You may remember last week when I talked about Champion for Kids Jennie-O Make the Switch Challenge and how I had given up buying chips for the month of May. The whole challenge is about giving up something that is not really healthy and switching it for something healthier. Then you can use the money you save to donate to kids in need.
This week, since I am well into this challenge, I decided to make my own chips! It is much healthier and saves money! I was on a quest to figure out how to make Sour Cream and Onion flavored Veggie Chips and I think I got pretty close. It isn’t exact, but I think it is good!
I took regular potatoes, sweet potatoes and zuchinni and sliced them thinly with my new mandoline from Wal-Mart (only $10.00)!
I then created my own recipe for Sour Cream and Onion seasoning. This was the hard part, but I found powdered buttermilk which tastes an awful lot like powdered sour cream! I also added some Parmesan to round out the flavor.
I put the sliced potatoes onto a microwave safe dish covered with parchment paper. When it came time to cook them, I put the flavoring into a small mesh strainer because the mixture tends to clump up… Then I just sprinkled the chips while scraping my spoon across the strainer. Then I just zapped em in the microwave for about 5 minutes and they came out crispy and a yummy sour cream and onion flavor! Something I am now told that I will have to make often. 😉
These are so good… It’s a good thing they are good for you! Just the sweet potatoes alone have more than enough Vitamin A for the day!
I garnished these with some chives and I think they are even more delicious than a bag of the fried kind!
Come back this weekend when I will show you what I am doing with the money that I have saved!
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