These Paleo Sweet Potato Chips are the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Potato Chips Are Paleo?
The bad news is those pesky bags of potato chips you find in vending machines, which are served as a side at most sandwich shops and who have an entire aisle devoted to their existence at most grocery stores are not Paleo.
The good news is you can make your very own Paleo Sweet Potato Chips at home. They may not be the same consistency as you’re used to but they’re a much better option than most packaged versions.
The Potato and Paleo
White potatoes occupy an uncertain position on the Paleo menu. They’re very starchy, but they’re also full of nutrients.
Whether or not you can include them in your Paleo diet generally depends on your tolerance for carbohydrates.
Potato chips are definitely not Paleo because they’ve lost most of their nutrients in the frying process and are usually covered with rancid vegetable oils.
Sweet potatoes, on the other hand, are much higher in fiber than white potatoes, which helps slow the digestion of the carbs so they don’t cause a massive spike in blood sugar.
Choosing Sweet Potato Chips When Eating Out
If you can find sweet potato chips in a store or restaurant, those probably aren’t Paleo-friendly either. Vegetable oils are cheap and tend to be included in just about everything these days, which is why part of living a Paleo lifestyle involves making your own food whenever possible.
Be sure to check the list of ingredients at the store to see what type of oils they were cooked in. Don’t be afraid to ask your waiter what oil the chips are cooked in before ordering. Refer to our Paleo food list to learn more about each of the oils and ingredients mentioned on the nutrition label and in your conversation when eating out.
Our Paleo Chip Of Choice
When I’m not in the mood to make chips at home, our product of choice comes from Jackson’s Honest Chips (Salt & Vinegar is our fav!). Their sweet potato and regular potato chips are kettle cooked in coconut oil, a much healthier alternative to the norm.
Make Your Own Chips
By making your own Paleo Sweet Potato Chips you can satisfy that craving for a salty snack, while still getting a healthy, nutrient-dense dish.