Veggie Cracker Bites

Veggie Cracker Bites

No matter where you are on your health journey, there is always room to grow and make tiny tweaks here and there. One area I’ve been placing more attention to is my vegetable consumption. I love to pair my dinner entree with a large salad, but I noticed I could incorporate more veggies as snack options throughout the day.

Veggie Cracker Bites

For instance, I found myself gravitating towards a handful of nuts or cheese and crackers as an afternoon snack. While these are satisfying options, I thought I could make a delicious snack that would sneak a few more veggies into my day. After testing a few flavor combinations, I arrived at these veggie cracker bites. They offer everything you want in an afternoon snack. They are salty, packed with flavor and have a bit of crunch. Yum!

Veggie Cracker Bites

Veggie Cracker Bites

Ingredients:

  • Rice Crackers
  • Cucumber
  • Scallion cream cheese
  • Shredded carrots

Directions:

  • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese over the rice cracker
  • Top with a slice of cucumber, a dollop of cream cheese and a sprinkle of shredded carrot
  • Plate and serve!

 

Pita Chips

Homemade Sea Salt Pita Chips

Our favorite household snack? Hummus and pita chips. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at making pita chips at home. Seeing as it was my first attempt at making these crispy chips, I kept it simple. I didn’t want to admit defeat when it was only a poor choice of seasoning that turned this experiment into a disaster.

Homemade Sea Salt Pita Chips

With the oven pre-heated, I sliced pita bread into triangles, toss them in avocado oil and added a dash of sea salt. When the timer beeped, I opened the oven to a tray of warm, crispy pita chips. I had to bat Ian’s hand away a few times so I could take these photos before he ate the whole tray full! I guess that means they were a success, right?!

Homemade Sea Salt Pita Chips

While the convenience of buying a bag of pita chips at the store is tempting, it’s nice to have control over your own seasoning and snack on the warm crisps right out of the oven! Next time I’m planning on being more adventurous and try adding Cajon spice for a bit of heat.

What seasoning are you excited to try?

Pita Chips

Ingredients:

  • 6 pita breads
  • 3 Tbs avocado oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400˙F
  • Slice pita bread into triangles
  • Toss with avocado oil in a bowl
  • Evenly spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt
  • Bake for 7 minutes then flip chips over
  • Bake for an additional 7 minutes, or until pita chips are a light golden brown

Dill French Fries

Dill French Fries

There is a trendy restaurant downtown nestled between boutique shops that serves the best french fries. Tossed in truffle oil, the fries are served with a poached egg. The first time it arrived at our table I was a bit weary, an egg on french fries?! But I was a quick convert.

Dill French Fries

Now when Ian and I want to enjoy an indulgent meal at home, these specialty french fries usually make an appearance. I chose to swap out the truffle oil for dill this summer to add a level of freshness to the flavor combination. The result was drool-worthy.

Dill French Fries

Dill French Fries

Ingredients:

  • Shoe string french fries
  • 1 Tbs. dried dill
  • 1 Egg, poached

Recipe:

  • Bake the french fries according to package instructions
  • Transfer the french fries into a bowl and toss with dill
  • Plate and top with poached egg