Nutrition & Lifestyle – June 2010

Nutrition

Sweet Potato Chips with Greek Yogurt Ginger Dip*

If you are looking for a tasty, healthy alternative to potato chips, try these sweet potato chips. These baked slices are high in fiber, potassium, iron, manganese, copper, and Vitamins A and C.

Total Time Investment:
Prep: 15 to 20 minutes
Cook: 5 to 7 minutes

Ingredients: (grocery list is a bit extensive, but worth it!)

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • Sea Salt & Ground Pepper, season to taste
  • ½ cup of low-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of Honey
  • ½ teaspoon of grated Ginger

Directions:
Sweet Potato Chips ~

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Use a vegetable or mandolin slicer to cut potatoes into very thin slices.
  3. Sprinkle slices with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake in oven for 5 to 7 minutes. Make certain to check at 5 minutes for doneness, and then every minute afterwards if potato slices are not cooked after 5 minutes.

Greek Yogurt Ginger Dip ~

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the greek yogurt, honey and ginger.
  2. Serve with chips.

Makes 2 servings

Calories: 140
Total Fats: 1 g
Saturated Fats: 0.5 g 
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 60 mg 
Carbs: 23 g 
Fiber: 2 g 
Iron: 0.5 mg
Sugars: 8 g 
Protein: 7 g

*Sweet Potato Chips with Greek Yogurt Ginger Dip” recipe is from “Oxygen Magazine”, August 2010, as insert between pages 58 and 59.

ENJOY!!!

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