JAN
08

Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips

Appetizers and Snacks, Healthy Eating | 1 comment

Is it just me or does it feel like the holidays give the excuse to indulge in all things delicious and unhealthy? It’s all too easy to gain those extra holiday pounds, but now that it’s all over, that guilt is starting to set in. Or at least it is for me.

But the New Year gives a fresh perspective and a fresh start to your new healthy self. That is what these Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips are all about.

Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips

Written by: Carla of Carla’s Confections Blog

I have a bad habit of not eating breakfast a lot of days. I tend to only drink coffee in the mornings and as a result, I end up feeling starved by 10:30 or 11:00, when it is too early to eat lunch. I also love to snack, so I will grab for the closest thing to me, whatever it may be.

If I plan on being healthy, I have to force myself to have healthy snacks in the house at all times. Rather than candy, I keep some homemade granola, and rather than potato chips, I make some healthy Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips to dip into things like homemade Hummus to give a healthy alternative after all those holiday binges.

Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips

I love to keep stocked up on these hearty snacks so I can just grab for them at any given time, so I will typically set aside one day to make a bunch of these different foods. It keeps me motivated and on track to stay ahead of the healthy curve. That’s not to say I don’t indulge from time to time, but the more healthy things there are in the house, the less likely we are to grab those indulgent nibbles.

To make these pita chips, I went to the grocery store and bought pita pockets. You don’t need to make these from scratch to have them! All you need is the store bought kind, cut them into chip sized pieces and sprinkle them with olive oil, garlic powder, cayenne pepper for some heat, shredded parmesan cheese, and salt if desired.

Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips

 

So if you are looking for that kick start to the new you, stock up on some of these Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips to go along with some homemade Hummus. You won’t regret it, and your jeans won’t be mad at you either!

What are your favorite healthy snacks to stock up on?

Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips

Yield: 5 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

A healthy snack alternative of Whole Wheat Garlic Parmesan Pita Chips to use for healthy dips of all kinds

Print Save Recipe

Ingredients:

1 (6 pack) package Whole Wheat Pita Pockets
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp kosher salt (optional)
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove pita pockets from package, and using a pizza cutter, slice the pita pockets into 8 (or more if desired) pizza shaped slices. Arrange on two cookie sheets.

Drizzle olive oil over the top of the pita chips, and sprinkle on salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and Parmesan cheese to cover the tops of the pita chips. Use more cheese if desired to cover each pita chip.

Bake in the preheated oven 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is set into the chip and they are turning golden brown.

Allow to cool and dip into favorite dips. Store in a storage bag and use within a week.

Slightly adapted from Good Housekeeping

JAN
03

Black Bean Soup with Roasted Chiles and Tomatoes

Fall Recipes, Seasonal Recipes, Soup and Stew, Winter Recipes | 4 comments

Black Bean Soup with Roasted Chiles and Tomatoes

Soup, stew, and chili are probably hands down my number one winter comfort food. Followed closely behind by things like Lasagna, stuffed shells (my brother and I made some really awesome stuffed shells when he was visiting for Christmas that I’ll tell you about another time), and homemade mac n cheese. I like the versatility [...]

DEC
30

Green Smoothie Bowl

Breakfast and Brunch, Drinks | 1 comment

Green Smoothie Bowl from Queen of Quinoa on Good Life Eats

We made it through the holidays…phew! But if you’re anything like me, then you’re feeling a serious need to detox. Written by: Alyssa Rimmer of Queen of Quinoa I feel like from mid-November until late-December, our world revolves around food. We have Thanksgiving, where it’s a day dedicated to eating until we burst. And then [...]

DEC
22

How to Host a Perfect Christmas Brunch

Christmas Recipes, Entertaining, Holiday Recipes | no comments

gle holiday post 2a

Keep the fun and festivities going even after all the presents are opened on Christmas morning by hosting a Christmas Brunch. It’s a lot less pressure and work than hosting Christmas dinner, but it can be one of the most fun and memorable holiday traditions. Here are a collection of tips, decorating ideas, and all [...]

DEC
18

Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints

Chocolate, Christmas Recipes, Cookies, Dessert, Holiday Recipes, Kid Friendly Recipes, Kitchen Gifts | 11 comments

Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints

Every year it never seems like there is enough time to bake all of the Christmas cookies that I want to try. We have our old favorites but there is always something new that I have on the list to try. Gingersnaps are one favorite Christmas cookie recipe that has been a tradition in my [...]

DEC
15

Christmas Snacks, Activities, and Treats for Kids

Christmas Recipes, Holiday Recipes, Kid Friendly Recipes | 1 comment

christmas snacks, activities, and treats for kids

The kids will be out of school in just a few days and although I’m excited to spend more time together, I know that the days will feel longer without some fun holiday activities to keep us busy. Here’s a Christmas Roundup with plenty of fun ideas to engage the kids and bring a little [...]