Sweet potato chips are a cinch to whip up and make a delicious snack. They're especially a smart alternative to commercial brand potato chips (or even store-bought sweet potato chips). Don't they look bright and beautiful?
Look at any list of "top ten foods you should include in your diet" and sweet potatoes will be on it. They're a nutritional powerhouse packing more than 250% of your daily value of Vitamin A in a single serving, mainly in the form of Beta-Carotene. They also serve as a source of complex carbohydrate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Iron, Manganese and Copper. Not to mention they're delicious too!
2 Sweet Potatoes
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt, to taste
Take 2 sweet potatoes, wash the outer skin and let dry (do not peel... the skin is full of nutrients!). Slice thin (1/8 inch thick)
Toss in a bowl w/ 1 tbsp olive oil, sprinkle with salt to taste.
Spread thinly on a baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tbsp additional olive oil.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Be sure to take them out and flip them halfway for a more even bake.
When they're done, let them cool slightly, sprinkle with cinnamon (optional) and enjoy!!
Kristen Chang is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) and triathlete residing in southwest Virginia with her husband and dogs. Follow along as she shares favorite fueling recipes, general wellness and sport nutrition tips and stories from her athletic endeavors.
Another year has flown by, which means it's time to sit back and reflect on the past season. It has been a season of challenge in many regards, and most definitely not the season I had hoped or planned for. Thinking back to my coaching meeting in January, coach Jim and I had discussed taking things to the next level and I set some pretty high goals for myself. That remained the plan through June, until I through a complete 180 by dropping Chattanooga and deciding to focus on my health. I can vividly remember that day, sitting next to the pool after a short workout when coach asked if Chattanooga was still in the cards. I don't remember whether or not I actually responded, but I do remember the emptiness and defeat I felt in that moment knowing in my heart that the answer was no. I consider myself a "fighter"... being Italian makes me stubborn to the core and I am very loyal to the commitments that I make. However, in that moment God was calling me to let go of my own personal plans and trust in Him instead. As humbling and difficult as it was to walk away from Ironman training this past season, I'm incredibly glad that I did.Hearty Miso Soup
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