Happy Friday and congratulations to my Natural Delights Medjool Dates Giveaway winner: Kristi E. from CO! Enjoy!
Now lets talk about some hot potatoes!
I have never been a huge fan of potatoes. I don’t know what it is, but I have just never really loved them whether they be baked, mashed, or fried… well that was all true until I discovered sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are an excellent and nutritious source of carbohydrates, making them one hot item!
- Unlike other types of potatoes, sweet potatoes contain almost twice as much fiber totaling up to about 7 grams of fiber per serving
- They contain a large amount of vitamin B6.
- Rich in Beta-carotene and potassium which both promote muscle recovery.
- A great source of Manganese, an important component in the metabolism of carbohydrates which helps support healthy blood sugar levels.
- Also filled with vitamins C and E, which are potent antioxidant vitamins that play an important role in disease prevention.
Although I don’t eat baked or mashed sweet potatoes very often, I love making sweet potato chips! Last year my mom bought be this awesome little gadget that she saw in an article in the Los Angeles Times called Topchips! She emailed me with a shipment/tracking number and said “I bought this for you, I hope it isn’t a scam!” haha Love my mom so much! Although this does look like an as seen on TV infomercial item that like most is too good to be true, it’s so amazing! Don’t let the infomercial-ness scare you! I was not paid by Topchips to review this product, but I had to tell you guys how ridiculously awesome it is. If you order from the Topchips website, it comes with the silicon microwavable chip making tray and a mandolin slicer (and random goodies) for only $19.99+ shipping & handling. It is sooo easy to use and you can make so many different chips without fattening oil or any other added ingredients or preservatives. I’ve made tons of different chips such as sweet potato, apple, radish, and beet chips! All you have to do is rinse the produce, slice it using the provided slicer, place the slices onto the Topchips tray and microwave for 3 minutes, flip and microwave for 3 more. Tadaaa, healthy oil free chips! Cooking time does vary depending on your microwave and the type of produce you are using (apple chips take longer), but in a matter of minutes, you will have healthy chips at your fingertips! If you are someone who is short on time, or in a college dorm with only a microwave, this little chip maker could be your new best friend. No waiting for the oven to heat up, no long cooking times, it’s quick and easy. I know that some people are not huge fans of microwaves, so I will also experiment with an oven baked sweet potato chip recipe for you guys if you would like!
Sweet potato chips are great for snacking, parties, or even as a crunchy topping on your salad!
I’ve been so obsessed with the slicer that I use it to slice apples and pears for my oatmeal all the time. I actually got a little carried away with it once and ended up slicing off part of my thumb nail… Yaaa that didn’t go very well! I definitely recommend using the safety produce gripper that it comes with haaha Safe slicing, little bunnies!
Six Minute Sweet Potato Chips
1 sweet potato
Rinse and dry sweet potato. Slice carefully with mandolin slicer. Place sweet potato slices on the Topchips microwavable tray. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Flip chips and microwave for an additional 3 minutes or until crisp.
Question: Have you ever read the ingredients and nutritional value for regular potato or veggie chips?! Some of them aren’t even made of the actual “veggies!” Ahhh!