Thank you everyone for your healthy sugar-free, grain-free snack ideas! Much of what you all mentioned are some of my favorites! I’m going to likely go overboard with my love of homemade guacamole on tomatoes, roasted vegetables, and artichokes.
And yes, I can have fruit, but I need to limit it to a couple of servings a day. Which is great because I can still have a green smoothie.
I wanted to tell you about my most favorite snack recipe. I loved it when I was on the South Beach diet years ago, and had completely forgotten about it. You take a can of Chick Peas (garbanzo beans), rinse them, and let them air dry. Place them on a foiled lined pan. Drizzle about a teaspoon of Olive Oil, add some salt and garlic powder, and roast them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. They come out nice and crunchy. I’m loving these over Lays. Seriously. But I have to do 2 cans at a time because the children have discovered them as well.
But one thing I can’t get right. I’ve been experimenting with Kale Chips. I’ve tried them in the dehydrator, but they come out as powder. So I’ve tried putting the Kale into a bowl, drizzling with some Olive Oil, garlic powder, and salt. I work it all together and have tried baking it on a cookie sheet. It always comes out tasting a little bitter and burned. I’ve tried different temps and time. Still I can’t get it right.
It all starts out well and good, until somebody gags…
Does anyone else have a tried and true recipe for Kale Chips?