Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Food: Chile Lime Tortilla Chips

It's finally warming up around here so here is an appetizing recipe that goes along with warmer weather and the hope of continuing increasing temperatures.

These tortilla chips are baked, not fried, and a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of chili powder add flavor without tons of calories. Plus with 5 grams less fat per serving than a packaged version, they deliver all the crunch without the guilt.

Makes 6 servings, 8 chips each

ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes  TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes  EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy
12 6-inch corn tortillas
Canola oil cooking spray
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Position oven racks in the middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 375°F.
2. Coat both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray and cut into quarters. Place tortilla wedges in an even layer on 2 large baking sheets. Combine lime juice and chili powder in a small bowl. Brush the mixture on each tortilla wedge and sprinkle with salt.
3. Bake the tortillas, switching the baking sheets halfway through, until golden and crisp, 15 to 20 minutes (depending on the thickness of the tortillas).

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 142 calories; 2 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 2 g fiber; 169 mg sodium; 10 mg potassium.
2 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 2 starch
To add further health benefits to these chips look to use unflavored coconut oil to coat the tortilla to get high quality medium chain triglycerides that are nothing but beneficial to your health.  Do not stress about the salt and actually embrace it.  It is a mineral our body needs to run on a daily basis and as long as you are hydrating well it will do nothing but help your body run efficiently.  Happy Eating.

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