Sweet Potato and Beet Chips

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Hello everyone 🙂 A few years ago I would have never touched a beet (hence the name of the blog).  But, a few nights ago my mom and I tried an experiment…Sweet Potato and Beet Chips!!!  They were delicious and I highly recommend trying them.  This is a great recipe to get that feeling of crunch that chips give you, just in a healthier way.  They are also super easy to make, I promise!  You can also use more or less sweet potatoes or beets than I did depending on how many people you are baking them for.

Ingredients:
1 Sweet Potato
1 Beet
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil  (Feel free to use olive oil instead, I just wanted to try something new)
½ teaspoon Fleur de Sel (My dad got it as a gift for Christmas, you may use normal salt or another seasoning if you would like)

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 400⁰F.
2.  Clean sweet potatoes and beets.
3.  Slice beets and sweet potatoes as thinly as possible.  (No need to peel)
4.  Melt coconut oil on stove.
5.  Toss coconut oil and Fleur de Sel into the beets and sweet potatoes.
6.  Spread beets and sweet potatoes onto a baking sheet.
7.  Bake for about 40 minutes or until lightly toasted.  Watch carefully to make sure they do not burn.
8.  Enjoy 🙂

I purchased my beets from a local farmer's market
I purchased my beets from a local farmer’s market

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Sweet Potatoes are a good source of beta-carotene and Vitamin A, which help improve eyesight and may prevent some types of cancers.  Beets contain Betaine to keep your heart healthy.  Both are a great way to up your intake of vegetables for the day!

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**This recipe is a bit high in Sodium so if you are watching your Sodium intake cut out some of the salt or you could use another seasoning like Mrs. Dash.

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Look at those beautiful colors :)
Look at those beautiful colors 🙂

(Nutritional values determined by the recipe calculator on Sparkpeople.com)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan B. says:

    Wow the colors are so pretty! Even before I try to make these I already love the idea of NOT peeling the sweet potatoes. I cook with them and roast them a lot and I bet leaving the peel on adds to the fiber. These will be fun for a party. Thanks for a great recipe and post!

    1. krisvw says:

      They are very hard to peel! Thanks for reading the blog! ~Kristen

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