slowly, but surely, I’m working to build up my “spicy” tolerance. Spicy foods really do have some health benefits–they speed up your metabolism, they cause your brain to produce serotonin (happy hormones!), and can even help prevent cancer. For this recipe, I added some spice with cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper in particular has many many health benefits–it’s an anti-cold agent, can help prevent migraines, aids digestion, is an anti-inflammatory, and can even help to normalize blood pressure…+ many more! so naturally, I make myself eat it. As I begin to sweat from the heat in my mouth, I remind myself: health, health, health.
to help relieve some of my distaste for spicy foods, I decided to eat my cayenne pepper in the form of sweet potatoes. I cut them up super thin, added some cayenne, and then cooked them to the consistency of a chip. A nice combination of sweet and spicy! (and a little salty too!)
spicy sweet potato chips
- 1 LARGE sweet potato
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you want them)
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
If even I, a spicy new-by, love these chips, I’m sure you will too!
[you can also see this post on Hilliary’s blog…along with the rest of her awesome site. Check it out!]