Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snack Ideas

Sweet Potato Fries

If you haven't tried these before, you may be surprised at how good they are! There's a lot of different ways to prepare them, but basically cut a sweet potato or so into strips (like fries) or rounds. Pour a little olive oil or melted butter into the center of a shallow pan. Toss the sweet potatoes in the oil or butter then spread out to a single layer. Sprinkle with sea salt and choice of spices. (Paprika is my current favorite. I also like Italian seasoning or just oregano.) Put in 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes or so, depending on how thick you cut them. If they are thin, you won't have to flip them in the middle. Salt again if needed and serve.


We buy bulk organic popcorn from Azure for cheap and then use a Whirly Pop with a little olive oil in the bottom to pop it. I suppose you could use a popcorn popper too. While it's popping, I melt a little butter in the microwave. When done, mix in butter and sea salt. For caramel corn, mix butter with raw honey or real maple syrup before mixing and reduce or omit salt.

Chips & Salsa or Hummus

Organic tortilla chips (check the oil used) aren't high on the healthy list, but they're not too bad if you find a good brand. You can find easy homeade salsa recipes online that used canned tomato products, garlic, lemon juice, cilantro, etc. or buy pre-made salsa (check ingredients). Hummus is also easy to make or you can buy it (check ingredients).


  1. Thanks, girl! We've been doing the popcorn thing. Travis popped up a bunch for me so that it's ready when I need to grab a snack.

  2. Hummus is one of my most favorite snacks...Yummy! :)

  3. I LOVE sweet potato favorite EVER

  4. I've been wondering what you think of popcorn - we make it in our airpopper and eat it plain. We actually like it like that! - I noticed you use arrowroot instead of corn starch and I figured you avoided all corn stuff. Why arrowroot instead of cornstarch? Cornstarch is lots cheaper and I use it in my GF bread baking.