Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions - Low carb Tortillas




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Ilvduke
01-23-2004, 05:41 PM
I know this has probably been asked about a million times. I was wondering if anyone eats low carb tortillas on a regular basis and if so what kind is the best? I just think they would be great to have on hand if I didn't have anything to cook. Thanks in advance.
Ginger


chequitagirl
01-23-2004, 05:45 PM
i don't eat low carb totilla, but i do eat more corn tortillas than flour. my husband is hispanic and tortillas are a staple in our house. corn tortillas are only 1 serving of carb. for anyone who doesn't know 15 gr. of carbs is one serving.

Ilvduke
01-23-2004, 05:47 PM
Can you just buy those at the regular grocery store like Walmart? Thanks for your quick response.


barbmarie
01-24-2004, 07:57 AM
I like the La Tortilla. You can buy them here in the NW at Albertsons. I bought some garlic and herb ones today, thought they would be good for tuna sandwiches, havent tried them yet but will let you know.

Sonnet
01-24-2004, 12:25 PM
Hi. I eat La Tortilla low carb taco shells almost everyday. We have 2 natural food stores around us, and they're the only ones who carry them so far. They are 3g effective carbs each (11gTotal Carb-8grams Dietary Fiber=3.)

Not only do they make great tacos, they make the best pizza wraps as well. I'm going to try and think of a whip cream dessert too-maybe with Davinci syrup.
Oh, I should add that one store keeps them on a little shelf unrefrigerated on the bread isle, and one store keeps them all frozen. :)

Ilvduke
01-24-2004, 01:08 PM
Great! You are giving me some great ideas. I would probably eat them just about everyday. I will have to try a natural foods store and see. I have been to Walmart and they seem to be getting more low carb foods, but I haven't seen any tortillas. Thank you for your response it was very helpful.

lady_adnerb
01-27-2004, 08:51 PM
Are the shells freezable? I bought some but I'm not sure I want to eat them right now. So was thinking of freezing them. Or don't they freeze well??

StarPrincess
01-27-2004, 08:59 PM
I know that the tortillas are freezable and I'm told that they freeze rather well. I had a hard time with texture but have found that they're good for little chicken ceaser wraps or for enchiladas. Especially enchiladas because I think they have a texture similar to corn tortillas.

LindaLee
01-28-2004, 08:49 AM
Yes they are freezable, I have 3 packages in my freezer right now. A friend at work buys them by the case. Where I live the only place to get them is on the internet. My local health food store is only into weeds and pills !!!!!
They make great ham and cheese roll ups and I even make "Mexican" Grilled Cheese sandwiches out of them (there's a name for them but I can't pronounce it right let alone spell it )
Have a great day .....

lady_adnerb
01-28-2004, 10:43 AM
I'd really like to try and make them into a small pizza for myself. Or maybe have a couple of them in tacos. :)

Leenie
01-28-2004, 11:39 AM
I make them on my george forman grill, quesadilla's (sp?).

I eat at least 2 a day, I like the original flavor and the green onion. Ohh the brand is La Tortilla, I buy them on the internet b/c I save more than $1 a package then buying them in a LC store.

I posted the letter I got from their rep on another thread.

chequitagirl
01-28-2004, 11:57 AM
leens what is the website where you buy them????

LindaLee
01-28-2004, 12:02 PM
Hummm ....haven't tried them on the good ole George Forman. It's a thought ...and I can't spell the Q word either
I get most of my "groceries" from The Better Health Food Store on the internet. They have a great variety of Atkins food ...and their muffin mixes are about 4.50 (not sure) and in my local stores they are 6.99 I like the Cranberry Orange and for 2 carbs what the heck splurge.

LindaLee
01-28-2004, 02:46 PM
Try www.betterhealthfoodstore.com and La Tortilla (just type it in the search engine and you should get their home page) . I'm not sure but the Low Carb Connoisseur might have them. There are also several low carb food stores on the internet my list is at work (I'm snowed in ...not really but my train was canceled so I thought it was a good day to take off).
Happy Hunting

Ilvduke
01-28-2004, 03:33 PM
You guys are awesome! I knew I came to the right place for help. I have gotten so many ideas about how to eat them. I actually purchased the corn tortillas. The ones I bought have 9 net carbs. My health food store didn't sell them either. Also the corn tortillas have no fat!!! I couldn't believe it. Making a rollup sounds good. I made chicken fajitas with them the other night. Even hubby liked these better than the flour ones! Thanks

chequitagirl
01-28-2004, 04:22 PM
thanks for the help linda lee

LindaLee
01-28-2004, 04:56 PM
If you can find the La Tortilla one they only have 3 carbs for the regular size ones. I'll take 3 carbs over 9 any day . :cp:
I'm wondering if we all ganged up on the local health food stores if we'd get results :rollpin:

chequitagirl
01-28-2004, 05:12 PM
i found the website and if they taste as good as they sound nutritionally then count me in. i wish we could get them locally. the closest store to me is about 45 minutes away.

Sonnet
01-28-2004, 06:09 PM
I also use the low carb taco shells for "popcorn". I used to eat a bag of Orville Redenbakkers Movie Butter popcorn every night. So now if I want popcorn, I'll microave a buttered one until it's steamy and then lightly salt it and cut it into small pieces.

Enchiladas sound good. I'l have to make them. :)

Leenie
01-28-2004, 08:11 PM
Audrey I get them from

http://www.latortillafactory.com/

I just noticed today that we are almost out, only 2 left in the freezer, so I'm going to order more tonight.

In the stores they are $5.79 a package but when I get them on the web and this includes shipping I pay $4.19 a package, but you have to buy in bulk. It is worth it to me since I eat alot of them (2 a day) and my hubby eats them... even my DD eats them :)

Its wonderful to feel like your eating bread (mentally lol).

I do like the plain and the onion flavor, the garlic is pretty good.

LindaLee
01-28-2004, 09:16 PM
Once every two months I "grocery shop" on the web. I think most spots the shipping is under 6 dollars and at least two (better health food store and another) will ship free if you order over 50.00. I get my Atkins muffin mix, bars and anything else I want. Atkins just came out with pasta I haven't tried it yet but I got a box to try. Between Atkins and Carbo Lite and Carb Smart there is a pretty good variety out there .... Today I had ice cream :cloud9: Atkins came out with a Chocolate Swirl (Chocolate covered too) it was like eating a dove bar and only 3 carbs. I'd give up just about anything for an ice cream bar. :goodvibes

Froufy
01-28-2004, 11:31 PM
You are so very lucky to have such a wide range of lc products available. In my case I find I really need to hunt stuff down altho with the new found popularity of Atkins and low carb it is getting a bit easier.

The GNC downtown (and I am not there often) has the La Tortilla products and they cost around $11 per package! I bought two packages a couple of months ago and have not finished them yet as I only eat them on occasion. But they are pretty good and a lifesave when you need that quick 'sandwich' like snack! There is one company that makes a low carb bread and one other store here which has an in-store bakery which has just started baking low carb bread ($3.99 per loaf).

The store I was in today told me they were getting some low carb tortillas in next month - but not La Tortilla factor - I think she said they were "genosoy"??? Anyone heard of, or tried this brand???

I have also found the Atkins muffin mixes and ketogenics muffin mixes at health food stores they are very pricey as well (atkins is about $9 per pouch and ketogenics is $11 per box)...while we do have some sugar free ice cream products here they are still high carb due to dairy content (about 17 carbs per half cup!)...and I would love an ice cream bar.

Some of the US website stores won't even ship to Canada and if they do the price is prohibitive once you add the exchange and shipping.

Maybe a trip to the States is in order? I do live not to far from a border crossing (about 1 hour or so to Ogdensburg, New York) and maybe when spring rolls around it might be worth a trip - and I'll definitely bring my cooler!

Froufy :D

LindaLee
01-29-2004, 10:57 AM
Wow!!! pricy is right. Our GNC sells the muffin mix for 6.99. Can you order over the internet? I get most of my stuff from there. Even with shipping it's cheaper than the stores. The La Tortilla Factory is about 4.95 a pack on the internet. 11 dollars is highway robbery. Never heard of that brand????
Arnold has put out a Low Carb bread it has 6 carbs per slice ...this is a nice treat. If you can find a store that carries Atkins they might have the bars. 3 effective carbs per bar. Bryers puts out a low carb ice cream with 4 effective carbs per half cup. It is getting easier to find "junk food" with low carbs these days. Now if they would only find a low carb Frito or potato chip <hee hee>

LindaLee
01-29-2004, 11:10 AM
Opps ...I'm at work and only gave your reply a quick read ...missed your information on the internet. I never thought of Canada being so very different ? I think you're right a trip with a cooler might just be the answer

lady_adnerb
01-29-2004, 03:37 PM
I put my La Tortilla's in the freezer. I should get one out and put my morning eggs in it to make a little change. But I wanted to get back on strict induction for a while. See if I can shake some of these pounds off. I was hoping to be closer to my goal by summer. At this rate it won't happen. lol But at least I'm adjusting to this WOE better (well-we won't count the chocolate craving I had the other day!)

Leenie
01-29-2004, 03:50 PM
I buy the bags of coleslaw mix (which is only chopped up cabbage w/some carrots) I fry it up with some chicken or what ever meat I have, some cheese and I pack a tortilla with it.... MMMMMMMMMMM ! is it good. Kinda reminds me of egg rolls but w/out the deep fried shell (oh drool) ! lol

I also put eggs, sausage and just about anything else you can think of, they are very filling and satisfying to me.

I never tried any Atkins mixes, they are to pricy for me. At this point I'll just do with out until I can't take it anymore and break down lol. Wish they would come down in price, I think then people would buy more.

Ilvduke
01-29-2004, 03:55 PM
I heard they were supposed to be coming out with a low carb Dorito by Frito Lay sometime this year. That would be great!!! Can't remember where I read that though.

LindaLee
01-29-2004, 04:21 PM
I'm in pain .....I think my office is out to get me ........I walked in and there was a tray of Muffins, Danish and Bagels on the table. Okay I got my coffee, toasted my Atkins Crandbery Orange Muffin ...shed a tear or two for a cheese danish but I made it through. Come Lunch and our CFO bought Chinese for the office. A Ton of fried rice, sweet and sour chicken and General Tso Chicken not to mention noodles and egg rolls......deep sigh. But I didn't touch it. Boy do I feel deprived right now ;-) but maybe I'll be happy in the morning when I step on the scale ...... if you hear a scream coming from Connecticut just know it's me!

lady_adnerb
01-29-2004, 04:52 PM
OH!!! putting shredded cabbage in the shell w/chicken sounds SOOOO good!!! Too bad I don't have any chicken...or cabbage :lol:

VanIsle
01-29-2004, 05:12 PM
Froufy,
I found this Canadian Web site that sounds pretty good.
I havent sent for anything yet but plan to.
Here the address
http://www.lowcarbfooddepot.com
Brenda

barbmarie
01-30-2004, 08:03 AM
I finally tried the garlic and herb with tuna salad and lettuce,,,yummy.

Another favorite,,, cut the plain wheat ones into small chips. Drop them in the deepfryer for a few seconds. Eat plain (tastes like a wheat thin) or I made Nachos with them... Very good

lady_adnerb
01-30-2004, 09:20 AM
oh yummy!! I love wheat thins!!! Great idea thanks :)

LindaLee
01-30-2004, 10:10 AM
Oh my goodness ...what a wonderful idea. I'm going to have to try that this weekend. I'm always open to munchie ideas. I'd rather "munch" than sit down to a full meal.

StarPrincess
01-31-2004, 01:50 PM
That is a great idea, Barbmarie! I'm going to try it!

I bought some garlic and herb ones yesterday. They make great chicken ceasar wraps and I'm going to try them out for thin-crust pizza ;)

Leenie
01-31-2004, 05:00 PM
I'm wondering, instead of deep frying (to save calories and fat) if I sprayed one with pam or brushed it w/oil and baked the living crap out of it, if it would get crunchy and tasty?

I'll have to try it and see. Hmmmmmmm bet you could bake it into a bowl like shape and use it as a taco bowl, like taco salads come in :dizzy:

hippychick77
02-20-2004, 08:26 PM
I finally received my tortillas this week (ordered from Atkins.com and it took almost 2 weeks!)

They are a GOD SEND! YUUUUMMMYYYYY! and totally worth the money. So far, I have made chicken wraps, fajitas, quesadillas (sp? lol) and best of all the CHIPS! I cut two tortillas into 8 triangles each, deep fried them, and dipped in a little guac. OMG to die for! I can definitely stick to this diet now. I hate to gush. I'm just so excited....and the pounds have been steadily dropping! Yippeeeee!

Designinsperations
02-25-2004, 04:01 PM
If you go to there site
http://www.latortillafactory.com/

you can type in your zip code and it will give you the locations in your area where they sell them

woooo hooo I only have to go 5 miles,..lol

lady_adnerb
02-25-2004, 08:57 PM
Does the "crust" get crunchy or soggy when you make it into pizza? How much sauce? Dang, it's not on my induction list.

LindaLee
02-25-2004, 09:31 PM
I made buritto's with them tonight. 3 carbs verses 22 carbs ...no contest. Even my husband eats them.....and if you say low carb to him you get a 15 minute lecture on the merits of fruit and cereal LOL

hippychick77
02-28-2004, 12:40 PM
Brenda,

Last week I made very easy pizzas with them. I tried w/garlic herb and green onion.

I spraid Pam on a baking pan, spooned about a tablespoon of Carb Solutions pasta sauce (I've been seeing this new blue Carb Solutions label in all of the major grocery stores), sprinkled a little garlic powder (wish I had fresh), and oregeno, added peporoni, shredded cheese (4 cheese mix), and a couple of mushrooms. Then I baked in the oven at 400 for about 10 minutes (electric) ....just kept checking until I saw the cheese was melted and the edges were brown.

It was like crispy thin crust pizza :T but you need to be careful when you pick it up... and I wouldn't bother trying to cut it.

My dad (who does NOT need to lose weight) thought they were the greatest things ever and kept raving that it tasted just like the real thing..."this must be a miracle diet if you can eat s#*@ like this..this is really f#*%ing amazing!" he said. :smoking: (that's my dad! ha ha but you get the picture, they were really good :lol: )