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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2009




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  • Position oven racks in middle and lower third of oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

  • 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.

  • Bake the pita wedges, switching the baking sheets halfway through, until golden and crispy, 6 to 10 minutes (depending on the thickness).


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

8 chips
117 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 17.7g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 0.3g; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 0.6g; folate 11.3mcg; calcium 5mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 22.2mg; potassium 61.7mg; sodium 214.9mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1 starch, 1 fat