Friday, June 29, 2012

Munchies For The 4th

I've been planning the menu for our 4th of July festivities.
Any great July 4th celebration should include tasty 
appetizers & munchies.
Here a few of Pinterest ideas I want to make.

Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Baked sweet potato chips
(click picture for Pinterest source)
5 large sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin (about ⅛ inch thick)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Combine all seasonings with oil in a large bowl. 
Add sliced sweet potatoes tossing to coat the potatoes well.
Divide sweet potatoes between 2 rimmed baking sheets,
 arranging them in a single layer.
Bake, flipping once, until centers are soft and edges are crisp, 22 to 24 minutes.
 Sprinkle with additional salt if desired and serve.

Squash Chips
squash chips:  slice thin, salt, bake @ 200 for 2-3 hours
 slice yellow squash thin, salt, bake @ 200 for 2-3 hours

Now, for all the traditional chip eaters in my family
 I will also serve chips & dip.
Everyone likes sour cream with onion soup mix.
I will also make this dip that is Pinterest inspired.
I made it for last Sunday's cookout.
Protein Ranch Dressing- 55 calories for 1/4 CUP!!! (Yes, you read that correctly) It tastes just like REGULAR, you won't know the difference!!!!

Protein Ranch Dressing/Dip
1 Cup Low Fat Cottage Cheese
3-4 tsp. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing mix
1/4 C. milk or water
I added about 3 tablespoons of milk to make it thicker for dipping
Add ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
(About 3 min.)
It's great for dipping veggies!


Stacey said...

Sounds delicious!

Kerin said...

Looks like a tasty line-up of munchies :)

Smiles :)

Sis Sue said...

Star spangled snacks sound simply super, says Sister Suzie sitting on a sofa.

Patsy said...

It all looks very good, love munchies.

Anonymous said...

Sounds so good, Carol. Maybe we can all just come to your house for the 4th!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Marina said...

Can I come over and munch it too? :)