Americans pack away 11 million pounds of chips on Super Bowl Sunday. Say “hola” to new tortilla popchips, and “adios” to guilt when you enjoy them in place of fried tortilla chips. Tortilla popchips are the perfect game time or any time snack with all the flavor and only half the fat of traditional flavored tortilla chips.
Keep reading for some better-for-you snacking tips from local nutritionist Manuel Villacorta.
- Meet your newest salsa partner: Volume is key to a game changing guacamole. Try adding pico de gallo salsa (fresh tomatoes, onions and cilantro) to your guac to increase volume without packing in major calories and fat. Pair with salsa tortilla popchips.
- The coolest cream of the crunch: Switch up your ranch wing dip. Get cool by making an alternative dip full of flavor and low in fat. Mix 1 cup Greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil„ and 1-2 tablespoons fresh dill (or herb of your choice). Pair with ranch tortilla popchips.
- A nacho above the rest: Top your nachos with a cilantro bean dip. Blend 2 cans of drained black beans, 3 tablespoons of black bean juice from the can, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons cilantro paste, and a pinch of salt. Pair with nacho tortilla popchips.
San Francisco’s Manuel Villacorta is a nationally recognized registered dietitian, owner of MV Nutrition, and author of Eating Free.