Low Calorie Tortilla Chips
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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.
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:
- The Best Healthy Nachos on the Internet (chorizo and beef)
- Creamy High Protein Taco Soup
- Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas
- High Protein Cheese Dip
All right, let’s get to dippin’.
Low Calorie Tortilla Chips
How to turn plain old corn tortillas into delicious low calorie tortilla chips.
- 6 Extra Thin Corn Tortillas I use the ones from Mission
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp Lime Juice
Preheat oven to 400F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray.
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.)
Sprinkle salt and lime juice on top.
Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown/crispy.
- 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.
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