What Is a Plant-Based Diet and How to Get Started

Your diet has a major impact on your well-being, which is why it’s important to choose foods that allow your body to thrive. When you consume foods that boost your energy, prevent inflammation and give your body the fuel it needs, you can expect to feel healthier, both physically and emotionally.

When it comes to finding the right foods to eat, there are plenty of opinions out there. From vegan and vegetarian to full-fat and high-protein, it's tricky to determine what’s right for you. However, millions of people and many scientific studies are proving just how beneficial a plant-based diet can be.

Read on to learn more about what makes up a plant-based diet and find out how easy it is to make the switch.

What is a Plant-Based Diet?

As the name suggests, a plant-based diet comprises foods that come from… well, plants! This incorporates fruits and vegetables, but there’s much more to offer when you’re eating a plant-based diet. Legumes, nuts, beans, seeds, and whole grains are all plant based, so you can create varied and healthy meals while adhering to a plant based plan.

There’s naturally some overlap between plant-based diets and other types of eating. Plant-based and vegan diets are, perhaps, the most similar, but there is a crucial difference: vegans avoid all animal products while people following a plant-based diet may choose to eat animal products from time-to-time.

Rather than being a strict plant only regime, a plant based or plant forward diet simply encourages you to consume fewer animal products and more plant-based foods. Because of this, it’s easy to embrace a plant-based diet and make it part of your usual routine.

To find out how to get started with a plant based eating regime, look at these top tips:

Make Easy Substitutes

If you love carbs, it’s easy to switch to a plant-based diet. Simply switch from refined options, like white bread, to whole grain alternatives, like our Multigrain Pitas. As well as being free from trans fats and cholesterol, they’re packaged in handy packs of three, which makes it easy and convenient to whip up a snack, prepare a lunch or bulk out your dinner.

Whole grain products typically contain more fiber than other breads with a higher glycemic index, which means they can boost your health in several ways. From enhanced digestion to more stable blood sugars, there are many benefits when you incorporate more whole grains into your diet.

Don’t Use Meat as a Main Component

If you’re a meat-eater, there’s a good chance that most of your meals feature meat as the principal component. Think about your last few dinner plates - if meat was the centerpiece and whole grains or vegetables were simply an after-thought, it might be time to mix things up a little.

If you want to keep eating meat while embracing a plant-based diet, it’s certainly fine to do so. However, use meat as an ‘extra’, rather than as the key component of a meal. When you make vegetables, nuts or whole grains your main meal and add a little meat, for example, you’ll be significantly reducing your consumption and increasing the volume of plant-based foods you consume instead.

Make Gradual Changes

Drastically changing your eating habits can be challenging, particularly if you’ve been eating the same foods for a long time. Although some people manage it, attempting to significantly alter your diet often means you’re more likely to fall back into old habits.

In contrast, small, sustainable changes are easier to manage and much simpler to implement. When you use our great-tasting multi-grain pita breads, for example, you’ll hardly notice you’re eating plant based!

Gradual changes are easier to cope with psychologically and you won’t feel you’re depriving yourself of the foods you enjoy. As you experiment with plant-based foods, feel their benefits, and experience how delicious they are, you’ll naturally gravitate towards them and make them a more central feature of your diet.

Try New Things

If you don’t eat a lot of fruits or vegetables, following a plant-based diet might sound difficult (or impossible!), but it doesn’t have to be. Trying new varieties of fruits and veggies can be a great way to broaden your horizons and discover more plant-based foods you love. After all, there are thousands of different options out there, so why limit yourself?

Remember–there are endless ways that fruit and vegetables can be prepared. If you’re not a fan of veggies because you remember them as over-boiled and under-flavored, get yourself in the kitchen and start experimenting. When you roast, pan-fry or steam vegetables, you can enjoy their true flavor and realize just how delicious they are.

Start Meal Planning

Meal planning can be a great way to reduce the time you spend in the kitchen and cut the cost of your groceries. When you plan your meals in advance, you can bulk-buy ingredients and undertake a lot of the prep in one go, which means you can whip up great-tasting plant based meals in minutes.

When you’re hungry and there’s nothing on hand, it’s easy to order takeout or rely on junk food, but when you’ve got a healthy and nutritious meal available at all times, you’ll find it’s easy to embrace a plant based lifestyle.

What Are the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet?

Many people find that a plant-based diet helps them feel more energetic, less bloated, and more alert. Following a plant based plan can help to lower your cholesterol and even facilitate weight loss. What’s more–a plant-based diet is more environmentally friendly than other options, so it’s a brilliant choice if you’re committed to sustainability!

At Toufayan® Bakeries, we’re proud to offer a range of wholegrain and multi-grain products that can be enjoyed as part of a plant-based diet. Look at our full section of freshly baked products to learn more today.

Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor before trying any new diet. We are no substitute for nutritionists.

Recommended Plant-Based Recipes

See below for five delicious, plant-based dishes you can make with Toufayan products! Click the link under each dish for the full recipe and ingredients needed.

Rainbow Kale Salad with Pita Bread

Rainbow Kale Salad with Pita Bread

Feast your eyes on the radiance of this rainbow kale salad, glistening with each colorful ingredient. It's the perfect salad for lunch or dinner...or both!

Toufayan Ricotta & Pomegranate Breakfast Flatbread

The perfect combination of salty and sweet in one meal to start your day!

Strawberry Basil Smart Pockets™

Strawberry Basil Smart Pockets™

A hearty treat, perfect for breakfast or a snack on the go!

Spinach & Mushroom Tandoori Flatbread

Spinach & Mushroom Tandoori Flatbread

Toufayan's new Tandoori Flatbreads are the perfect choice for any flatbread recipe! Try this with our Original or Whole Wheat flavors.

Falafel Pita

An easy to make, classic mediterranean lunch, great for leftovers!

 


Toufayan Ricotta & Pomegranate Breakfast Flatbread

The perfect combination of salty and sweet in one meal to start your day! View full recipe.


Toufayan Chips & Charcuterie

A perfect way to add Toufayan Wraps (or any of your favorite Toufayan tortillas) to your decorative & delicious charcuterie board! View full recipe.


Chicken Gyro Lavash


The Toufayan Chicken Gyro Lavash sandwich is packed with protein! Perfect for lunch to keep you focused and energized, but also a great dinner option. View full recipe.


Toufayan Low Carb Wraps Featured on TODAY.com

After TODAY.com contributor, Rachel Paula Abrahamson, lost 90 pounds, people started asking her about her favorite healthy snacks and Amazon finds. Though she doesn't follow a keto diet, all of her go-to snacks are low-carb.

She recently published an article on the 10 products that help her stay on track! Check out what she had to say about Toufayan Low Carb Wraps below, and follow this link for the full article.

Toufayan Bakeries Low Carb Wrap

Rebecca Baer, a Florida-based nutritionist who shares helpful tips on her Instagram, turned me on to these tasty gluten-free wraps that don’t fall apart. Each 9-inch hearth baked wrap contains 100 calories and 9 net carbs. Make the best breakfast burrito ever by scrambling two eggs with a big spoonful of cottage cheese. It adds a creaminess and an extra punch of protein!

 


Squash, Bacon & Sage Tandoori Flatbread

This flatbread recipe will change the way you look at food. The amazing combination of bacon, squash and sage flavors will wake up your taste buds to a new level of food appreciation. View full recipe.


Toufayan Bakeries Founder Harry Toufayan Named to Baking Hall of Fame

Ridgefield, NJ, December 7, 2020 — Harry Toufayan, founder of Toufayan Bakeries will be inducted into the Baking Hall of Fame by the American Society of Baking. Mr. Toufayan has been widely recognized for taking pita and flatbreads of Middle East to mainstream popularity across the U.S, through tireless innovative commercialization in baking and marketing.

“For 2021, the Baking Hall of Fame committee selected innovators who have earned the respect of their customers, suppliers, communities and industry,” said Rowdy Brixey, chair of the A.S.B. Baking Hall of Fame Evaluation Committee and president of Brixey Engineering, Inc., Holt, Mo. “It is our honor, to recognize individuals who have contributed strongly to the industry and gratifying to see consumers drawn to baked goods during these stressful times.”

The Toufayan family has been baking since 1926, initially in Egypt, where the family lived before immigrating to America in the 1960s. Harry and his father began in a bakery below their two-bedroom apartment baking the pitas and other products by hand. One day, while standing in line at a supermarket deli counter in New Jersey, Harry Toufayan realized American consumers might love the pocketed pita bread his family had been making for decades.

He packed up some fresh pitas and began the task of introducing deli, supermarket and health food store buyers to stock this new, previously unknown bread, changing the baked breads category in the process.  And as demand grew Harry thrived at working with OEMs to design and build never-before built equipment to automate the process of making bread of his childhood in order to keep up with demand.

“We are beyond proud of our father and what he has accomplished,” said Greg, Kristine and Karen Toufayan who head Operations, Finance and Marketing within the organization. “He has taught us the value of hard work, the true meaning of integrity and everything we know and love about bread. Of course, we still have a lot to learn, which is just fine, because Harry is still very much at work every day still striving for perfection in all the products we bake. We are thrilled to celebrate this honor with him, the entire team at Toufayan, and our cherished retail and restaurant partners nationwide.”

Those who know him best celebrate not only his ingenuity, but his philanthropic dedication. Mr. Toufayan built and actively supports a church youth center in Armenia, and as a proud American citizen, has funded the expansion of local non-profits, schools and local charities and regularly steps in to help those in need nationwide. For example, in April 2020 Toufayan donated $100,000 to two different food banks to help those facing job loss due to COVID 19.

The company, which Harry Toufayan runs with his three adult children, produce more than 100 varieties of baked goods including naan, tandoori, bagels and wraps as well as innovations such as lower carb Smart Pockets™, an award-winning line of Gluten-Free wraps, and many different types of national brand equivalent cookies.

Mr. Toufayan will be inducted during special ceremonies at BakingTech 2021, a virtual conference to be held Feb. 16-18, 2021.

About Toufayan Bakeries

Since 1926, families have been relyin' on the fresh taste of Toufayan. Toufayan is one of the largest privately held specialty bread bakeries in the US. Making the best bread has always been a passion for the Toufayan family. For almost 90 years, the Toufayans have been filling lunch boxes, toasters, and tummies with fresh lines of pitas, flatbreads, bagels, wraps, lavash, and breadsticks.

Based in Ridgefield, N.J. with bakeries in Orlando and Plant City, Florida, the third generation of Toufayans oversees the entire process from ingredient sourcing and production to distribution. While trends come and go, high quality, fresh and authentic products are always in demand. The Toufayan family is committed to quality you can taste. Find Toufayan at www.toufayan.com and www.facebook.com/toufayan.

 

 

 


How To Make Your Own Gluten-Free Chips

Create Gluten Free Chips effortlessly for you and your family using Toufayan Gluten-Free Wraps. Customize this with as much or as little flavor with your own spices and dips. View full recipe.


a grandmother and two young children holding asus chromebooks

Toufayan Bakeries Chromebook Promotion: Winners Announced

Toufayan Bakeries Chromebook Promotion: Winners Announced

a grandmother and two young children holding asus chromebooks

The best school lunches start with Toufayan, and the best way to survive “Zoom School” is with a Chromebook!

Back to school may look different this year, but making learning fun and lunch healthy are still priorities for parents.

Virtual learning is part of this year’s new normal, and The Toufayan Family wanted to help make it a little easier by giving away TWO NEW Chromebooks to fans.

The promotion, in partnership with iHeartMedia Hudson Valley and Q92.1 FM Radio, ended on Friday, 9/25, and two winners have been granted their laptop computers.

Congratulations to the first winner, Mary, and the second winner, Scott and his family!

Mary plans to gift her Chromebook to her grandchildren, and she says she can’t wait to spend more time with them virtually and help them learn new things on her Chromebook!

Scott and his family are extremely happy with winning the Chromebook and are excited to use it for school this year.

A big thank you to all who took part in this contest, and best of luck in the 2020-2021 school year everyone!


How to Wrap a Wrap

Tired of your wrap falling a part on you? Toufayan has the answers! Follow the techniques and tricks we use to keep all the yummy elements inside the wrap! View full recipe.


Toufayan Helps Aspiring Chefs Reach Their Dreams

Toufayan Helps Aspiring Chefs Reach Their Dreams
Company Awards Two Scholarships to Baking and Pastry Students at
The Culinary Institute of America

Ridgefield, NJ, October 8, 2020 – Toufayan Bakeries, one of the largest family owned and operated bakeries in the US, has awarded two $5,000 scholarships to students attending The Culinary Institute of America.

Chosen by anonymous essay submissions from students studying Baking and Pastry Arts, recipients Lexy Slone, Leesburg, VA, class of 2021, and Soohyun Park, Prattville, AL, class of 2020, received the Toufayan Bakeries Scholarship for the upcoming fall 2020 semester.

“With all of the current challenges students are facing during the pandemic, extra financial hardshipsand more, we’re proud to offer this scholarship to two individuals who are passionate about their commitment to the field of Baking and Pastry Arts – which we hold dear to our heart at Toufayan,” said Karen Toufayan, vice president of marketing and sales at Toufayan.

In addition to the scholarships, when social distancing guidelines permit, the recipients will be invited to Toufayans main bakery for a guided tour and success secrets from Toufayan’s lead bakers about the companies almost 100-year-old pita bread recipe.

About Toufayan Bakeries
Since 1926, families have been relyin' on the fresh taste of Toufayan. Toufayan is one of the largest privately held specialty bread bakeries in the US. Making the best bread has always been a passion for the Toufayan family. For almost 90 years, the Toufayans have been filling lunch boxes, toasters, and tummies with fresh lines of pitas, flatbreads, bagels, wraps, lavash, and breadsticks. Based in Ridgefield, N.J. with bakeries in Orlando and Plant City, Florida, the third generation of Toufayans oversees the entire process from ingredient sourcing and production to distribution.  While trends come and go, high quality, fresh and authentic products are always in demand. The Toufayan family is committed to quality you can taste. Find Toufayan at www.toufayan.com and www.facebook.com/toufayan.

 


everything toufayan salmon wrap on wood cutting board

How To Wrap A Wrap So it Doesn't Fall Apart On You

A delicious wrap is the perfect way to enjoy a delicious and balanced mix of protein, healthy carbs and veggies. A soft wrap not only holds everything together but adds a taste and texture to every bite.

We know, though, that wrapping a wrap can actually be intimidating! Don’t be shy, give it a try – we’re here to help!

Why Do We Love Wraps?

Wraps are the all the rage because they are simply so convenient and flexible and a perfect alternative to elevate a sandwich and contain your favorite fixings.

Wraps Contain Fewer Carbs and Calories

The average whole-wheat tortilla wrap contains around 210 calories with 34 grams of carbohydrates.

Compared that with two slices of whole-wheat bread which on average contain 240 calories and 46 grams of carbohydrates and you can see why health-conscious consumers favor wraps.

Of course, you should always look at nutrition labels to see if there are other nutrients in the wrap or the bread that you usually buy to make a better comparison.

Wraps Can Hold More Ingredients Than Two Slices of Bread

When it comes to fillings, we love the way wraps do a great job holding in more ingredients. There’s just far more space to place your favorite items!

You can stuff with a fresh serving of greens or veggies and still have lots of room for protein in a wrap, making it the most convenient vessel to enjoy your breakfast, lunch or even dinner with no need for a knife and fork. Plus, they’re super portable – easy to take on the go or pack for a later lunch.

When you compare this to a sandwich, it’s easy to see why many people prefer wraps for a more filling meal.

Wraps are Easier to Eat

Bite into a big sandwich and you may soon have sauce oozing out the side and your ingredients tumbling to the plate.

In comparison, a wrap contains everything in a tidy pocket with no spillage assuming you’ve used a quality, soft tortilla wrap, making it much easier to eat.

Ready to swap bread for a wrap?

Toufayan Ham Arugula Parmesan Wrap

Why a Properly Wrapped Wrap is Important

One thing that puts people off eating wraps is the fact they can fall apart at almost any moment.

A wrap will usually unravel itself if it hasn’t been made properly. If you have too many ingredients inside your wrap, it can also fall apart very easily and can cause more of a mess than a sandwich.

It’s for this reason that many people are scared about making their own wraps and would prefer to buy something from a store or restaurant instead. But that’s something that can be solved.

If your wraps tend to unravel or split, we’ve got you covered. There’s a method to making the perfect wrap and we’re here to share!

Different Methods to Wrap a Wrap

Fortunately, there are several easy ways to help you master the art of wrapping a wrap.

We’ll start with some general tips on how you should approach a wrap, and then give you some specific details on a variety of ways to wrap a wrap, along with a video demonstration.

General Tips for Wrapping

  • Make sure you use a large tortilla wrap! Make room for great those great ingredients. If your wrap is too small, it can be tricky to work with. A good rule of thumb is to fill the ingredients to 1/3 the size of the wrap.
  • A soft wrap is easier to handle and fold. Warm the tortilla wrap before you use it. Simply microwave it for a few seconds or place it on a dry heated skillet on low heat. This will help your tortilla wrap become more malleable, especially if it’s been sitting in a fridge for a while. This makes your tortilla wrap less likely to tear when you fold it.
  • Spread the filling around. You want to ensure that you spread the filling around, so it doesn’t leak out of the sides when you start wrapping it.
  • Try to avoid too many wet ingredients, such as an excess of dressing or sauce. If possible, you want to use fewer wet ingredients because moisture can eventually make your wrap soggy and fall apart.
  • If you’re not eating it right away, wrap it in foil. Foil is strong enough to help the wrap hold its shape. Place a large piece of aluminum foil underneath the tortilla wrap so it’s easier to wrap around once it’s done.

Standard Folding Method

The standard folding method is what most people go with.

  • Start with the fillings in the middle of your tortilla wrap, making sure it doesn’t cover more than a third of the surface area.
  • Fold the left and right edges of the wrap towards the center over the ingredients.
  • Bring the bottom of the tortilla wrap up towards the center.
  • Using a fork or spoon, pack the filling tighter so the remainder of the wrap surface has more empty space.
  • As you tuck the filling in around the filling, continue rolling the wrap from the bottom until you reach the end.
  • Just before you completely wrap it, add a bit of sauce onto the tortilla wrap to act as a sealant for the wrap.
  • Press down on the wrap and hold it in place to help it keep the shape.
  • Tuck in the sides to make it look a little more appealing.
  • Cut diagonally across the middle and serve!

Cylinder Roll Method

This method is faster and generally preferred if you plan to eat the wrap immediately.

  • Place the filling horizontally across the middle of your tortilla wrap. Make sure there’s no filling on the edges of the tortilla wrap because it will spill out.
  • Fold the bottom edge of the tortilla wrap towards the center, tucking in any of the fillings you have leftover.
  • Roll the wrap, making sure to tuck in any filling that spills out.
  • As you reach the end, spread some sauce over the remainder of the tortilla wrap to help it seal.
  • Once you finish rolling, tuck in the edges of the tortilla wrap to help secure the wrap.
  • You can cut it diagonally here if you want, but you want to ensure the side with the fold stays at the bottom to prevent it from unraveling.

rolled cuban inspired Toufayan wrap

Envelope Fold Method

This creates a much shorter wrap but allows for more filling.

  • Place your filling into the center of the tortilla wrap. You can be a little more liberal with your filling using this method, but not don’t overdo it!
  • Fold the left and right sides into the middle. It should overlap a bit over the filling.
  • Pick up the bottom side of the tortilla wrap and bring it up towards the center starting from the bottom. You should use a folding motion here and not a roll.
  • With each fold, make sure you secure the filling by pressing it down gently. This should be done in about two or three swift motions before the wrap is complete.
  • Once you’re done, you can cut the wrap to serve it. Since there’s a lot of filling in this one, it’s a great way to present your wrap.

Common Mistakes That People Make When Wrapping

Hopefully, the methods above should have given you a good idea of how you can successfully make your own wraps at home.

However, if you’re still having trouble, here are some common mistakes that people make.

Buying a Low-Quality Tortilla Wrap

The tortilla wrap itself should be fairly decent in quality. Low-quality tortilla wraps are likely to tear, even if you’re being careful.

A thicker or more pliable tortilla wrap is going to be much easier to work with.

Consider purchasing tortilla wraps that are easy to work with and help give you an easier time wrapping, such as a reputable brand like Toufayan.

Forgetting to Heat the Wrap

Most people keep their wraps in the fridge which makes them difficult to work with. Since they’re cold, it makes them more brittle and thus prone to splitting and tearing.

It’s recommended that you heat the wrap in the microwave or place them on a dry hot skillet for a few seconds.

Adding Too Much Filling

If you feel like your wraps are always bursting and can barely hold anything, then you’re probably using far too much filling.

We’d suggest following a wrap recipe to get a better idea of how much you should be filling the wrap, and also to get some more ideas on what you can put in your wraps.

overfilled wrap with contents coming out

Using a Small Tortilla Wrap

Alternatively, you could just be using a tortilla wrap that’s too small for your needs.

If you want to use a lot of filling, make sure your tortilla wrap is large enough. You should be using no more than a third of the surface area for fillings.

Wrapping Up

That's a wrap! We hope that these tips have convinced you to give wraps another try.

When done correctly, a wrap should never fall apart and become a mess. It’s easy to do once you’ve practiced a little, and it’s a convenient way to enjoy a healthier alternative to some sandwiches.

If you want to try out our wraps and see for yourself how these tips work, we encourage you to check out our store locator, or place an order on Amazon.


Chicken Tikka Tandoori Flatbread

Toufayan's new Tandoori Flatbreads are the perfect choice for any flatbread recipe! Try this slightly spicy, earthy tasting recipe with our Original or Whole Wheat Tandoori flavors. View full recipe.


Cilantro-Lime Chicken Low Carb Smart Pockets™

Low Carb? Packed with nutrients? Easy to make? What could be better? Use Low Carb Smart Pockets™ to pack in your ingredients without the extra carbs!
View full recipe.


Family Tradition Drives Toufayan Bakeries Through Pandemic

Grandfather and Grandmother Toufayan

In 1926, Karen Toufayan’s grandfather Haroutoun was a baker living amidst an Armenian community in Egypt. As soon as he could after he emigrated to the United States in the mid-1960s, he set out to make a living in his new country doing what he knew best – making the pita bread... Read More


gluten free influencer eating a wrap

Top Gluten-Free Lifestyle Influencers & Bloggers to Follow

Top Gluten-Free Lifestyle Influencers & Bloggers to Follow

gluten free influencer eating a wrap

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you may have noticed over the past few months we’ve been collaborating with some amazing influencers, bloggers and fans.

It’s been such a positive experience working with many of these amazing individuals in the gluten-free, health and fitness communities that we wanted to recognize each of their contributions.

With that in mind, go through this article for some of the top gluten-free influencers and bloggers, along with ones who make gluten-free posts, to follow on social media. You won’t be disappointed (unless you love gluten)!

100% Gluten-Free Influencers & Bloggers

Take a look at this impressive list of influencers that are 100% gluten-free! You might get hungry, so we suggest having one (or several) of our gluten-free products handy.

@fit.lil.vegan_ – Kaela McKenna

Kaela McKenna of Massapequa, NY, is Vegan and gluten-free. Her Instagram posts about her weight loss journey, lifestyle transformation and positivity. She is also a passionate Animal Rights Activist and Mental Health Advocate.

@elanaspantry – Elana Amsterdam

Elana Amsterdam is a New York Times Bestselling author and the founder of Elana’s Pantry, which is a site dedicated for health recipes that are Keto, Paleo, grain-free and more. Learn more about what she’s up to today by visiting her website.

@girlstrynaeat – Haley Lerner & Jazmin Gelbart

Haley Lerner & Jazmin Gelbart are the dynamic duo behind “Girls Tryna Eat”. Located in Washington DC, they are both gluten-free and dairy-free foodies. Follow them for great food posts from their travels and their own experiments in the kitchen.

@celiacchicks – Kelly Courson

Kelly Courson is based in New Jersey and has been sharing her gluten-free finds since 2003! Very well-rounded, she serves as a lifestyle expert and consultant as well as a certified holistic health and wellness coach. Check out her blog for recipes, products and more.

@orchidsnsweettea_ – Shanika

Shanika is a self-taught cook, baker, food stylist, recipe developer, and the writer behind all of the deliciousness on Orchids + Sweet Tea! Her blog is a resource for amazing comfort food and sweets, with a healthy twist. She develops amazing dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan recipes.

@im.emily.bean – Emily Briand

Emily Briand, AKA “Emily Bean” is a 100% gluten-free foodie from the New England area. Check out her page for her latest eats and shenanigans.

@baileycarolineblog – Bailey Tesh

Bailey Tesh of Hickory, North Carolina is a student at NC State Wilson. She is passionate about fashion, fitness and being a gluten-free foodie. You can learn more about her by checking out her amazing lifestyle blog!

@nogluten.noproblem – Pete and Kelli Bronski

Pete and Kelli Bronski are the Colorado power couple behind No Gluten, No Problem. They publish gluten-free recipes and cookbooks, and talk about being a gluten-free family/household. Try the latest recipes posted on their website.

@delightfullyglutennfree – Yasmin Northstone

Yasmin Northstone is a full-time university student in Australia going for a bachelor of sport and exercise science, and majoring in nutrition. She has an immense love for all things food, and has made it her mission to find delightful gluten-free recipes after becoming severely intolerant at the beginning of 2018. Visit her blog here.

@guudeats_p – Polina Boily

Polina Boily of Middletown, CT shares her love of food with a dash of sarcasm on the side. She is a gluten-free foodie who creates easy meal inspiration that requires no culinary degree.

@allthehealthythings – Ashlea Adams

Ashlea is a wife, dog mom, and developer of simple, healthy, gluten-free recipes. Her website, All the Healthy Things has grown into a health and wellness website that focuses on providing simple, real food recipes to help women live a happy, balanced life that they enjoy.

@bloatedbelly_co – Amy Flaschernriem

From Farmington, MN, Amy Flaschernriem is a health and wellness blogger. She is a gluten-free and dairy-free eating disorder survivor, and is currently living with Scleroderma, Celiac Disease, IBS and more. Follow her on Instagram or check out her blog for amazing tips and inspiration.

@theblendergirl – Tess Masters

Tess Masters is The Blender Girl. From Australia, she now resides in Los Angeles, California as an actor and author. Head over to her website for everything you need to know about juicing and smoothies.

@gracecheetham – Grace Cheetham

Grace Cheetham was diagnosed with allergies/intolerances at a young age and has spent many years following allergy diets. She is now an author, passionate about good food and allergy-free living. Take a look at her site for more inspiration.

@countryfit – Ashlynn Knope

Ashlynn Knope of Blue Springs, Missouri is into everything workout and fitness related. She is a sponsored athlete, YouTuber, and has been gluten-free since 2007. We cannot confirm or deny if she is related to Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec.

@healthiersteps – Michelle Blackwood

Michelle Blackwood is a Jamaican-American food blogger and RN living in Florida. She is the author of “Healthier Steps 125 Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes”, and runs Healthier Steps, a blog filled with vegan and gluten-free recipes.

@girlwithnogluten_ – Nicole Urban

Nicole Urban of New York, NY is a gluten-free and tree nut-free product reviewer, but what’s most impressive is that she is also a COVID-19 ICU RN. While her food photos are impressive, we’re even more impressed with how she is making a positive impact in people’s lives.

@sondibruner – Sondi Bruner

Sondi Bruner of Vancouver, Canada is a holistic nutritionist, freelance writer, gluten-free and dairy-free food blogger, and chocolate enthusiast. She is always dreaming of what she can create in the kitchen, which you can find out more about on her website.

@freshishreal – Chantal

Chantal of Ottawa, Canada is a culinary nutrition expert and recipe creator. She is known for transforming traditional recipes into plant-based, allergen-friendly and nutritious meals for all to enjoy! Go to her site to learn more about her GFV baking obsession.

@dontmesswithmama – Tracey Black

Tracey Black is the founder and CEO of Don’t Mess with Mama. She has a background in health care, publishing, research, nutrition and wellness. Her website is designed to help others take their health into their own hands and take a step toward a more natural lifestyle.

Influencers & Bloggers with Gluten-Free Posts

There are several others who are considering a transition or are experimenting with a gluten-free and vegan lifestyle, whether or not they need to for dietary purposes, or just want to for their overall health. We found that many of them were interested in trying gluten-free wraps to see how they compared to regular ones. Here are some great accounts to check out:

@sophit_ – Sophie Bruskof

Sophie Bruskof, AKA “Soph”, is a student at University of Maryland and Boxing Coach from Livingston, NJ. She posts about all things health and fitness, including home workout videos, recipes, brands she collaborates with and tips for a healthy lifestyle.

@uncomplicatedchef – Albana Shkupi

A chef and food blogger from Tampa, FL, Albana Shkupi creates uncomplicated recipes (hence her IG handle) that anyone can make. She’s also a fantastic photographer, and takes all her own photos!

@anniemaeseats – Ann Mason McConnell

Ann McConnell has been posting about Toufayan for quite some time now on her own. Based in Clover, South Carolina, she is an 18-year-old student at the University of South Carolina and NASM-CPT. She is dedicated to building her version of a healthy lifestyle through food and fitness and hopes to help others along the way.

@fayespov – Faye Albanna

Out of Orlando, Florida, Faye Albanna is a foodie and life enthusiast. She loves how many wonderful friendships she has been able to make thus-far on her journey. Faye is also the self-proclaimed “Caption Queen” – we’ll let you be the judge of that!

@nourishingshea – Shea Boecker

Shea Boecker is most well known for her ice cream eating streak, going on nearly 400 consecutive days. From Lutherville, MD, Shea is passionate about telling her life story and helping others achieve self-care and self-love. Read her blog to find out more about her background.

@willworkforheels – Katrice Shorter

Katrice Shorter of Jacksonville, FL is a personal style and food blogger, as well as a seasoned world traveler. She’s also a science teacher! Her motto is “High Heels & Good Meals” – we like the sound of that!

@myfreshperspective – Angela Simpson

Angela Simpson of Vancouver, Canada is culinary nutrition and holistic health coach. She is also a wellness blogger and houseplant-obsessed. (her words, not ours!)

@thatcleanlife – Abigail & Christopher Hopkins

Abigail, the founder of That Clean Life, along with her husband, have built a tool used by health coaches to empower their clients to eat smarter. They also have a blog filled with simple, healthy and delicious recipes, and an impressive team dedicated to improving the lives of others.

@college_cuisinee – Sam Asaro

Sam Asaro is “hungry and hangry” and warns that her posts may cause hunger. Located in Port Washington, NY, Sam is a college student, but her food makes her look like a seasoned veteran.


Veggie Art Flatbread

A pretty snack for Breakfast or Lunch! View full recipe.


Where To Buy Low Carb Pita Bread & Smart Pockets™

TOUFAYAN BAKERIES

At Toufayan, we’ve been hearth baking pita bread since 1926, and our commitment to quality and care has not wavered since we started.

We offer our pita bread in several flavors, including original, multi-grain, organic sprouted whole wheat, sweet onion, and whole wheat, but one of the most popular has been our low carb pita bread.

With so many choices, we thought it would be helpful to share some nutritional information about some of our most popular pitas, tell you where you can find them and share some of our favorite recipes. Full disclosure, you might be pretty hungry by the time you’re finished reading…

Comparing Regular vs. Low Carb Pita Bread

People seek low carb food options for a variety of reasons, and look for favorite foods with lower carb options. Pita is no different.

All of our pitas are made with only top quality, wholesome ingredients. They are naturally cholesterol-free and trans-fat-free, pareve and naturally vegan. Toufayan Low Carb Pita is popular with those looking to reduce the number of carbs in their meals.

For those following a keto or low carb, high-fat diet, breads with fewer carbs can make a great alternative to standard pita bread products. To learn more about our pita product certifications and groups, follow this link.

Want to see the exact difference between our regular pita bread and our low carb option? Take a look at the nutrition facts.

Where to Find Toufayan Pita Bread

To find Toufayan pita bread, you have several options. First, you can use our convenient store locator. It allows you to sort by product and your location so you can find a store near you.

If you’d prefer to order online and have our products delivered straight to your door, you can place an order on Amazon. Buy our pitas in packs of three and shipping is FREE!

If you cannot find our pita products online or in a store near you, please email us at info@toufayan.com or fill out this form.

Other Pita Options

If you’re looking for a fun alternative to standard pita bread, we recently reinvented the pita to be more “user-friendly”. We now have Toufayan Smart Pockets™, which are only 80-100 calories depending on the flavor, and come in a square shape.

They even have a lower carb count than our low carb pita bread, and come in 100% whole wheat, everything, organic sprouted whole wheat, original, and you guessed it, low carb options. Other benefits include they stay fresh long, are easy to open, soft, and pliable.

Our Smart Pockets™ are a wholesome, convenient, and soft pocket pita bread option for the needs of today’s consumer. Many of them, including our “Smart Carb Pockets,” are made with whole oats and flax, and can be found on Amazon or at stores nationwide.

See the below images for a comparison of the nutrition facts for Original Smart Pockets™ and Low Carb Smart Pockets™.

Pita Bread Recipes

All Toufayan pitas and Smart Pockets™ are convenient and versatile. Just cut them in half or at the top and fill with meats, salads, or cheese. They’re great for tacos, sloppy joes, and fajitas, or they can be cut into bite-sized pieces for appetizers or served with dips.

Hungry yet? Check out our recipes below, then go grab some low-carb pita bread and make your favorites. There’s something for everyone!


Pantry Flatbread Pizza

The easiest, most delicious pizza you could ever make! View full recipe.


Breakfast Omelet Pita

An easy to make, energy boosting breakfast! View full recipe.


Tuna Salad Smart Pockets™

Normal Tuna Salad not filling enough for you? Use Smart Pockets™ to really make Tuna Salad a meal!
View full recipe.


Toufayan Bakeries Supports Local Communities During Covid-19 Pandemic

Ridgefield, N.J., April 9, 2020 - Toufayan Bakeries, one of the oldest family run bakeries in the US, is supporting their employees and communities during this challenging time.

The Toufayan family continues to come to work each day to fill in for employees not able to come to work to perform what is truly an essential business, making sure American families can put bread on their tables. With a bakery in New Jersey just 2 miles from NYC, and two bakeries in Florida, the Toufayans take pride in helping dedicated employees to bake and ship the bread but also by increasing everyone’s pay.

In addition to enhanced pay for front line employees, the Toufayans are making meaningful donations to the organizations doing the hard work of supporting families hit hardest. Hundreds of cases of product have been sent in the last few weeks to food banks and hospitals in Paterson, NJ, New York, and Massachusetts. And Toufayan is donating to both the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and Nourish. NJ with a $200,000 to support their increasingly difficult task of feeding families in need during this time.

“The communities where we operate are like our extended families, and it’s never been more important to support them than during these uncertain times.”

“For generations the Toufayan family has prided itself on giving back,” said Karen Toufayan, VP of marketing and sales for Toufayan. “The communities where we operate are like our extended families, and it’s never been more important to support them than during these uncertain times.”

About Toufayan Bakeries
Since 1926, families have been relyin' on the fresh taste of Toufayan. Toufayan is one of the oldest and largest privately held specialty bread bakeries in the US. Making the best bread has always been a passion for the Toufayan family. For almost 90 years, the Toufayans have been filling lunch boxes, toasters, and tummies with fresh lines of pitas, flatbreads, bagels, wraps, lavash, and breadsticks. Based in Ridgefield, N.J. with bakeries in Orlando and Plant City, Florida, the third generation of Toufayans oversees the entire process from ingredient sourcing and production to distribution. While trends come and go, high quality, fresh and authentic products are always in demand. The Toufayan family is committed to quality you can taste.

 

 


Cuban Inspired Gluten Free Wraps

Gluten Free wraps with a distinctive Cuban-pressed flavor! View full recipe.


Falafel Pita

An easy to make, classic mediterranean lunch, great for leftovers! View full recipe.


What is Hearth Baked Bread and Why is it so Tasty?

Hearth baked bread comes in many shapes and sizes, and those variations are united by a particular method of making it.

It’s distinctive in the texture it creates, as well as the taste, appearance and even how the bread smells when it’s done baking.

We will tell you everything you need to know about hearth baked bread, how it came to be and why it tastes the way it does.

The story behind this humble bread product is very interesting, and it’s still baked, sold and enjoyed around the world every day of the year.

So, if you want to find out more about one of the world’s favorite ancient breads, you’re in the right place.

Read on now and find out what it’s all about, how it came to be and how Toufayan Bakeries is using this baking method to produce several products.

What is Hearth Baked Bread?

The first question we need to answer is what is hearth baked bread?

You might have heard the term before and even know it when you taste it, but what does it mean and what’s it all about?

It boils down to the traditional baking method that originated in Europe.

A fermented piece of dough is baked using a method of baking which involves placing the dough on the floor of a wood-fired oven.

This method has been recreated and modernized many times over, but the essential elements of it are the same.

The actual shape and size of the bread doesn’t matter.

Just about any style, shape and size of bread can be hearth baked.

And there are bakeries around the world that have their own approach and put their own spin on this style of baking.

As long as it conforms to the traditional way of baking the bread in a wood-fired without the support of a pan, it can be considered hearth baked.

But when we’re talking about hearth baked bread, it should be fermented.

The Key Characteristics

There are some key characteristics we associate with hearth baked bread.

These include a distinctive aroma and a soft inside that’s perfect for all kinds of uses.

There are also many characteristics of the ingredients that will determine how well-suited the dough is to hearth baking.

One of the most important aspects of hearth baked bread is protein quality.

The flour used should be of a high protein quality when making hearth baked bread because this contributes to the unique texture and qualities we all associate with bread products baked this way.

It’s about loaf volume and form ratio; both qualities are boosted and improved by using high protein flour in the dough, as is usually the case when baking the best hearth baked bread.

Protein content of the bread matters, too.

A higher protein content is not a good thing when baking a loaf.

It will be much better if a lower protein content is maintained.

The way the dough behaves is also impacted by the protein size distribution.

If flour is used with the biggest glutenin polymers, the bread will retain its shape better as it’s baking.

That’s not the case when a flour with much smaller polymers.

Another thing that has to be taken into account is mixing time.

The height of the bread will be in part determined by how much mixing time is used.

And the mixing properties of the dough can help with this; examples of a flour with strong mixing properties include wheat flour.

Proofing time is important when making hearth baked bread because giving the dough more time to prove allows it to increase in width, creating a larger loaf by the end of the baking process.

The cells in the dough expand as the dough proves.

But if it’s allowed to prove for too long, the form ratio will suffer, so getting that balance right is important when looking to create the distinct characteristics of hearth baked bread.

By taking all these factors into account and carefully baking bread with the right method, the unique character of hearth baked bread can be achieved.

The History of Hearth Baked Bread

Hearth baking has been around for a long time and originates in Europe.

People used to cook on a hearth or a stone area in front of a fireplace, and it’s believed that this is where the name of the bread comes from.

They were hollows in the flood where baking took place and the cooking process used wood to produce the heat.

They were clay-covered and once the temperature was right the dough would be placed at the base and the following covered over so the baking process could begin.

There was nothing complicated and artisanal about this approach to baking.

It was the easiest way for people to make bread way back when.

Women would mix together the ingredients in the evening and let the dough stand overnight before forming the loaf the following morning.

It was then baked in the hearth, and this was a common way of making bread all the way across Europe for a very long time.

Its popularity in America arrived later. In the 20th century, many European immigrants made use of hearth baking methods to make and sell bread in bakeries.

By the 1980s, the popularity of hearth baked bread in America was reaching new heights; the New York Times even reported on the trend and its popularity, which remains strong to this day.

Although it’s still possible to make this bread the way they made it for hundreds of years, there are also newer ways of doing so.

There are ovens that use modern technology and conveniences to hearth bake bread without a traditional, old-fashioned hearth.

This is one factor that has helped to spread and maintain the popularity of this bread throughout recent decades.

What’s Behind Its Lasting Appeal To So Many People?

The distinctive taste that accompanies hearth baked bread is undoubtedly the primary factor behind its continued popularity.

But people love the texture just as much, too.

The texture created when using the hearth baking method is different from other types of baking; nothing is quite like hearth baked bread, and for many people, nothing can match its taste and texture.

Another characteristic that helps to keep this bread so appealing to both bread makers and consumers is its simplicity.

There’s not much to dislike about this bread, and there’s genuine beauty in its simplicity.

For people who enjoy making it at home, it’s one of the easiest to make.

The list of ingredients needed to make it is relatively easy, even if it is important to get the balance of ingredients just right.

Nonetheless, there aren’t many ingredients required.

Being able to connect to a long lineage of bread baking that stretches back hundreds of years is unique and many people like that about it.

It has remained popular for such a long time because it has a winning formula. It’s straightforward to bake, the texture is satisfying, and the taste is unbeatable.

When it’s all said and done, that’s why people are still buying and enjoying hearth baked bread to this day.

Toufayan Hearth Baked Products

Toufayan is a family owned bakery business that’s been around for over 90 years.

As one of the largest privately owned bakeries in the US, the company exudes quality and is renowned the world over for its wide selection of baked goods, including its hearth baked products.

All of their products can be found in the supermarket deli section and enjoyed at affordable prices.

Hearth Baked Pita Bread

Toufayan-Pita-White

Pita bread has been around for a long time and in the original European tradition, Toufayan’s pita breads are all hearth baked using wholesome and high-quality ingredients.

You can do what you like with them because they’re versatile and suit just about any filling you choose.

Hearth Baked Naan

Toufayan-Original-Naan

Toufayan’s hearth baked naans are brimming with flavor and represent the very best accompaniment to your Indian meals.

You can choose from the classic naan or the garlic naan, but they’re all hearth baked to produce that unbeatable texture you want from your naan.

They’re a must alongside any curry you cook.

Hearth Baked Wraps

Toufayan-Classic-Plain-Wraps

Each wrap produced by Toufayan is hearth baked to perfection and you can taste it in every bite.

They can be used in a variety of ways with a wide variety of fillings, no matter what you put inside them.

These are among the best wraps you’ll find anywhere today.

Hearth Baked Bagels

Toufayan-Classic-Plain-Bagel

The hearth baking method is ideal for bagels, as the bagels produced and sold by Toufayan proof beyond all doubt.

They’re fresh, soft on the inside and come in a variety of flavors to suit a wide variety of needs and preferences.

They offer everything you could want from a high-quality bagel; you’ll never turn back to another brand once you try these.

Hearth Baked Pitettes

Toufayan-Pitettes-White

If you’ve never tried Toufayan’s pitettes, now is the time to change that.

Like all the products on this list, they’re hearth baked and deliver a level of taste and texture that simply can’t be beaten.

They’re fat free and versatile enough to accompany a wide variety of foods and meals.

Give them a try and see what you think.

Hearth Baked Flatbread

Toufayan-White-Flatbread

Our range of flatbreads are very popular and it’s easy to see why.

The finest ingredients are used alongside their hearth baking methods.

This results in healthy, great-tasting flatbreads with an unbeatable texture, and that’s what matters most with this kind of bread.

Hearth Baked Breadsticks

Toufayan-Crispy-Breadsticks-Everything

The unique crispy breadsticks made by Toufayan are created using the hearth baked baking method.

That’s how they turn out the way they do and how they always provide that satisfying crunch, perfect texture, and delicious taste.

They’re not to be missed.

Hearth baked breads and other hearth baked products are as popular and beloved all over the world as they always have been.

The distinct texture and flavor of these products is a sure-fire winner and more than likely always will be.

Give Toufayan’s range of products a try if you want to see what all the hype is about.


A Comprehensive Wrap Up Of The Best Gluten Free Wraps

Why are we talking gluten-free tortillas and wraps?

The value of the gluten-free food market has skyrocketed in recent years and is projected to be worth 7.59 billion U.S. dollars by 2021. Whereas gluten-free foods were once seen primarily as medically necessary alternatives for those suffering from celiac disease, they are now seen as health foods and appeal to a wide range of people for a variety of reasons.

With many companies riding the gluten-free train and bringing out their own gluten-free products to cater to the gluten-free market, there is now more choice than ever for people looking for gluten-free alternatives to common foods. One of the gluten-free food categories that has seen the most growth in the past few years is that of baked goods, specifically wraps.

With so many gluten-free wraps now on the market, it’s hard to know which to choose and where to spend your hard-earned cash. This post is designed to make it easier for you, by putting all the top wraps from leading brands in one place for you to make a more informed decision.

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Who is this post for?

This post was written to help anyone looking to buy gluten-free wraps.

From people with celiac disease to those with gluten intolerances, those who have removed gluten from their diet for other health reasons such as to lose weight, and even to those buying gluten-free products to cater to the dietary restrictions of a friend or relative.

People need and choose to buy gluten-free products for a variety of reasons, so whoever you are, this post is for you.

What makes a product gluten-free?

Gluten is a combination of proteins found in several cereals including wheat, barley, spelt and rye. Many people also eliminate oats on a gluten-free diet, although oats do not contain gluten in themselves, they are processed in a way that causes them to pick up gluten through cross-contamination.

As such, there is now a specialist market for gluten-free oats that are harvested and processed in an environment to ensure they do not experience cross-contamination. To be gluten-free and safe for someone with celiac disease to eat, a gluten-free product must contain less than 20ppm of gluten.

To achieve this, many gluten-free alternatives to conventional gluten-containing products must not only replace all gluten-containing ingredients but must also be produced in an environment that doesn’t handle them.

What is celiac disease?

Whilst we are here it’s important to note that the gluten-free market originated out of necessity to cater to those with celiac disease. celiac disease is an autoimmune condition caused by the presence of gluten which leads to the sufferer’s immune system attacking healthy tissue resulting in serious side effects.

It’s estimated that 1 in every 100 people suffers from celiac disease but only 30% are formally diagnosed. Symptoms of celiac disease can range from the mild to the sever and can also come and go which can make it very difficult for people to realize they have the condition. Some of the most common symptoms of celiac disease include:

  • Diarrhea – which is caused by malabsorption because the body cannot absorb nutrients properly with a damaged gut.
  • Abdominal pain – such as stomach cramps and bloating, which also often comes with excess flatulence
  • Constipation – some sufferers experience the opposite of diarrhea and will feel constipated instead.
  • Fatigue – tiredness is often caused because of iron deficiency and B12 anemia
  • Weight loss – caused because the body cannot properly digest and absorb nutrients from food.
  • Skin conditions – because those suffering from celiac disease are in a constant state of immune response they may also see rashes and skin conditions, especially on their elbows, buttocks, wrists and neck.

Once diagnosed with celiac disease the only cure is to lead a 100% gluten-free lifestyle which means cutting out all gluten-containing products and also limiting all exposure to cross-contamination. If celiac disease is not treated then the body will slowly attack and eat away at healthy gut tissue causing serious malnourishment issues.

Given that only 30% of 1 in 100 people are diagnosed celiac disease, it is not responsible for the sudden boom in gluten-free products and this is instead caused by the rapidly growing number of people suffering from gluten-intolerances and those choosing to cut gluten out of their diet t aid weight loss or for other health reasons.

It’s estimated that 15% of the US population is gluten intolerant and many of the symptoms are similar to that of celiac disease, though intolerance is not an immune disorder. Those with gluten intolerance may experience digestive issues, such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, their joints may feel achy and sore, they may feel tired and fatigued, experience headaches or migraines and even experience mood issues such as anxiety, depression and ADD.

There are many people out there who claim that gluten intolerance is a myth, but you can’t argue with the way certain products make certain people feel. At the end of the day we, are not here to talk about why people must avoid or choose to avoid gluten, but instead, are here to reveal a comprehensive list of some of the best gluten-free wraps on the market for them to choose from.

Check out our Gluten Free Wraps Video Guide

16 of the top gluten-free wraps on the market

1. Toufayan Gluten-Free Wraps

Toufayan Gluten Free Wraps Original

Toufayan is a family-run and family-owned bakery which has been baking bread products since 1926. One of the largest privately-held specialty bakeries in the United States, Toufayan makes over 100 varieties of baked goods including specialist gluten-free items.

Our gluten free wraps come in several different flavors including plain, tomato, spinach and smart grain and are naturally cholesterol and trans-fat free. Moist, delicious and made from only the highest quality wholesome ingredients Toufayan wraps make the perfect gluten-free addition to breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Packet weight: 11oz (312g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original, 130. Spinach, 130. Tomato, 130. Smart Grain, 120
  • Other common allergens: Soy
  • Full ingredients (Original only): Water, tapioca starch, rice flour, soybean flour, dextrose, soybean oil, potato starch, chia flour, yeast, contains 2% or less of: xanthan gum, salt, rice starch, corn dextrin, polyglycerol esters of fatty acids, mono- and diglycerides, fumaric acid, calcium propionate, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, corn starch, mono-calcium phosphate).
  • Handling instructions: Toufayan gluten-free wraps are more flexible when warm. For best results and maximum flavor, simply microwave on a plate for 20-40 seconds. Or alternatively, coat a skillet or pan with a drizzle of butter or oil and then cook one at a time for 30 seconds each side until warm throughout.

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2. BFree Gluten-Free Wraps

BFree Multigrain Wraps Gluten Free

BFree is a relatively new contender to the gluten-free market, first opening its doors in 2011 as a provider of specialty free-from products. BFree offers two different wraps the first made primarily from quinoa and chia seed and the second using sweet potato flour. Along with being gluten-free, BFree prides itself on delivering products free from many other common food allergens including egg and dairy.

Their wraps are very flexible thanks to their addition of psyllium husk but they can come across as a little bland in flavor as they are also often made with very low levels of sugar and salt. Currently, BFree is still a little hard to find in many stores but you can find them online with many of their products available through their internet store.

  • Packet weight: 8.89oz (252g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Sweet Potato, 91. Chia Seed and Flax, 110.
  • Other common allergens: None
  • Full ingredients (Chia wrap only): Water, mixed whole grain flours (sorghum flour, rice flour, cornflour, millet flour, teff flour, quinoa flour, amaranth flour, tapioca starch, cornstarch), potato flour, pea protein, flaxseeds, xanthan gum, cellulose, teff seeds, canola oil, red quinoa seeds, chia seeds, inulin, guar gum, salt, sourdough (fermented quinoa, corn and rice flour), psyllium husk, citric acid (mold inhibitor), yeast, sodium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate, malic acid (mold inhibitor), tartaric acid (mold inhibitor), ascorbic acid.
  • Handling instructions: Gently heat for 10-15 seconds in the microwave or using a pan over medium heat. Keep warm in the oven inside a damp tea towel.

3. Mission Gluten-Free Wraps

Mission Gluten Free Original

Mission is a subsidiary of Gruma Corporation and is the number one tortilla company in the U.S. It’s therefore unsurprising that they made sure they took a share of the gluten-free market by bringing out their own extensive range of gluten-free wraps and tortillas. Mission’s original gluten-free wraps are made primarily of rice flour and have a neutral flavor, perfect for those who do not want fuss with their wraps.

Mission also sells a variety of corn-based tortillas made with corn masa flour which are naturally gluten-free and more authentic to traditional Mexican recipes. As one of the leading wrap manufacturers in the US mission wraps are some of the most widely available and can be found in many large grocery stores.

  • Packet weight: 10.5oz (297g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original, 150
  • Other common allergens: Soy
  • Full ingredients: Water, Modified Food Starch, Rice Flour, Vegetable Shortening (Interesterified and Hydrogenated Soybean Oils), Pea Protein, Potato Extract, Tapioca Starch, Resistant Corn Starch, Soybean Flour, Dextrose, Sugar, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Mono- & Diglycerides, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Contains 2% or Less of: Potato Starch, Baking Soda, Inulin, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Fumaric Acid, Corn Dextrin, Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, Rice Starch and Calcium Propionate and Sorbic Acid (to Maintain Freshness).
  • Handling instructions: Gently heat for 10-15 seconds in a dry skillet or pan and then keep warm in the oven until use.

4. Udi’s Gluten-Free Wraps

Udis Gluten Free Soft Wholesome Plain Tortillas

Udi’s is another dedicated gluten-free company providing a range of cakes, bread, wraps and biscuits to the free-from market. Udi’s began as a chain of cafes in Denver, Colorado, owned by Udi Baron and then crafted specialist gluten-free products in 2008.

Udi’s has since been purchased by Boulder Brands in 2012 and has expanded overseas into the UK market. Udi’s only serves one kind of wrap which is plain and it’s scarce in some stores but they’re a brand to monitor especially if you enjoy sweet treats.

  • Packet weight: 15.2oz (432g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original, 170
  • Other common allergens: Egg
  • Full ingredients: water, tapioca starch, modified potato starch, sweet rice flour, sugarcane fiber, tapioca syrup, palm oil, egg whites, pea protein, tapioca maltodextrin, glycerine, cane syrup, gum (xanthan gum, sodium alginate, guar gum), cellulose gum, cultured corn syrup solids and citric acid (natural mold inhibitor), salt, lactic acid, enzymes, fumaric acid.
  • Handling instructions: Many consumers of Udi’s wraps report that they aren’t very good as is and require heating to make them edible. Be sure to put them in the oven for 10 minutes or heat them in a skillet until baked through.

5. The Real Coconut Grain-Free Wraps & Tortillas

Real Coconut Grain Free Large Wraps Gluten Free

The Real Coconut is a plant-focused business whose products center around the use of coconut flour. Created by Daniella Hunter, in the original The Real Coconut restaurant in Tulum, Mexico, all of The Real Coconuts products are grain, gluten and dairy-free and contain no artificial colors or flavorings.

As one of the hot topic brands with a focus on clean eating The Real Coconut Grain-Free wraps and tortillas contain only 7 ingredients and must be refrigerated immediately and eaten whilst fresh. As they are made primarily from coconut flour these wraps do have a subtle coconut flavor that can add to the overall flavor of a dish.

  • Packet weight: 12.0oz (340g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original, 130
  • Other common allergens: Coconut
  • Full ingredients: Coconut Flour*, Cassava Starch*, Water, Xanthan Gum, Apple Cider Vinegar*, Coconut Oil*, Sea Salt. *ORGANIC
  • Handling instructions: The Real Coconut wraps must be stored in the fridge and consumed with 21 days. They can also be frozen for up to 12 months. Best served warm, toast the wraps in a skillet on the stove or heat in a microwave.

6. Siete Grain-Free Tortilla Wraps

Siete Grain Free Tortillas Almond Flour Gluten Free

Winners of perhaps the most colorful packaging, the Siete Grain-Free Flour Tortillas are primarily aimed at the paleo grain-free market which is inadvertently gluten-free. As a Mexican company, tortillas, chips and tacos are at the heart of Siete’s product list with five varieties of grain-free tortilla wraps to choose from including Almond Flour, Cassava & Coconut, Flour Chickpea Flour, Cashew Flour and Cassava and Chia Seed Flour.

Grain-free, paleo, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free, Siete appeals to a large proportion of the specialist free-from market and with many different flour types to choose from there’s bound to be one that tickles almost any tastebud. Siete’s tortillas come in packets of 8 and are smaller than many other wraps on the market making them lower calorie per portion.

  • Packet weight: 7.0oz (200g)
  • Servings per pack: 8 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Almond, 100. Cassava & Coconut, 65. Chickpea, 75. Cashew, 100. Cassava & Chia, 70.
  • Other common allergens: Nuts.
  • Full ingredients (almond only): All of Siete’s tortillas contain minimal ingredients with their almond wraps containing just Almond flour, Tapioca Flour, Water, Sea Salt, Xanthum Gum.
  • Handling instructions: To achieve a flexible texture heat on both sides for 15 seconds on a medium to high heat skillet.

7. Caulipower Cauliflower Wraps

Caulipower Viva Cauliflower Tortilla Wraps Gluten Free

Caulipower’s mission is to revolutionize comfort food favorites by making them better for you by substituting highly processed parts of their ingredients such as pasta and flour with cauliflower.

The first Caulipower product to come to market was, in fact, a cauliflower crust pizza but founder Gail soon realized that other baked goods could be recreated with the power of cauliflower too, such as wraps. There are two varieties of Caulipower wraps on the market, plain cauliflower and a grain-free alternative.

  • Packet weight: 7.0oz (200g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original cauliflower, 60. Grain-Free, 70.
  • Other common allergens: None
  • Full ingredients (Plain cauliflower only): Cauliflower, Non-GMO Corn Masa, Yeast, Salt, Baking Powder (D-Gluconic Acid, Baking Soda), Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum.
  • Handling instructions: All Caulipower Cauliflower wraps come frozen and must be cooked before eating. If using a skillet, remove the frozen tortilla from its pouch and place the remaining tortillas back in the freezer. Place the frozen tortilla in the center of the skillet and heat on HIGH* for 30-45 seconds. Use a spatula or tongs to flip the tortilla and heat on HIGH* for 30-45 seconds, or until desired crispness is reached. Carefully remove the tortilla from the skillet with a spatula or tongs. If using the microwave then remove the frozen tortilla from its pouch and place the remaining tortillas back in the freezer. Wrap the frozen tortilla in a damp paper towel and microwave on HIGH* for 30-35 seconds on a microwave-safe plate.

8. Nuco Coconut Gluten-Free Wraps

Nuco Organic Coconut Wraps Gluten Free

23% of the Philippine population is either directly or indirectly involved in the coconut industry. NUCO, a company specializing n the sale of sustainably grown, organic, natural coconut products, was built out of a passion to help the Filipino community and all the individuals that are a part of the coconut trade.

Nuco sells a variety of coconut-based products using all parts of the coconut tree including coconut oil, coconut granola and coconut wraps. Nuco’s coconut wraps are both paleo and ketogenic approved and contain very little carbohydrate. Made with only 3 ingredients, coconut meat, coconut water and coconut oil, Nuco’s wraps are free from virtually all the most common food allergens (except coconut!).

  • Packet weight: 2.47 (70g)
  • Servings per pack: 5 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original Plain, 70.
  • Other common allergens: Coconut
  • Full ingredients (Plain only): Coconut meat, coconut water, coconut oil.
  • Handling instructions: There’s no need to heat Nuco coconut wraps though some people prefer too. One thing to know is that due to their high quantity of coconut oil the wraps harden in cooler temperatures. If you find that your Nuco wraps arrive more brittle than they usually are then they are still fresh and simply need placing in a warm place such as indoors in the sun for them to soften.

9. Julian Bakery Organic Gluten-Free Wraps

Julian Bakery Paleo Thin Traditional Wraps Gluten Free

Another very popular paleo and ketogenic wrap on the gluten-free market are the Julian Bakery Paleo Wraps which are also primarily made from coconut ingredients. These wraps used to be made from the same 3 ingredients as the Nuco coconut wraps but have since changed their recipe, a move which some of there customers prefer and others despise.

If you’re looking for a grain-free paleo and gluten-free wrap then Julian Bakery Organic Gluten-Free Wraps offer another alternative. They can be hard to come by with many people choosing to purchase them through Amazon rather than in-store.

  • Packet weight: 7.7 (224g)
  • Servings per pack: 7 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original Plain, 90
  • Other common allergens: Coconut
  • Full ingredients: Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Digestive Resistant Prebiotic Tapioca Fiber, Organic Flax Meal, Organic Ground Chia, Organic Tapioca Flour, Filtered Water, Organic Sunflower Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Psyllium, Citric Acid (From Citrus), Sea Salt.
  • Handling instructions: Julian Bakery recommends that their wraps are heated in a pan for 10 seconds either side of put into the microwave for 35 seconds.

10. Trader Joe’s Brown Rice Tortillas

Trader Joes Brown Rice Tortillas Gluten Free

With the gluten-free trend becoming ever more popular many supermarkets have also brought out their own ranges of gluten-free products, including Trader Joe’s who now offer their own brown rice tortillas.

Reviews for these tortillas do often find them tasting a little bland, however, their availability wins them a spot on this list. These wraps are also a great fresh and cheaper alternative to the Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas.

  • Packet weight: 12.0oz (340g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original Brown Rice, 130
  • Other common allergens: None
  • Full ingredients: brown rice flour, filtered water, tapioca flour, safflower oil, rice bran, vegetable gum (xanthan, cellulose), sea salt.
  • Handling instructions: These tortillas are best kept in the fridge for maximum freshness. They needn’t be heated but do become more flexible with a little added warmth, so if you have time do consider heating them on a hot plate or in the oven.

11. New Gem Foods All-Natural Gluten-Free Wraps

NewGem Foods Wraps Gluten Free Apple Kale

New Gem all-natural wraps can only loosely be called a wrap as they are in fact more of a fruit/vegetable wrapper and are a vegetable alternative to bread. With a chewy texture, they hold up well to a variety of fillings and come in both carrot and tomato flavors.

With virtually no carbs and very few calories, these wraps are popular with the health-conscious or those following WeightWatchers diets and each wrap provides 1 portion of veg which is great for those who struggle to reach their 5 a day.

  • Packet weight: 2.0oz (58g)
  • Servings per pack: 5 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Tomato, 25 calories per wrap
  • Other common allergens: Soy
  • Full ingredients: Tomato Paste (tomatoes), Apple Puree Concentrate, Organic Palm Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Soy Protein Isolate, Powdered Cellulose, Fruit Pectin, Chipotle Pepper Sauce (red jalapeno pepper, white vinegar, salt, onion powder), Filtered Water.
  • Handling instructions: These wraps don’t need refrigerating and can be eaten straight from the pack, they also have a conveniently long shelf life of nearly a year! So stock up in bulk to make some savings.

12. Green Leaf Foods Raw Spinach Wraps

Green Leaf Raw Wraps Soft Taco Tortilla Spinach

Gluten-free, paleo and soy-free the Green Leaf Foods Raw Spinach Wraps are another clever way to get in a few extra portions of vegetables. The spinach in these wraps makes them a great source of antioxidants and they have a striking green color too.

All Raw wraps are created with raw ingredients and don’t undergo any heat treatment, they’re ready to eat raw straight out of the packet or can be heated so long as you avoid toasting them. Raw wraps come in both Kale and Spinach varieties and you can even by perfectly imperfect varieties on their website to cut down food waste and save a few bucks.

  • Packet weight: 2.0oz (57g)
  • Servings per pack: 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Spinach, 25 calories per wrap. Kale, 25 calories per wrap.
  • Other common allergens: Celery
  • Full ingredients: Apple, spinach, onion, quinoa, psyllium.
  • Handling instructions: These wraps can be eaten straight out of the pack to get the most out of their raw goodness but if you prefer them warm, feel free to heat them, though try to avoid toasting them to keep the maximum flavor and the best texture.

13. Sunfood Superfoods Raw Vegan Coconut Wraps

Sunfood Super Foods Original Raw Organic Coconut Wraps

Another raw wrap option is the raw vegan Coconut Wraps form Sunfood Superfoods. These wraps are non-GMO, gluten-free and raw and are made with just three ingredients, similar to the Nuco wraps. Reviewers online feel that they make a great alternative to traditional corn wraps and work well with both sweet and savory fillings.

Coconut is a good way to get healthy fats into your diet and is a low carb product which makes them a great ketogenic alternative to traditional flours. These wraps are pricy but if you want clean ingredients, then it could be worth it.

  • Packet weight: 3.5oz (98g)
  • Servings per pack: 7 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Original, 70 calories per wrap.
  • Other common allergens: Coconut
  • Full ingredients: Coconut meat, coconut water, coconut oil
  • Handling instructions: These wraps can be eaten straight out of the pack. Place in a sealed container and store it at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze as this will cause the wraps to harden and ruin their texture.

14. Pure Gluten-Free Wraps With Curry Flavor

Pure Wraps Gluten Free Coconut Wraps

Pure is often hailed as one of the original providers of paleo compliant wraps. Like many other coconut wraps in this list, Pure wraps are created from primarily coconut-based ingredients but with the addition of a few extra flavorings.

Made with just 3 core ingredients, coconut meat, curry powder, and Himalayan salt pure wraps are a popular option amongst the clean-eating and raw vegan movements. If you want more flavor with what can traditionally be a bland wrap recipe then these are a great option.

  • Packet weight: 1.98oz (56g)
  • Servings per pack: 4 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Curry flavor 70 calories per wrap.
  • Other common allergens: Coconut
  • Full ingredients: Coconut meat, curry powder, Himalayan sea salt.
  • Handling instructions: These wraps can be eaten straight out of the pack and can also be warmed gently, however they should not be frozen. Keep in a cool dry place, but be aware that they can go stiff in colder climates.

15. Wrawp Spicy Vegan Gluten-Free Wraps

Wrawps Organic Vegetable Wraps Spicy Real Fruits Wheat

Wrawp wraps are another wrap that is made 100% from organic fruits and vegetables with the addition of a few herbs and spices for flavoring. Grain and preservative-free Wrawp wraps are another very popular bread alternative within the raw vegan and paleo communities and are a fun way to get extra fruit and vegetable portions into your diet.

As well as their veggie wraps Wrawp also sells coconut wraps and both come in a wide selection of flavors and sizes. Wrawp wraps are typically only sold in health food stores and so you may struggle to find them on your conventional supermarket shelves.

  • Packet weight: 5.6oz (158g)
  • Servings per pack: 3 sheets = 6 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: Spicy flavor 60 calories per Wrawp.
  • Other common allergens: Onion
  • Full ingredients: zucchini, Apple, Flax Seeds, Coconut, Turmeric, Onion, Jalapeno, Cayenne Pepper and Black salt.
  • Handling instructions: You won’t find any fancy instructions here, these wraps are best eaten cold to retain maximum raw goodness, simply moisten before use to help them roll.

16. Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Plain Tortillas

Rudis Gluten Free Bakery Plain Tortillas Nut Free Dairy Free

Rudi’s Gluten-Free Tortillas come in plain and spinach flavors. Their tortillas are made with simple ingredients that you can pronounce and recognize, including whole grains and 5 grams of fiber per serving.

Rudi’s spinach tortillas are made with gluten-free ingredients, whole grains and 5 grams of fiber per serving. They can be found in packs of eight in the freezer section or bakery shelf at natural foods stores and select grocery stores.

  • Packet weight: 9oz (256g)
  • Servings per pack: 8 wraps per pack
  • Calories per wrap: 90 calories per wrap
  • Other common allergens: Soy/Soybeans
  • Full ingredients: Whole Grain Flours (Sorghum, Brown Rice, Corn, Amaranth, Quinoa, Millet, Teff), Corn Starch, Tapioca Flour, Rice Flour, Water, Canola Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Evaporated Cane Juice, Cultured Dextrose and Maltodextrin, Salt, Guar Gum, Baking Powder (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Corn Starch), Malic Acid, Active Dry Yeast, Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Handling instructions:  Best if stored in your refrigerator or freezer. They can be stored on the counter for up to 10 days. Best served when gently reheated for 20-30 seconds in the microwave or over a hot flat grill. Use in a burrito, wrap or on its own.


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