Celebrating the delights of good healthy everyday food and special treats! Sharing recipes, information, and experiences.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Method for Homemade Tortilla Chips

We love to snack and so I’m always noodling over how to enjoy good food but at the lowest calorie count, without sacrificing great taste and satisfaction.  We’ve tried lots of tortilla chips, many with really healthy whole grains and good-for-you stuff.  I did want to try making some chips at home and these turned out pretty good.  Crispy, tasty, lower calorie than store bought and very inexpensive.  I think I'll try with flour tortillas next time instead of the corn.

8 inch round corn tortillas
Cooking spray
Kosher salt

Optional: smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, Greek seasoning, blue cheese powder,  dry ranch dressing mix…

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cut tortillas into 8 wedges with a pizza cutter or knife.

Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.  Place wedges on sheet and spray tops with cooking spray.  Sprinkle kosher salt and optional seasonings (I used smoked paprika on these).  Bake  for 10 minutes or until brown, puffed, and crispy.

Serve warm or room temp with your favorite dip, guacamole, or hummus.

Each tortilla makes 8 chips, 1 serving, approximately 90 calories, 1 gram fat, 14 grams carbs, 5 grams protein (compared to 1 serving (7 chips) national brand Restaurant Style at 140 calories, 7 grams fat, 19 grams carbs, 2 grams protein)

What are you snacking on these days?
Printable Recipe