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Healthy Homemade Potato Chips

on February 15, 2016

You know how sometimes you just want a little snack, but there’s nothing in the house, and you don’t want to head out into the 0 degree windchill to get anything? Well, today I’m sharing a salty snack that you can make in a few minutes, that’s actually healthy and good for you, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home! Did you know that you can make potato chips at home in your microwave? You can! And it’s easy!! You’ll want to try these Healthy Homemade Potato Chips today!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Healthy Homemade Potato Chips

1 potato, scrubbed ( you can also use sweet potatoes, beets, or carrots – I leave the peel on but you could take it off)

olive oil mister

salt or seasonings

Put 2 or 3 layers of paper towel onto a microwave safe plate (I used a dinner plate size) and set aside.

Cut  potato or other vegetable about 1/16″ thick.

Lay slices on paper towels on plate in a single layer.

Mist with olive oil.

Sprinkle with salt and/or seasonings.

Microwave 2-3 minutes, turn slices over (I used a tongs for this) and microwave another 2-3 minutes, mist again with olive oil and season again if desired, keep cooking in microwave a minute at a time until crisp and dry. My microwave took one 3 minutes cycle, I turned them and cooked another 3 minutes, and then an additional 2 minutes to get them brown and dry.


This mandolin doesn’t make the slices incredibly thin, but thin enough to make these chips just right. You could just use a knife and try to get the slices thin enough, but my knife skills aren’t that good, and you can find mandolins that are pretty inexpensive.

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Just spread the slices out on the paper towels and top with the seasonings.


I used a little seasoning salt on these, but you can find recipes for different kinds of seasonings online: sour cream and onion, barbecue, and you can even make them hot and spicy. Just a little salt with herbs and/or spices is nice, too.


Nothing but potatoes, olive oil, and seasoning. No preservatives or chemicals in sight. Perfect.


You can make these to custom fit your taste. It depends on how thick you like them, how crisp you like them, and how you like the seasoning. Make them however YOU like them. Try different things!


These chips are the perfect snack. They’re healthy because they’re not fried, they’re good for you (if you can eat potatoes), and they’re just right when you want just a little something, not a whole bag of chips! Try these is all the different flavors mentioned above. They are so tasty – you’ll love ’em!





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