It’s hard to fight carbohydrate cravings, especially when you’re in dire need of a crunchy snack. Many of our readers stick to low-carb or gluten-free diets, which makes snacking particularly tricky. Keeping pre-made healthy snacks on hand is great way to stay on track.
Crispy Prosciutto Chips
4 oz Extra Thin Prosciutto Slices
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange prosciutto slices on top. Leave plenty of space between slices to prevent them from sticking together. Cook for 10-15 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning. Crispy Prosciutto Chips can also be made with a food dehydrator.
Bacon Kale Chips
1 Bunch of Kale (Patted Dry)
2 Tbsp. of Bacon Grease (Liquid Form)
1 Tbsp. of Rice Vinegar
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine bacon grease and rice vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Toss kale in seasoning until fully coated. Grease a baking sheet and bake for 6 minutes. Stir the kale to ensure even cooking and bake for an additional 5 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning. Remove from oven and season with sea salt and black pepper. Bacon Kale Chips can also be made with a food dehydrator.
Crunchy Chickpea Poppers
3 Cups of Chickpeas
¼ Cup of Perfect Coconut Oil
Sea Salt and Cinnamon
Directions: Cook, rinse, and dry chickpeas. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine coconut oil with a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of cinnamon. Add chickpeas and toss until fully coated. Arrange chickpeas on a baking sheet and cook for 40-45 minutes, or until crispy. Remove from oven and season with sea salt and cinnamon.
Note: All of these snacks require careful oven observation to prevent burning. Cooking times may vary. All of these snacks can be served immediately or stored in a sealed container in a cool dry place.