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Low Carbs, Full Flavor - How Carb Balance Tortillas Can Make a Difference

Feb. 1, 2021


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Your reasons for going low-carb may vary, but there’s no question that low-carb diets can make a difference. For many, it becomes a way of life--and whether it’s keto, paleo, Atkins, Mediterranean, or another low-carb lifestyle, you deserve to find delicious recipes that support your nutritional goals! Mission has developed low-carb products for all your favorite tortillas and offers tons of recipes to make sure you still get meals that are full of flavor while sticking to your low-carb lifestyle.

Benefits of the Low-Carb Lifestyle

So how does a low-carb lifestyle make a difference for your health and wellbeing? Let’s take a look:

  • Cardiovascular Benefits - Studies have shown that a low-carb diet can positively affect cardiovascular risk factors like cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. 
  • Appetite Control - Diets lower in carbohydrates tend to be higher in protein and healthy fats, both of which help keep you feeling full longer. 
  • Faster Initial Weight Loss - Studies have shown that people following low-carb diets lose more weight in the first six to twelve months than people following other diets. After that initial period, the effects even out.

Great Recipes for Low-Carb Diets

With Mission’s Carb Balance Tortillas, you get loads of flavor and just 3 to 5 grams of carbs. Try the following recipes with our Spinach Herb, Sundried Tomato Basil, and Whole Wheat or Flour Carb Balance wraps, or our Burrito, Fajita, or Street Taco Carb Balance Tortillas:


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Wraps

  • Grilled Salmon Wraps - Wrap warm, grilled salmon fillets in leaves of romaine and top with a rich mixture of cream cheese, dill, onion, and capers for a flavorful handheld dinner.
  • Chicken Avocado Ranch Wraps - This recipe offers instructions for baking your chicken to perfection and a tasty greek yogurt ranch recipe to pile on top with slices of avocado.
  • Steak Fajita Wraps - Thinly sliced and seasoned steak fills these low-carb fajitas with flavor. Add red, yellow, and orange bell pepper and onion to complete the combo and nutrient-packed dish.

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Quesadillas and Pizza

  • Spinach and Feta Quesadillas - Pesto, feta, and mozzarella? Yes, please! This recipe wraps them up and melts them together with the delicious combination of toasted garlic and mushrooms, and a hint of lemon.
  • Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza - Bring in your favorite buffalo sauce and build even more flavor with not one, but two cheeses. Mozzarella and blue cheese pair perfectly with your chicken and diced onion, and come out crispy and delicious on our Carb Balance Whole Wheat tortillas. 

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Burritos and More

  • Tortilla Taco Pie - Get all the goodness of ground beef taco filling mixed with cauliflower rice, tomatoes, and spices. Then sprinkle generously over a Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortilla in a pie dish, cover with a second tortilla and bake for 15 minutes. 
  • Loaded Potato Breakfast Burrito - Make sure to use your choice of Carb Balance tortillas, and get all the good protein and fats of eggs and greek yogurt in this savory breakfast recipe. Chopped fresh chives, potatoes, and turkey bacon complete this delicious morning treat.
  • Moo Shu Pork Tacos - Marinated pork, bean sprouts, and bok choy star in this Asian-inspired dish. Top with a drizzle of low-carb hoisin sauce and dig in!

Just because you’re going low-carb doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the full flavor experience of your favorite tortilla-based dishes. Try these recipes to start, and then let your imagination (and your tastebuds!) take it from there!

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