Sweet Potato Crisps

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These homemade sweet potato crisps, with a side of guacamole are quick and
delicious, the crisps are great as finger foods too. Children are generally a lot more active than adults and growing at a fast rate, so having a snack in between meals may give them a welcome boost. Generally smaller tummies fill up fast and energy is burnt off quicker (although all children are different). This is a quick healthy snack option that my little girl loves. 

 
  • 3 sweet potatoes 
  • olive oil 
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed 
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 
  • 1 ripe avocado 
  • pinch of black pepper 
  • 1/2 fresh lime (no citrus for babies under 1 year: just omit and mash a plain avocado)
 

Preheat the oven to 170 C (fan oven)

Wash the sweet potatoes and thinly slice, skin on (I use my trusty mandolin but you can do the same with a normal knife). Toss the sweet potato slices in olive oil, crushed garlic and thyme leaves. Arrange on a baking tray and bake at 170C fan for 10 -15 mins or until cooked, turning halfway. 

Meanwhile cut the avocado in half, remove the central stone and mash the green flesh in a bowl with a fork: add lime juice and black pepper to season (if using)

Remove the chips from the oven, serve on a big platter with the smashed avocado dip

 Oven ready ~ make sure the crisps are evenly spaced so they all cook

Oven ready ~ make sure the crisps are evenly spaced so they all cook