Happy Monday. While the Super Bowl may be over, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep enjoying your favorite game day foods. Last week was all about wings. This week is all about clean snacking without the bland taste that’s assumed to come with it.
Get ready and listen good.
The most effortless food on that list being potato chips. Just open the bag, pop open a beer and you’re good to go.
There’s one problem though – tasty as chips are, they’re mostly made from white potatoes…and while I’m not one to vilify the white potato, it has its downsides in comparison with its other counterpart.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while now, you know I’m completely against sacrificing flavor in the name of “healthy eating” – because out of all the things you may feel like you have to sacrifice when it comes to keeping your nutrition on point, flavor isn’t one of them. It’s all a matter of perspective and a learning curve.
The white potato, while filling, has a pretty high glycemic load – something you’re familiar with if you’ve already bought SUPP UP. No Bull, Whole Food Military Nutrition At Home (if you haven’t, well…you know what to do). It’s also up there pretty high on the glycemic index – again, something you’re already familiar with if you’ve bought SUPP UP…At Home.
So if anything, the best substitute for white potatoes, is its counterpart sweet potatoes. These are a lot more versatile than half the online coaches on Instagram would have you think.
They’re also a lot healthier, and tastier than your average white potato chip as they’re more flavorful and a lot less “heavy” in texture, meaning other ingredients’ flavors you add in with them are enhanced.
Here’s a recipe I use whenever it’s game time.
Smokey, Salty, Sweet Potato Chips Recipe
Makes: Sweet potato chips your kids will fight you for.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Items Needed: A vegetable peeler. Measuring spoons. A large bowl. A baking sheet. An oven. A cheese shredder.
- 1 Sweet Potato (large)
- 1.5 Cups Shaved Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1.5 tsp Kosher, Rock, or Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprike
- 0.5 tsp Garlic Powder
- Crank your oven up to 190 C (375 F). Grab a baking sheet, line it with baking paper.
- Peel all the skin off your sweet potato. Then make thin strips out of the sweet potato with that same peeler, moving them to a bowl, and toss coating them in olive oil.
- Take your shaved Parmesan cheese, black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and mix them all together with your sweet potato strips, toss coating them nice and even.
- Spread them onto your baking sheet making sure they’ve evenly distributed.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until they’re nice and crispy.
- Make your way to the couch, swatting back family members and friends.
Few things to mention.
For a quick and dirty explanation, you’d be amazed at the sheer amount of nutrient density sweet potatoes have, in regards to being a good source of carbs and minerals. The other ingredients listed are also great sources of well balanced fat, minerals, and antioxidants, with salt of course being a great source of sodium, among other things.
Quick, easy, tasty – game day snacking done right.
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Both books have recipes that provide nutritional breakdown so it makes things dead easy (as a heads up, this isn’t a recipe from the book – see ‘Recipe Credit’ at the bottom of this page).
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Recipe Credit: Korben