Sweet and Savory Yam Chip Recipes

Satisfy Your Salt Cravings!

Clean healthy carbohydrates should make up a decent amount of your daily diet. Whether you are following a lower carb or a higher carb diet, it is important to consume complex, high fibrous carbohydrates such as brown rice, oatmeal, yams, sweet potatoes, quinoa, whole-wheat products and fibrous carbohydrates such as green vegetables. One of my favorite complex carbohydrates, especially pre- or post-workout, is the yam! Yams are a great source of energy and important antioxidant-rich nutrients such as vitamins C and B6.

One of my favorite ways to eat them is in the form of “chips.” Not only are they extra tasty this way, they also satisfy my craving for real chips! You can make them sweet or savory, depending on how you season them. With that said, check out my favorite simple recipes for both a sweet and savory version of the yam chip. With 20 grams of carbs and only 140 calories per serving, they make for a great carbohydrate to add to any meal, especially pre- or post-workout. You can get creative with your own seasonings and spices to come up with different variations of your own. Give my favorites a try and let me know what you think!

Sweet and Savory Yam Chip Recipes - Satisfy Your Salt Cravings!

Sweet Yam Chips

1 medium to large yam
3-4 packets stevia
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp coconut oil

Savory Yam Chips

1 medium to large yam
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp fresh black pepper

Directions

Cut yams in one-fourth inch pieces. Place in bowl and coat with oil and seasonings (sweet or savory). Arrange slices on a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes then place oven on broil and broil for final three to five minutes to brown the tops. Flip chips and broil for another three to five minutes. Remove from heat once golden brown on both sides. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Sweet Yam Chips
Serving Size: 2

Total Calories: 140 calories
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated fat: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Sugar: Protein: 1 gram

Savory Yam Chips
Serving Size: 2

Total Calories: 140 calories
Fat: 7 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Sugar: Protein: 1 gram

G-Tip: You can also use a sweet potato to make the chips for another delicious variation!

Gina Aliotti

Gina Aliotti is the owner of Gina Aliotti Fitness and co-founder of Devotion Nutrition. She is a professional Figure competitor, certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, CrossFit instructor, nutritionist and fitness consultant. Her passion is to inspire, motivate and teach people how to stay devoted to living a healthy lifestyle, no matter where they are in their journey. Since having her two kids, Gina has adopted NO GYM workouts, proving that it doesn’t take a gym to reach your goals.

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