Mission Tortilla chips are my go-to snack food for those times when I want something simple and versatile. Perhaps the best feature for most of us on a low carb diet is the fact that they aren’t marketed as “low carb,” and don’t have the typical high price tag of a low carb snack. They are light, wholesome and made up entirely of good ingredients, a feat that seems to be getting more difficult in these days of highly processed mystery foods.
Mission Tortilla Chips Ingredients
This ingredients list comes straight from the package in my pantry:
- ground corn treated with lime
- vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following: cottonseed oil, corn oil, palm oil)
How’s that for simplicity? The only ingredient of concern here is the vegetable oil, since some vegetable oils contain GMOs. It’s a good idea to stick to foods that contain only ingredients you can pronounce; Mission tortilla chips definitely fit that criteria. Also, they fit the short attention span most of us have when it comes to reading nutrition labels.
Mission Tortilla Chips Nutrition Facts
The biggest concern on a low carb diet is, of course, the carbs. In other areas, though, these chips score great, too:
Serving size: 1 ounce, or 10 chips
- Total Fat: 7g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Sodium: 150mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 17g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Protein: 2g
If you are going for a low carb snack of less than 20 grams, you can have these chips as nachos with melted shredded cheese on top or dip in garden fresh salsa for a delicious summery snack. Pesto makes a great combination with tortilla chips as well. Add refried beans, olives, onions, salsa and other toppings with cheese to make dinner nachos that are healthy and nutritious.
How Do They Taste?
I love Mission tortilla chips. Long before I was low carb, I bought these several bags at a time; they are a staple in our house. Our whole family of five gobbles these up with salsa, cheese or dipped in refried beans. They tend to stale rather quickly, but they have the perfect combination of salt and crispness when they’re first opened. The paper bag is lined with plastic, so as long as they’re sealed, they’ll last a few months.
I was a little disappointed in the price on Amazon, but if you prefer the convenience of ordering them online, it’s not a bad place to buy them. I think my local store sells them for about half this cost though, so if you can, shop locally for this item to save money. Low carb doesn’t have to mean high dollar; done well, you can eat low carb for less than conventional diets.