Whole Grain Tortilla's

Homemade tortilla's are low in sodium and fat, high in good carbs and omega 3's. I highly recommend everyone make your own just once to taste the difference.

3 cups unbleached or whole grain, flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3-4 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp. salt
about 1 1/4 cups warm water
Mix dry ingredients in large bowl and slowly add warm water until dough is soft and not sticky. Knead the dough a few minutes then pull off pieces of dough to form about 10-12 balls. Let rest for 10 minutes then roll out really thin. Preheat skillet over med-high. Cook each tortilla 1 minute each side and place in plastic bag with a moist towel.
Mix in 1/4 cup low sodium tomato paste, 1/4 cup spinach cooked, strained of all juices and pureed or 1/4 cup carrot cooked, strained of all it's juices and pureed, for an added health boost
*reduce amount of water added by 1/8 cup if adding the additional vegetable ingredients.

A healthy crunchy snack idea, Baked Tortilla chips. 

1 tbsp canola oil
1 lime
pinch of salt.

Preheat oven 350*

Brush lightly some oil on each side of tortilla's then, stack up in a nice neat little pile. Cut into 1/6 and spread out on baking sheets in a single layer. Bake until golden brown rotating the baking sheets once during the cooking process. About 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle a pinch of salt over them and sprinkle the juice of lime over chips while they're still warm.

*Serving suggestion: Layer baked chips in a single layer on cookie sheet or microwave safe platter. Spread with reduced sodium refried beans on each individual chip. Sprinkle 2% reduced fat cheddar or monterrey jack cheese. Bake in a 350* oven for 10 minutes or in microwave for 45 seconds.
Cut up three scallions (green onion). 1 fresh jalapeno pepper into thin slices and 1 roma tomato, diced. Sprinkle the scallions and tomatoes over the top. Place one pepper per chip and serve with a side of fresh salsa.


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