National Tortilla Chip Day sounds odd, but why not celebrate with your favorite brand of tortilla chips or even make some of your own? Punchbowl.com reminds us that February 24 is a tasty holiday, National Tortilla Chip Day.
What is a tortilla chip and how did they come to be? A tortilla chip is traditionally made from yellow corn tortilla cut into wedges and then fried, but tortillas can be made from white corn tortillas or white or wheat flour tortillas.
While traditionally fried, tortillas can be baked in the oven to make them a lower calorie, healthier- for-you option. Two small six-inch round corn tortillas have 100 calories, 1 gram of fat, 22 grams of carbohydrates and 9 grams of sodium. This makes them low calorie, low fat, carbohydrate-friendly and low sodium. For diabetics and those counting carbohydrates, three six-inch round corn tortillas cut into four wedges each makes 12 delicious tortilla chips that count as two carbohydrate servings.
Want to celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with some delicious, homemade corn tortilla chips? It is not difficult at all to make your own oven-baked crispy and tasty corn tortillas.
- Click here for a delicious, easy-to-make spicy baked tortilla chip recipe
- Click here for a basic and delicious, easy-to-make tortilla chip recipe
But do not just enjoy tortilla chips on National Tortilla Chip day, also enjoy homemade, healthier-for-you guacamole, salsa and bean dip.
- Click here for a tasty lower fat guacamole with fewer calories
- Click here for a guacamole recipe made with edamame
- Click here for a basic but delicious homemade salsa recipe
- Click here for great tasting, better-for-you refried bean dip recipe
Now you can enjoy National Tortilla Chip Day and with carbohydrate-friendly, lower calorie, lower sodium and lower fat tortilla chips.
To find out the history behind the tortilla chip and National Tortilla Chip Day, visit Punchbowl.com