There’s a number of benefits of cooking your own foods, but perhaps my #1 is that I get to control all of the ingredients! This allows me to eliminate unnecessary fillers that may not be needed to achieve the desired result.
In this case, I was craving something crisp with a little heat, so I whipped up these Spicy Sweet Potato Chips and yogurt dip. I got my fix and saved about 70 calories and 7g total fat #winning. You can use any low calorie dip that you enjoy, the one I created here was just from ingredients I had at home. After all, i’m not exactly making trips to the grocery store these days just to pick up a bottle ready dressing!
A healthy lifestyle is built around balance, enjoy the foods you love and feel good about it!
Spicy Sweet Potato Chips w/ Yogurt Dill Dip
Prep: 5 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings
o Fat Free Greek yogurt
o Light mayo
o Dill (1 tbsp fresh or ½ tsp dried)
o Pinch of salt
o 1 Large sweet potato (about 5 ounces)
o Cooking spray
o Chipotle Chile powder
1. In a small bowl, mix all dip ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
3. Peel and then slice sweet potatoes very thinly. Spread on baking sheet in single layer. Spray with cooking spray, sprinkle with salt & lightly dust with chipotle powder.
4. Bake 10 minutes on each side or until crisp. Let cool slightly and serve with dip if desired.
Nutrition information for 1-ounce chips & 2 Tbsp dip:
91 Calories; 10g Carbohydrate; 4g Protein; 3.5g Fat (0g Sat, 2g Poly; 1g Mono); 128mg Sodium; 1g Fiber