Sweet potatoes are a staple in our house. If you’ve read our other post on sweet potato fries, then you know we really dig how healthy and tasty this vegetable is. So, in an effort to be creative and break out of the norm, we tried not only different spices, but went as far as to cut the potato into a different shape. *Mind Blown*.
This healthy baked chips recipe pack such a punch of both sweet and savory flavors you’ll finish a whole pan in one sitting. Or, is that just us?
You’ll also be happy to know that you can whip these up in a total of 50 minutes, with you relaxing most of that time while these little guys are in the oven.
What makes these extra special? Well, they contain a TON of super healthy ingredients.
– Are a good source of Vitamin C, which leads to collagen production, this helps maintain our skin’s youthful elasticity. These guys pack a punch with the Vitamin D they contain, and this wonderful vitamin can help our bones stay strong and healthy. Sweet potatoes contain iron that helps our bodies have adequate energy, and plays an important role in red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, and helps in the metabolic processing of protein. They are also a good source of magnesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral. These yummy veggies also contain potassium is one of the important electrolytes that help regulate heartbeat and nerve signals. Like the other electrolytes, potassium performs many essential functions, some of which include relaxing muscle contractions, reducing swelling, and protecting and controlling the activity of the kidneys. And finally (and in my opinion, most importantly) sweet potatoes help ward off cancer and protect against the effects of aging.
– is a good source of calcium, manganese and iron, and as an antioxidant rich food, its flavonoids provide anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties that give it a whole host of incredible health benefits. It has been shown to also reduce menstrual cramps, reduce depression, lower cholesterol, is a natural drug repellent, may treat epilepsy, aids in digestion, and protects against free radicals.
– The nutrients found in parsley include vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, choline, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, and copper. Um. Wow! Its leaves contain energy, carbohydrates, fat, and protein. Parsley has been linked to reduce the risk of diabetes, control rheumatoid arthritis, provide anti-inflammatory properties, help cleanse our livers, and strengthen our immune system.
– the active compound in Turmeric is Curcumin, Curcumin is a powerhouse against disease and inflammation. In fact, there are several studies that have recently proved Curcumin to be as effective at decreasing inflammation in the body and prescription drugs (and without all the nasty side effects). This means it can help treat sickness, and also kick butt at treating chronic illnesses (such as arthritis). Turmeric is also packed with antioxidants, not only bringing antioxidants into your body to help your body defend itself against the world, but also boosting your bodies own production of these amazing molecules. Turmeric is also shown to kill of cancer cells in several studies, and some evidence also shows it can prevent cancer cells from developing in our bodies. In short, Turmeric is an amazing spice that should be used often as it has many different positive effects on our body. Want to learn more? Just visit this link: “10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric..“
So, don’t wait, whip up a batch of these puppies today and bask in the glory that you made something extra yummy and extra healthy. Hey, those two adjectives don’t have to be mutually exclusive. EXCITING!
*If you have time, you can cut the potatoes up into chips and soak them in salt water for about an hour, this will ensure extra crisp chips.
Savory Roasted Sweat Potato Chips
A savory herbed sweet potato chip, perfect morning, noon, or night.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons dried dill
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder or 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Step 1 preheat oven @ 400′
- Step 2 cut sweet potato into small chips, about 1/4″ in thickness
- Step 3 put sweet potatoes in large bowl or large ziplock bag and pour olive oil and all spices into bowl or bag and shake or stir until chips are pretty evenly covered
- Step 4 spread sweet potato chips onto a foil covered baking sheet
- Step 5 bake for 20 minutes, take out of oven and turn over chips or simply shuffle them around on the pan (to prevent sticking), return to oven
- Step 6 remove from oven once smaller ships are slightly charred
- Step 7 try to wait until cool enough to eat- this can be difficult