Decadent Diabetic – Compatible Lavash Chips Recipe

I remember how much I missed salty – crunchy after I was first diagnosed as a Diabetic. I was lucky to have the nutritionist from my local “stupidmarket” introduce me to Joseph’s Lavash. Suddenly the clump of tuna and shreds of lettuce on my plate became something I actually wanted to eat, a sandwich! Taking it a step further, I developed this “chip” recipe to have with my soups and as a reduced carbohydrate snack. Regular pita chips have been around for years but most pita has too many carbohydrates, at least for me. Give these a shot. I think you will love them as much as we do. Just a warning: like any chip these Diabetic compatible chips are high in sodium and fat. My young Type 1 friends are crazy for these. They help make them and me feel like everybody else!

Preheat oven to 400

Note: I serve these with soup in place of bread or crackers. But just by themselves the crunchy salty taste is a great substitute for chips.


Diabetic Compatible Lavash Chips

Serves 32 chips
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 4 minutes
Total time 14 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dry herbs (to taste - Your choice: oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary)
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese


Step 1. Combine seasonings, cheese and olive oil. Using a pastry brush, spread over the uncut sheet of Lavash.
Step 2. The Lavash is a rectangle. Place the rectangle so the longest sides are left and right.
Step 3. Cut in equal quarters and cut each quarter in 8 equal pieces to make a total of 32 chips.
Step 4. Bake at 375-400 degrees for 3 minutes, rotate and bake 2-3 minutes longer.
Step 5. WATCH LIKE A HAWK it burns very, very fast.
Step 6. Cool on rack.

Each serving has approximately 8g Net Carbohydrates.

Chef Ward Alper is type 2 Diabetic who lives and eats DECADENTLY in Portland, Maine. Since his diagnosis more than four years ago he has refocused his recipes and eating to support his Diabetes health. He has maintained a consistent A1C of 5.2-5.3, while still enjoying the pleasures of eating. Chef Alper has been a professional chef in both New York City and Boston, Massachusetts.

He has a website,, where he shares stories and recipes with his fellow Diabetes and encourages them to expand their choices and take back their life and their table. His articles and recipes appear on Top Diabetes sites as well in medical newsletters across the United States. He is working with a major New York publisher towards publishing a cookbook so he can share with more Diabetics that you can take back your life and your table while still eating a Diabetic Diet and be DECADENT to boot!

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