There ae many little tweaks that I use to make Mexican food a litle healthier. I have learned to go lightly on the cheese in favor of more salsa, to add black or kidney beans in place of beef, and to load up on veggies. But the BEST part, the tortilla, always left me stuck with finding a lower calorie option ... no Mexican meal is complete without this staple! Most flour tortillas average 100 calories per small tortilla, and many large ones top out over 200 calories per tortilla!
Enter Tam-x-ico's Corn Tortillas. With only 25 calories per tortilla, they are a true nutritional bargain. These corn tortillas are excellent wrappers when heated (they tend to break easily when left cold) and when cut up and baked,they make excellent dipping chips. They have a nice neutral taste that lends itself to spicy Mexican fillings and dishes, sweet tortilla crisps with the addition of cinnamon and sugar, and even hold well warmed up with egg whites and veggies for a snack wrap.
Each serving of Tam-X-ico's Corn Tortillas is 2 tortillas which provides 50 calories, 0.5 grams of fat, none of which is saturated, 30 mg of sodium (1% of the RDA), 1 gram of protein and 11 grams of carbohydrates which includes 2 grams of fiber (8% of the RDA) and no sugar.
I purchased a 12-count package of tortillas at my local grocery store for $1.29, which is EXCELLENT for a multi purpose snack! The tortillas stay fresh in the fridge for weeks, and are a great substitute for bread in a pinch, as well as their many snack purposes
Although they are not exactly superstars in any one department, as a quick fix for a quesadilla, or homemade tortilla chips, they really hit the spot. I would definitely recommend these babies to anyone on a budget looking for a tasty snack!