Low Calorie Tortilla Chips

This has to be one of the most useful recipes on my blog. I’ve been mentioning these low calorie tortilla chips for what seems like years, but I’ve held off on putting them in official blog post form because they’re so simple. It seems a bit extra of me but whatevs, it just makes pointing to them so much easier.

These low calorie tortilla chips are super simple to make and only use 3 ingredients. Well, really just one ingredient if you want plain chips. Either way, if you’re a visual learner you’ll enjoy the video below.



Simple, right? You could make these chips a number of ways in terms of seasoning. I’m typically using them with Mexican or Tex-Mex inspired dishes so I like the lime and sea salt version best.

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The recipe calls for tortillas made by Mission. I buy them at Walmart and Kroger, but other readers have found them in local grocery stores as well. If you have trouble finding them, any thin corn tortilla will do. For macro comparison, three of the Mission extra thin tortillas have 120 calories, 24 grams of carbs, 3 grams of protein, and 1.5 grams of fat.

Before you get down to business, I’ll leave you with some of my favorite recipes to use with these low calorie tortilla chips:

chilaquiles, taco soup, and chorizo dip

All right, let’s get to dippin’. When you try these low calorie tortilla chips and the recipes I mentioned to pair with them, I wanna hear about it! Take a picture of your creations and tag me on Instagram and I’ll be sure to share it with the world!

low calorie tortilla chips

Low Calorie Tortilla Chips

Yield: 2 servings (18 chips)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

How to turn plain old corn tortillas into delicious low calorie tortilla chips.


  • 6 Extra Thin Corn Tortillas
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Lime Juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Stack tortillas and cut them into 6 triangles using a knife or pizza cutter. Spread them on the baking sheet. (You may need 2 pans.)
  4. Sprinkle salt and lime juice on top.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown/crispy.


  • Each serving has 4 Smart Points.
  • To make these low calorie tortilla chips in the microwave, cut the tortillas into triangles all the same. Spread them out (you'll only be able to fit 2-3 tortillas worth of chips at a time) on a piece of parchment paper and microwave for 2-2.5 minutes. Keep an eye on them and be sure not to burn them. Remember, they'll crisp up a bit more after removing them from the microwave. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 servings Serving Size: 1 serving (18 chips)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 1.5gCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3g

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If you’re a snack lover like me, tortilla chips will only get you so far. Sometimes you need a real potato chip. Luckily, my air fryer potato chips recipe has five ways to make lower calorie chips in a wide range of flavors. 

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And since you’ll have the thin corn tortillas on hand, you might as well make my perfect-for-meal-prep baked chicken tacos or baked beef tacos. They’re as easy as filling tortillas with your choice of protein, folding, covering, and baking. You can make tons of these things and easily reheat them all week long. 

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Come for the low calorie tortilla chips, stick around for the chorizo nachos, taco soup, and high protein cheese dip recipes.

15 thoughts on “Low Calorie Tortilla Chips”

  • I came across these when I was making the healthy nachos and i’ve made the chips by themselves at least 6 times. The lime/sea salt combo is so good!
    I pair these chips with the greek yogurt guac from trader joes and it’s the perfect low cal low fat snack.

  • I did these in the microwave and it worked great! Just keep a close eye on it!!! I’ve burned them more than once…. LOL!! I’ve used the Joseph’s Lavish wraps to make strips for soup and salads too!

  • These are so good, they’ve become a staple for me any taco night and make for some great nachos. I’ve found that they store pretty well too and stay crispy so sometimes I make a big batch to have on hand if I’m craving something salty. I’ve also found that playing around with seasonings can make for a nice twist. For example sometimes I season mine with paprika or chili powder for a little kick.

  • I made these using the Joseph Lavish wraps. Such a healthier alternative to buying tortilla chips. I just sprayed them with PAM and sprinkled with salt. Just make sure to watch them carefully in the oven. They can burn very easily…. I also did this and sprinkled them with stevia and cinnamon for a sweeter chip! Definitely recommend!

  • I will not lie. You see my lack of control either with chips at a Mexican restaurant, or when I make these. I had no idea this was possible so when I tried it, and it worked, I was thrilled. These are cheap and easy to make. You can get a large pack of tortillas for just a couple of dollars at the store. I have yet to master storing them so I can use them for meal prep, but nonetheless they are perfect for game day or any other event. Or just for me. Because well. I love chips.

    • How fast can you eat? Kidding. They tend to soften a bit after baking. So I wouldn’t recommend making a ton in bulk.

  • This were nice and easy to make. Loved the touch of the lime juice. Nice way to keep me away from the family size bag of regular chips. Good way to control portions knowing what’s in there. Tried multiple times.

  • These are genius and saved me a while back during a cut. A person can only have so many cucumbers dipped in salsa before the whole experience of “chips” and salsa are ruined. But seriously, these were a game changer. I used them at home and I would bring my own chips when my family would go out to Mexican.

  • These are simple but perfect! They go great with any of Mason’s soups, chilis, or dips (especially the taco soup, which I’m currently addicted to…)

  • I bring these to all family events. Cheaper than a bag of chips. Healthier than a bag of chips. More delicious than a bag of chips. I bake mine on a pizza pan (holes on the pan) instead of a baking sheet. Seemed to bake more evenly

  • Absolutely love these chips. I make them to eat with a salsa/sour cream mixture, and they’re perfect as nachos. So many chips for so little calroies!

  • If you’re looking to make a smaller batch of these, 360F in an air-fryer for 6 minutes worked great for me today! I had that with some of the taco soup for lunch today and it was great.

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