Most people don't realize that you can change some simple ingredients in standard recipes to make them diabetic friendly. By that I mean lowering the carbs. Most baked goods are made with white or whole grain flours. As diabetics, we all know to avoid white foods. Why is that? Because white foods, like flour and white rice, are highly processed foods with little to no nutritional value. In baking for example, its a simple matter to replace high carb, nutrient poor, white flour with any number of alternative flours that also happen to be lower in carbohydrates and higher in nutritional value. Click here to read about how to make recipes diabetic friendly.
Crispy Cheese Chips
This is the first low carb food that I ever made and to this day, I make these very simple cheese chips when I’m in the mood for something “crunchy”.
One package (8oz.) organic shredded cheddar cheese (or Daiya brand non-dairy shredded cheese if you’re sensitive to dairy foods)
1.) Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
2.) Make small piles or stacks (roughly 2 inches in diameter or ½ ounce) of shredded cheese all over a cookie sheet and then press each stack down to help flatten the stack out a little.
3.) Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Remove the cheese chips from the oven and let cool thoroughly. You should look to see some browning around the edges of the chips.
4.) Once the chips have cooled completely, remove them from the cookie sheet and place on a paper towel to eliminate excess oil.
5.) All ovens are different so if your chips aren’t crunchy enough, put them in your broiler for 5-10 minutes to crisp them up.
Notes: This is an unusually easy, fast recipe and you can experiment by mixing different cheeses for different cheese chips (parmesan cheese is another great alternative). You can also use a round or square cookie cutter to make your chips looks more even. Finally, you can even make these large enough to use as a substitute for sandwich bread.
Note: If you have a dairy allergy, you can try substituting Daiya brand shredded cheddar cheese (although the chips will bake and taste a bit different).
Makes 16 Cheese chips: Serving Size= 1 Chip
Calories per serving=25.5, Fat=2.25gr, Carbs=1/2gr, Fiber=0, Protein=2gr (1.75gr)