Here are the ingredients you need to make your own low calorie pita chips:
- 6 six-inch whole grain pitas
- Low-cal cooking spray
- 1 tsp. onion powder, garlic, cumin or Mrs. Dash (or other spice of your choosing)
Note: I personally recommend avoiding cooking sprays. In this recipe, I use the Norpro Stainless Steel Sprayer Mister manually with my own EVOO – extra virgin olive oil – in lieu of cooking spray. This keeps the propellant that is found in sprays, like Pam, out of my food.
Arrange the chips in a single layer on the baking sheet. Spray or mist with cooking spray or EVOO, depending on which method you choose to use. You can use more than one baking sheet if you want to make more chips. I usually make two sheets at once so that I can have chips for later on without the fuss of making them.
Sprinkle the chips with your choice of seasoning. Bake chips until crisp. This is usually about fifteen minutes or so, depending on your oven. Store any extra pita chips in an airtight container. They will still be fresh for several days, and you can invariably freeze them to ensure freshness until you’re ready to eat them!
This recipe serves six people at just around 45 calories per serving with no trans-fats or cholesterol and two grams of protein. I like to serve low-cal pita chips with salsa, hummus, or other dips. The weight watchers points are hard to calculate since it depends what oil/cooking spray you use, but each serving should be between 1-2 weight watchers points.
And if you don't have time to cook and want a crunchy snack you may want to try out: baked kettle chips, low fat granola, or low calorie trail mix.