perfectly crispy pepperoni chips!

{Low carb/paleo kids is an on-going series of grain-free, low sugar/carbohydrate snacks.}

It seems so obvious, doesn't it?  Baking pepperoni, right?  Not so.  It has taken me many tries to get the right temperature and duration to make a perfectly crispy (like a potato chip!) pepperoni chip.  If you don't believe me, you've got to try it for yourself.  My favorite way to eat crispy pepperoni chips (if you know me well enough it will be no surprise) is with dip.  Any dip--vegetable dip, ranch dressing, or guacamole.  And they crunch like a chip but won't raise your children's blood sugar (which can affect their mood and attention) like  traditional crackers and pretzels would as a snack.

Perfectly Crispy Pepperoni Chips (14 chips):

Carbs-- 0!

Protein-- 5 g

Fat-- 13.6 g

Your child will feel satisfied while not raising his blood sugar at all.  Plus the awesome fat in this snack will sustain them longer in the day which means they won't be hungry in a few hours.

(Do you have children who can't seem to focus during the day?  At school?  Children with ADHD?  Migraines?  Read Maria's makeover of a lunchbox here.  There is truth to what our children are eating everyday and what it is doing to their bodies and minds.  Quite interesting.)

perfectly crispy pepperoni chips!


Pepperoni slices

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Lay individual slices of pepperoni on two baking sheets.  Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.  Let the pepperoni chips cool.  Toss in a bowl and enjoy!

Have you tried making pepperoni chips?  I'd love to hear what you think!

Looking for other low carb/paleo snacks for kids?  Check out these:

low carb/paleo kids: creating a (lunch) tapas party

low carb/paleo kids: 3-seed coconut berry energy bites (nut free, grain free, dairy free)

low carb/paleo kids: pb & banana sandwiches

low carb/paleo kids: strawberry banana yogurt & chocolate yogurt

low carb/paleo kids: creating a yogurt bar and more

low carb/paleo kids: vegetable dip & sticks in a cup

low carb/paleo kids