Sweet Potato Crisps

15 March 2022

This recipe is lower in calories and salt compared to normal crisps, making it a great snack!

Nutritional highlights

This recipe is a great option if we are looking to keep an eye on our food intake - specifically our calorie and salt intake. Eating too many calories can cause us to gain weight, and eating too mucch salt can lead to an increase in our blood pressure. Sweet potatoes can count towards our five a day unlike white potatoes due to it's beta-carotene content which can be converted into vitamin A for our body to use. Vitamin A is needed for sight in dim condition, our immune system and keeping our skin healthy. 

Ingredients list

Makes 5 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder

Method

Use a mandolin to thinly slice the sweet potatoes about 2mm thick. 

Preheat the oven to 180C and line an oven tray with baking paper. 

Put all the sweet potato slices into a bowl and add the olive oil, garlic powder, paprika and toss. Transfer onto the oven tray and make sure the slices don't overlap. 

Bake for 25-35 minutes until the crisps look crispy and dry to touch. 

Remove from the oven and allow to cool (they will continue to crisp as they cool). 

Healthy swaps/tips

  • You can use a knife instead of a mandolin, just try to cut as thinly as possible (and be careful). The thicker the crisps the longer they will need to be cooked. 
  • For a cheesy taste try adding a teaspoon of nutritional yeast in with the garlic powder, paprilka and olive oil. 
Calories: 83kcal per serving Fat: 6.24g per serving Saturates: 0.94 per serving Total Sugar:  Salt: 0.03g per serving