Hello, my name is Kristin, and I am a chip-a-holic.
Yes, friends, it's true and I am not proud of my obsession. I am however, crafty and determined to have my crisps and not feel a lick of guilt over them!
Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it is naughty or otherwise inadvisable to love a chip, nor am I a diet monger who is terrified of calories and fat grams. I am however, a lover of my kind body and this beautiful Earth. Minimizing processed and packaged foods is good for all of us.
All commercial chips come with packaging and quite a travelling footprint... but you can avoid this entirely by making your own!
Here is a recipe that answers the eco-savvy snackers dilemma!
These delicious sweet potato crisps are just as good as any you can buy in a store. Plus, they satisfy both the craving for crispy salty treats, and the inner craving to spare our planet from the wrath of plastic bags!
Himalayan Salt & Pink Pepper Sweet Potato Crisps
Sweet Potato Slices, 1/8 to 1/4 inch thin
Drizzle Olive or Vegetable Oil
Fresh Cracked Pink Peppercorns
Himalayan Pink Salt
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, drizzle sliced sweet potatoes with oil and toss to coat. Place evenly over a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Sprinkle desired amount of sea salt and pepper over slices before roasting. Bake crisps in oven for about 10 minutes on each side.
Check for desired doneness, they will get slightly more crisp as they cool. Look for a light toasty color and be careful not to overcook.
*You can choose any variety of herb blends or spices for your sweet potato crisps. This is just my favorite basic version. Some yum suggestions follow:
*Herbs De Provence Crisps
*Pizza Crisps (dried basil, oregano, parsley and crushed red pepper flakes)
*Cinnamon Sugar Crisps (Toss in cinnamon sugar After Baking)
*Vegan "Parmesan" Crisps (Toss in vegan parmesan mixture After Baking; 1/4 c nutritional yeast flakes to 1/4 c walnuts, salt and pepper to taste, pulsed in blender or food processor until small granules form.)
*Apple Pie Crisps (Toss in apple pie spice and sugar After Baking)
*Smoked Paprika Crisps
*Sweet Chili and Garlic Crisps (Sprinkle with chili powder, garlic powder Before Baking. Toss in a tiny bit of salt, pepper and sugar After Baking.
*BBQ Spice Crisps
Let your imagination soar with your own seasoning ideas. Your tastebuds will celebrate and you will feel great knowing your crisps are wildly tasty, eco-friendly and good for the waist line to boot! ;)
Invest in a roll of parchment paper. There are eco-friendly versions available. I don't use it a super lot except for this and a few baking recipes. My last roll lasted almost five years! It is a paper product, but it will last and it's still better than investing in all those disposable chip bags which can really add up over time!
Invest in a high-mineral content salt like Himalayan pink. Not only is it good for you but it tastes amazing and can really elevate a dish. There are many eco-sourced mineral salts out there if you do a little homework.
I love fresh cracked pepper too and it is fun to use green, pink and red peppercorns in a variety of dishes for added flavor and color.
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