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Kids In The Kitchen: Zap Snak Pita Chips

This recipe shows you how to make your own pita chips. Snack on these to your heart's content!

Earth Eats is partnering with WTIU Public Television’s children’s series The Friday Zone to empower kids to make healthy choices when choosing a snack. Food blogger and mom Heather Tallman prepares kid-friendly recipes with the help of Felix.

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Zap Snak Pita Chips


  • 2 whole wheat pita rounds
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Using kitchen scissors cut each pita in half. Carefully separate each half by opening it. Cut each piece into wedges.
  3. Place wedges, coarse side down and brush with olive oil. Flip over and do the same on the other side.
  4. Combine Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the rough sides evenly.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden.
  6. Use 1 tablespoon sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon for a sweet variation on this recipe.

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