Movies and chips always go together. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean right away that it’s a good thing. With all the sodium and fat in chips, every movie time can take you an inch closer to heart disease and obesity.
So does this mean that you should quit plunging your hands in a bag of chips whenever you’re watching a movie in the comfort of your home? Not necessarily — it all depends on the kind of chips you are planning to snack on. Continue reading if you simply cannot imagine a life without snacking in front of your home theater system. Below you will find a super easy recipe for making chips that are crispy, delicious and — most important of all — healthy.
There are lots and lots of vegetables that you can actually turn into chips. One of those that can be made into chips minus a lot of trouble is lettuce. Yes, it is very much possible for that leafy green that is commonly added to sandwiches, burgers and salads to be turned into chips perfect for movie times or just about any other time of the day!
What’s so nice about making lettuce chips at home is it will only take you less than 10 minutes to have the whole shebang completed — from preparation, baking to serving. So if your favorite movie is about to air in half an hour, then you got plenty of time available to come up with some of the most nutritious and delicious chips on the planet.
In addition, making lettuce chips is so easy on the pocket — the total cost of making them at home is just a tiny fraction of the largest bag of potato chips that your local supermarket is carrying!
Before we check out the easy recipe for making lettuce chips, let us first put the spotlight on the various benefits that you can get from consuming lettuce, be it fresh, frozen or in the form of chips that are truly irresistible. According to medical professionals, the inclusion of lettuce in your diet on a regular basis allows you to enjoy:
Reduced cholesterol levels and blood pressure
Lowered heart disease, heart attack and stroke risk
Decreased levels of stress and anxiety
Improved sleep quality
Slowed down aging process
Alleviated pain and inflammation of the joints
Lowered risk of developing deadly cancer
As you can see, reaching for some lettuce chips while watching your favorite movie comes with so many other perks other than just making every movie time even more entertaining and memorable.
Now let’s check out the recipe for making homemade lettuce chips!
1 bunch of romaine lettuce
2 to 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (finely ground)
-Separate the romaine lettuce leaves and wash thoroughly under running water.
-Chop of the stems and then tear the leaves into chip-sized pieces.
-Get your oven preheated to 325°F — that’s equivalent to 160°C.
-Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl. Place the lettuce leaves in it.
-Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and then season with black pepper and sea salt.
-Reach for a large baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
-Neatly arrange the lettuce leaves on it. Make sure to arrange them in a single layer only.
-Bake for 10 to 20 minutes.
-Take the baking tray out of the oven once the lettuce leaves are crisp.
-Place the baking tray on a wire rack to allow your homemade lettuce chips to cool completely.
-Serve and enjoy your healthy snack as well as the movie!
So easy, isn’t it? By the way, you can also experiment using other spices and herbs to come up with the most unique-tasting lettuce chips on the planet.