Is it possible to be a foodie and eat healthy at the same time? Let me just say- the struggle is REAL. Sure, eating healthy can be delicious but it can also mean avoiding a lot of foods that you love. If you’ve read any of my previous posts then you know that for some time now, I’ve been trying to be gluten-free AND most recently, completely grain free. I’ve gone as far as eliminating rice, beans and corn from my diet. If you’re Mexican-American like me, then you know that leaving tortillas is almost unimaginable - it felt like I was slowly dying (yeah, I am big drama queen).
Then one day, I was at Whole Foods and came across some tortilla chips that claimed to be “grain-free (not even corn), paleo, non-gmo, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan”. “What the heck is in this bag then? There’s no freaking way these things don’t have corn and can taste amazing,” I thought to myself. I was super skeptical because usually when I see “healthy” versions of REAL food, they taste just like what they claim to be. But, I had to give it a try. I still remember when I took the first bite out of the Lime Chips because I told one of my co-workers, “I think I found miracle chips!”, miracle because it wasn’t possible for them to be that good yet so healthy and made from real and trust-worthy ingredients. That first time I tried Siete Family Foods, was the first time in my life that I finally understood what “eating healthy can be delicious” really meant and that’s what’s so great about them.
"Siete Amazing Grain Free Tortillas are perfect for joyful, creative and adventurous foodies who never miss a Taco Tuesday, who refuse to comprise on salud or sabor, and who love to gather together with family and dear friends in the cocina and around the dining table" - Siete Family Foods
Since then, I've taken a tremendous interest on them and their story. Let me just tell you, when I know a good story, it’s really fucking hard to keep my mouth shut (I love that chisme) so here I go: Siete Family Foods is an Austin-based, Latino and family owned company. Their story is provided behind each of their product packaging (if you want to read it yourself) but basically this is how it goes: Veronica Garza, co-founder and president, always suffered from a series of health challenges and it was when she decided to adopt a low-inflammation, grain-free diet. Thus, Siete Foods was born! She wanted to eat healthy yet delicious and she wanted to share it with it the world. Today, the family-owned business makes tortillas and tortilla chips that are suitable for almost any diet, completely grain-free, paleo, non-gmo, gluten free, dairy free, soy free and vegan. They use ingredients such as almond flour, cassava flour, coconut oil, chia, avocado oil, sea salt and many more healthy and real ingredients. You may find their products at your local Whole Foods, some HEB’s and other healthy stores. You may also purchase their food products (and in bulk) via www.sietefoods.com. They carry 3 different types of chips and tortillas: Lime, Sea Salt and Nacho; Cassava & Coconut, Almond Flour and Cassava & Chia. My personal favorites are the Almond Flour tortillas and the Lime Chips! :)