Foods: tortillas and noodles now with reduced guilt (or guilt free)

Posted February 1st, 2010 in Foods by Clint

I’ve been around to check, and most every local grocery store offers low-carb (and often high fiber) tortillas. The most common example I’ve seen is La Banderita’s Xtreme Fiber tortillas.

The nutritional label claims:
Total Fat 2g
Total Carbs 5g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g

You could actually wrap your Base Meals in one of these without worry, and get that floury goodness you crave without all those carbs messing with your meal profile. Fiber is of course awesome, you get a nice bit of protein in there, and by all appearances there’s no real downside.

The other honorable mention I would like to give is to Barilla for their “Plus” line, which includes fiber, ALA Omega3 fatty acids, and protein. The carb count would still limit pasta to a Peak meal to have after you exercise, but according to their label:
per 100g
370 calories
Total Fat 3g (360mg of ALA Omega3)
Total Carbs 67g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 3g
Protein 17g

So if you decide to go for pasta for a Peak meal, I suggest you try swapping out your regular noodles with Barilla Plus (I haven’t really seen other high protein/fiber noodles on the market so far). They taste great to me and I have yet to have a complaint at the table, and both you and your family can appreciate the significantly improved nutritional profile over regular noodles. They also come in a number of shapes from rotini to angel hair.