I quit eating junk food years ago, specifically when I started teaching, because we were the “role model” for the kids, and also junk food was not allowed in the school. Since that time, when I understood how junk food affects our brains, I started step-by-step, making changes on my eating habits.
I want to clarify, change does not happen from one day to the next and I’m not the perfect example for healthy habits. I have ups and downs, and as a human, I totally forget the healthy path, following the juicy, addictive smell of french fries, for example. But from what I’ve learned, the key to keep going in the healthy road is to REPLACE. So many delicious replacement ideas to do and that taste way better than junk food. You’ll never go back if you replace with the wonderful ingredients found in nature.
This is the case with pita chips. Pita chips are my replacements for any kind of chips in snack time. It’s so easy to do and kids love it, especially if they are very crunchy! We used to eat it a lot in our classroom parties. Very yummy!!
I hope you give it a shot and try this simple recipe.
Whole wheat pita
- Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees.
- Cut each pita into triangles and arrange on a baking sheet.
- Spray olive oil all over the pitas and lightly sprinkle with your fingers salt, pepper and parsley.
- Flip all the pitas to the other side and mix. Add a few rosemary leaves all over.
- Place it in the oven for 20 min
- Serve and eat with your favorite dip (optional).
Text: Massiel Cabrera
Edition and revision: Natalia Aybar Nikitenko
Web support: Christian Castillo
Picture: Massiel Cabrera