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Simple Baked Pita Chips

Simple Baked Pita Chips

pita chip baked organic easy simple snack

Now that we are home, I can stock us up on healthier snack options. We do ok with snacking when traveling because I always make sure to have nuts and granola on hand but that gets old after a while.

We don’t eat bread on a regular basis but when we do, we buy these awesome pita’s from Papa Filin’s. They are made locally and always fresh. They are organic, whole wheat and only have 5 ingredients. Think that’s not a big deal? Go look at the list of ingredients in the loaf of bread you have sitting on your counter. Can you pronounce all of the ingredients?

pita chip baked organic easy simple snack

By the same token that we don’t eat bread regularly, we also don’t eat “chips”. To satisfy that urge to have a “chippy” snack, we make our own pita chips and customize them to our tastes. 

pita chip baked organic easy simple snack

AND…these pita’s are only 2 WW points if you are keeping track. Since they don’t contain all of the nasty chemicals for preserving, they will mold faster than processed bread so just keep that in mind. If you don’t think you’ll be eating them as bread, whip up some pita chips with the rest so they will last longer.

If you were to make a whole package of pitas into chips, you would have A LOT of chips and at only around $3.00 a package, that makes a cheap, low ingredient, organic snacky treat.

pita chip baked organic easy simple snack

We like them plain, with salt and pepper, sprinkled with parmesan or with a little Neufchâtel cheese and some homemade jam. You could even make a sweeter version of the pita chip and use some organic honey with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Simple Baked Pita Chips
 
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: A group
Ingredients
  • 1 package low ingredient whole wheat pita bread (can use white flour kind if you choose)
  • Coconut oil spray
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (the kind in a shaker)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cut up your pita bread into little triangles. They don't shrink up when baked so you can make them as small as you want, even crouton size.
  3. Spray coconut oil lightly on one side, flip over and spray the other side.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper and parmesan cheese over sprayed pitas.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes (13 minutes if using the white flour kind)
  6. They will crisp up the more they cool.

 

Homemade Mini Bread and Butter Pickles

Homemade Mini Bread and Butter Pickles

cucumber vegetable pickle bread butter homemade vinegar salt onion

Bread and butter pickles are my most favorite of all pickles except for sweet gherkins. Regardless, I like a sweet pickle. So when I saw mini-cucumbers at the grocery store the other day I wanted to try my hand at making my own bread and butter pickles.

cucumber vegetable pickle bread butter homemade vinegar salt onion

I never realized how easy it was to make your own pickles or to pickle any vegetable for that matter. The only thing that I wasn’t super thrilled with was that this recipe required a cup of sugar. I hardly ever consume white sugar so considering I wasn’t going to be eating the whole cup at one time and I used organic sugar, I allowed myself to be ok with it this time.

cucumber vegetable pickle bread butter homemade vinegar salt onion

So I got out my handy dandy little wavy veggie slicer and cut up my teeny tiny cucs into cute little wavey slices. Put them in a dish and sprinkled them with salt, covered them and put them in the fridge for about an hour and a half.

cucumber vegetable pickle bread butter homemade vinegar salt onion

After an hour and a half or so I rinsed the salt off of the cucumbers with cold water and drained.  Then combined the onions and cucumbers and put aside while I made the hot vinegar mixture to pour over everything.

Luckily my hoarding of big jars with lids came in handy and I didn’t have to purchase a special one just for my pickles. I ended up using 2 jars but that’s cool because now I have a jar of pickles to give to my mom.

BONUS: Chop these little babies up and you’ve got homemade sweet relish.

cucumber vegetable pickle bread butter homemade vinegar salt onion

Homemade Mini Bread and Butter Pickles
 
Homemade Mini Bread and Butter Pickles
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Recipe type: Vegan, Snack
Ingredients
  • 3 cups thinly sliced mini cucumbers
  • 1½ tablespoons sea salt
  • ½ of a thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground turmeric
Instructions
  1. Wash and slice mini cucumbers thin. I sliced mine about a ½ of an inch thick.
  2. Place cucs in a shallow pan and sprinkle with the salt. Mix with your hands to get the cucs and salt combined well.
  3. Cover and place in fridge for an hour and a half.
  4. Remove from fridge, in a colander rinse cucs with cold water and drain.
  5. In a bowl, toss sliced onions and cucs, set aside.
  6. In a medium saucepan combine white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, granulated sugar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, tumeric and bring to a simmer. Stirring until sugar is dissolved completely.
  7. Place cucs/onions in jar of choice and pour hot vinegar mixture over them.
  8. Let sit on the counter for an hour.
  9. Cover and place in fridge for 24 hours.
  10. Ta-da, you made bread and butter mini pickles.

 

 

 

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Coconut Flour Flat Bread

Coconut Flour Flat Bread

In my exploration for new paleo recipes, I found this coconut flour flat bread that only has 4 ingredients and I love foods with the least amount of ingredients so why not give it a go.  The original recipe looks much prettier than mine but the recipe was really easy and it turned out delicious.

The only ingredient that was paleo questionable was the dash of baking powder.  I looked online here and they explain that because the amount is so minimal it’s pretty much harmless and negligible.  It all depends on if you are comfortable using a dash.  If you won’t lose sleep over it, you’ll be happy with the result.

This recipe makes 1 big flat bread or 2 small ones.  The smaller ones will be easier to flip and since I am not a master flipper which you see in the photo below. I’ll be making them smaller next time and there will definitely be a next time.  I’ll most likely double the recipe next time so I can share them with the hubby.

I hesitate to call these just “flat bread” because they are so light and fluffy and almost sweet. I would call them Coconut Flour Sweet Almost Pancakes Flat Bread.  But that doesn’t really roll of the tongue 🙂  So for the sake of simplicity, I’ll call it Coconut Flour Flat Bread.

Update: The hubby asked me to make him Coconut Flour Pancakes and I made this exact recipe, gave him the batter and he made pancakes with it on the griddle. He loved them and said they were very filling.  WIFE TESTED – HUBBY APPROVED 🙂

Nutritionally, this recipe has 8 grams of protein (for one big flat bread/pancake), that’s incredible.  Combined with the 2.5 grams of fiber.  Which makes for a great gluten free, paleo breakfast or snack.

 

coconut flour flat bread paleo gluten free milk organic fiber grain alternative sweet baked pancake bread low carb natural

 

coconut flour flat bread paleo gluten free milk organic fiber grain alternative sweet baked pancake bread low carb natural

 

Coconut Flour Flat Bread
 
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This Coconut Flour Flat Bread has a sweet pancake like texture that's high in fiber and fluffy light. It's gluten free and paleo too.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1/16th teaspoon of baking powder (this is really just a pinch, it's not a lot at all)
  • 2 egg whites (at room temperature just because they mix better this way)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl whisk all ingredients until consistency is smooth, no lumps or bumps.
  2. Heat a frying pan with a pat of melted butter or coconut oil.
  3. Pour in batter and tilt pan to spread mixture around like you would for an omelet.
  4. When the edges start to brown, carefully check to see that the underside is also browned enough and stable enough to flip.
  5. Once brown enough and stable enough, flip and heat the other side until browned.

 

I ate mine with just a drizzle of organic honey and it was perfect.  There are so many variations you can do with these though.

  • Spread a little ricotta (more protein) mixed with some vanilla extract and toss a few blueberries (more fiber) on top.
  • A little pat of butter and some organic maple syrup.
  • Sprinkle with a little cinnamon/sugar.
  • Add a 1/4 tsp of vanilla, almond or maple extract for more flavor

These are REALLY good.  Paleo and gluten free can be delicious and these are!

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