Friday, August 16, 2013

Parmesan Crisps

Two weeks ago, on our trip to the coast, we stopped at Whole Foods on our way through Portland. There's not a Whole Foods store in Spokane (our local "big city"), so I wanted to see what they might have in the way of crackers or snacks that fit in with the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle.

My favorite find was a container of Parmesan Crisps. Lyle wasn't sure he would like them, but I was pretty sure I would. They were pretty spendy at $6.00 for a 3.5-ounce package, but I went ahead and got them. We tried them as soon as we got back in the car. I love them because they are crisp and salty like a chip, but high protein instead of carbs. And they have a very rich flavor so I usually only want 1 or 2 at a time. It turned out that Lyle likes them, too, but we didn't go back and get more because they were so expensive.

Guess what? I figured out how to make them myself! 
This may be the easiest "recipe" ever... and they taste just like the ones we bought. I promise.
Here's how to do it:
  1. Put a square of parchment paper on a plate.
  2. Make four little piles of parmesan on the paper (about a tablespoonful in each pile).
  3. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Let cool.
 Can you believe how easy that is?

And a huge savings!
This container that cost $6.00? I was able to refill it with the same amount of product for 80 cents.

Unbelievable.

I should go into business.

2 comments:

Farrah said...

You should!!!! Wonderful feeling, learning to make something easily that costs less and tastes just as good or better! =)

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Awesome idea...must try this. Sounds like a fun thing to make. Wonder how many calories????