Food & Nutrition

Low calorie wraps that are great for a healthy lunch (5 we’ve tried & loved)

Published by Finn Hayden

Wraps are often included in diet plans as a healthier alternative to bread, but you'd be surprised by the number of calories in some brands of wraps.

So, how many calories are in a standard tortilla wrap? You'd be surprised to know that it is often near 200 calories per wrap.  For context - 200kcal is roughly 500ml of Coca-Cola, and a slice of bread could contain anywhere between 50 calories (wholegrain) and 100 calories (white bread), although there are lower calorie bread options out there

Luckily, there are some excellent low-calorie wraps out there which are not only low in calories, but they also taste good. We thought it would be useful to round up the best low calorie wraps that we've found, let's get into it:

BFree Sweet Potato Wraps - 83kcal per wrap

Wraps made from sweet potato might sound a little bit strange, but it's hard to argue with just 83 calories per wrap. And they are delicious. 

The taste of sweet potato isn't actually very strong, and these wraps are just as versatile as any other type of tortilla wrap. And even though there is a  slight taste of sweet potato, it's actually really nice.

As well as being low in calories, these wraps are also free from gluten, wheat, and dairy, and they're high in fibre. Learn more and buy them here - amazon.co.uk

There is also the full range of BFree products which includes pasta, pittas, pizza bases and breads.

BFree wraps

CarbZone protein tomato tortilla

The CarbZone is a brand which makes a number of low calorie products, but we're really big fans of these protein tortillas.

Made using tomato powder, each wrap contains just 112 calories, which is really impressive considering 1 wrap also contains 8g of protein, which helps you to stay fuller for longer.

Learn more and buy them on the CarbZone store.

LowCarb protein tortilla

Tesco Free From White Tortilla Wraps - 84 calories per wrap

A lot of people assume that white tortilla wraps are off the menu if you're looking for wraps that are low in calories, but it isn't the case at all.

In fact, many of these wraps manage to be low in calories, but typically it is from brands which don't contain gluten or wheat.

For example, the Tesco Free From white tortilla wraps contain just 84 calories per wrap, which is seriously low. These are totally free from gluten, wheat, and dairy.

Tesco free from wraps

You only get 4 in a pack which isn't much, but you can always buy 2 packs to stock up. Learn more here - tesco.com

Old El Paso Gluten Free tortillas - 97kcal per wrap

Old El Paso is well-known as a Mexican food brand which produces great seasoning mixes and meal kits, but not many people realise that the wraps they produce are also very good.

Although the standard variety of their tortilla wraps is quite high in calories, the gluten-free version is low in calories at only 97kcal per wrap.

Old El Paso gluten free wraps

You get 6 in a pack and these are ideal if you're making burritos, learn more and buy them here - oldelpaso.co.uk

Weight Watchers Wraps - 120kcal per wrap

We were really surprised to see that Weight Watchers wraps didn't contain fewer calories, but they're still definitely low in calories.

At just 120kcal per wrap, you can definitely fit these into a weight-loss diet pretty easily.

They're also high in fibre and very low in fat, plus they taste good. Learn more and buy them here - amazon.co.uk

Weight Watchers white wraps

Warburtons Gluten Free White Wraps - 138kcal per wrap

Warburtons are definitely best known for their bread and crumpets, but the gluten-free white wraps produced by this brand are also very tasty.

On top of that, they're also pretty low in calories at 138kcal per wrap.  These were definitely one of the tastiest wraps we tried when compiling this list, so if you're looking for a tasty low-calorie wrap that is perfect for sweet or savoury meals, this is ideal.

Learn more and buy them here - groceries.asda.com

Warburtons gluten free wraps

So hopefully the above list shows that there are plenty of low calorie wraps that you can buy here in the UK. Let us know in the comments if you've tried any of these!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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