if you're following along this crazy and magical ride of "i'm over sugar", you're sometimes feeling overwhelmed. if you watch a food documentary, you surely feel overwhelmed. but here's how i keep it simple. sugar out, nutrients in. that's it. if i'm taking the sugar out, what can i put in that's healthy.
my tendency, if i don't eat sugar, is to just eat bread or crackers or chips. so what are my options? i like to play a little joke on myself and pretend like i'm eating non healthy things, when really i'm eating a vegetable. for instance, if i want chips, i've been making sweet potato chips.
so the deal is, i've tried to make sweet potato chips in the oven and they don't crisp up right. i make them in the microwave. it pains me to do this because i think it zaps nutrients out, but it works the best to make super crispy chips. and at least i didn't fry it, right?
so slice them thin. you can use your mandolin slicer, or your food processor has an attachment, or just do it by hand. but keep them thin. i hand sliced mine and it was sort of therapeutic for some reason.
then you have to lay them all out in their own spot on wax paper or a plate. i salted them and also added some cayenne pepper for some kick.
then microwave for 3 minutes. everyone's microwave is different, so you might need longer! just keep an eye on them. well, not too close though...i also have a fear that microwaves give you cancer. LOL. just don't even google that. let me believe it and duck down in front of the microwave anytime i use it.
i mean, not rocket science, right? so easy and a big sweet potato yields so many chips! and it's so much cheaper. right up my ally.
i like to dip the chips in texas caviar. or beans, onions, corn, tomatoes, cilantro(said like thu-lan-tro), salt and pepper and some lime if you're feeling frisky. avocados are a nice addition. always. i eat avocados like it's my job. is one a day too many? the point is, i'm eating vegetables instead of a cookie. and i'm feeling good about that.
side note, it took me a couple tries to get the right consistency and time in the microwave. don't give up if it turns out wrong the first time! like all recipes, they take time and practice.
here is part 1 of the series that explains what the heart is behind all this not eating sugar and what my symptoms of crappiness were.
here is the second part: 8 steps to steps to stop feeling like crap