Monday Munchies: Mission White Corn Tortilla Strips

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As a mum I’m always on the hunt for healthier alternatives. Corn chips are a handy snack and can be used with dips, for nachos, instead of breadcrumbs… but are the Mission white corn tortilla strips really a healthier alternative?

Ingredients:

  • White corn flour (76%), Vegetable oil, Water, Salt

  • Allergens: Nil (packaging states that the product may contain milk)

The positives:

  • A 46g serving contains 20% of a toddlers (1-3 yrs) and 14% of an older child’s (4-8 yrs) daily protein requirements

  • The saturated fat and sugar content are within the healthy guidelines

  • Gluten free- making them a great option for those with coeliac disease

  • At 330mg/ 100g the sodium content is within the healthy guidelines, however, this is higher than the yellow corn strips made by the same company

  • The plain white colour and crunchy texture makes these a great option for fussy eaters who prefer foods with these properties (white and crunchy)

The negatives:

  • The total fat content is above the guidelines, however, this isn’t too worrying considering the saturated (bad) fat in within the guidelines.

School friendly (nut free): yes

Note: The nutritional information provided in this review is based on the nutritional panel provided on the product packaging/ website, and the Australian & New Zealand Nutritional Reference Values (ANZNRVs) at the time of publishing.

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Hi, I’m Aspen, a university qualified teacher and nutritionist. As one of seven kids, a mum and ten years teaching experience, I understand just how challenging mealtimes can be. That’s why I’m so passionate about giving families a range of strategies to reduce fussy eating and make mealtimes an enjoyable family experience. I also work with schools doing incursions, parent information sessions and canteen menu assessment.