Key to enjoying your favorite chips is to enjoy them in moderation. Count out a measured amount then put the package away. Take time to make healthy dippers for the chips you crave. Most beans can be rinsed, drained and blended into dips with a few spices and a little olive oil. Hummus, guacamole and a variety of salsas are available to assist in satisfying your crunchy cravings. Try my Squishy Mushy Bean Dip as an afternoon snack.
A little cutting and dividing is all that is needed to make tortilla or pita chips and even crispy shelf-stable bruschetta. Whether you have flour or corn tortillas, whole-wheat or regular pita bread or a baguette on hand, you can make some great healthier chips to serve with your favorite dips or spreads.
The great thing is they will keep well stored at room temperature in a plastic bag. One tortilla will make 8 chips, and pita bread will make 8 to 16 crispy wedges, depending on whether the pieces split in the middle through the process. A baguette can be sliced into dozens of ¼- to 3/8- inch platforms or slices depending on its length.
Healthier Homemade Chips or Bruschetta
4 flour or corn tortillas, each cut into 8 pie-shaped wedges, or 4 rounds of pita bread, each cut into 8 wedges
1 baguette, sliced ¼- to 3/8-inch thick