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Junk Food Flavors Made Healthy!

Posted Jan 21 2010 7:19am
Today's theme is junk food flavors made healthy! Ok, so I lied before...more oatmeal. This one is smores oatmeal. Not your typical breakfast bowl. In fact, this one was an afternoon treat. Super simple snack for this cold rainy day!

Smores Oatmeal
serves 1

1/2 cup oats (gluten free if you need it)
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup water
dariy free/gluten free graham crackers
dairy free/gluten free chocolate
marshmallows

Combine the oats, almond milk and water. Cook according to package directions. Garnish with graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows!
Next up...oven baked potato chips! I make the microwave version all the time when we have hummus. Microwave potato chips are the cheapest and easiest way to have a gluten free snack with hummus and the illustrator loves the combination, as do I! So, I was curious about making the chips in the oven. I wondered if they would be better or different in flavor. I also wondered what it would do for my time. The microwave chips have to be watched, so even though they are easy to make, they take quite a bit of baby sitting time. Well, initially, the oven baked chips are easier to throw in the oven, but I discovered that they need to be watched in the end since some of them finish before others depending on where they are on the pan. So, these are not any easier or harder or better...they are delicious no matter what!
Oven Baked Potato Chips

Potatoes sliced thin (I do this by hand, but a mandoline would come in handy!)
Olive oil spray
Kosher salt
Fresh Ground Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sliced potatoes in a bowl, spray with olive oil spray, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix everything around until everything is coated. Lay out in one layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip potatoes over and bake for another 10 minutes. Make sure you watch them carefully after flipping them to make sure they don't burn. That will depend on how thin they are cut.
This is a little project I am working on...I have to make this...gluten free. The original is perfect in our opinion, but I made it up this summer and now that we have celiac disease in the family...it needs to be gluten free. It's a personal goal and a total labor of love!
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