Homemade Tortilla Chips +
Avocado “Cheese” Dip

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This girl right here is super excited for the weekend.

This week was crazy hectic — I’ve been planning my second LDLA event, trying to get the new house organized (did I mention we moved?), submitting my applications for graduate nutrition programs and studying for a final.

I am so ready to relax.

Wait, is there something else I should be super excited about?

Oh yeah.

Well, just because I couldn’t tell you a thing about the Super Bowl beyond the fact that it’s being held in my home state of Arizona and Katy Perry will be headlining the halftime show, doesn’t mean I didn’t prepare anything for those of you who are excited about it!

I got yo’ back.

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While I’ll be enjoying a much needed manicure and bubble bath for my mental health on Sunday, I’ve created a super nutritious snack for those of you watching the big game, to assist your physical health.

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While most tortilla chips you’ll find on the market are super-processed and made with things like GMO corn and Vegetable Oil, these homemade tortilla chips are as healthy as you want to make them.

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Simply pick an organic, whole wheat tortilla with minimal ingredients (or gluten-free if you need).

Then cut them into chips, spray with extra virgin olive oil and toss them in the oven.

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In 10 minutes, you’ve got healthy homemade tortilla chips. So easy, so tasty.

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And to enjoy them with: a dairy-free Avocado “Cheese” Dip.

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Where does the “cheese” come from you ask? From the addition of nutritional yeast — a vegan, gluten-free seasoning that is full of vitamins and protein and tastes like nutty, cheesy goodness.

This stuff is awesome.

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Vegan Avocado "Cheese" Dip
 
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Healthy, homemade chips and dip that are sure to impress a crowd. This avocado "cheese" dip is dairy-free and both are incredibly easy to make!
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Recipe type: Snacks, Sides, Dip
Cuisine: Super Bowl, Parties, Entertaining
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
Chips
  • 4 Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil - spray preferred
Avocado "Cheese" Sauce
  • 2 Avocados
  • 1 Fresh Lime, squeezed
  • ¼ C. Nutritional Yeast
  • ¼ C. Cilantro
  • ¼ Onion, chopped
  • ½ Garlic Clove, chopped
  • 1tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1tsp. Salt
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
For Chips
  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Cut whole wheat tortillas into little triangles or preferred "chip shape."
  3. Spray a baking sheet with extra virgin olive oil and arrange chips on sheet. Spray another layer of EVOO over chips.
  4. Bake for about 3-4 minutes per side.
For Vegan "Cheese" Dip
  1. Saute onion and garlic with extra virgin olive oil until browned.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a high powered blender or food processor.
  3. Serve with chips, carrots or over healthy homemade nachos!

You can buy nutritional yeast online or from most health stores. I recommend buying it from the bulk bin — it’s super cheap that way.

But you don’t have to be a vegan to love this dip!

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I made it dairy-free so people with food allergies can enjoy it, but I myself slathered it over a batch of delicious chicken nachos for a touchdown dinner the other night.

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Although he couldn’t enjoy the dip (avocados are bad for dogs), Mr. Chow was delighted by the chips and chicken.

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Wishing everyone a happy, healthy Super Bowl weekend!

Weigh In: What’s on your Super Bowl menu? Will you be watching the game, or hanging out in the kitchen? Got any healthy Super Bowl recipes to share?

Comments

  1. I love the way that dip sounds! I’ve made tortilla chips like this before-when I didn’t have any chips on hand!
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  2. As far as I know I’ll be on a shoot on Sunday, so no major party-snacking for me. I made a nacho cheese dip earlier this week though which was tasty albeit not nearly as healthful as yours sounds:)
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  3. I am intrigued by the avocado cheese I need to try it! I love avocados
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  4. Man u always hit it spot on! So yumm!! Love avocado…

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  5. Awwwww, Mr. Chow is so cute (and happy!!). These chips/dip look delicious–thank you so much for the recipe! I was wondering what to make tomorrow (still haven’t decided if I’ll actually be watching the game) but I love avos with anything, so may have to give these a try 🙂 Enjoy the Superbowl and that mani!!
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  6. Yum! I’m totally copying this recipe because we always make Mexican food and eating bad chips and I love the idea of making our own.

    Hope you have a great Superbowl Sunday!

    xoDale
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  7. Mmmm….I love anything with avocados – this dip sounds pretty good!! And, I love homemade chips – I don’t feel like they are quite as unhealthy!!!
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  8. Haha…I reallly just like the Super Bowl for snacks like this recipe. Enjoy your day of relaxation!
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  9. Dude, that dip looks crazy good- I’d pretend to like the Super Bowl just to eat this….please.
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  10. You have sooooo many good dip recipes it is unreal! Love the pic of Mr. Chow!
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  11. YUM!! I love making my own tortilla chips out of wraps/flat bread. The Avocado dip sounds incredible, I need to give it a go!
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