Potato Chips You Can Eat And Actually Benefit From
Written by: Kat Gal
Sometimes you just want potato chips. But then you think about all the oil, artificial ingredients and other junk (not to mention the empty calories) in those packets of crunchy chips you so desire and you want to chose otherwise.
It is a difficult choice between your health and waistline and your immediate desires driven by your taste buds and emotions needing some comforting. I know. But you don’t have to decide anymore.
What if I told you that you can eat potato chips without all the added junk, saving your health and your waistline? Sounds too good to be true, right?
You can make your own low-fat, natural and healthy potato chips at home. You can have fun in the process and come up with creative flavors and all the while enjoy the benefits of real homemade potatoes.
Potatoes are actually good for you. They are relatively low in calories, but high in fiber, which helps your digestion. Potatoes offer you protection against cardiovascular diseases and cancer. They lower your blood pressure, help you to maintain healthy brain function and reduce inflammation. They are even good for your skin.
There are so many ways you can make potatoes – boil them, bake them and fry them (in an air fryer without oils and fats!). They can be important ingredients for vegetable casseroles and great side dishes. And yes, at times, when you just want chips, you can have healthy homemade chips too.
This recipe is simple, affordable, healthy and vegan. The only thing you need is POTATOES – and spices, of course, unless you just want chips without any flavor – in which case, go for it.
Here is how to make them:
Healthy Low-Fat Potato Chips
- Cut your potatoes into halves.
- Slice them with your mandoline or slice them into very thin slices with a knife.
- Put them into a bowl of water. Wash them well.
- Pat dry them with a towel.
- Add spices:
- Dill pickle potato chips: lay your potato slices in a bowl or on a plate and spray the dill pickle sauce over them, then sprinkle with ½ tsp of dried dill, ¼ tsp of garlic powder and salt as desired.
- Barbecue potato chips: lay your potato slices in a bowl or on a plate, spray some vinegar over them, mix 1 tsp chili powder, ½ tsp paprika, ½ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp onion powder and 1 tsp coconut sugar together then sprinkle it over your potatoes.
- Salty potato chips: lay your potato slices in a bowl or on a plate, spray some vinegar over them, then add salt as desired.
- Ginger potato chips: lay your potato slices in a bowl or on a plate, spray some vinegar over them, add ½ tsp of lime juice over them, sprinkle with ¼ tsp of ginger, ¼ tsp chili powder and even ¼ tsp of turmeric as a bonus.
- Vegan cheesy potato chips: lay your potato slices in a bowl or on a plate, spray some vinegar over them, add salt as desired, sprinkle with 1 tsp of nutritional yeast.
- Other flavors: the options are endless. Get creative! Don’t forget to share your tips and exciting flavor inventions below!
- Cook it in an air frier at 390 degrees F tossing at every 5 minutes, or in an oven at 400 degrees F flipping at every 5 minutes for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned and crunchy.
Let us know how you liked this recipe. Share your experiences and pictures in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.
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Kat Gál is the creator of Long Distance Relationship Help, a site which offers tips, tools, inspiration and resources to create a successful and happy relationships, no matter where in the world you may be. She knows from personal experience that love is possible despite the miles, you just have to navigate your way around it. She is passionate about the world and finds her creativity outlet as a writer and educator. You can follow her on her website and her Facebook page.
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