~ whole grain, day old bread ~
Dave likes to snack and I like to see him snack; he's gained twenty of the thirty pounds he lost during his various hospital stays and is beginning to put a little flesh on his bones. One way I help is by making him nutritious snacks like pita chips.
Purchase day old bread with the additional bonus being it costs less. You want old bread because it has less moisture and you're going to bake the moisture out of it anyway so...win-win.
~ pieces of eight...aaarrrggghhh ~
Cut the pita bread into sections of eight; big enough to have a two bite snack but not so big it looks like a front end loader going into your mouth...thinking Larry the Cable Guy here.
~ olive oil and baking sheet ~
Using a pastry brush, or spoon if you don't have a pastry brush, brush both sides with EVOO as Rach likes to say (smile). That would be Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Rachel Ray (she's so cute and love her 30 minute meals!). On one side only, put cracked pepper and cracked sea salt then put onto the baking sheet and bake at about 250 until it's nice and crispy. If you can wait until they cool you won't burn your mouth but we never wait and have the blisters to prove it...yeouch!
~ crispy pita chips ~
These make a great snack either by themselves or with hummus or other dips. Loads of fiber and low calorie mean they are good for you too or, at least, not as bad for you as potato chips.
Blessings ~ healthful snacks ~ cracked sea salt ~ cracked pepper ~ extra virgin olive oil ~