Monday Munchies: Mission White Corn Tortilla Strips
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?
White corn flour (76%), Vegetable oil, Water, Salt
Allergens: Nil (packaging states that the product may contain milk)
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 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.
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.