwiches his whole life so he tried that on his tortilla and it worked out just fine. I have been trying to get him to cut down on breads also.
 
I did find one recipe on La Tortilla Factory's site that we liked because it was very easy and didn't have a whole of calories and it's something that we really love to order when we go out to eat but this recipe has cut out a lot of the fat heavy ingredients. I think if you add some diced up chicken it wouldn't add too much to the calories, so if you don't think you can eat it w/o some type of meat, stick with the chicken. 
 
Cheesy Quesadilla's
 

Ingredients

2 La Tortilla Factory Mini SoftWraps
2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell peppers (optional)
1/2 cup thinly sliced apples (optional)

Directions

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 1 tortilla in skillet and sprinkle one half with 1/3 cup cheese. Add half the sliced bell pepper or apple, if using. Fold tortilla in half. Repeat with remaining tortilla and cheese. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned on both sides. Cut quesadillas into 4 wedges.

Number of Servings: 2
Per Serving
Calories: 240 | Total fat: 14 grams | Total carbohydrates: 18 grams | Dietary fiber: 7 grams | Protein: 14 grams
 
 
They have a lot of other recipes for you to try out using their tortillas and not all of them are low calorie if you aren't watching your weight, then you can also choose to make some really awesome looking food! They also have a wide range of different kinds of tortilla's, not just these low carb ones, so please go check them out and see if you find another flavor that you would like better!
 
About La Tortilla Factory:
La Tortilla Factory, the leading specialty baker of premium wraps and tortillas, has a 36-year heritage of creating healthy food with quality ingredients. La Tortilla Factory’s innovative products have set in motion a national shift in eating habits by continuously creating healthier, more flavorful premium products, setting numerous industry standards along the way, and transforming the simple tortilla into an icon of good living.

La Tortilla Factory was founded in 1977 by Jose and Mary Tamayo, who were ultimately drawn to the pristine beauty of Sonoma County, California. With them, they imported a delicious part of their Mexican heritage to Sonoma’s rolling hills—fresh corn tortillas. Those beloved traditional tortillas are still part of the specialty baked goods produced by La Tortilla Factory.

Their Sonoma County location—an intersection of the culinary arts, farm-fresh produce, artisan cheese-makers, some of the world’s finest wineries, and world-class chefs—continues to inspire the family business. All the goodness that Sonoma County embodies guides the family as they move into the future, crafting wraps and tortillas rooted in family heritage but which also satisfy today’s consumer’s desires to eat well and deliciously.

Here's a few questions & answers I thought you might be interested in:

How long is your product good for after I open it?
If stored at room temperature opened or unopened: products should be eaten by the sell-by date for optimal taste and quality. If stored refrigerated, open or unopened: products may remain fresh up to 30 days beyond the sell-by date. If frozen, products can be stored and used up to 90 days past sell-by date. If you’ve frozen your tortillas, we recommend placing them in the refrigerator to thaw prior to enjoying them.  
Once thawed, they should remain in the fridge and be eaten within 30 days. (this is actually what I did because there are quite a few tortilla's in each package and I was afraid we wouldn't eat them all in time. Even though they are low carb, I am still trying to limit my bread consumption).
Do you offer coupons?
Yes, they offer coupons! Be sure to continue to check back on their Facebook page for occasional coupon giveaways and/or check in with their customer service team at 1-800-446-1516 or info@latortillafactory.com to determine current coupon availability. 
Connect with La Tortilla Factory:

Mailing Address:
3300 Westwind Blvd
Santa Rosa, Ca 95403
Email:  info@latortillafactory.com
Phone:  800-446-1516
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

1 comments:

Robin Wilson said...

I had no idea that they even had such a thing! Another great way that I eat tortillas is with a little bit of butter and cinnamon and sugar. Try it!