Japanese Yam Chips Recipe

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I am so thrilled once again to have a guest blogger, Kathleen Crandall of 10,000 Steps Daily!  She is a seasoned Pilates, yoga, and wellness educator, as well as a massage therapist.  Please be sure and read all of her intriguing bio at the end of her article (which is packed full of AMAZING information)!  Today she is giving us a delicious and healthy recipe that I am sure you will want to try (and get ready because all of your friends will gobble them up)!  So, please take it away Kathleen.

Japanese Yam Chips

By Kathleen Crandall

(guest blogger for Hot Love Soup) 

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Yam Yam Yum Yum! That’s right, these good for you potato chips are Yammy, I mean Yummy.  I’ve known about baking potato fries and even sweet potato fries, but this is my first time learning about and tasting Japanese yam chips.  I first heard about it in a healthy fit group via my church.  A group of us have been following The Daniel Plan Detox.  It’s not your normal detox, you’re actually encouraged to eat a balance of proteins, carbs, and fats.  I’ve been avoiding grains and sugars and dairy for ten days; after that, I will gradually add back goat kefir and yogurts, and grains, such as rice, quinoa or amaranth; and even lentils and beans.  Anyway, today is day 10.  I’ve just about made it!  But today is also the day that I happen to be CRAVING like mad!  Chewy, crunchy, salty (Ahhh…gimme something yummy).  Or Yammy.  Seriously, if you have not tried a Japanese Yam before, go out and find one.  It’s not quite as sweet as a regular orange colored sweet potato.  It’s much more mild or even a tad bitter. Also more satisfying than a regular boring potato… sorry.  I’m now partial.

Alright already… I’ll get to the good part:

The Recipe: Japanese Yam Chips with Guacamole:

What you’ll need:

  • 1-2 large Japanese Yams
  • Herbs of your liking (I use sea salt, rosemary, tarragon, little bit of chili, dried basil)
  • Solid cutting board and knife OR mandolin.
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (*could also use ghee or coconut oil instead)
  • Baking Sheets

What you’ll do:

  • Slice your Japanese Yams really thin (*please be very careful)
  • Mix herbs in your mixing bowl
  • Spread your Japanese Yams out on the baking sheets (*spread them out thin and do not overlap taters)
  • Drizzle your oil over the sliced Japanese Yams just enough to lightly coat
  • Sprinkle your herbs on top
  • Heat oven to 380° F  (400° F for crispier)
  • Everyone needs an old fashioned timer Tic Tic Tic Tic…Bake for approximately 40 minutes (*keep an eye on taters and flip as needed)

It’s go time!  Empty chips onto plate and let cool for a few minutes.

Add a little homemade guacamole to spice it up.  Serve well and share!  Bon appétit!

Cheers to your heart health!!! Inside and out.

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About Kathleen Crandall

Kathleen Crandall is a seasoned Pilates, yoga, and wellness educator, as well as a massage therapist.  An athlete and mover at heart, she’s got gobs of training from various backgrounds such as Contemporary and Classical Pilates, Ashtanga / Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Gyrotonic, Martial Arts, Running, and Swimming.  Her Pilates classes offer a unique blend of traditional Pilates with a hearty pinch of yoga and a giant dose of breath attention.  Prepare to be challenged and have fun!  Since 2005 she’s been helping others of all ages to safely strengthen and restore their bodies, tune into their breath, as well as tap into the enjoyment of quality core connected movement.  This gal is thrilled to share with you the amazing benefits of Pilates and yoga, as well as massage, and how these practices can and will transform your life, whether you’re an athlete, a newbie, or recovering from injury.

She and her husband started 10kstepsdaily.com to write articles on faith, fitness, product reviews, and their favorite recipes.

Kathleen teaches at Befree Yoga in Austin, as well as In-Home Pilates /yoga and massage sessions in the central and downtown Austin area.

To set up an appointment, email her at Fitnmotion@gmail.com or call /text at 512-520-7331.

Thank You, Kathleen!

I would like to give a HUGE shout out to say THANK YOU to Kathleen for this yummy Japanese Yam recipe.  It’s not difficult to do and it is so yummy!  You know what else is yummy?  Bone broth – especially when you add some bone broth boosters.  They not only add flavor, but nutrition as well!  If you would like more information on how to boost your bone broth both in flavor and nutrition, simply click here.

Got any healthy recipes that you would like to see me share on my blog? Let me know and I will see what I can do! I’m always ready for some new tasty and healthy treats!  Thanks.