Cooking with the Littles – Recipes: Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

It was a good day – more lazy than busy.  I am finally almost caught up with everything, so it gave me time to actually start thinking about menus and recipes.  The littles love watching me cook, and I like it when they sit and watch me with anticipation.  Today was one of those days.  They were excited about the snack that I was preparing just for them.  It was healthy and gluten, dairy, and peanut free.  I am continuing to look for things that fit that criteria, and it is getting easier.  I am thankful that we can still eat all the fruits, vegetables, and meat that we want, and that, in and of itself, makes planning menus and creating recipes much easier.  I do miss baking, but I am looking forward to really experimenting with my own bread, cookie, cake, and pie recipes.

Today’s Menu:

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

Ingredients

Fruit Salsa

1/2 cup grapes, sliced

1/2 cup strawberries, sliced

1 Apple, finely chopped

1 Peach, finely chopped

1/2 lime

1 Tablespoon honey

Pita Chips

12 corn tortillas

Cooking spray

Sugar

Cinnamon

Instructions

    Fruit Salsa
  1. Cut up fruit and put into bowl.
  2. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 of a lime over the fruit and then drizzle in about 1 tablespoon of honey.
  3. Gently mix and serve with cinnamon and sugar pita chips (recipe below).
  4. Pita Chips
  5. Preheat oven to 350.
  6. Cover baking pan with foil.
  7. Cut corn tortillas into quarters, and then half the quarters - each tortilla will make 8 pita chips.
  8. Place the corn tortillas on the baking sheet, and spray with cooking spray.
  9. Sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon on the tortillas.
  10. Bake for 25 minutes.
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I baked mine for 30 minutes, and I think that it was a little too long.  I would recommend doing 25 minutes and testing them.  Since they are corn instead of flour, they are a bit thicker.  Reducing the cooking time should make them be more crunchy.  When cooked too long, they are a bit crunchy-hard.  The kids loved them, though, and they are sometimes the best, but toughest, critics.  Actually, they really, really loved them.  They sat at the bar for about 20-30 minutes dipping pita chips into the fruit, talking, and laughing.  It was a great afternoon snack.

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8 Responses to Cooking with the Littles – Recipes: Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips

  1. Kristen says:

    I am so glad you commented because I know you reached out to me awhile back about your blog and it has just been so nutty this summer.
    I LOVE what you are doing over here, Natalie!! Love love love it. You are such a great mama! Miss you!

  2. mamamegf says:

    Mmm, I’ll be trying that fruit salsa with pita chips for a snack very soon!

  3. Found you through Dine & Dish. I am a fellow Texan as well. I live East of Dallas. I can’t wait to poke around your blog. The fruit salsa looks quite tasty.

  4. Tamara says:

    That looks delicious! I’ll have to try it soon. Welcome to blogger world! 🙂

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