“Syn”-fully Good Chips ‘n Kraut

“Syn”-fully Good Chips ‘n Kraut
March 28, 2018 Luke

If you could combine two gut-healthy ingredients to help boost your immunity, would you do it? Well Cleveland Kraut has set up the baseline for you. Many of their products combine garlic with sauerkraut. Garlic is a form of prebiotic and fermented sauerkraut is a type of probiotic. In nutrition we like to call these products “synbiotics,” because they combine together both prebiotics and probiotics. The combination of the two is going to help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in our gut! Having a balanced microbiota (or gut environment) is going to improve laxation and digestive health, reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer. Cleveland Kraut does it all! Expand the benefits and pair your kraut with a whole grain pita chip and antioxidant rich vegetables, for a spicy and tasteful snack!

 

 

Ingredients:

4 Whole grain pita

2 Tbsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. paprika

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

¼ tsp. garlic powder

2 medium tomatoes

½ sweet onion

1 jalapeno

2 Tbsp. cilantro

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Garnish Gnar Gnar Kraut

 

 

Directions:

Pita chips: Preheat oven to 350F. Cut pitas into 8 triangular pieces. Mix together olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Spread mixture evenly onto each pita. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.

Salsa: Finely dice tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Squeeze 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice.

Top each pita with a generous portion of salsa and Gnar Gnar kraut!

 

Written by: Allie McTighe MS, RD, LD

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Sources:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Health Implications of Dietary Fiber. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015: 1-10.

Wolfram, T. Prebiotics and Probiotics: Creating a Healthier You. Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 201