Healthy Microwave Potato Chips
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The Fitness Factor
A typical serving of potato chips is about 15 chips and has 10 grams of fat! When is the last time you ate just 15?
This "fit chip" recipe has only 0.2 grams of fat per 15 chips!!
Yes, You can STILL SNACK!
My husband and I have been on a clean eating journey and have easily eliminated bad foods from our diets. Giving up processed meats - no problem! Giving up preservative filled frozen foods - done! Giving up my potato chips....not so easy. If I have one weakness in life, it is a salty crisp potato chip. Before you tell me, I know. There are healthy potato chip options but they tend to be loaded with imitation products or very expensive. Neither one is what I am looking for!
So, I did the only thing that I know to do. I sat down and trusted my computer to find the answer and it did. I didn't believe it when I first read it but I can tell you that it is true. You can make healthy potato chips in your home microwave!
These chips have only 1 ingredient...potatoes! No oils, fats, additives, or junk. You can season them up in any way you would like. I suggest some bbq spice rub or some salt and vinegar- my favorites!
These aren't just for those looking to eat clean or for those looking to eliminate fat, calories and additives from their diets...these are for those who look to live frugally! A whole bag of potatoes cost about $3 and will make you approximately 4 "normal sized" bags of potato chips!
This recipe also works for those fancy vegetable and root potato chips! Try using carrots or sweet potatoes for a sweet version of the snack.
The steps are too easy!
Just a few quick steps!
- Slice your potatoes paper thin. As you can see from the picture, mine were a bit thicker but still turned out amazing! If you have a mandolin or food processor, that will cut your prep time down.
- Rinse the potatoes in cold water
- Dry potatoes in a salad spinner or with a towel
- Place a single layer of potato slices on a glass plate. Some people suggest using parchment paper on the top and bottom of this layer. I do not regularly keep this on hand so I just used a plate.
- Cook for approximately 8 minutes or until crispy!
Time for you to rethink your healthy living plan?
Food For Thought
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