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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Healthy Chips and Dip

I am posting this per request from my sister. This is a simple way of making your own low-fat crisps from tortillas. The kids love them and they are so simple to make. I nice after school snack if you ask me. I got these ideas years ago from "Parents" magazine-November 2006. We typically make PLAIN and eat them with salsa, but they suggest other great options which I have posted for your enjoyment too.

Sweet Wheat
2 whole-wheat burrito-size tortillas
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Lean Green
2 spinach burrito-size tortillas
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of nutmeg

Tasty Tomato
2 sun-dried tomato burrito-size tortillas
1 Tbs. grated Parmesan
Pinch of paprika

Flour Tortillas (we don't add seasonings)
Follow the spritzing directions and bake as directed. These are our favorite.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Cut tortillas into wedges. In a large bowl, sprinkle tortillas with seasonings and toss.  Spray with vegetable cooking spray, coating well. Place chips in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crisp.

Robust Ranch
Combine 1/3 cup ranch dressing with 3 Tablespoons cottage cheese.

Sweet Salsa
1/2 cup prepared mild salsa, 1/4 cup corn kernels, 1/4 tsp. sugar

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