Healthy & Semi-Homemade: Salsa & Chips

This post is all about using word’s that begin with “s”!

I enjoy simple snacks, however even better are simple healthy snacks. I find myself always looking for something to eat after dinner but don’t want to dive into the ice cream every night. Depending on our meal plan for the week a great alternative is making salsa (also known as pico de gallo). This is possible on weeks that we have tacos or curry because we have cilantro, onions, tomatoes, and green peppers on hand. The other ingredients used are commonly found in the house so it’s not like I’m adding to the list at the grocery store.

To make the salsa I simply chop up the veggies and place them in a bowl. I sprinkle in some sugar, salt, garlic salt, a tablespoon or so of vinegar and a little lime or lemon juice.  You can look for recipes online, or even better, go by your tastebuds and what you like. Lately I’ve also been adding a can of green chiles and tomatoes for a bit more of a kick.

I attempt to stay away from buying chips because, as they aren’t the best for you, and we tend to go through a bag quickly. A healthy alternative (or at least I’d like to believe) is making homemade chips from flour tortilla shells. (Yet another thing from that taco night earlier in the week).

Set the oven for 400 degrees. While waiting for it to be heated, spray your tortillas with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt. Next you will want to cut them, either using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Place on cookie sheets and bake for 6-7 minutes or until desired consistency. I actually baked my chips for 6 minutes, flipped them and baked for another minute or so.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

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