Sweet Potato Chips with Thyme

By this time, everyone is well aware of my undying love for both sweet potatoes and salty snacks. I’m a self-confessed junk food junkie and while I wish that would stop, it won’t. Chips, cookies, candy, chocolate, fruity snacks. They call to me. Really. I’m ok at avoiding the impulse buy at the grocery store but still… I go to the cafe at break time for a glass of water and the chips press their crinkly, shiny bag up to the vending machine glass as if to taunt me. It’s a sad, sad world where chips tease you.

I’ve never been known to turn down a salty, crispy potato chip and so, it makes eating healthy, making new lifestyle choices, losing weight all very challenging. I could be skinny if I just cut all of my ties with junk. In the meantime, I just try and make better choices. TRY. Not always succeed but you know, oh well. Either way, I find these sweet potato chips to be a really decent alternative to standard fried chips. They may even be, dare I say, better?! Really. I think they are. They’ve got a little sweetness to them that I love. And they’re still salty enough to satisfy my cravings. Plus they are baked so I can eat a ton and not feel completely guilty.

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Sweet Potato Chips with Thyme
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Serves: 4

  • 1 sweet potato, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 1-2 tsp. freshly chopped thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Combine olive oil and orange zest in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush half the olive oil mixture onto your baking sheet.
  3. Lay your sweet potato slices onto the baking sheet. Brush the potato slices with the remaining oil.
  4. Sprinkle thyme evenly on top of your potato slices.
  5. Roast in the oven for 20 to 25 minute until crisp.
  6. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top to taste.


6 thoughts on “Sweet Potato Chips with Thyme

  1. Kim….chips taunt you? They taunt me, too! And here I was sure it was only the vending machine in my office! Actually, I prefer a crunchy, salty snack to a sweet one. And these look awesome….the color is beautiful and it’s really hard to believe they are not fried! All the better! Those vending machine chips have nothing on these!!! : )

    • I’m so glad I’m not the only one who feels taunted by the vending machine. It is really an evil invention… So glad we have snacks like this to help us avoid giving them our money!

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