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Happy National Potato Chip Day!

This post was written by Epalinski

What more could an Irish girl like myself want on the week of Saint Patrick’s Day than to celebrate the potato?! Who doesn’t love a good potato, or better yet, a potato chip? If you feel like you have to avoid potato chips because they are fried or (gasp!) white, then I have exciting news for you!

Potatoes are actually a good source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and iron- especially when you eat the skin. And you can even enjoy potato chips without all the added oil! How? By making your own baked one. And don’t worry- it’s super easy, quick, and a whole lot healthier & cheaper!

Celebrate National Potato Chip day with me by whipping up a batch of my healthy baked potato chips seasoned with chili powder and cayenne. The great thing about homemade potato chips is the endless seasoning combination! Next I will try garlic and onion powder—but for now I like it spicy!

What’s your favorite flavor of chips?

 

Homemade Baked Potato Chip Recipe
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Healthy Potato Chip Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Course: Snack
Servings: 2
Author: Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE
Ingredients
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 1/8 inch slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, lightly coat potato slices with olive oil and add chili powder, cayenne, salt and pepper. Mix until slices are fully coated in seasonings and olive oil. 

  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Arrange potato slices in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until slices start to crisp and brown on the edges. Take out of oven and cool completely. 

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