Motivation Monday: Potato, Patato- Healthy Homemade Chips With Root Vegetables

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Today’s Motivation Monday is dedicated to National Potato Chip Day.

My first job ever was at a grocery store- Metro, that was once upon a time a Dominion. I remember walking through the isles (my fave part) because standing as a cashier got a little tiring (sorry, not sorry) to put things back on the shelves. I once had to put back root vegetable chips and I asked myself “who would ever buy these?… they look so gross” … never judge a book by its’ cover because months later I was eating the root vegetable chips that I thought were inedible… and loved them!

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Since the fruition of Motivation Monday, we have strived to push ourselves to refuel properly, (see a previous post on that here) with the healthiest and most nutritious foods. And, let’s face it, it’s not always easy and can most certainly get boring┬áto eat “proper” all the time. For National Potato Chip Day we decided to take a not so healthy snack and make our healthy version of it with root vegetables and not only are they so easy to make but they are so delicious.

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Here is what you’ll need:

  • 2 beets
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 radish
  • 1 potato
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • mandolin
  • parchment paper
  • baking sheet(s)

How to:

  • peel your vegetables
  • pre-heat the oven to 400 degree
  • with a mandolin (and very carefully) slice your vegetables thinly but not paper thin
  • line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • rub olive oil on the parchment
  • lay out chips in one layer
  • sprinkle chips with salt
  • bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden
  • take out the vegetables and flip them
  • bake for another 10-15 or until golden brown
  • take out the vegetables and let cool

 

And, Voila! Baked Root Vegetable Chips for National Potato Chip Day!

If you try this at home and love it, drop us a comment and let us know how it turned out.

Happy Monday!

 

-karen michelle//.