Low Fat Sweet Potato Chips

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

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorites. These crispy good tasting chips are high in vitamin A, beta carotene and potassium. YUM!

Nutritional Information Per Serving:  56 calories, 1 grams protein, <1 grams of fat, 13 grams of CHO,  2 grams of fiber,  108 mg sodium.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes    Cook Time: 15 minutes   

Serves:  2

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper
  • Seasoning of choice – Tony’s Seasoning Cajun Spice, Sugar & Cinnamon Mixture

 Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash sweet potato. Cut sweet potatoes very thin about 1/8” slices if possible. Use a mandolin for very thin slices if you have one. Spread slices on cookie sheet or jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spray slices with cooking spray and season with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning or seasoning of choice.  Cook for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip chips. Cook another 10 minutes or so but time depends on how crisp you like them.

For best results, Make sure the potatoes are longer like a cylinder rather than thick and round. You can peel the sweet potatoes before slicing, but skin is a good source of nutrients.

Note: You can use regular white potatoes in this recipe as well. Plus you can melt butter or trans free margarine and baste with a brush on chips.

Shopping List

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Cooking spray
  • Seasoning of choice – Tony’s Seasoning Cajun Spice, Sugar & Cinnamon Mixture

 

Image from: www.teaandlimpets-food.blogspot.com

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, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, 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, www.KentuckianaHealthWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com 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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