Monday, June 4, 2012

Corn Chips...Who Knew?!

London, she's not so sneaky...but she is unbelievably cute!
You know what is incredibly easy? Making corn chips! I guess it's believable when you're using store bought corn tortillas like we did, but this is just one of those many things that you don't even think to do on your own (or at least, I don't).
In Korea, the tortilla chips you can find taste more like cardboard than anything else. They're terrible. So imagine how excited we were to find out you can bake them pretty easily on your own!
Corn tortillas aren't widely seen here, either, but about 2 months ago, Mr. Light and I found a stash of corn tortillas at our favorite foreigner grocery store. We snagged them up without much thought otherwise, and have found ourselves using them in a myriad of ways since. I know most people probably wouldn't agree, but I'm quite the fan of the taste an unfried corn tortilla provides, and I LOVE how much lower in calories they are than their cousins of the flour variety!

How we baked our own corn tortillas:
JD sprinkled a generous layer of salt on the bottom of a cookie sheet, and then quartered three 6" corn tortillas. With about 12 chips fitting flat in a single layer on the pan, we baked the chips for 8-12 minutes at 400 degrees. JD was absolutely amused at how the tortillas would curl up and then start curling back down!
Keeping careful watch on the chips, we pulled them out to cool, and turned them into nachos for dinner!

With the tortillas we used, the calorie count ended up being about 100 calories for 12 chips! And if nothing else, they're a fun activity for the family:)

I'm excited to try and create my own tortilla cups now! Can anyone say tiny taco salads?!

What food surprises have you come across lately?


  1. Great idea!! I can't wait to try this out. Jericho love chips but I try to avoid them at all costs. This would be a perfect appetizer or side dish, with some salsa, to the Weight Watchers black bean & chicken burritos I've discovered.

    This weekend I went in search of some canning jars to freeze my protein shakes in. Instead of buying glass jars, we found plastic jars (made by Ball, the glass jar manufacturer) that were cheaper & they came with lids that make it easy to stack the jars in the freezer! I got 4 plastic cups/jars with lids for $3! Not a bad deal & I just whipped up a batch of my favorite protein shakes & threw them in the freezer.

    1. Black bean and chicken burritos? Yes, please. You're finding the best recipes from Weight Watchers...I think I may need to check out their site!

      I'm making a power packed protein shake tomorrow for breakfast and I-can't-wait:)