Sweet potato chips recipe for an after-school snack

by MikeMeehan 8/22/2018 9:51 AM

Treat your kids to a delicious and healthy after-school snack on their first week back from summer break. These sweet potato chips are a great way to replace starchy, salty chips with something that tastes just as great and helps maintain gum health with a boost of vitamins A and C. Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato, peeled 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon salt Directions:Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Slice the sweet potato into thin, uniform chips. (If you’re using a mandolin slicer with 3 thickness settings, choose the second setting.) Place the potato slices on the baking sheets in a single layer and lightly brush them with oil. Season evenly with salt. Bake for 60 to 90 minutes until the chips are crispy. Flip chips to the other side after 30 minutes. Allow the chips to cool for 5 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container.    

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by Jason 3/25/2014 8:00 AM

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Diabetes Can Hurt Your Teeth

by Jason 3/26/2013 8:00 AM

Spiked blood sugar, weight gain and frequent infections are only a few of the symptoms people with diabetes experience.

If you have diabetes, one of the most important maintenance practices you can opt for is a good dental care routine. People with diabetes are at serious risk for mouth infections, especially periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease can damage the gum and bone tissue that hold your teeth in place and may lead to painful chewing problems. Some people with serious gum disease can even lose their teeth.
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