At Skinny Mom, we love taking traditional recipes and making them “skinny”. Being healthy is more than just commitment and a bit of sacrifice. Being healthy is also about being creative! We pride ourselves on our Skinny Recipes, because they are healthy, easy to make, and DELICIOUS – which is at times hard to come by.
The Skinny Buffalo Chicken Wrap is a delicious twist on an old favorite. We have cutcalories, fat, and carbs while maintaining the same bold flavor taste with the delicious La Tortilla Factory wraps!
To be honest, when the marketing team voted me to be “the talent” for our first YouTube recipe video, I was not exactly excited. Writing behind the comfort of a laptop is one thing; exposing yourself to the lights and cameras of a video is another. However, an experience that I thought would be awkward and uncomfortable, turned out to be just the opposite – totally fun!
Continue reading for a behind the scenes look at the making of our first recipe video. Get the complete recipe below.
If you are looking for a tortilla with the wholesome, baked taste of a regular flour tortilla but with all of the health benefits you need to stay on track this year, then this is the tortilla for you! With 1/3 fewer calories (80) 6g fiber and 4g of protein, it’s simply A BETTER TORTILLA that is soft, fresh and so tasty! Available online now and coming to a store near you!
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Even Elf on the Shelf loves La Tortilla Factory! This one’s making sure to take some to Santa on Christmas Eve to ensure he gets some “better-for-you” snacks along with all the milk and cookies he’ll be eating.
Happy Holidays from all of us at La Tortilla Factory!
I bet you’re busy, busy, busy this time of year – just like everyone else! When I have so much going on, it’s often hard to eat healthy and make nutritious meals in my own kitchen. However, if there’s ever a question as to what to have for dinner in my house, it’s almost always answered with, BBQ Chicken Quesadillas!
The holiday season is here once again. Many of us look forward to all of the festivities, but then regret the food choices we make. Instead of making poor food choices, gaining weight, and then vowing to lose it as your New Year’s resolution, why not take some small steps now to prevent packing on the extra pounds? There are some simple strategies you can use to make foods healthier and avoid temptation.
When caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it can be easy to turn to unhealthy snacks and meals from convenience stores and fast food drive-thrus – piling onto an already indulgent time of year!
But according to Molly Kimball, nationally-recognized Registered Dietitian, with a little planning there are a number of portable, better-for-you snack options that can help keep hunger and calorie-spend at bay during long trips or a day of shopping.
One of the wonderful things about working at La Tortilla Factory is the company offers on-site continuing education classes. This has ranged from E.S.L. classes to junior college courses to the personal finance classes I just enrolled in!
It’s eye opening when you start to track exactly where your money goes. For instance, I was shocked to discover just how much I was spending on coffee and eating out – and this comes from a gal who prides herself on cooking and preparing her own food! Does this sound familiar to anyone? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. As my job and agenda got busier, I found myself grabbing a Bistro Box along with my morning coffee more times than I’d like to admit.
The good news is I have recommitted myself to cooking, packing and eating food from home. Not only is it much more economical, I feel better too. This post is inspired by those clever Bistro Boxes – as I have been making a Mediterranean rendition with roasted beets, carrot purée, olives, feta cheese and our Smart & Delicious™ Low Carb High Fiber Tortillas.
Below is the recipe for the carrot purée. Don’t worry if you make a big batch because it’s a tasty compliment to any lunch, but also works great inside wraps, on top of quesadillas or on the side of a salad. Enjoy!
It’s happened to all of us at some point – we happily indulge in all that Thanksgiving has to offer, but the next day we’re really paying for it. Not only do we feel sluggish and bloated, the scale can easily shoot up five-plus pounds, literally overnight.
Why, then, does the number on the scale jump up after a big holiday dinner?
The main culprit is fluid retention, thanks to a greater-than-usual intake of carbs and sodium. This isn’t a pass for sheer excess, however; it’s still wise to minimize the potential nutritional damage of the holidays.
Fortunately, a few Thanksgiving favorites (namely turkey, ham, and roasted veggies) are naturally low in calories, carbs, and saturated fat. And with a few key ingredient swaps, you can make lighter versions of almost any high-calorie dish.