One of my New Year’s resolutions included eating healthier which is a toughy for me because I love butter, carbs and really, just eating. But as I get older, my body is telling me to keep my health in check so I don’t find myself in trouble later. That being said, I needed to find better snacking options. We are a snacking family and to have some foods that are easily accessible, healthy and still delicious is so very important to staying on track with our goals.
These Sweet Potato Chips were just the answer. Unlike processed chips, you’ll find these to be a little crisp with a touch of chewiness that comes from the slightly thicker cut. These chips truly are a personal preference and for us, we liked the fact that they were homemade, healthy and still quite tasty. With a sprinkling of salt and pepper, these went well alongside our sandwiches.
On a side note, these chips are best served the day they are baked. You can also store them in an air-tight container for a few days, but with each passing day, you can expect the chips to become chewier. So my advice, eat them right away to enjoy them most.
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, thinly sliced (use a mandolin if you have it available)
- salt & pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place a metal rack on top of a baking sheet and begin placing the sliced sweet potatoes in a single layer on the rack. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes watching carefully so as not to burn the chips. Remove the chips from the oven and allow to cool on the rack completely before serving.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining chips.