- Jenna Bush Hager revealed her new favorite snack on a recent segment of the TODAY show on NBC.
- She loves Siete Foods tortillas made from almond flour, a gluten-free product that cuts calories, carbs, and sodium overall.
- A nutritionist says these tortillas can help you enjoy healthier tacos and quesadillas.
Overhauling your favorite sandwich into a wrap is always a good idea, as you can dodge many of the refined sugars and carbohydrates found in store-bought crusty white bread. But Jenna Bush Hager's new obsession with a gluten-free tortilla made with almond flour has reminded us just how this simple staple can allow us to enjoy taco night without any guilt whatsoever. During a segment called "Can't Live Without It" on TODAY that aired on Tuesday morning, the 38-year-old host shared her love of Siete almond flour tortillas with co-host Hoda Kotb, revealing that she's been enjoying them as a snack whenever she can.
"This is all I eat these days: They are almond-flour tortillas, made of almond flour!" Jenna excitedly shares while pointing out that Siete Foods' newest alt tortillas are approved for paleo dieters and vegans as well. "They're really good for you. They're like protein in a tortilla! Aren't they the best thing you've ever tasted?!"
While Kotb agreed that the tortillas were delicious during a taste test, she quickly pointed out the carbohydrates counts on the label's nutritions facts, and Jenna got a tad protective. "First of all, there are two tortillas per serving … Do not ruin my Siete!" she says. But she makes a very valid point: The serving size of Siete's almond-based tortillas is actually two whole full tortillas, which makes their nutritional counts impressive.
Kim Kardashian recently revealed that this brand is also a favorite of hers when making her famous vegan tacos.
Stefani Sassos, MS, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian with the Good Housekeeping Institute, says these tortillas are a very smart diet hack — and, like Bush, she often cooks with them when having tacos. "Siete offers a naturally gluten-free tortilla with more fiber and protein… Plus, there is substantially less sodium in the Siete variety (only 190mg) and the ingredients are simple and real," she says.
At 100 calories per tortilla, they're a perfect choice for a handy roll-up as an afternoon pick me up. Plus, Sassos says that most of the monounsaturated fat in the tortilla is derived from almonds and not any added ingredients. Swapping out taco shells or regular tortillas for these gluten-free alternatives can help you cut calories, carbohydrates, and sodium, which means you have more room for luxe toppings and fillings.
It's clear that both Hoda and Jenna are trying their best to snack on better-for-you options in the first few months of the new year. For those who are interested, Hoda's favorite snack is actually Barre's apple chips — another smart swap for snack cravings that can substitute potato chips entirely.
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