Friday, January 19, 2007

Snacks I Feel Good (or at least better) About

I definitely have my own ideas about food and nutrition. I would like to say that we eat only organic and whole foods, but that would be a lie. :) We do, however, try to eat as healthy as I can possibly make time to do.

It's awfully easy to open a bag of chips. And there are some pretty healthful things you can scoop up with a chip. Spinach dip comes immediately to mind. But I dislike giving my family chips for a variety of reasons.

So I'd always heard that it's super easy to just toast some tortilla's. Brush them with a bit of oil (we use olive oil) and then sprinkle them with whatever you like. Garlic Salt. Spicy seasoning (my family's favorite). Or just good old chunky sea salt. Even fresh ground pepper is *wonderful* with the olive oil.

Anyway, I decided to give it a try.

I didn't think to make pictures when I first started. But here is both a whole wheat tortilla and some regular (very cheap at Sam's) ones. Sliced in a big pile, into 8 chips.

Spread out on a pan. I then brush them with olive oil and then seasonings. I've heard that a spritzer is much better, faster and easier than a brush to get the oil evenly divided. Be careful to not put too much oil, it only takes a little.

These are baked at 350F for approximately 10 minutes. Just watch them as they brown pretty quickly. You just want the edges to start to brown.

They cool quickly and they they're ready to eat!

I also made some whole with melted butter and cinnamon sugar for the girls. When they came out, I drizzled them with honey. I wish I had a picture of them scarfing them up.


Sharon said...

Michelle, those look really good. I have a few tortillas leftover from the other night when we ate burritos. I think I'll try this one.

Michelle said...

Ohhh, let me know how they turn out if you do it! We buy those *HUGE* bags of tortillas at Sam's and I had to find some way to help use them up.

: )