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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Why should I substitute my potato chips?

Even though potato chips or french fries can be a yummy treat at times, they can be high in total fat, sodium, calories, and can contribute towards high cholesterol.  A good substitution would be these baked sweet potato chips because...

1. They offer beneficial antioxidants found in the sweet potato that help keep the body in check

2. They are cooked using a healthier unsaturated fat (olive oil) vs a saturated fat.  

3. They contain less sodium by eliminating the salt, and using seasonings for flavor

Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Ingredients:

-1 medium plain sweet potato

-1/2 or 1T olive oil

-1/2 tsp thyme

-1/2 tsp garlic powder

-optional pinch of salt for added taste

 

Directions:

1- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2- Use a fork to poke a hole in the top of the sweet potato.  Microwave for 2-3 minutes to soften.

3- Use a knife to cut sweet potato into thin circles or thin wedges (depending on what shape you want to eat).

4- Spread sweet potato pieces in 1 layer across a greased baking sheet (use cooking spray to grease).

5- Drizzle olive oil evenly across potato pieces.  Sprinkle thyme and garlic powder evenly across potato pieces.

6- Bake in the oven 15 minutes.  Flip potato pieces over.  Bake in the oven 10 minutes.

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Recipe serves: 1