Eating Like a King on A Pauper’s Budget

Free Recipe For Frugal Foodies: Fat Free Whole Wheat Pita Chips

My oldest daughter has 5 adorable college roommates who love yummy food and are always cooking up something delectable. They have ever-growing refined tastes and at their spry ages already savor really good food. Such is the generation from which they belong – what we call Generation Y.   (See prior post on “Feeding Generation Y”)

However, I fear that their acquired tastes are on a collision course with their soon-to-be budgets once they graduate and are on their own! It could be a rude awakening, but actually I predict they will creatively figure out how to still eat sushi on a dime.

With a little cleverness, targeting ingredients when they go on sale, and figuring out how to make inexpensive homemade versions of your favorite foods, it still is possible to “eat like a king on a pauper’s budget.” Add to that the challenge of making “light” versions of the same foods, it is quite the feat to find health conscious recipes for frugal foodies.

Pita Chips have become quite the popular foodie favorite, especially paired with another popular favorite – hummus. I figured out how to make my own pita chips when I realized that homemade pita chips could be fat free! You can’t even buy fat free Pita Chips in the store. Stacy’s® version have 5 grams of fat for 10 chips. This homemade version is not only fat free, it’s delicious!

I recently bought Stacy’s® Pita Chips for $3.29 for a mere 8 ounce bag. This homemade recipe will yield twice that amount for 1/3 of the price! I’ve bought 12 oz Toufayan® Pita bread (regular price $1.29) on sale many times for .99¢, or .65¢ when it’s a BOGO, or better yet, with a coupon. Enjoy, indulge, and savor each guilt free, fat free bite!

Homemade Fat Free Whole Wheat Pita Chips

1 pkg of Toufayan®whole wheat round pita bread

Garlic salt

FF olive oil cooking spray

Split each pita round apart into two separate, thinner rounds. Slice each round into 8 wedges. Layer wedges in a single layer on a sprayed cookie sheet(s). Spray tops with cooking spray; then sprinkle lightly with garlic salt. Bake at 400, 10 min, until crisp.

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3 thoughts on “Eating Like a King on A Pauper’s Budget

  1. Cassie

    I make my own hummus using The South Beach Diet recipe (got the book from the library) and it is easy, delicious and cheap too! I love the pita chip idea too!

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