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oven baked sweet potato chips with dairy free ranch dip {paleo}

Hey guys! Back again with August’s guest blog post over at Bitte, a small batch and artisan children’s online store that offers clothing and toys that are unique and built to last. Run by mother and daughter duo, Maia McDonald Smith and Sara McDonald, their store and blog embody many similar values as Nyssa’s Kitchen, and I’m thrilled to be connecting with their audience. I’m also incredibly excited for you to explore their beautiful and sustainable goods – their shop is always the first place I look for gifts for little ones, and I think you’ll see why when you check them out!

Today I’ll be sharing a recipe for oven baked sweet potato chips with dairy free ranch dip.. Continue reading for the first part of the post, and then click the link below to get the full recipe on their blog!


Anyone else always game for a new and healthy make at home snack? If so, this post for oven baked sweet potato chips with dairy free ranch dip is made for YOU!

Healthy oven baked sweet potato chips with dairy free ranch dressing! A salty, crunchy and satisfying make at home snack that's loaded with anti-oxidants and healthy fats.

I will be the first to admit that I have something of an addiction to chips. Yep. They are definitely what I would consider to be my “snack vice”.

One of those things that you just don’t keep in the house unless you’re prepared for the inevitable gravitational pull to the cupboard. I have switched gears over the last several years to a more (ahem) “healthier” variety –  if you can actually ever call chips that. Think red and purple potatoes fried in either avocado or coconut oil – thus avoiding all the junky oils that chips are usually fried in. Not to mention all the other no bueno ingredients that are in all the bags that line an ENTIRE AISLE at the grocery store. Guess I’m not the only one with a weak spot for the crunchy salty fix. 

Healthy oven baked sweet potato chips with dairy free ranch dressing! A salty, crunchy and satisfying make at home snack that's loaded with anti-oxidants and healthy fats.

On one recent trip to the store while I was reaching for my favorite bag of avocado oil chips, I heard a quote from Michael Pollan’s book “Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual” running through my head – “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.”

Which, when you think about it really is a brilliant way of allowing you and your family to indulge in some of the treats you love, by making healthier versions of them, and without getting sucked into the convenience of these foods that are so prevalent in our food culture. 

So with this philosophy in mind, I decided to forgo the packaged chip purchase and instead continue my pursuit of anti-oxidant rich, anti-inflammatory, blood sugar regulating, crispy sweet potato GOODNESS. 

I knew from past experience that achieving crispy sweet potato nirvana is not an easy task. But sometimes, when things don’t turn out right the first time, you just have to research, try again (and again… and again… ) until you find success. 

Oven baked sweet potato chips are definitely worth getting right. 

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easy spring veggie egg skillet with bacon and herbed almond pesto + leveling up {paleo}

It’s Friday!!! And I’m back with a little 2 part post (it’s gonna get a little personal today!) for you that includes a recipe that would be absolutely perfect for your weekend. It is an easy spring veggie egg skillet with bacon and herbed almond pesto, and it’s to die for!

I mean doesn’t it just say “spring” in the best way with all that green?!

Easy spring veggie egg skillet with bacon and herbed almond pesto made with asparagus, peas, baby spinach, bacon and pastured eggs is the perfect spring brunch dish for you and yours!

I always feel like a new season breathes new life into my cooking. With all the different ingredients popping up at the market + grocery store, spring time is really the most refreshing of them all. Suddenly everything comes up GREEN! Asparagus, peas and baby spinach are the veggies I chose to include here, but you could easily swap them out for whatever beautiful green vegetables you find at your local spot. And all these green veggies really make my heart happy – I’ll bet you’re feeling those fresh vibes, too. Even if the weather is not quuuuite there yet (I’ve got a lot of patience for this city), our hearts and stomachs are, right?!

Green food = life.

And green food in a skillet with EGGS?! And BACON?! Now we’re pretty much living the dream.

Easy spring veggie egg skillet with bacon and herbed almond pesto made with asparagus, peas, baby spinach, bacon and pastured eggs is the perfect spring brunch dish for you and yours!

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