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Jan 20, 2017

Hello Weight Loss Nation!

It's Concoction Friday, and I have an awesome recipe for you this week.

Last week, I talked about the beautiful, healthy & sexy Strawberry and I gave you a Strawberry with Avocado Salsa recipe.

If you missed last week's episode, get over to iTunes and listen to it right after this episode.

You'll want to eat this week's chips with that delicious Strawberry Salsa!




You know the saying……”You just can’t eat one!”

I know if I open a bag of organic blue chips, it’s history! That’s why I’m giving you this choice of crunchy, chip-alternatives. Their healthier and….most important….still taste pretty good!

They will have WAY less salt than store-bought versions, and you can make some gluten free.

You know how I like SIMPLE! All you have to do is SLICKE, RUB IN OLIVE OIL, BAKE …….and the best part……start munching your all-ready portion sized snack!

WLN Chip Tips

  1. You should use a Mandoline —a cooking utensil that can slice uniform, thin slices. It’s important to use thin slices to get just the right crisp.
  2. When placing the chips on a baking sheet, line the sheet with parchment paper and lay the chips in a single layer. If the chips overlap, the edges won’t cook evenly.
  3. For even cooking, rotate the pan halfway through and flip the chips.
  4. For small batches, pop the chip subs in a toaster oven.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container, though most of these won’t stay at their peak crunchiness for long (more reason to eat ’em right up).

Alternative Chips

a. Sweet Potato

For a vitamin-A-packed snack, slice up the sweet potatoes with the Mandoline Brush them with olive oil, and top with minced garlic, minced rosemary, and a little sea salt.

If you don't have time to cook, try "Food Should Taste Good" Brand. Their Sweet Potato Chips are tasty and pretty healthy.

Here's what's on the Food Should Taste Good Brand Label.

Serving Size 1 oz (28g/about 14 chips) 
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 160 
Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 14%

Saturated Fat 1g 5%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 95mg 4%

Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%

Dietary Fiber 3g 11%

Sugar 4g

Protein 1g

Vitamin A 90%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%


Now....Let's make our own – Homemade Version of Sweet Potato Chips


  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until crispy.
  • At 12 minutes, turn over each chip and turn the pan around 360 degrees to heat evenly.

 Alternative Chip  #2 Apple Chips

You know already that apples are healthy. (What’s that old saying again? Something about a doctor?)You can make them even tastier by sprinkling the slices with pumpkin pie spice, or your own mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.You can also try Bare Snack's baked chips. They’re organic with no added sugar, preservatives, or additives, and a single serving has fewer than 30 calories.

Here's what's on the Bare Snacks Cinnamon Apple Chip's Label

Serving Size - 1/2 Cup

Servings per bag - 3

Calories - 110

Total Fat - 0g

Total Sodium - 0g

Total Carbs - 27g

Dietary Fiber - 4g

Sugars - 21g

Protein - 0g

Calcium - 2%

Iron - 2%

Ingredients - Apples, Cinnamon


Now.....Let's make our homemade version!


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees. 
  • Place sliced Apples on baking sheet one layer, not touching edges.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flip each chip and cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Let cool and Munch away!


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