Foods we'll welcome with open arms while on the ketogenic diet? Cheese, meat and all the avocados. Things we'll definitely miss? Ugh, carbs. We just can't quit you, taco Tuesday.
Luckily, there's a new tortilla option in town that's gluten-free, grain-free and low-carb—and only 8 calories apiece. Enter the Xica tortilla, made entirely from jicama.
Wait a sec: You've never tried jicama? The root vegetable is super popular in Mexican cuisine, and it happens to be really good for you, too. Jicama is high in fiber and vitamin C, plus it's been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels and improve digestion and gut health. It tastes kind of like a cross between a sweet pear and a potato, with a crisp, starchy texture that goes with everything from fruit salad to soup.
For comparison, a single yellow corn tortilla typically has about 50 calories and 10 grams of carbohydrates; a flour tortilla has about 90 calories and 17 grams of carbohydrates. Read: Xica tortillas are a keto-dieter's dream.