Homemade Tortilla Chips

One day, my daughter Celia came home from school and asked if she could eat some chips. I said, “How about if we make some chips?” Celia responded, “Mom, you know how to make chips? But I don’t think they’re very healthy.” 

Celia knows that I’m a little crazy about making healthy food, but, let’s be clear here.   First of all, I’m not a fanatic, and second of all, homemade chips actually are pretty healthy.

These homemade tortilla chips are lots of fun to make with your kids and are truly irresistible straight out of the oven. (Well, you should let them cool for a few minutes before chowing down on them.) Plus, if you eat ¼ of the chips, you’ll only be eating about 170 calories, with about 7% of that from fat, and 4 grams of fiber, so you can enjoy your snack in good conscience!

We like to dip our chips in chunky salsa (look for brands like Pace, which have no added sugar) for an even healthier and more zesty snack!

What are some of your favorite homemade snacks to make with or for your kids? Please share them with me in the comments below!

Here are some related recipes and activities I thought you and your family might enjoy exploring:

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips with Fruit Salsa: http://recipes.kaboose.com/cinnamon-tortilla-chips-with-fruit-salsa.html

Kids Chips, Cheese and Turkey Cooking Challenge: http://www.activitytv.com/7-chips-cheese-and-turkey

Make your own tortillas: http://www.cooking-mexican-recipes.com/corn-tortilla-recipe.html

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