Cheesy Pita Chips

by Her Happy Balance on January 22, 2013

If you’re like me, you probably end up eating a lot of the same snacks day in and day out. I’m big on fruit and Greek yogurt and sometimes popcorn.  I know a lot of you also like to eat hummus and veggies. Well it’s time to spice up this everyday snack. Instead of just dipping cucumber slices in your hummus, sprinkle them with a little lemon pepper seasoning beforehand. It’s a small change, but the flavor is pumped up a bit. And instead of eating store bought pita chips, I invite you to try my homemade pita chip recipe, super simple and very few ingredients!

Pita chips

Cheesy Pita Chips:

-1 bag of whole wheat pita bread

-1 bag of low fat shredded colby jack cheese (or your favorite cheese)

-1 tbsp olive oil

-Sprinkle of oregano

-Sprinkle of garlic powder

-Fresh ground pepper to taste

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Cut your pita bread like a pizza into 8 small wedges. Place the wedges on the sheet and brush their tops with olive oil. Put a small amount of shredded cheese on top of each wedge. Sprinkle the wedges with oregano, garlic pepper, and pepper. Place the baking sheets into the oven and bake at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the pita is slightly crisp.  Enjoy them with your favorite hummus or yogurt dip.

I made the chips for last Friday’s game night. Here’s the other snacks we munched on:

Popcorn, veggies and pita chips with roasted red pepper hummus, black bean and garlic tortilla chips and salsa and Cheeze its!

Popcorn, veggies and pita chips with roasted red pepper hummus, black bean and garlic tortilla chips and salsa and Cheez-its!

 

Thoughts??

What snack that you eat is in need of a makeover?

How often do you go out to eat?

Favorite unhealthy cheat snack?

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Alex @ therunwithin January 22, 2013 at 9:45 am

I do the same thing, eat basically the same snacks. I am a big popcorn eater

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Popcorn is always fun when you’re watching movies at home too, It’s pretty much 100% necessary then!

carlyjg January 22, 2013 at 10:35 am

Melt cheese on anything and I’m a happy camper. Yum!

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm

You can’t go wrong with ooey gooey melted cheese on a cold day!

coffeencollege January 22, 2013 at 11:57 am

I need to spice up my Greek yogurt combos, Hence my last question on my post!
My all time favorite snack is popcorn with hot sauce though. I cannot get enough!

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I hear ya! Maybe try a little PB2 and chocolate chips in plain greek yogurt? I definitely get in snack ruts…

coffeencollege January 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm

I have wanted to try PB2 for awhile now but it’s like 8 dollars in stores by me =

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Yikes! I paid $4.99 at a nutrition store.

Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen January 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

These look great. I wrote about home made snack options today too. Great minds think alike. 🙂 My favorite unhealthy snacks are anything sweet of course and also tostitos chips. I could eat them plain or with lots of guac or salsa. Yum!

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Mmm guacamole could be awesome as a snack right about now! And I’m just heading over to read your post now, I need more snacking variety! We must’ve shared a brainwave today 🙂

nycfitgirl January 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

I have never tried making pita break but I seriously think it sounds so good. Maybe this weekend! hmm

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm

If you try them let me know what you think! 🙂

jumpeatrun January 22, 2013 at 4:47 pm

These sound delish! I usually enjoy anything that involves cheese 🙂
We usually eat out on Sat/Sun because we are out and about/playing on the mountains!

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Ditto, cheese makes everything better 🙂 And that’s not bad, plus you’re working out on the mountains so you’re totally deserving of some awesome restaurant food!

jessiebearwhat January 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Oooh yum! I always forget how simple it is to make your own pita chips.

Her Happy Balance January 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Exactly! Like 12 minutes start to finish 🙂

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