Fitness Minutes: (62,961)
7,524 4/17/14 11:51 A
I do the same with the flour tortillas. I use a pizza cutter to cut them into small squares and then put on cookie sheet and bake at 375-400 lightly browned then flip them and bake a little longer. It gives the crunch that I am looking for. OH I have also used wheat thins, if I run out of the baked ones.
SW July 2005 - 177 Thanksgiving 2005 - found out pregnant 159 July 2006 - 9 months pregnant - 197 3/19/09 - 177. AGAIN!!! 11/23/09 - 170.6
Fitness Minutes: (84,915)
118 4/16/14 4:35 P
If you can find low carb wraps/tortillas at your grocery store you can easily bake your own chips in your oven. I use La Tortilla Factory brand low-carb/high-fiber tortillas (the small ones have 50 calories & 10g total carbs (7g fiber) and the large ones are 80 calories & 18g total carbs (12g fiber)). I either cut them into strips or triangles or squares and placed them on a VERY lightly sprayed baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 400 degrees. They're really thin so not the best for dipping, but you can always use a spoon to put your dip on top.
Fitness Minutes: (32,032)
4/16/14 4:25 P
When I get a craving for tortilla chips, I go for a brand called Beanitos (made with beans and brown rice). They are high in fibre and protein and don't affect my blood sugar nearly as much as regular tortilla chips. They go great with salsa or with guacamole.
Fitness Minutes: (2,155)
4/16/14 4:07 P
I'm not sure if these would suit your needs exactly, but Popcorners (a brand of popcorn "chip"), despite having 22g carbohydrate per serving, have rather large servings. 5 per bag (for 130 calories each). When I eat them, as I have been the past few days due to lingering digestive issues from a bug last week, the handful or so I take is less than half the serving size, and doesn't feel like too little.
As I said, that may still be too much for you, or maybe you'd prefer a different solution for other reasons, but those dang things have been such a godsend to me this week in keeping some food in my stomach without irritating things that I thought I'd give it a mention.
Height 5'8 1/2" SW: 190+ CW: 141.0 Woohoo!
5K 4/21/11: 31:55
Fitness Minutes: (2,450)
4/16/14 3:29 P
Thanks everyone! I already tried veggies with those three items, but they just didn't do it for me. I think it's because they are already loaded up with veggies.
EELPIE, those look amazing! I think I'll have to give them a try!
Fitness Minutes: (15,038)
4/16/14 3:12 P
Why not use fresh raw veggies in place of chips? Carrots, celery, jicama, etc. are all great alternatives - no, they don't taste like chips but they are better for you and hold up well when dipping.
When I finally realized that the chips were just a vehicle to get the salsa to my mouth, I started dipping raw veggies in salsa. Pepper strips, celery, and cucumbers are my favorites but any crunchy vegetable works well.
The best exercise in the world is to bend down and help someone up.
Fitness Minutes: (2,450)
4/16/14 2:43 P
I'm working really hard to clean up my diet to bring my blood sugar down. I've found great alternatives for most things I love except for tortilla chips and they pack 19g of carbs in one tiny serving. I want something to eat with my salsa, taco dip or healthy nacho mix. Any suggestions of something low carb to eat in place of tortilla chips?
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