July 18, 2009

to each his own.....

In my never ending quest for thin-ness, (or I guess I should say thinner-ness since I long ago came to terms with the fact I'll never actually be thin), the thing I struggle with the most is my constant craving for salty snacks.

It's not that I don't love dessert and sweets because I do...especially anything chocolatey. It's just that when I'm really craving something, it's usually crackers or chips or fries or anything salty and fried. I guess you could say I have a salty/fat tooth instead of a sweet tooth.



In this hot summer heat wave we're having I'm constantly eating plenty of fruits, veggies and salads, so that's no problem. But today my salty/fat tooth was really acting up so I came up with a new "creation".


I happen to love brussels sprouts, but if you are one of those people who are horrified by the mere thought of them, consider yourself warned!

I separated a pound of them into leaves......



Misted them well with olive oil spray, sprinkled with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper....




Roasted them at 350* for 15ish minutes (stirring a few times) until they were browned and mostly crispy.



33 yr. old Son declared them "DISGUSTING!!"

I thought they were DELICIOUS! Crispy and cruncy and salty and delicious!

I ate the whole batch....because you're allowed to eat the whole batch of "chips" when the chips are 99.99% brussel sprouts!



Now what else can I make "chips" out of around here?........

4 comments:

Lory said...

That's an interesting food creation. :)

As for me, my craving is caffeine. I'm addicted to soda, what can I say? But I'm making an effort to reduce my intake by drinking more juice.

Shannon said...

Mom...Did you save any for me? YUM!

Sarah said...

I have not had pasta in forever because it's not a big thing herein Turkey- but I crave it every once in a while and it's sitting in front of me now!
Have you tried making sweet potato chips?

pipnmillycreations said...

Beetroot chips. Not tried them yet, but the beets are growing well! Normally I just roast them and they are sweet and delicious, but the girls want to try something different. I made homemade potato chips last week by using the peeler to get thin slices of potato and fried them in a little olive oil, added a bit of sea salt and hey presto! They were really, really good!