Presenting to the world of weight loss aspirants, these little idiots known as garlic pitta chips can save you from consuming loads of unwanted calories when the foodie in you inspire you enough(badly) to munch on those colourful packs and unlimited artificial flavours of chips, 40% less fat,baked,eat good,eat well what not, there are so many concepts to the chips these days that are lined in every isle of a super market , While I absolutely adore the changing trends and whole concept of eating good food I really doubt if they are as good as they ere claimed to be. It is always still important to read labels of any foods that are labelled as healthy,baked,50% less fat, calorie counted, etc. These ready made foods are a great convenience for our busy lives but not always the best kinds of nourishment to your body, they could easily come up with extra calories, excess salt and unwanted fats. Well, let’s talk about pitta chips as a whole..Who doesn’t love them?
I always wanted chips as my snack, I always wanted chips to accompany my dal rice. In fact during my childhood my mum would always bring me a bag of potato chips whenever she goes out for shopping which was like a happiest moment of my life;during my graduation days in college hostel it was my best friend who worked it out for me with lots of love, I mean the huge big packs of LAYS that’s she always brought for me as part of our weekend outings were priceless gifts. the very sign of potato, fried, flavoured makes my mind instantly active anytime! But those were the days where I was a active kid and a hard working college gal. the activity was more the metabolism was more and the fat that gets accumulates was relatively less. It’s not the case any more later, Life had changed and physical activity got reduced, calories consumed = fat deposited easily.
Change? Don’t kill the desire in you for eating your fav foods, instead make wise choices to satisfy your foodie heart. Make these pitta chips at home!
Stop eating those ready made packs of chips.Make your own at home with unlimited options.
- You know what kind of ingredients are going into them.
- You know the amount of oil/fat in it.
- You know it is not processed with loads of salts and preservatives.
I made these pitta chips the other day with a punch of red chilli powder and olive oil. They really blew my mind and I was like wondering remembering those countless packs of expired an about to expired that went into the bin without being used. Often times I end up throwing the bread packs after consuming one of two pitta breads for a dinner. The idea f making them as chips and storing them was really cool and functional to my weight loss journey as well.
These chips are crunchy, spicy and as well as wholesome with limited amounts of olive oil and salt. I used whole meal pitta bread from Mark and Spencers that come flat for ~50 pence. They are made with stone ground whole meal wheat which is what I prefer for my weight loss. A small bag of store bought chips cost you anywhere between 60p to 3 £ where as if you make them at home you could get 10 such packs of chips with less than a pound plus they ARE HEALTHY! Let’s dig in..
Before I convince you to make these chips at home please see the calories from these home made chips. The calories below given here are for the whole preparation which is considered as single serving for calculation. However the recipe serves for 2 which mean the calories you are consuming for each snack is only 100! TASTY and healthy pitta chips could rescue you from eating unwanted junk foods!
- 1 wholemeal pitta bread
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
- Pre-heat the oven at its maximum temperature for 10-15 minutes.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silver foil.
- Take a pitta bread and chop them into bite size pieces. If you want more and thin chips first slice the pita pocket into 2 and then chop them into pieces.
- Take them into a mixing bowl and pour olive oil covering the maximum area and sprinkle the spice powers along with a pinch of salt.
- Mix them well a wooden spatula carefully not to break the pieces. Alternatively use the bowl itself and mix the ingredients by shaking it well.
- Sprinkle the chopped coriander and spread the pitta bread pieces evenly on the baking tray.
- Optionally you could sprinkle pepper and brush the chips again with little olive oil.
- Bake them at 150 C for not more than 10-12 minutes until they turn crunchy,Check in between to make your your oven don't burn them.
- Serve warm with hummus or any spread that is not high in fat content.
Make sure not to over bake them to avoid pungent smell of garlic powder.
Store them in air tight container and use for a week.
What are some of your favourite snacks that you cannot resist ? Leave them in the comments below and we shall workout home made recipes for the same. EAT HEALTHY and STAY HEALTHY!