A few days ago mum was watching Rachel Ray and the segment was about swapping typical snacks out for more healthy choices.
One of the things they offered was for potato chips and the french onion dip. A typical serving of chips and dip is about 500 calories! But lets face it, eating a serving of chips is a JOKE!
Get real, people grab a few handfuls of chips and I’d guess double the serving size of dip, so if we get real about this a snack of chips and dip is well over 1000 calories! YIKES!
Rachel Ray showed a low calories swap using sweet potatoes and non fat greek yogurt! AMAZING!
One average size sweet potato has about 110 calories, and a small cup of nonfat greek yogurt has about 100.
Preheat your oven to 450.
Cut up the sweet potatoes in thin strips or slices. The thinner you slice them the more chip like they will be. Mum said she sort of likes them like fries so she leaves them a little thick. Spray them with cooking spray. Mum put a little kosher sea salt on her potatoes. This is optional.
Cook in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes.
Rachel Ray recommended putting them on a wire baking sheet so they crisp on both sides. If you don’t have a wire rack you can just turn them halfway through cooking.
Meanwhile make your “onion dip” All Mum did was add a few dashes of onion powder and garlic powder. She also cut up a few green onions and added it to the yogurt.
When your chips are finished cooking, pull them out and enjoy! The dip really has the same flavor as the higher calorie onion dips. You could use this with so many things!
Do you have a low calorie swap snack? If so, Mum would love to hear about it. She’s a HUGE snacker and is in need of these easy, quick, and most of all tasty go to snacks.