Do you love chips but need to avoid salt? It’s easy to make your own low sodium snack chips using my favorite recipes. Best of all, these chips cost mere pennies per serving.
While my recipes are inspired by various low sodium recipes from Eating Well (EatingWell.com), they are largely my own creations. I have adapted each recipe via substitutions to meet my low sodium dietary needs as a congestive heart failure patient. My cardinal rule is to substitute sodium free seasonings for salt to obtain a much lower sodium content.
This first recipe is my personal favorite because I prefer the taste of fried yellow corn chips. I use Mission Corn Tortillas which contain only 10 mg of sodium in a dozen chip serving (3 tortillas.) Be sure to check the label of your brand for its sodium content.
Fried Corn Chips
3 six inch yellow corn tortillas
2 tbsp vegetable oil
Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning
Cut corn tortillas into quarter sections. Fry chips in hot oil for about 1 minute per side until bubbly and slightly golden. Remove and immediately sprinkle chips with the seasoning to taste. Allow chips to drain and cool.
For variety, try these zesty baked white corn tortilla chips.
Fiesta Lime Tortilla Chips
3 six inch white corn tortillas
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning
Preheat over to 375 degrees. Spray both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray then cut into quarters. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle seasonings on both sides of chips. Bake the chips on the middle rack for about 15 minutes until crips and slightly golden. Allow to cool.
And finally, if you like pita chips, its a cinch to make your own using this recipe.
Tomato Basil Garlic Pita Chips
3 six inch whole wheat pitas
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Mrs. Dash Tomato Basil Garlic seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut pitas into quarters, then separate at the fold. Apply cooking spray to a baking sheet and arrange pita chips in a single layer, rough side up. Brush chips with olive oil and sprinkle with the seasonings. Bake 6 – 10 minutes until crispy and golden. Remove and allow to cool. Makes two servings.
Enjoy these chips alone or use with salsa or dips of your choice. Feel free to swap the seasonings among the recipes for great taste sensations. Enjoy!
1 Eating Well Magazine, January-February, 2009
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