Tuesday, January 31, 2012

healthy homemade chips

It's been a while since I've shared any recipes here, so how about a two-for-one? Today, I bring you some tasty snacks that are well loved by kids, and since they involve vegetables, they make this mama pretty happy, too.

The first up: Seaweed Chips. The kids beg for these on a regular basis and love helping to make these quick, tasty snacks.


Nori sheets (used to wrap sushi)
Sesame seed oil

Heat a cast iron skillet (or pan of your choice) over medium heat. Lightly brush one side of a sheet of nori with oil. Sprinkle with salt and lay oil side down in pan. Brush the top side with oil, salt and turn the nori over. Thirty seconds a side should result in lightly toasted nori, but you can adjust the time depending on your pan and the level of heat. Break the crisps into pieces and enjoy!

Next in line: Baked Sweet Potato Chips


2 sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. olive oil

Preheat oven to 400. Place oil and potato slices in a covered dish and toss to coat lightly (you may want to work in batches depending on how large the potatoes or how small the dish). Arrange potatoes on one or more cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes a side. Let cool and dig in!

And for a little more snack inspiration... remember the kale chips I shared before? Try sprinkling them with nutritional yeast (as though they needed to be any better for you!) and garlic powder before baking, then top with parmesan cheese once they're done. It's worth it. I promise.

So there you have it. Give 'em a try and let me know what you think. If you have any favorite healthy snack recipes to share, please pass them along! We're always looking for new snacks to enjoy.

Happy snacking!


Natalia :D said...

Grea snack recepis , can't wait to try !!!

Christine said...

I'm so impressed your kids eat these snacks. Good job, mama!

Amanda Greco Holmes said...

Aw, thanks... I am pretty proud of my adventurous eaters!