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Savory Pita Chips

Savory Pita Chips

Savory Pita Chips

More flavorful and healthful than most store-bought chips, these pita chips are sure to be a lunch box favorite.


Makes 4 servings


2 rounds whole wheat or white pita bread
Olive oil cooking spray
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with foil; set aside.
  2. Using scissors, carefully cut each pita bread around edges to form 2 rounds. Cut each round into 6 wedges.
  3. Place wedges, rough side down, on prepared baking sheet; coat lightly with cooking spray. Turn wedges over; spray again.
  4. Combine Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic powder in small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pita wedges.
  5. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.

Cinnamon Crisps

Substitute butter-flavored cooking spray for olive oil-flavored cooking spray, and 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic powder.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 6 chips
Sodium 257 mg
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 18 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Saturated Fat 1 g
Total Fat 2 g
Calories from Fat 18 %
Calories 108

Dietary Exchange

Meat 1/2
Starch 1

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