Guilt-FREE Potato Chips

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:  100 calories, 4 grams protein, 0 grams of fat, 26 grams of CHO, 3 grams of fiber, 145 mg sodium.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 8 minutes   

Serves:  1


  • 1 medium Russet potato, thinly sliced (sweet potato)
  • Seasonings


Wash and slice unpeeled russet potatoes. A mandolin works best to get a uniform cut so that the potatoes brown evenly. Placed thin-sliced potatoes on a microwave-safe sheet. Flavor with your favorite seasonings. Microwave on high until brown, about 4-8 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight bag.

Rather than using a microwave you can also cook on parchment paper in a 350 degrees oven. Cook for 8 – 10  minutes or until crisp. Dust with cooking spray and add favorite seasoning.

Shopping List

  • 1 medium potato


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Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition,, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 12 grandchildren.    



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