Friday, September 2, 2011

Fun with Tortilla Shells!

Since many of us have children who are already back to school or are getting ready to go back to school (as is our case), 
I thought this would be a good time to chat about school lunches and after school snacks.
If you have tortilla shells on hand, then you have an unlimited supply of lunch and snack ideas at your disposal.

Now, I'm not reinventing the wheel here. Many of you will be familiar with these favorite snacks. 

But having a pack of inexpensive tortilla shells, along with some other items that you probably already have in your pantry, 
can make snack time just a bit more fun for everyone!

You can use them to make wraps for their lunch (and yours) and you can use them to create fun and easy snacks 
for them (and you) when they rush home after school and are ravenous.

I was contacted recently by TortillaLand
They are a company that produces fresh, uncooked, whole wheat flour tortillas.
Yep, you read that right, uncooked. You get the uncooked tortillas from the refrigerated section of your supermarket. 
Once you get them home, it takes about 60 seconds to cook them up fresh.

And take a look at the ingredients on the back of the package. I think this surprised me the most. 
There aren't any ingredients in there that I don't understand. So I know exactly what my son is eating. 
Nothing weird going on here.
I make fresh tortillas myself and I have to say these tortillas puff up and are as soft and tasty as the tortillas I make from scratch.

Now, onto all the fun things you can make with tortillas. 
This is just a small sampling of the foods I like to create with tortillas. 
The possibilities are endless.

Click on the link below each picture to take you to the recipe.

 Cheese Quesadillas

 Ham and Cheese Rollups with Honey Mustard Sauce

These tortillas can be found in many Wal-Mart stores, Sam's Club, Costco as well as other supermarket retail chains.  Can't find them? Well ask for them! TortillaLand has created a printable letter that you can fill out and give to your store's Customer Service or store manager to request that they be carried at your local grocery store. Click HERE to view and print document.

Also, over the Labor Day weekend, 250 Wal-Mart locations will be having a major sampling event so folks can have a taste of these fresh tortillas (will be at stores that currently carry the product.) Click HERE to see if a store near you is part of the event.

For another fun recipe and more information, check out this TortillaLand video. 
You can see how they cook up nicely and quickly!

You can find TortillaLand on facebook as well as twitter.

And TortillaLand is also having a Sweepstakes now thru October 31st to win a free Ipad and free tortillas!

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Disclaimer: I was not compensated monetarily for this review. 
I was given a free sample of tortillas from the company to taste test and review. 
All opinions are mine and mine alone.


  1. Love that shot of the cinnamon ones with how bubbly they got... yum! I need to go find some of those tortillas! I'm not sure if I've ever seen uncooked ones before.

  2. Hi Brandie! I'm going to look for these next time I'm in Sam's Club. Everything looks really good! Alex is adorable!

  3. Best wishes to you and your handsome little man on his first day of school!

  4. I love that these don't contain a bunch of unknown ingredients. Also have never heard of store bought uncooked tortillas. Thank you for this post.

  5. This is so great! What an awesome way to get kids to eat all sorts of things that are good for them! Great post...have a fabulous Labor Day weekend!

  6. OK - love this post as Im scrambling for a ton of school snacks and lunch things!!!
    Thank You!

  7. Great ideas, Brandie! I wish they sold them near me!

  8. My eldest daughter decided: tortilla pizza for Saturday afternoon! Thanks.

  9. Well I just went out and bought myself a package of tortillas oh yes I did! I couldn't find the uncooked ones but this whole wheat variety will do nicely.

    I will affectionately name my elliptical after you if you keep this stuff up!!

  10. Great post! We love making Cinnamon Sugar Chips from Tortilla's, especially alongside Fruit Salsa! Yum! I love that you recognize all the ingredients on those tortilla's, I wish I could find those in my store!

  11. Great ideas! I really love the cinnamon chips and the pizza!!! All kid-friendly!

  12. Oooh I love makibg cinnamon chips served with ice cream after a taco dinner. So yummy and easy!

  13. What great ideas! I love using tortilla shells for pizza. Never seen the uncooked kind, I am going to have to look for them - they sound great!

  14. Never seen the uncooked tortillas. I'll have to look for them.

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  16. Monkey girl will love this! Can you believe she starts High school next week. She is not making herself tortillas. I think she will love the cinnamon ones.

  17. I love products with an ingredient list like that!

  18. Oh, I have to find these tortillas! Great product...especially since now I have a craving for every dish you posted!!! Hope you're having a great holiday weekend, Brandie~

  19. Brandie,
    I love all of your tortilla ideas. We love quesadillas and tostadas, so I will have to look for them.

  20. I serve the cinnamon chips with fruit salsa. Super easy and healthy :) For fruit salsa, just finely chop an apple, a pear, some strawberries, crushed pineapple. Any fruit you like really. Fresh mint can be chopped and added to resemble cilantro. A dash of lemon juice to keep apples white. And few tablespoons of apple jelly if needed for sweetness.


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