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coconutprinc...

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Posted: 13 May 2012, 13:37
I am a potato chip JUNKIE.

My downfall usually is because I crave potato chips. I am addicted!

I have been trying to find an alternative to deep fried potato chips, but I haven't found one I like. The baked chips are okay, but still do not taste like chips to me. I don't mind the creamy dill though Smile however, I have found a healthier and satisfying solution!

My hubby has a food dehydrator that he uses to make beef jerky and I thought, couldn't I just dehydrate white potatoes and sweet potatoes and get almost the same taste?

YES I CAN Very Happy

I took 1 sweet potato, added olive oil and sea salt and put them in the dehydrator, they turned out so gooooooood! You can either add 1-2 tsp of olive oil to your *thinly* sliced potatoes (I used a mandolin to slice mine) and add salt to taste. Just make sure that you evenly distribute the oil. You can also do it an even lighter way by spreading out the potato slices and spraying olive oil spray on each one, flip them over and spray the other side. I do this with a pump container that has olive oil in it. They are better for you than the aerosol cans. Then you can just salt each chip to your liking.

The calories in 1 dehydrated sweet potato (85 grams) is 70 calories. 1 tsp of olive oil is 40 calories. That is only 110 calories! Plus all the benefits from eating it naturally. Even if you made 2 of them, you'd still be at 220 calories; you can never eat that many chips for that little calories in a bag of Lays Smile

Hope that someone finds this helpful for their potato chip addiction!
NCNOLE

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Posted: 13 May 2012, 13:56
I'm not big on potato chips - not sure why, but never really liked them much. I do like tostitos with dip.

That being said, I just bought some lentil chips - pretty good with hummus. 22 chips +110 calories, 130 gm Na and 3-4 gm protein.
mlb98

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Posted: 13 May 2012, 18:27
I too love chips...I would take them over ice cream and cake any day. Unfortunately I don't have a dehydrator. But they sound good. you could probably add some seasonings for varied flavor...onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, etc.


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coconutprinc...

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Posted: 13 May 2012, 19:51
mlb98 wrote:
I too love chips...I would take them over ice cream and cake any day. Unfortunately I don't have a dehydrator. But they sound good. you could probably add some seasonings for varied flavor...onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, etc.


You can buy the dehydrator at Walmart for around $40 Smile

I thought of putting popcorn seasonings on them Smile
Minimizeme

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Posted: 13 May 2012, 21:37
This I must try. Chips for me are hard to resist. The original lays in particular. Thanks for the great tip!
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Posted: 14 May 2012, 03:42
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huckfinn

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Posted: 14 May 2012, 14:49
How can it be only 70 calories for dehydrated yam? Even a small yam is about 100 to 150 calories.
coconutprinc...

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Posted: 15 May 2012, 04:59
huckfinn wrote:
How can it be only 70 calories for dehydrated yam? Even a small yam is about 100 to 150 calories.


I looked it up online and a dehydrated sweet potato that is 85g is 70 calories. Even if it's 100 calories, that is still great and much better than potato chips.
ChristineS10...

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Posted: 16 May 2012, 11:16
sounds delish and I luv sweet potatoes so what better than to make them crunchy...YUM!
Scootietoots

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Posted: 16 May 2012, 13:28
quick thought. if you want different "flavors" maybe add Mrs Dash. They have about 8 different types now!
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coconutprinc...

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Posted: 16 May 2012, 13:53
ChristineS1097 wrote:
sounds delish and I luv sweet potatoes so what better than to make them crunchy...YUM!


They are soooooooo delish Smile
coconutprinc...

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Posted: 16 May 2012, 13:54
Scootietoots wrote:
quick thought. if you want different "flavors" maybe add Mrs Dash. They have about 8 different types now!


What a great idea!
brwneyedswee...

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Posted: 16 May 2012, 15:41
I know you shared a recipe but I have been in love with the Special K cracker chips (mostly the sour cream & onion flavor) they are a good alternative to regular or baked chips. They are made out of potato and brown rice.

Just wanted to share!
gkcfm95

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Posted: 16 May 2012, 16:10
for those that don't have a dehydrator you could bake these in the oven at 200 degrees, with the door vented with a towel. that's how i make jerky, it takes about 2 hrs, but potatoes would probably cook faster. and the disposable grill trays work great, like this:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Backyard-Grill-Disposable-Grill-Topper-3pk/19581290

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coconutprinc...

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Posted: 17 May 2012, 11:47
brwneyedsweeti3 wrote:
I know you shared a recipe but I have been in love with the Special K cracker chips (mostly the sour cream & onion flavor) they are a good alternative to regular or baked chips. They are made out of potato and brown rice.

Just wanted to share!


Yes those are very good to Smile
Shanelle05

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Posted: 17 May 2012, 15:13
I wanted to add that Popchips are not too bad. They're not the best but they're good and one of the healthier options. They are not fried. You get quite a few chips for a serving, like 27 chips for around 120 calories, I can't remember exactly. Where I live (in Iowa) I can only find them at Target.


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Posted: 17 May 2012, 15:27
popchips have a salt and vinegar chip...I LOVE! No other low cal/low fat chip variety has the salt and vinegar version. The problem? There are 3 servings per bag and I can eat the entire bag easy. Solution? I portion out the bag into 3 snack bags as soon as I buy them. 60% of the time it works all the time!
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evelyn64

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Posted: 17 May 2012, 15:34
Your idea sounds great. I may just invest in a dehydrator! Another alternative to chips is one I just found last week at Costco (I'm in Canada so they may or may not be available elsewhere). They are called Snapea Crisps. They are made from green peas and rice and are baked (the ingredient list: green peas, corn oil, rice, salt, calcium carbonate, ascorbic acid). They are only 130 calories for 28 g (equal to 1 oz) and are super crispy and light and taste delicious. You can find them at the Costco here in the salad topping/dressing aisle but they should really be in the snack/chip aisle.

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lisakp71

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Posted: 17 May 2012, 16:08
Snapea Crisps, do you mean? I loooove those. They're becoming more popular in the US - I used to only see them in World Market, but now even Walmart has them in the produce (heck if I know!) section, next to the croutons and whatnot.

My super-favorite. Regular is a million times better than the Caesar flavor, FYI.
choochoosb

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Posted: 17 May 2012, 19:33
Ok you can buy this machine and use thin organic potatoes and make your own healthy chips! This way you know EXACTLY what you're getting...add salt or oil or NOT! Go to www.generaltrader.com.au and you have FAT-FREE POTATOE CHIPS in 3-5 minutes! Good Luck!



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