Nutrition and Fitness with Randa

Homemade Tortilla Chips

I was asked to bring chips and guacamole to a party one day, and we were out of tortilla chips. As I grabbed my keys to go to the market, I had an idea: I had corn tortillas in my freezer, why not use what I already have and make my own?

Homemade tortilla chips are so simple to make and can be adapted to any desired flavor - I love a brush of olive oil with a  sprinkling of kosher salt, garlic powder, and fresh grated parmesan cheese over the top. Toast them under a broiler, and you have just made your own tortilla chips! (I love to keep them in the oven just long enough so they get crisp on the outside, but still stay a little soft on the inside)

Until I moved to California, I had only ever bought store-made guacamole - so the freshness of avocados right off the tree is a real treat! Combine with fresh tomatoes, chopped garlic, a squeeze of lemon juice and lots of black pepper, and you've got yourself a guacamole loaded with flavor and freshness!

I have also drizzled smart balance butter and a sprinkling of cinnamon and demerara sugar (natural brown sugar) for a sweet treat!

If you have ideas on other seasoning options, make a comment!

Tortilla Chips Ingredients:(Serves 4)

  • 8 soft corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Nutrients per serving-16 chips (makes 64): 286 Calories, 9.2g Total Fat, 1.9g Saturated Fat, 44g Carbs, 5.9g Fiber, 0.3g Sugars, 7.5g Protein

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  1. I might try the chips with a sprinkle of chipotle chili powder for a little extra zing! Great ideas, Randa! Keep ’em comin’!

  2. A “Fruit Salsa” with kiwi, strawberries, and crushed pineapple makes a great pairing with cinnamon chips!

  3. Oooh, sounds fresh and delicious!

  4. Yummm! I’ve done that before with whole wheat pita bread 🙂 I love your videos…I nominate you to be the next food network star! You could be the first to give food and exercise tips 😉

  5. Aw, thanks Allyson! It is fun to do and the kids even pretend they are on a cooking show! The pita bread works great, especially paired with hummus or olive tapenade.

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