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Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Is There Any Way To Make Protein Chips?

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Anna! Make my snacking dreams come true. Do you know a recipe for protein tortilla chips?

You can make sweet potato chips very easily. Just slice a sweet potato (raw or partly cooked) very thin. Stick the slices in an oven with some olive oil or Pam, salt and pepper, and if you'd like, dried herbs like rosemary or thyme. There you have it: sweet potato chips. These potato chips are healthier because they're complex carbs, but they're not exactly packed with protein power.

My protein chips are more like tortilla chips you can dip into all sorts of things like guacamole, salsa, cream cheese, or hummus. They're far healthier than store-bought tortilla chips and pack a healthy serving of protein ka-POW!

Here's the recipe:

Protein Tortilla Chips

Ingredients
Directions
  1. Blend all ingredients into a pancake-like batter.
  2. Spread batter as thin as possible on a piping-hot non-stick pan (further made non-stick with some coconut oil or PAM spray). Use a spoon to spread the mixture.
  3. When one side is cooked, flip it to cook the other. You can either make one large pancake or two smaller ones.
  4. When the pancake is done, add extra salt, dried herbs, or a drizzle of olive oil to the top. Slice pancake into tortilla-chip-sized rectangles or triangles.
  5. Place chips on a baking pan and broil until one side is nicely browned. Flip chips and broil until the other side is brown and crunchy as well.
  6. Eat up. They're best eaten warm because, as they cool, they lose some of their crunchiness. If that happens, just pop them in the oven again and the crunch bounces back.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size Per batch, or 12 chips
Amount per serving
Calories 288.6
Total Fat7.4g
Total Carbs22.9g
Protein33.3g
Chipping Options
  1. Try adding cheese and pizza herbs like rosemary, thyme, and a half-tablespoon of tomato paste to the batter. Pizza-flavored chips are not just for the kids!
  2. Adding flaxseed to your batter ensures that your tortilla chips end up even crunchier and delivers some omega-3 fatty acids.
  3. For another delicious option, blend in some sun-dried tomatoes. They're perfect with hummus or baba ghanoush.
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atokad

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I gotta try this!

Dec 19, 2012 8:19pm | report
TroyBigBoy

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TroyBigBoy

Im a simple man so all i like on my pizza is sauce, cheese & some meats anyway you can help nothing to fancy and im kinda bland please help=(

Dec 19, 2012 10:57pm | report
planey

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planey

Sweet potatoes are really hard to cut. Any tools, knives anyone can recoommend?

Dec 20, 2012 10:07am | report
YogiAnnie

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YogiAnnie

If you use a mandolin slicer it is WAY easier to slice potatoes without risking cutting your fingers. Or, some food processors have an attachment for slicing. Mandolin is cheaper and you can pick one up online very easily. Hope that helps!

Dec 20, 2012 11:50am | report
Wantaripbod

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Wantaripbod

Hey, I requested this in your last article:D thanks a lot! Looks delicious!

Dec 21, 2012 4:03am | report
AnnaSward

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AnnaSward

Wohooo :-)

Dec 24, 2012 5:38pm | report
ScaleAndSteel

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ScaleAndSteel

Very cool. I got Now Pea Protein...not sure about some of those other ingredients her in the caribbean. I might have to experiment a bit but this looks like a fantastic idea.

Dec 21, 2012 12:49pm | report
Blacksmith235

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Blacksmith235

Those sound really tastey. I can't wait to try these.

Dec 21, 2012 2:24pm | report
thome321

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thome321

Do you have any ideas for soup (that won't taste disgusting)? If possible can it be spicy?

Dec 21, 2012 4:40pm | report
thome321

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thome321

Another idea would be salsa to go with the chips.

Dec 21, 2012 4:41pm | report
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ajmigliacci

Please Please Please make a high protein falafel recipe!

PS - Can't wait to try these chips with guacamole.

Dec 23, 2012 9:09pm | report
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DNRCMO

HUM....sounds interesting...I really want to try these.

Dec 26, 2012 12:52pm | report
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sarahCol323

You can even make brownrice chips. Cook rice, puree in blender with juat enough water to get it to puree. I spread it out on a pam sprayed cookie sheet (or pizza pie pan), and bake it for awhile on 350-425, when it harderns flip it. Cook as long as you want, the less cooked it is the more chewy it is and the more cooked (and thinny spread) will be crispy %100 brown rice chips. I like chilli powder and sea salt on them, you can add ANY spice/flavor in/on the rice you want. I like to bag um up and take them to work for fast complex carbs.

Dec 27, 2012 1:50pm | report
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Robb2012JK

That looks good ! Going to try this !

Jan 1, 2013 11:46am | report
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ajmigliacci

These make the perfect pitas! I purposely made the spread the batter too thick and didn't crisp them in the oven. Now I have pita and falafel. Thanks!

Feb 9, 2013 8:44pm | report
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Juicy0

its probably good, i just wish i could buy them

May 30, 2013 3:59pm | report
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mitchbtam

Anyone have suggestions on what type of cheese they've used that tastes good?

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