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Tortilla Chips

By April 5, 2012December 3rd, 2020Camping and Travel, Snack, Vegetarian

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“My family started eating your plan. My youngest son who is almost 4 has battled the asthma cough and drip up until we changed our diet. Recently, let him have regular pizza at a party. Since then, it’s been cough cough cough, runny nose drip drip drip. Ugh!! Day 6 I saw an improvement and day 7 he finally lost the cough. It is amazing what eating the “Maria” way can do, even for youngsters!”

Asthma Facts 

What causes asthma? Inflammation of the lungs. What causes inflammation of the lungs…Sugar, starch, “complex” carbohydrates, food allergies, and trans-fats.

Food allergies can develop when food is not properly digested which causes fermentation activated by yeast in the intestines. One reason for the lack of digestion is the “ROUNDUP” ready seeds in Monsanto’s corn, soy, and GMO foods (click HERE to learn more). This process further increases the amount of yeast in the digestive tract. The increased level of yeast causes the increased penetrability of the wall of the intestine, which can cause “leaky gut syndrome”. The undesired micro-organisms (yeast) enter the bloodstream and attack different parts of the body (lungs, vagina, kidneys, brain, and other organs). This can create asthma, yeast infections, allergies, sinus infections, chronic fatigue, and depression.

Eating food high in starch (even “complex carbohydrates”) are just glucose molecules hooked together in long chains; which increase blood sugar levels. This in turn rapidly increases the problem; yeast LOVES sugar! Sugar and starchy foods cause blood sugar to rise fast and then plummet to under the normal healthy level. The drop in blood sugar causes the production of serotonin to go down and cause depression. The decrease of serotonin causes the production of histamine, which causes the expansion of blood vessels. Over expansion of blood vessels causes the liquid in the blood vessels to leak out. When liquid leaks out into the sinus area it causes nasal drip. When it drips into the bronchi, it causes asthma. When it drips into the brain, it causes headaches and migraines. Another cause of asthma is a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in rich in omega-3 fatty acids. When that balance is out of whack, inflammation can set in.

Many mineral deficiencies can also cause asthma. One of which is magnesium, which is possibly the single most important nutrient for managing asthma because of its multiple effects on the asthmatic condition. It is extremely powerful in the relaxation of bronchial muscle, resulting in a reduction of bronchospasm and increased airways diameter. Magnesium stimulates the production of AMP and ATP, two important mediators that create relaxation of bronchospasm. Magnesium also reduces the histamine response, which calms inflammation. Patients suffering from asthma often have high histamine release from white blood cells, which causes inflammation and bronchoconstriction. Magnesium will dull this response. HELPFUL TIP: IT TAKE 54mg OF MAGNESIUM to PROCESS 1 GRAM OF SUGAR/STARCH!

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“Healthified” Tortilla Chips
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup unflavored whey protein or egg white protein
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 tsp Celtic sea salt
Water (just enough to hold the dough together)
Optional: Mexican spices

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift all the dry ingredients together. Slowly add in water, 1 TBS at a time until dough can hold a ball shape. Grease 2 pieces of parchment paper. Place dough onto greased parchment, top with the second piece of parchment (greased side down). Roll the dough using a rolling pin on top of the parchment. Roll until 1/16th in thick. Remove the top piece of parchment. Place the bottom parchment (with the rolled out dough) onto a cookie sheet. Score the dough into chip shapes with a pizza cutter. Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven. Makes 4 servings.

Traditional Tortilla Chips = 150 calories, 8g fat, 2g protein, 18 carbs, 1g fiber
“Healthified” Tortilla Chips = 104 calories, 7g fat, 10.3g protein, 3 carbs, 1g fiber

Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Kapu says:

    how much is in one serving? i know it makes 4 but how much chips in one serving? thanks

  • That depends a bit on how you cut them and how thin you make them… But about 12 chips.

  • Kapu says:

    thank you!

  • bullwinkl says:

    Hi Maria. Love your site. I do have one question. I have a hard time finding UNflavored whey protein in the places where I usually shop. Is there another ingredient that can be substituted for the whey protein without increasing the carb count significantly? Thanks

  • I have found unflavored whey in the health food area of my small local grocery store.

    I can’t think of a substitute, but you could leave it out.

    If your grocery store doesn’t have it, I always ask them to carry certain items.

  • bullwinkl says:

    Thanks for your reply. Will keep looking/asking.

  • Kelly says:

    Hi–how hot should the oven be for these chips? About how big should the size of the dough be when it is thin enough — a whole baking sheet? half? Thanks!

  • Opps…all fixed with the temperature. 350 degrees.

    This recipe should fit a whole baking sheet.

    Happy Baking!

  • Kelly says:

    Thanks so much! Hoping these will be a better “tortilla chip” substitute than my low carb tortillas–they just don’t have enough protein.

  • Anonymous says:

    Have you tried this with coconut flour?

  • Yes, I have. Coconut flour doesn’t work:(

  • Anonymous says:

    Jay Robb (website) has unflavored whey protein.

  • Anonymous says:

    What’s that yummy looking stuff on the plate with the tortilla chips???

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Maria, what about Que Pasa Organic corn chips? Thank you!

  • Tanya says:

    These are amazing!! I am making a triple batch right now!!

  • karen says:

    Mine just don’t come out good. They are not crunchy. Same with the goldfish crackers, same with the snickerdoodles. They are browned, and only have a little crunch right out of hot oven, but once they cool down, they are soft. I just got new oven thermometer to see if oven is off, but even with adjusting temp to match the thermometer, it still comes out not crispy crunchy.

    • Lorn says:

      The only thing I can think of is adding an egg white tables spoon by tablespoon instead of water. The white will also help crisp up the dough.

  • Dana says:

    If the dough is too sticky to roll, does that mean I’ve added too much water? And is there anything that can be done to save it?

  • Anita says:

    Hello Maria,

    Just wondering about Whey Protein that is referenced in many of your recipes. Does the whey protein concentrate versus the isolate make a difference if one does not have the Jay Robb stuff easily accessible? I made your cinnamon pinwheels last night and they were just too wet to roll (delicious flavour though for my flat cinnamon cookies a la Maria)

  • Debra Laudone says:

    Is egg white protein the same thing as powdered Egg White Replacer?

    • cemmerich says:

      They are different. Egg white protein is just the protein. 🙂

      • Debra Laudone says:

        Thank you! I will try to get the whey protein at my local health food store (or maybe the gym?) I can also try GNC. I can’t wait to make these!

  • Deb says:

    I know I’m a little late on this answer but you can get unflavored whey from this site and all orders are shipped Free.


  • Deb says:

    Maria, did you ever try to make this like the “hint of lime” chips? I think I’ll try to use lime juice instead of water and see how they come out. I’ll letcha know

  • Lorn says:

    Are these crunchy? One of your other posters had an issue with crunch but never saw a reply, so thought I would ask .

    Also, have you ever thought of making these into doritos and shaking them in a seasoning mix?

    • cemmerich says:

      Yes, these are crunchy. 🙂

      • Lorn says:

        Thanks for the reply! I’ll be traveling soon for business and am trying to write down travel foods to make and bring. I’m going to try the dorito option and use cheddar and some homemade ranch seasoning and let you know how it turns out. 🙂

  • Tanya says:

    Has anyone tried to freeze these? I would like to have some on hand at all times. Thanks.

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