Saturday, July 23, 2016

THE NEW WRAPS-Beyond Tortillas

Fancy Food Show/NYC

Finally hauling it over to our local Chipotle-courtesy of a free coupon mailed out to consumers post the food illness mess...didn't convince us to join the usual lines waiting up.. as we live in  a multi-ethnic city where better, yummy inexpensive eats abound.

Including authentic and interpretations of Mexican tortillas...which like many utensil -free eats -is a wrap for 'stuffings" of plants, beans, meats etc.

NEW: Gourmet takes on this cheap eat staple give a tasty and healthier new twist to the pedestrian corn meal-grain based tortilla...

Siete Family Foods- purveyor of delicious, grain-free Mexican-food, showed off two innovative grain-free tortillas - the Almond Flour (a SOFI award finalist) and Coconut & Cassava varieties, both of which are gluten-free, paleo, dairy-free, and preservative-free. Ideal for cooking or snacking, the tortillas taste, fold, and hold like a tortilla should and actually our bite felt they tasted great!. The brand was born upon co-founder Veronica Garza’s desire to create a grain-free tortilla upon learning she could no longer eat grains, including corn...and this family biz's product lines are now found nationwide.

Greenleaf Foods 'Raw Wraps' in Spinach (pictured) and Kale...give a veggie-vegan, FREE of soy, dairy, nut, corn gluten... makeover to this category with apple, psyllium and quinoa in the a low calorie, chewy way of eating vitamins A, C, B6, K and other nutrients like folate, iron, and magnesium-at 70 calories per wrap, The Spinach wrap has hints of onion flavor, the Kale-a bit nutty with coconut nectar. Shell stable-no refrigeration needed-added plus.

From Lotita Foods-FOLIOS are tasty and versatile---can be a chewy wrap-rolled up with filling-or heated up-joining  that growing foodie trend to craft cheese based crispy crunches. Gluten free, lactose free and carb free-they're delicious and the true cheese flavors- really are authentic (Italian cheese staple-Parmesan, buttery Cheddar, smooth Jarlsberg)-makes sense since that's the main ingredient! Idea-crisp one up and break up to sprinkle over salads or fries/backed potatoes for protein adding savory mix of texture. 170 calories per-and 13 grams of protein.
FYI:  we saw several cheese crisp snacks the show...another boon for those who crave a crispy-kinda fatty treat like potato chips-but without the wheat, gluten or lactose and delivering protein and calcium!
Sonoma Creamery Mr. Cheese O's...6 flavors...made with cheese and organic quinoa, oat bran and organic brown rice-150 calories and 10 grams protein per serving. Non-GMO and shelf stable, Available on Amazon.