Thursday, June 6

Sea Salted, Maple Glazed Beet and Sweet Potato Chips


I admit it, I can be a mindless snacker. Lock up the crackers, nuts, pretzels and chips. They are not safe around me. Solution? Only keep healthy snack options on hand. I learned years ago that chips were not allowed in the house. I have an issue with them. I start with one, two, a small a handful then poof. The whole darn bag... gone.


My kids are the same way. If I allowed it they would snack on gold fish, peanut butter filled Ritz, and popcorn all day long and never eat a decent meal. I call them grazers. They never sit down for more than 3 seconds and eat a plate of food. They nibble here and nibble there. Keeping healthier unprocessed snacks around plus an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies. I can rest easy knowing they are grazing on healthy foods. 

Some of my favorite healthy chip alternatives are oven baked kale chips, apples chips, baked chick peas, and now a family favorite... sweet potato and beet chips. They are simple enough to whip up and highly addictive but pretty guiltless. Peel, slice, brush with oil and maple, salt, bake, then eat. 




Sea Salted, Maple Glazed Beet and Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients:
1 medium sweet potato scrubbed and peeled
1 medium beet scrubbed and peeled
2 tbs light olive oil
2 tbs maple syrup
Few pinches of sea salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 and line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Thinly slice your potato and beet with a mandolin set on 1/16 inch thick.

Place veggie slices in a single layer on your prepared baking sheets, making sure no edges overlap.

Using a pastry brush, brush the tops with oil.

Flip slices over and then brush the tops with your maple.

Sprinkle with salt and place in the oven for 15 minutes or until they appear dried. 

Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.... and snack away!

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23 comments:

  1. Yum! So trying this! I'm also a mindless eater, so the more healthy the food, is the better!

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one. At least with these you don't have to feel as bad about eating a whole bowl!

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  2. I'm not so sure about the beet part, but everything else sounds absolutely fantastic!

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    1. Beets are delicious dried. Don't knock it till you try it ;)

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  3. I have two beets that have been sitting on my counter all week. I know what I'm going to do with them this weekend! I won't feel so guilty about eating all of them...unlike that feeling I had after I devoured a bag of Ruffles sour cream 'n onion the other night *shame face*

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    1. Haha. Sour Cream N' Onion are one of my weaknesses. love them.

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  4. I am loving this idea, Carrie! And just 15 min in the oven? Gotta try it!

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    1. 15-25... I need to go edit the post! But yest super good and they are pretty quick!

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  5. Definetely will be trying! Such a better snack than the usual fare - thank you for sharing!

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  6. I have to try these, Carrie! I love making homemade sweet potato chips, and now must try beet with them.

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  7. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous lady. The photos are stunning.

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  8. What an incredible idea for an easy, light summer snack, Carrie! These look wonderful!

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  9. I am the queen of mindless snacking especially in the front of the t.v. I'll have to try these chips!

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  10. I love beets but I have to say I haven't had a good experience with the chips. They made me really sick, or maybe I just ate way too many.
    Love the colors and sweet potatoes sound scrumptious, too.

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  11. Incredible! I love making my own chips, have to try this recipe :)

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  12. I never tried making them myself, but I love Terra chips so I'm sure I would LOVE these.

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  13. Mmmmm. This makes me want to buy a mandoline slicer SO bad!!!

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  14. Do you have a mandoline that you would recommend?

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  15. What a fantastic recipe! ...Thanks for the easy guide.

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  16. Could you make these w/o the maple syrup? In chips I like salty vs sweet.

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