Nutrition Tip August 14 2010


Pita Chips

Do you sometimes crave chips or pita chips?  It seems like buying a bag of pita chips is a healthy alternative to regular potato chips……they are a better choice, but with many of them being made from enriched flour why not avoid them and make your own.

They are so easy to make and don’t take long at all.


  • 3 large pita bread loaves (preferably whole grain or whole wheat)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt (Optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Brush pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt (Optional).

Cut each loaf into eight triangles.

Bake in oven for 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy.

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My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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