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Recipe Exchange: Sweet Potato Chips
Posted 2/20/2014 7:05:00 PM

In honor of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this weekend, I decided to share a recipe from one of the many celeb chefs in town. And since it's still Heart Month, and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the key factors in preventing heart disease, I chose Rocco DiSpirito as the featured chef. He, himself, lost 30 pounds by changing the way he eats (see the picture); and has written a series of cook books with healthy recipes.

One of the things I like about Rocco's food philosophy is the idea that you have to enjoy what you eat. I agree. Really, who can maintain a weight loss plan when they never get to eat food they like? And as Rocco demonstrates, there are ways to make healthier versions of some of our favorite foods - like these Sweet Potato Chips! Not only are they way healthier than regular processed, packaged potato chips, they're simple to make, and taste great!

What You'll Need:

Olive oil cooking spray
½ teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
6 oz. sweet potato, peeled and sliced ⅛ inch thick on a mandoline

What You'll Do:

1. Spray a large microwave-safe plate with one second of cooking spray and sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning on the bottom of the plate. Place some of the sweet potato slices on the plate in a single layer. Spray with one second of the cooking spray and then sprinkle each slice with some Old Bay. Microwave on high heat for 1 minute. Flip over each chip and microwave until the chips are lightly browned and crisp, about another minute.

2. Repeat the first step until all the remaining potato slices are cooked. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for later use.

Tip: Try some other flavors and spices, like your favorite BBQ spice rub, or curry, or you can find some really fine flavors online, like sour cream and onion!

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: 37 calories, 0g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 103.5mg sodium, 8.5g carbohydrate,1.5g fiber, 1g protein

Posted By: Ellen Jaffe  

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