Craving something crunchy? This snack helped to satisfy my crunchy cravings with pregnancy. Baking the chips help to cut out the fat and calories. Add a good dose of herbs, garlic and spices and you end up with a simple and tasty snack. Eat alone or they are great paired with a bean dip or make a great crouton for soups.
Whole wheat pitas make for a great grain choice. They supply a good dose of fiber. Just 1 serving of these chips provides: 3 grams of dietary fiber, 1.6 mg of iron, 4.8 grams of protein, and only 3 grams of fat per serving with the majority of fats coming from the heart healthy monounsaturated fats.
Make sure to evenly spread out on the baking sheet for even baking. A good dose of cooking spray before they go in the oven will help them crisp and turn a golden brown. Be sure to watch them carefully after 10 minutes for they can burn pretty fast.
So plan ahead for the week and bake these tasty pita chips for your weekly meal snacks!
Oven Baked Rosemary, Garlic and Paprika Pita Chips
Author: Brittany Sparks
Makes: 6 (1 cup) Servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
4 Large Whole Wheat Pitas (10oz/284 g)
6 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tsp Rosemary, Chopped
½ Tsp Paprika + ¼ Tsp for Garnish
1/2 Tsp Salt
¼ Tsp Pepper
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
Chop the pitas into chip size pieces (1 inch diameter/2 inch long).
In a large bowl combine the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, rosemary, and paprika.
Add the pita chips and toss well until evenly coated.
Spread out evenly onto the baking sheet and spray the tops with cooking spray.Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until toasty.
Sprinkle lightly with a pinch of paprika to finish off the chips.
Serving Size (1 cup):
Calories 149, Total Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g, Saturated Fat 0.4 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g, Sodium 444 mg, Total Carbohydrate 28 g, Dietary Fiber 3.1 g, Protein 4.8 g, Potassium 100 mg, Phosphorous 91 mg, 14 mg Calcium, 104 IU Vitamin A, 1.6 mg Iron.