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Posted by John Boey on 5/26/2019

Have you ever tried making potato chips? Those delicious fried thin slices of potatoes. According to research on snack food folklore, potato chip was invented by Chef George Crum at Moon's Lakehouse Restaurant in Saratoga Spring, New York. Homemade crunchy potato chips are healthier when compared to their store-bought counterparts because they have less cholesterol. Below are some steps on how to make quick and easy homemade potato chips. The shared secret in making potato chips is the thinner your slice, the more beautiful it becomes. The best tool used in achieving a better cut is a mandoline.

Ingredients for making healthy potato chips:

- 3 large russet potatoes

- 2 tablespoon olive oil

- Salt

- Pepper

Procedure:

- Slice your potatoes into thin slices using a mandoline or a spiralizer to get desirable shapes

- Soak your sliced potatoes in clean cold water for 30 minutes

- Rinse thoroughly, and pat dry entirely using a clean paper towel or cotton towel

- Preheat the oven to 350F

- Line a large baking pan with baking paper

- Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the baking pan evenly without overlapping or touching each other

- Use a pastry brush to coat potato slices with olive oil on both sides lightly and then sprinkle with salt and pepper

- Bake for 7-10 minutes then turn potato slices and bake for additional 8-10 minutes or when the chips are light golden color or until crispy. Make sure potato does not overcook

- Allow chips to cool down for a few minutes before serving. You can serve with sprinkles of herbs or any other dressing of your choice

Benefits of eating healthy potato chips:

- It controls the blood pressure

- It aids in digestion

- It keeps the skin healthy

- It boosts the immune system

- It keeps the brain active

- It relieves stress

So, instead of avoiding potato chips in general due to the unhealthy side effects of processed store-bought options, go ahead and make your own!




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Posted by John Boey on 3/31/2019

Let's face it the process of packing up your belongings and moving them to a new home can be exhausting. However, if you prepare plenty of healthy, delicious snacks, you and your moving day team will be better equipped than ever before to conquer any challenges that come your way.

Ultimately, preparing snacks before moving day is essential. Yet determining which snacks to offer sometimes can be difficult, particularly for those who have large groups of family members and friends ready to provide moving day assistance.

Lucky for you, we're here to help you plan ahead so that you can provide your entire moving day team with outstanding snacks.

Now, let's take a look at five tips for preparing moving day snacks.

1. Get a Headcount

You know that family members and friends are happy to help you move, and you should get a headcount to understand just how much food that you'll need to keep your loved ones happy and healthy on moving day.

Remember, when it comes to moving day snacks, it usually is better to err on the side of caution. And if you end up with extra snacks after moving day concludes, you can always give these treats to family members and friends. Or, you can celebrate the completion of a successful move by enjoying your extra snacks on your own.

2. Ask People What Types of Snacks They Like

Learn what types of snacks that your family members and friends like. If you ask these loved ones about their preferred snacks several days or weeks prior to moving day, you'll have plenty of time to get snacks ready that your entire moving day team can enjoy.

3. Identify Any Dietary Restrictions

Ask friends and family members about any dietary restrictions that they may have. By doing so, you can avoid the risk of preparing snacks that certain members of your moving day team won't be able to eat.

4. Don't Forget About Drinks

Providing water and sports drinks on moving day usually is a good idea. Offering various beverages will make it easy for your family members and friends to stay hydrated while they move large, heavy boxes into your new house.

5. Be Ready to Call for Takeout

Even a well-planned morning or afternoon move can stretch late into the evening. As such, if you run out of snacks, you should be ready to call for takeout.

Make a list of takeout restaurants near your new home before moving day you'll be glad you did. With this list, you'll be ready to call for takeout if moving day runs long and you need extra food.

Lastly, if you need additional assistance as you get ready for your move, it often pays to collaborate with a real estate agent. In addition to helping you buy or sell a home, this housing market professional can offer expert moving day tips.

Get snacks ready for moving day use the aforementioned tips, and you should have no trouble providing your moving day team with delectable treats.




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