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Monday, 18 September 2017

Healthy & Easy Snack – Okra Chips!

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Okra contains potassiumvitamin Bvitamin Cfolic acid, and calcium. It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fiber content. Recently, a new benefit of including okra in your diet is being considered. Okra has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.

Okra Chips Recipe

1 pound fresh or whole frozen okra, rinsed and patted dry

1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

1⁄2 teaspoon dried, crushed, or ground rosemary

1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder

1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt, preferably iodized

Cracked black pepper

Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

WHAT TO DO –

1. Heat the oven to 450°F.

2. Cut off the stem ends of the okra. Then cut them in half, lengthwise.

3. Place the cut okra in a large bowl. Then add the olive oil, thyme, rosemary, garlic powder, and salt.

4. Add black pepper and optional cayenne pepper powder to taste, and stir to coat the okra.

5. Place the okra on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then shake the pan or, using a spatula, stir the okra. Roast another 10 to 15 minutes, until the okra is lightly browned and tender.

6. Serve piping hot. So, so good!