Healthy Hot Chippies

Hot chips are one of the yummiest snacks or meal accompaniment.

Dipped in tomato sauce is just the best.

But with zero nutritional value and oddles of calories, they are not the best choice to eat regularly.

I threw out my deep fryer years ago, so I can’t be tempted to whip up a batch whenever I feel like them.

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I have a great way to turn the humble potato into crunchy ‘chippies’ without all the oil and added calories.

They are easy to make and taste great, the kids will love them, and they make a great side to have with dinner, especially if it is something you can cook in the oven seeing it will be on anyway.

homemade low fat hot chips


– Preheat oven to 200C

– Spray a large baking tray with non-stick cooking spray

– Allow 1 potato per person (as a side dish), peel and cut into thin slices

– Arrange the slices on the tray so that none are overlapping

– Brush lightly with olive oil

– Sprinkle with a little salt and sweet paprika (or any other spice you like, such as garlic salt, chicken salt, chilli powder or rosemary)

– Bake for 30 minutes, turning once until golden and crunchy.

Keep your eye on them as they will burn quickly, I may or may not have done this on numerous occasions!

Do you love hot chips?

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Aroma-Therapy Thursday – How To Make Your Own Natural Toothpaste

Making your own toothpaste is simple and this recipe is a very effective formula that will leave your mouth feeling super clean.

Completely free of chemicals, this is a great paste too use for all ages. Make a small batch at a time and store in a small glass jar (a recycled baby food jar is perfect as they seal well).

a toothbrush


In a small glass jar place…

2 Teaspoons Bicarbonate Soda

2 Teaspoons of finely ground Salt

4 drops of Peppermint Pure Essential Oil, adding 1 drop at a time and shaking well after each addition.


Dip a dessert spoon into the powder and place about 1/2 teaspoon quantity onto the spoon. Add a couple of drops of water onto the powder and use your toothbrush to combine into a paste.

Use the paste in the normal manner to brush your teeth and rinse well after use. Rinse the dessert spoon and place in a spare toothbrush slot to dry.

It is not recommended that you mix water with all the paste at once, as the salt will dissolve and the paste will loose it’s effectiveness.

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