Healthy and Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

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Craving potato chips but committed to eating healthy? Try this home-made Healthy and Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips recipe from Tina at her food blog Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!When you’ve spent the effort to make these yourself, it makes you appreciate each potato chip even more. Savor each delicious bite of this sweet potato chip recipe. The chips recipe is made from scratch and so there are no artificial ingredients. Making them yourself means you can control the ingredients and the portion size. Add as much or as little salt as you want. You can even skip the salt, which is important if you have high blood pressure and your doctor has told you to cut back on salt. There are all kinds of herbs and seasonings you can use instead when making this Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips recipe. Try the spices recommended in the chips recipe or other ideas like thyme, rosemary, nutmeg, oregano. Once out of the oven you can also top with any of your favorite French fry toppings too – from feta cheese to vinegar. Or if you want to make your Sweet Potato Chips recipe an extra yummy treat, mix up a quick chip dip recipe while the chips are in the oven. Curry and cumin dips go well with crispy sweet potato recipes.

It will help the chips to cook more evenly in this recipe if you cut the slices all about the same size. A sharp knife will help. However, the easiest way to slice potatoes all the same size in potato chip recipes is with a mandoline. This is a great kitchen gadget. Just be careful and watch your fingers! A mandoline blade is sharp.

Did you know that sweet potatoes and yams are often thought to be the same vegetable, but they are not even in the same family! They look alike and are even sometimes mislabeled at the grocery store. Yams are rare but sweet potatoes very common. Millions of sweet potatoes are sold every year. While most sweet potatoes in the stores are orange - they can also be white, cream, pink or even purple! It is hard to tell what type of potato you have just from looking at the color.

Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamin A and potassium and also provide fiber. Potassium is an important mineral for health and potassium in food is good for heart health, especially for blood pressure. The vitamin A is what gives orange sweet potatoes their orange color and is an important anti-oxidant that protects many body cells. It is no myth that vitamin A is good for your eyes!

This is a potato chip recipe that the whole family will love. How fun to indulge in potato chips, but know that they are also healthy! Check out Tina’s blog Oh Snap! Let’s Eat! for other fun recipes. Many of her recipes are also gluten and dairy free.

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