A lot of people I know are on the “non-GMO” kick, which refers to avoiding genetically modified foods. Since grains and corn used for making breads and tortillas are often modified, I shop for the non-GMO sprouted grain tortillas.
Very few people would be take the time to make their own sprouted grain tortillas, which are made with organic sprouted wheat, soybeans, barley, millet, lentils and spelt. I buy my tortillas at the grocery store. I usually see a few brands, but I check the label to make sure they contain no GMO’s.
I can usually find the tortillas in different sizes, which makes it more convenient to make smaller or larger portions.
I have come up with a few creative ways to use the sprouted grain tortillas to make healthier meals.
Egg wrap for breakfast
For breakfast, I heat up a sprouted grain tortilla in a non-stick pan, using a teaspoon of olive oil. To save calories, I may use the olive oil spray. I heat up the tortilla on medium heat until it’s crispy. In another pan, I whip up scrambled eggs. I then place one piece of cheese in the middle of the tortilla, along with the eggs. If I want to mix it up, I may add vegetables such as mushrooms, peppers or spinach that has been lightly cooked on the stove.
Tuna wrap for lunch
For lunch, I prepare the tortilla the same way as I did for breakfast. I mix up tuna with low-fat mayonnaise, onion, celery and pickle. I top the tuna with cheese. After putting the tuna wrap on a plate, I garnish with lettuce and tomato.
Flourless pizza for dinner
For dinner, I make a pizza using the flourless tortillas. I heat them up on the stove with olive oil and then transfer to a pizza baking sheet. I then, top with tomato sauce and a dash of oregano, and garlic powder. I top the “pizzas” with mozzarella and provolone cheeses and a mix of vegetables and meats I’d find on a regular pizza. In only need to heat the pizza up in the oven for a few minutes or until the cheese melts.
Sprouted grain tortillas have a bit of a nutty flavor. They fill me up. Some people use them to make burritos and tacos. For people who have to follow a strict gluten-free diet, it’s best to purchase the brown rice tortillas that are labeled gluten free. The brown rice tortillas have a texture that is more similar to a flour tortilla.
I love the fact that there are a million ways to cook using sprouted grain tortillas. And for people who want to avoid GMOs, it’s the perfect solution.
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