Thursday, June 27, 2013

Real Food

Lately, I have been experimenting with trying to eat only "real food." Obviously this means healthy yummy food like fresh fruits and vegetables. But it also means that when I want a junk food, I need to learn how to make it from scratch.

This has been a good experiment because it has made me think about the actual food that my junk food is made out of. Lately, I have been craving a lot of salty, starchy foods (this is weird for me since I am a sweet eater.)

Today when I got home from work I really really really wanted potato chips. I was kind of frustrated because I didn't have any at home and I didn't want to go buy some. But then I thought to myself "Wait, don't I have potatoes? I need to figure out how to make potato chips."

Incidentally baked potato chips are really easy.

Just preheat the oven to 400. Slice up some potatoes really thin. Soak them in water for 10 minutes. Then put them on an oven tray. Put your topping of choice on them (I sprinkled olive oil and salt on them) and then baked them for 10 minutes, flip them over and bake them for another 15 minutes.

They are delicious, hit the spot and I didn't feel like crap afterwards. Plus I didn't spent an extra 2.49 at the gas station buying chemical crap. I knew every single ingredient in these potato chips.

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