Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips

by Jen on August 31, 2015

Enjoy these delicious homemade tortilla chips that are so much healthier and tastier than the store-bought version!

Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips. A simple recipe that is so much tastier and healthy than store bought. From The Fit Housewife.

One of my favourite things about travelling to Mexico is the freshly made guacamole, salsa, and tortilla chips! I could seriously just eat that all day long…who needs anything else?! ūüėČ

I’ve bought the occasional bag of tortilla chips here, but they just don’t compare to these!! My healthy homemade tortilla chips are thick, crispy, and oh so delicious. I’ve seen other recipes for homemade tortilla chips, but I wasn’t happy with some of the ingredients used. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own healthy recipe! And let me just say, the kids and hubby couldn’t stop eating them!

And you won’t believe how easy these are to make. So let’s get started.

First, you want to get some corn tortillas and cut them into wedges. I use a pizza cutter, it’s so easy, but you can use a sharp knife.

Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips from The Fit Housewife

Once you’ve cut the corn tortillas into wedges, then just spray a pan with coconut oil (I love the Spectrum Coconut Oil Spray.) If you don’t have the spray, then melt some coconut oil in a small bowl and brush the corn tortillas with the coconut oil. Then lay out your wedges on the pan and mist the tops with the coconut oil and sprinkle with some sea salt.

Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips from The Fit Housewife

I¬†had enough wedges to line 2 baking sheets with. Then just put in your hot oven and bake for about 12 – 15 minutes! Make sure to set the timer though as you don’t want them to burn!! Once they have crisped up and turned golden, you can remove them from the oven and let them cool on the pans.

I was able to get approximately 42 chips from this batch (I only used 7 corn tortillas.) So if you want more, just use more corn tortillas or make your wedges smaller.

Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips from The Fit Housewife

Oh my gosh, sooooooo delicious! We enjoyed them that night with some salsa!

I definitely plan on making these again. The whole family enjoyed them, it felt like we were back in Mexico!

Healthy Homemade Tortilla Chips


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 12 chips


  • 6 - 12 corn tortillas (depending on how many chips you want to make)
  • Coconut Oil
  • Sea Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut tortillas into 6 wedges with a pizza cutter or sharp knife.
  3. Spray baking sheets with coconut oil.
  4. Place tortillas on baking sheets in a single layer and mist the tops with coconut oil.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 - 15 minutes, until chips are golden and crispy.
  6. Serve plain, with salsa, or my Healthy Guacamole or Avocado Hummus


21 Day Fix: 1 yellow

Nutritional Info Cal: 125 Fat: 3.7g Protein: 2.7g Carbs: 21.4g Fiber: 3g Sodium: 221.6mg


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Body Beast and Cardio Hybrid

by Jen on August 27, 2015

Combine the strength benefits of Body Beast with your favourite HIIT cardio program for amazing results!

Body Beast and Cardio Hybrid Program for great results! From The Fit Housewife.

I’m back with another month of my Body Beast/Insanity Max 30 hybrid schedule. Last month, I shared with you my plans for combining these two workouts together, and¬†I really enjoyed it!! I love the combination of weight training with an intense cardio workout for maximum results.

In month one, I had originally planned to add in the Tabata Strength and Tabata Power workouts, but those proved to be too much muscle work when combined with Body Beast. So instead, I just used the cardio workouts from Insanity Max 30 (Cardio Challenge, Sweat Intervals, and Friday Fight Round 1) with the Body Beast workouts and that was better for me. Even thought the tabata workouts don’t use any weights except your own body, I found my muscles needed a break in-between, so just doing the cardio workouts worked great! If you don’t have Insanity Max 30, that’s no problem. You can just combine Body Beast with your favourite HIIT-style cardio!

I have also been combining my workouts with intermittent fasting, which has given me amazing results!! I lost 8 lbs in the past 6 weeks! ¬†I know this was mostly fat loss because my clothes fit better and I haven’t lost any muscle! I workout fasted first thing in the morning, around 5:45am, and then fast until noon. I then eat from 12pm – 8pm, and repeat the cycle again the next day! I’ve always worked out on an empty stomach, so I’m quite used to it, and I feel that has been one of the secrets to my weight loss success!



Let me know if you’ve tried your own hybrid workout schedule with weight training, I would love to hear how it went! Also, if you want to learn more about intermittent fasting, or maybe you want to do it along with me and the support of other women, come and join our private Facebook group, we would love to have you!!


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