I’m sure you have tried some kind of packaged pita chip during the last few years. They’re so addicting (like most chips) and they seem so healthy! But have you ever read the nutrition label? I mean….the “serving size” part of the label. It scared the bejibbus out of me! Bottom line: lots of fat and salt. That’s fine and dandy if you don’t eat them often, but if you would like to enjoy them while nourishing your body, try this:
- A few whole wheat pitas
- Olive oil
- Seasoning such as rosemary, black pepper, or garlic powder (optional)
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
- Cut the pitas into whatever shape you desire. Try to split the top of the bread from the bottom, to make more chips.
- Very lightly drizzle the pita pieces with olive oil, a pinch of salt, and the seasoning of your choosing (optional).
- Place pita pieces on a baking sheet in one layer (you may need two or three baking sheets)
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
- Eat with yogurt, a middle eastern stew, salsa, humus, etc.
With this recipe, you’re adding fiber along with more B vitamins and minerals, while keeping out excess fat and salt. Enjoy!
Marina Bedrossian is a Northport, NY dietitian nutritionist who helps people with holistic nutrition solutions and food sensitivities. Visit this page to schedule an appointment and don’t forget to join the private Facebook group “Ingredients For Healthy Families” more information here.