By Mary Kathryn Woods
August 14, 2015

The next time you catch yourself reaching for a bag of store-bought chips...don’t. Instead, try these Kale Chips or Baked Pita Chips for a salty homemade snack. You’re probably thinking “I’m too busy” or “I don’t have all the ingredients,” but those excuses aren’t going to cut it. These recipes are super easy, quick, and require just a short list of ingredients. Not only are these chips easy to make, but they’re also healthier than the deep-fried chips you’ll find at the grocery store.

Baked Pita Chips
Kale Chips

If you haven’t caught the kale craze yet, these chips might do the trick. They’re crispy, salty, and nutritious! The recipe calls for just three ingredients, including olive oil, salt, and, of course, kale! For more flavor, try sprinkling the kale with grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, or sweet paprika before baking.

These Baked Pita Chips aren’t quite as nutrient-rich as the Kale Chips, but they’re just as delicious! All you need for this recipe is pita bread, olive oil, salt, ground cumin, and ancho chile powder. For a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack, serve them with homemade hummus, Spinach-and-Artichoke Dip, or Creamy Garbanzo Dip with Sun-Dried Tomatoes.

These chips can both be made ahead and are perfect for packing in kids’ lunches or serving as an after-school snack. Check out DIY Store-Bought Snacks for more homemade snack inspiration. Happy snacking!