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Atten-TION! It's time for another installment of... Hungry Girl Salutes! Here we celebrate guilt-free foods that rock our world in many ways. And the food item du jour? La Tortilla Factory's Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortillas! Yay!!!

 

What Are They?

La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb High Fiber Large Tortillas

PER SERVING (one tortilla): 80 calories, 3g fat, 300mg sodium, 18g carbs, 12g fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

"Healthy, hearty and TASTE GREAT! Each tortilla only contains [6 effective] carbs, making them ideal for any low carb diet, or perfect as a healthy bread substitute." That is music to our fiber-craving ears. (Why do our ears crave fiber? Don't ask.) These tortillas are beyond perfect for whipping up all our Mexican-inspired treats -- quesadillas, wraps, burritos, etc. -- and so much more! We keep a pack or two in our fridge at all times. (They stay nice and fresh there.)

 

Why We Love Them

* Each tortilla has -- are you ready for this? -- almost half the fiber you need in a day. We flipped the first time we saw this, and we're still in awe today. Way to pack it in, tortilla-people!

* It's no secret that we're protein fans, and these have a lot. Eight grams in a bread swap? And that's before you even add anything to this flat piece of goodness! You're well on your way to a VERY nutritious meal.

* The packaging says it all: LARGE. We like our tortillas big so that we can load 'em up with veggies, light cheeses, and lean meats. These bad boys don't let us down. And they still manage to fit perfectly in a standard skillet for making toasty quesadillas!

* They're pretty easy to find! They are stocked at many, many markets, so click here to find a location near you. Or you can get 'em sent straight to your doorstep by ordering your tortillas online. It's what all the cool kids are doing these days (or so we hear).

 

Tortilla Tip!

Slightly warm your tortilla by microwaving it for about 10 seconds before stuffing it with your favorite fillings. Doing so will make it easier to work with, and it'll also taste better!

 

Lifestyles of the Round and Guiltless

They can often be found hanging out in local hot spots: OVENS. One of our favorite tricks is turning these tortillas into instant thin-crust pizza bottoms! Just pop one on a baking sheet and into the oven at 375 degrees -- bake until crispy, about 5 minutes per side. Try it out with our Crispy White Pizza, a 200 Under 200 exclusive!

They are excellent (and frequent) breakfast guests. Whether it's an appearance in an AM quesadilla (like our Nice to See Ya! Quesadilla), a cameo in our Starbucks b-fast swap (Spinach, Tomato, Feta 'n Egg Wrap Attack), or a starring role in our McSkillet Burrito swap, these tortillas love to get down at dawn!

They're major WRAP stars. Notable hits include Girl on Grill Veggie Wraps, The Cheeseburger Chomp, and Ultimate Supreme Pizza Pocket. In other words? Take these tortillas and roll things up inside of them.

 

Mexi-licious Recipe Round-Up

These tortillas are so low-cal, we feel pretty good about stuffing and smothering them with cheese, sauce, and other awesome, Mexican-inspired things. Taco Bell, meet your match...

Crunchtastic Supreme - How do we choose between this swap (of the beefy version) and our Spicy Chicken Crunchtastic Supreme?! (Ahem, we don't. We make both.)

Cheesy-Good Chicken Quesadillas - This swap is so simple, you'll regret all those times you bought the other version.

Quesadilla Blast Salad - Yes, you can have a salad and a quesadilla at the same time. It's called "balance," people.

Cheesy Beefy Supreme Wrap - Not beef-based, as one might naturally assume. It's all soy crumbles in this fast food swap!

 

Hungry for More Tortilla Action?!

Then you reeeeeeally need to check out Chapter 7 of Hungry Girl 200 Under 200, a.k.a. Tortilla Madness! One of our favorite recipes in there? The too-adorable, too-delicious Little Taco Salad in a Shell. Click here to compare online prices for the best book deal around. Or just hit up your local bookstore!

 


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It's World Vegetarian Day! Yes, October 1st is one big day for veggie-eaters everywhere, so give one a pat on the back and make lunch for that lucky vegetarian. How about a Girl on Grill Veggie Wrap?
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.

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