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How to make homemade chips?

Salty snacks are a great weakness for many of us. They are the reason why you break your diet, gain weight and snack constantly. How to prepare a healthier substitute for this famous snack? Read the article to find out!

This unhealthy product always disappears in the blink of an eye, most often accompanied by TV. Companies prepare them in such a way as to stimulate your taste buds and make you eat as many of them as possible. The best part is that you are able to make the chips yourself at home, just by using an oven. The most important difference is that the store-bought ones are deep-fried with lots of preservatives, while the snack made at home hardly touches the fat

Why make chips at home?

Store-bought chips typically contain 550 calories per 100 grams. This means that if a package contains 250 grams, it has 1,375 calories! This is often the basic caloric requirement of an adult. In addition to being a high-calorie product, it contains no valuable ingredients. Deep-fried, heat-treated, they contain monosodium glutamate, which is a cause of overweight and obesity. You’ll also find flavor enhancers such as disodium guanylate and disodium inosinate in the ingredients. Flavor enhancers, acidity regulators and thickeners are added to snacks in large quantities, which raises the glycemic index of the product

Making chips at home significantly reduces their caloric content. You can make them from zucchini, kale or sweet potatoes. They are a healthy snack and a great source of vitamins C, A, E, iron, potassium and phosphorus. They provide minerals and fiber, which accelerates weight loss. It’s a good way to involve the little ones in helping in the kitchen, because the preparation of chips is trivial and poses no risk to your child

Homemade potato chip recipe

Ingredients needed to prepare the chips:

  • 6 large potatoes, preferably new potatoes,
  • vegetable oil,
  • salt, pepper,
  • baking paper,
  • spices to taste (smoked paprika, sweet paprika, hot paprika, curry, oregano).

Potato preparation:

You can prepare the potatoes with or without skin. In either case, wash them thoroughly and dry them gently with a paper towel. If you want them unpeeled, peel them. Cut them into thin slices with a sharp vegetable knife

Line a baking sheet with paper and preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. When the desired temperature is reached, put the potatoes on the baking tray and brush them with oil using a brush. Then sprinkle the vegetables with the spices of your choice and bake for about 15-20 minutes, until browned.

Zucchini Chips with Parmesan

You can also make chips with other vegetables, below is a recipe for homemade zucchini chips

Ingredients:

  • 3 zucchini,
  • 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil (rapeseed or sunflower),
  • ⅓ cup of parmesan cheese,
  • ⅔ cup breadcrumbs,
  • salt, pepper, oregano, sweet paprika, smoked paprika, rosemary.

Wash zucchini, peel and cut into thin slices. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and prepare a baking tray with baking paper. Coat the slices in breadcrumbs mixed with Parmesan and place on the baking tray. Brush with oil using a brush and sprinkle with your favorite spices. Bake for 15 minutes, until the vegetables are browned

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