If you’re in need of a healthy platform for your favorite hummus or my Island-Style guacamole, here’s an ultra simple solution. You’ll not only avoid buying a whole box or bag of some ‘flour-y’ pita chips, you’ll bump up your whole grain, fiber and protein intake as well. Commercial crackers or pita chips made with high quality ingredients, no added oil or sugar, and acceptable sodium levels are hard to find.

I actually made these by accident. 🙂 I put a tortilla in the toaster oven just to warm it up, but forgot about it. When I returned, I had one big crispy “cracker”!

What’s In It..

1 package Food for Life® Ezekiel 4:9 New Mexico style sprouted grain tortillas, large

Ingredients of Ezekial® Tortillas (no added oil or sugar): Organic sprouted wheat, filtered water, organic sesame seeds, organic sprouted soybeans, organic sprouted barley, organic sprouted millet, organic sprouted lentils, organic sprouted spelt, sea salt. Contains NO GMO’s.

Nutrition Facts of Ezekial® Tortillas: One 9-inch tortilla = 150 calories, Sodium 140 mg, Carbohydrate 24 g, Fiber 5 g, Protein 6 g, Saturated Fat 0.5 g

How It’s Made…

  1. Preheat toaster oven to 300°F.
  2. Lay 1 tortilla on a baking sheet for about 5-6 minutes, then flip over and repeat.
  3. Your “cracker” is done when the edges start to curl up AND the center is hard. At that point, they’ll be ‘crisp’ enough to break into pieces.
  4. Break the cooled tortilla into large pieces and dunk into your favorite hummus!

Serves 1

Karen’s Fit Tip: If you want some homemade-tasting hummus fast, try Roots® Oil-Free Original Hummus: It has no added sugar and no added oil. Calories per serving (2 tablespoons): 40 calories, Fat 1 g, Sodium 75 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 2.0 g.

Hope® Organic Kale Pesto Hummus: It has no added sugar and is fairly reasonable in sodium for store-bought hummus. Calories per serving (2 tablespoons): 50 calories, Fat 3.5 g, Sodium 70 mg, Carbohydrate 5 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 2.0 g.


Karen Owoc

Karen Owoc is a certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist specializing in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and lifestyle medicine. Her science-based approach to longevity, nutrition, and muscle health has made her the go-to source for health seekers and medical professionals alike. Karen's best-selling book on functional longevity, "Athletes in Aprons: The Nutrition Playbook to Break 100", and her transformative perspective have mended many minds, hearts, and spirits.

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