Easy Paleo Snack: Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet Potato Chips by kthread on Flickr

I’m always looking for ways to make Paleo/Primal meals on the weekend that will last through the busy work week.  This sweet potato chips recipe is an easy one to make on a Sunday afternoon.  If you are like me, you already have the oven hot because you are making multiple meal preparations for the week.  Generally, I set aside 2-3 hours on Sundays to hammer out three or four durable (i.e. will keep in the refrigerator all week) items to have on hand.

Prep time is just a few minutes (5 max) for this simple Paleo snack using sweet potatoes (a true super food!).  Bake time takes less than a half hour, leaving you plenty of time to prep another meal while you are waiting.

Paleo Sweet Potato Chips

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/8-inch thick slices;
  • 1 tbsp cooking fat, melted
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Preparation:

    1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
    2. Coat the sweet potato slices with the melted cooking fat in a bowl and line them on two baking sheets, making sure the slices don’t touch.
    3. Bake them in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, turning them once, until the edges are nice and crisp.
    4. Remove the sweet potato chips from the oven and sprinkle them immediately with the sea salt.
    5. Serve the chips with lime wedges (if desired).

A Naturally Sweet and Healthy Paleo Snack

The natural sweetness of sweet potatoes paired with the touch of sea salt make for a great snack anyone can enjoy.  You might want to make a double patch and store them through the week in an air-tight container at room temperature.  For a different taste, you may want to leave one batch salted, and try some cinnamon on the other.

Nothing makes me think of fall and winter more than the dark orange of sweet potatoes and other healthy dark orange veggies like pumpkin, carrots, and butternut squash.  Sweet potatoes provide a great supply of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, and calcium to keep you healthy as the days grow shorter.  Enjoy.

Source: The Paleo Recipe Book, by Sebastian Noel

Image: kthread on Flickr

The Paleo Recipe Book