Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Healthy & Tasty Baked Spinach Chips

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I know, I know - it's the holidays and the last thing you want to see is a healthy snack option... BUT, you can't even tell that these spinach chips are healthy because of how freakin' yummy they are! I'm trying to not go too food crazy before the real tempting days get here... AKA Thursday. But believe it or not these could really make for a great hors d'oeuvres or side dish as well as a healthy on-the-go snack. The best part is they couldn't be easier to make!

Is anyone watching Big Brother Over the Top? I ask because I got the idea to try these from two of the current house guests were making some sort of baked spinach dish; and while I get work done, my favorite thing to do is watch the live feeds of Big Brother! But it resulted in a new recipe, so I guess it's a win-win. :)

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Wash and dry fresh spinach leaves and put them in a large mixing bowl with a few pinches of sea salt and garlic powder. Mix it up, then add a few drizzles of olive oil. If I had to put a measurement on it, I'd say about 1 teaspoon of sea salt and garlic powder each for approximately a cup and a half of fresh spinach leaves. It all depends on what you like best though - more or less would be just as good!

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On a sheet of parchment paper atop of a baking sheet, lay the spinach leaves in a flat layer. Bake in the oven for roughly 8 minutes at 325 degrees, or until they look crispy and dried (dark green).

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And enjoy! I was super skeptical when I first made and tried these, but if you like spinach I guarantee you'll like these too. They're a great, light snack and this time of year, I think we can all use a "light" recipe here and there!

I'd love to hear what you think if you make these!

XOXO

24 comments :

  1. I love spinach but I've never thought about turning them into chips. This is a great idea!

    XO, Brooke
    https://livethepreplife.blogspot.com

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  2. Ooh, what a great idea! I love kale chips so I definitely need to try this!

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  3. These look really good! I'll definitely give this a try sometime. :)

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  4. I love making chips, especially kale chips! I just use a little bit of sea salt. Have you ever tried?

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  5. I love healthy alternatives for the holidays! I love kale chips, so maybe I'lll give these a try too!

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  6. Spinach is my ALL TIME favorite veggie! I've never thought of making chips out of it though - I cant wait to get home and try these out!

    - Kaitlin
    kedgotwed.com

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  7. Baked spinach? I've never tried that before! It sounds like the perfect alternative to chips especially if you're looking for snacks in between meals!

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  8. I've made kale chips, but never spinach. I'm so intrigued to try these out. Lots of great nutrients in spinach.

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  9. I am actually a big fan of spinach. I think I would really like these. I have to try them soon!

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  10. I love spinach and need to make these!

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

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  11. Forever wishing I wasn't a picky eater :(
    But I am starting to come around to spinach!

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  12. Great way to enjoy veggies. It would be great to serve spinach this way to kids so they learn to make healthy choices.

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  13. These sound amazing! Can't believe how easy they are to make and super healthy too. Perfect for my holiday food indulgence guilt :)

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | www.stylemissmolly.com

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  14. This is something I would have never thought to make but looks super healthy!! Have a great Thanksgiving week!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  15. I have never had spinach chips, but your pictures make them look good.

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  16. I have never heard of spinach chips before. I need to try these out!! They look yummy.

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  17. I love kale chips so I'm sure I'd love these as well. Healthy snacks FTW.

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  18. What a great, healthy recipe! YUM!


    Mindy II AMIXOFMIN.COM

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  19. Seems so easy, I'll have to give these a try!!

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  20. I agree we can all use a light recipe once in awhile. I like kale baked, so I bet I'd like spinach too.

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  21. I'll try these out! I've never used spinach for chips, but I love spinach salad so I bet this would be good too!

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  22. I've only had baked kale chips! Yummy healthy alternative

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  23. I've done kale chips but not spinach chips! I didn't even know this was possible! Great healthy idea!

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  24. YUUUUM! I love crispy spinach! I always experiment with different spices! So yummy!

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