January is a month where we are often inundated with the latest diet trend, pressure to make a life changing New Years resolution, or to adopt perfect eating habits. The problem is, we often set ourselves up for failure. If you need to make a change, make one change, resolve to do better, to be better, to make better choices. Start small and build on those – make a collection of your victories!
I know that I eat very well; however, I still don’t eat the perfect diet. I fully admit I am a recovering chip addict. Granted, I do not eat them often, and when I do, I try to make a better choice. I look for a chip made with coconut oil or avocado oil instead of the inflammatory vegetable oils like safflower or canola. I want a chip that doesn’t have food coloring or MSG.
I made these chips with a little change – I didn’t have all the spices she listed. They turned out so well! I am excited to experiment with different spices and vegetables. Next up with the spice mix: zucchini chips!
Homemade Nacho Chips from That Clean Life
- 6 6-inch tortillas (I used organic brown rice)
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (mine was heaping)
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ cup avocado oil
I only had half the required chilli powder, so I increased the smoked paprika, garlic and added some cumin.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Slice the tortillas into triangle-shaped chips.
- Mix the nutritional yeast, chilli powder, sea salt, turmeric, garlic powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika together – I used my Vitamix.
- Mix the ground spices with the avocado oil (in a bowl).
- Brush each side of the chips with some of the mixture. Lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for a few minutes on each side. The Clean Life recommends 3-4 minutes per side but my oven was better at 5 minutes per side.
- Remove from oven, transfer to a paper towel and cool for 10-15 minutes before eating.
These were SO GOOD. If you are missing chips and can’t quite cut them out yet –this is a healthier alternative.