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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Home-made Baked Sweet Potato Chips made with Vita Coco Coconut Oil

I have been a long time lover and consumer of Vita Coco Coconut Water, so when I heard about their launch of Vita Coco Coconut Oil, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a tub of it! {See some recipes where I used Coconut Oil Spray here and here.} I decided to make an easy recipe of Baked Sweet Potato Chips for my test drive – a great side dish for a lunch at home and also a healthy substitute for snacks on the go! These turned out delicious and crispy – hope you enjoy!

Vita Coco Coconut Oil Sweet Potato Chips

Makes 4 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 tbsp. Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 large sweet potatoes sliced 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick, with skin or without
  • 2-3 tsp. spices (combination of garlic powder and onion powder)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Take the sliced sweet potatoes and toss in a bowl with 1 tbsp. of melted Vita Coco Coconut Oil, seasoning with the spices.
  3. In an oven safe sauté pan, heat over medium heat then add the 2 tbsp. of Vita Coco Coconut Oil and, working in batches, cook the sweet potatoes on either side until they begin to take on some color.
  4. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until they are cooked throughout. Remove from oven and place in a dish – serve warm.

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Low Fat Yogurt and Fruit Parfait

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The perfect breakfast treat to serve at brunch and also great for a picnic {because the mason jar tops make for easy travel}, I absolutely love this easy and pretty recipe! Make sure to see below for my fun video demo!!

FH Yogurt Parfait Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic vanilla low fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup organic blueberries
  • 1/4 organic strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flakes

Instructions: Start with a mason jar and fill with yogurt. Next place in blueberries and then strawberries. Sprinkle with sliced almonds, followed by chia seeds, and lastly coconut flakes. Enjoy right away or seal with lid to take on the go!

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Home-made Pita Chips & Hummus

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My girlfriend Daryl who has the fabulous blog UnButtoningPants.com shared this easy pita chip recipe with me, while I found this hummus recipe on CookingLight.com {only 39 calories!!}. Bake up these chips to serve at your next app-friendly soiree or take them with you as the perfect on-the-go snack {watch out Stacy’s Pita chips, you have some competition!}

Home-made Pita Chips:

Ingredients:

  • 4 whole wheat pitas
  • 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 4 teaspoons of Sea Salt
  • 4 teaspoons of Oregano
  • 4 teaspoons of Parsley

Ingredients for Home made Pita Chips Recipe

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Slice your pita bread like a pizza. Disperse the pitas on 2 baking sheets. Sprinkle the pita with all of the remaining ingredients. Bake for 10 minutes.

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Hummus:

Ingredients:

  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed [optional]
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Ingredients for Hummus recipe

Directions:

Place beans and garlic in a food processor; pulse 5 times or until chopped. Add 1/2 cup water and remaining ingredients; pulse until smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Serve in a small bowl and garnish with parsley.

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