Garlic & Herb Pita Chips

Garlic & Herb Pita Chips

You can make your own tasty pita chips in a matter of minutes. Just cut pita bread into wedges (stale pitas work very well), brush them with a little olive oil and bake. Not only do homemade pita chips save you money, you'll also cut calories by 16 percent.

From EatingWell: January/February 2009
Yield: 8 servings, 8 chips each
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  4. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Position oven racks in middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 350°F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut pitas into 8 wedges each and separate each wedge at the fold. Place the pita wedges, rough-side up, in an even layer on the prepared baking sheets. Brush with oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, garlic powder and salt.
  3. Bake the pita wedges, switching the baking sheets halfway through, until golden and crispy, 6 to 10 minutes (depending on the thickness).

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 117 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 g fiber; 243 mg sodium; 61 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat