Homemade Pita Chips

Oh. My. Gosh. I can’t believe I took the whole week off blogging, but I was so inspired and excited when I returned from the International Food Blogger Conference on Sunday that I didn’t know what to do with myself first.

The conference left me recharged for blogging which was great because I totally needed a pick-me-up. I started brainstorming new post ideas, recipes, looked into more conferences, set goals for hobbies I want to work on…..and I got a teeny tiny bit overwhelmed. Oops. So I did what I do best when I am overwhelmed with ideas. I procrastinated. I stared at my “to do” list wishing for things to go away miraculously.

I still have to tell you about the conference and I promise I will get to that later this week. For now, I am going to tell you about these pita chips.

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Pita chips, Pirate Booty, popcorn, rice crackers, tortilla chips….the choices I have to make when shopping at Costco. Seriously, my piggy family of six can go through some snacks. However, I realize when shopping I can’t buy them ALL!

Lately I stopped buying pita chips, upon realizing we just don’t need 5 different things to dip in hummus, and my priority is rice crackers. However after some time I started missing them.

Then lo and behold my mother sends me a care package with some giant pita bread from a local Middle Eastern store in Texas (because you know pita bread is hard to find here in Washington….hehe, kidding).  I had to make good use of the leftovers because she paid a pretty penny to ship them to us and they were fresh, preservative-free pita bread.

Homemade Pita Chips | www.nutritiouseats.com

I couldn’t help think of Stacy’s Pita chips and how easy it would be to make some. So I did and guess what? They tasted just like Stacy’s pita chips. The kids and hubby were all thrilled. And now they’re gone.

The garlic infused oil is great because it gives those pita chip just a subtle taste of garlic and if you want, add dried herbs too. I ended up doing half with the herbs and half without. It’s totally up to you!


Then get out your best hummus and enjoy some snacking! And if you want to make your own, this cilantro lime hummus is a good one!


Homemade Pita Chips


  • 12 ounces pita bread, cut into strips and then horizontally into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add crush garlic to oil in a small bowl. Let it sit while you cut pita bread.
  2. Place sliced pita bread on 2 cookie sheets. Brush with garlic oil on both sides of bread. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and dried herbs if using. Bake for ~10 minutes or until crisp and lightly brown, flipping once half way through.


Since there are essentially two layer of bread to a pita, some pieces might be thick and some might end up begin thinner (just one layer of bread). I like to have a combo of thick and thin pieces just like in a bag of Stacy's pita chips. The thin ones will just cook a little faster than the double layer pieces so keep an eye on them.

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Questions: Do you have a snacking family? What are your favorite hummus dippers? Any one else have a crazy “to do” list?


A Weekend Away- IFBC 2014

Hi friends, I am super excited for this Friday because I am heading into Seattle (about an hour north from us) for the International Food Blog Conference. Yes, there really are conferences about food blogging!

It’s my second year attending and I am so thankful they decided to have it in Seattle again this year. Part of this trip is also a little mini-vacation. Attending this conference last year was the last time I was away from my kids and coming off the deployment I totally need a “me” weekend! I am super excited and can’t wait to eat, learn and socialize!

I will attend the conference sessions Saturday and Sunday but will hopefully get out to walk around Pike Place Market, eat at some awesome Seattle restaurants and maybe squeeze in a little shopping at Nordstrom and Anthropologie, which are conveniently located close to the hotel! Heck, even if I just lay in bed in the hotel and have a few moments of peace and quiet I will be a happy women!

Follow me on Instagram for conference and food photos!

It’s been a busy week getting my husband prepared for being on his own with the 4 kiddos so I am skipping Friday Favorites this week. I am hoping all goes well because he will have his hands full!

I could use some input on what session to attend on the last day (I realize if you aren’t a blogger, this might not be of interest to you). I think I have all the other figured out but these all sound like great ones. Which would you attend?

IFBC 2014

Session 1 (Writing): Professional Recipe Development with Shauna James Ahern, the Gluten-Free-Girl

What is the process of developing a recipe? What sources and methods does Shauna use? How do you ensure the recipe is truly original? Join Shauna in learning all about professional recipe development.

Session 2 (Tech): The Rules Have Changed: SEO for Bloggers in 2014 and Beyond

Join Moz’s product strategist Tim Resnik as he reviews the latest tips, tricks and tactics for optimizing your blog for search in 2014 and beyond. He’ll cover keyword and topical research and optimization, tools of the trade, and the latest with Google+. You will walk away from session with a list of immediate actions to improve your site.

Session 3 (Tech): Self-Publishing e-Books on Amazon.com

More and more we’re gobbling up rich content on electronic devices. Food blogger and author Vicky McDonald from Stasty.com will share her experience on what it takes to self-publish and market a beautiful e-book. Also, learn from Amazon.com’s Jon Fine as to what programs and services are available to all authors – traditional and self-published – including information on KDP, CreateSpace and more. So whether you’re already published or if you have dreams to publish, this is the session for you!


I will have recaps for you in the following week on what I learned and hopefully will have a lot of positive things to share!

Have a great weekend friends!



Questions: Bloggers, have you been to a blogging conference? Have you been to Seattle? Any favorite restaurants? Which session would you attend?


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