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Spicy Pita Crisps

These tasty crisps beat chips and junk food as a quick energy booster. They are low in fat and high in flavor, and travel everywhere you do. Pita crisps are great for parties too!

Servings: 4

Equipment: oven, baking sheet

How long does it take?

25 minutes

What's in it?

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme, fresh or dried
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon table salt or seasoned salt or salt-free seasoning
4 one-ounce pita breads
Nonstick cooking spray

How to make it:

Step 1: Heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Prepare to bake the pita.
Spray the baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Slice each pita round twice across to make four wedges. Arrange the wedges in a single layer on the baking sheet.

Step 3: Season the pita.
In a cup, mix the oil and spices. Brush or drizzle the oil mixture over the pita wedges.

Step 4: Bake it.
Pop the baking sheet in the hot oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until the pita wedges are crisp. Carefully remove the wedges to a rack or plate to cool.

Pita wedges make great dippers! Try them with hummus, salsa, or your favorite low-fat dip.

Nutrition breakdown:

Calories 191, Protein 6.3 g, Carbohydrate 35 g, Fat 4 g (0.5 g saturated fat), Iron 1.8 mg (13% of RDA), Sodium 635 mg (32% of RDA), Phosphorus 116 mg (10% of RDA), Thiamin 20% of RDA, Niacin 2 mg (12% of RDA)

What's in it for you?

Most breads and starchy foods like pita bread are naturally low in fat. They get the bad rap from all the butter, cheese, and deli meat we slap on them. Choose a healthier topping, and breads and grains are a big part of a healthy diet.

Chef's tip:

Variations for the spice on these pita chips are endless. Make them spicy with cayenne pepper or hot sauce. Make them zesty with curry powder or cumin. Make them sweet with a drizzle of honey.

Last Modified Date: 10/13/2000