How’s the new year treating everybody so far? I am down to only 3 days left in colorful Colorado before heading to the beaches of Hawaii for eight months- no I am not excited at all…. Right. I am like a little kid before Christmas, I am dying waiting for Friday to arrive! I have been trying to exercise more and eat healthier before I go, but we all know how hard that is. For some reason, when you are trying to NOT eat certain things, they are ALL you crave.
I recently heard a fun fact that the potato chips industry is an 8 BILLION dollar industry! Crazy, huh? I am always one who likes to stick it to the man, so this made me want to avoid buying chips even more! Plus, chips are probably one of the worst snacks when you are trying to eat healthy. Instead, try these sweet potato chips! They are baked instead of fried and are full of flavor. I suggest using a mandolin to cut your sweet potatoes because the thinner, the crispier and more delicious! I chose to make my chips a bit spicy, but you can use whatever spices you would like.
- 2 lbs sweet potatoes (peeled)
- 2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp cumin
- ¼ tbsp chili powder
- ½ tbsp black pepper
- ½ tbsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Slice the sweet potatoes VERY thinly (using a mandolin is recommended).
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
- Place sweet potato slices on a baking sheet and coat with spice mixture.
- Bake at 350F until baked to desired crispiness (15-30 minutes).