Can You Eat Tortillas on a Keto Diet?

Mexican food is one of the most popular types of foods in the US and the world. One of the staples of Mexican cuisine is the tortilla. A tortilla is a thin, flat bread like food, that is usually made from corn or wheat. It is very popular for burritos, quesadillas, wraps, baked as chips and even used in soups. 

Tortillas are very popular in Latin America but are also super popular in the US. Many of the foods I mentioned above are being consumed in the US more and more. Mexican food is one of the most popular ethnic foods in the US. It's safe to say that much Americans have tried a tortilla in their day.

 Many people that are on a low carb diet want to eat tortillas. However, since tortillas are made with corn or flour they are often packed with carbohydrates. On a low carb diet you want a high amount of fat, a moderate amount of protein, and extremely low amounts of carbohydrates. That means that traditional tortillas don't fit into a keto diet. They basically have the opposite macro-nutrient profile of a food you would want to eat on a keto diet.

However, there is some good news. Many companies have started producing keto tortillas and tortillas alternatives. These tortillas are actually very good. I've had keto-friendly tortillas that taste just like the real thing. I'm almost afraid that they are lying about the carb contents. They are that good.

Some of the alternative wraps include coconut and vegetable based wraps. However, there is one brand that has an excellent keto tortilla that taste like a flour tortilla. That company is called mission foods. Their carb-balance tortillas are excellent. I eat these as a breakfast burrito with egg, or a bake them into tortilla bowls for my Mexican meals. 

Mission carb balance tortillas are my favorite pick for an alternative to the traditional flour tortilla. Check out this article for more information about tortillas. In summary, avoid traditional flour or corn tortillas and check out the tortilla alternatives that we linked to in this post.