Eating and keeping Paleo, I really do love focusing on a mostly plant-based diet. I feel like my body is being properly fueled and I enjoy feeding my body clean, wholesome foods. I’m not gunna lie though – there are days when I long for a fat bowl of salty, crunchy chips with a fat bowl of chunky, spicy salsa. I thought I’d have to chalk it up to will power for the rest of my life and turn my head away every time someone else was snacking…until I discovered that you can MAKE your own!!! Out of PLANTS!!! My favorite Paleo chips are made from plantains (those gigantic green monster bananas you see at the grocery store and wondered what the heck are you supposed to do with those??). Plantain chips are incredibly easy to make, and I promise they will satisfy your post-primal cravings.
- 1 medium unripe plantain
- Coarse kosher salt
- Preheat oven to 365. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or use a Silpat (this is key!! You need to make sure the chips don't stick to the pan and you want to make sure they dry out in the oven. Using cooking spray can make them soggy).
- Peel the plantain and cut in half. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, slice the plantain lengthwise, about ⅛ inch thick. (Think "thin", not "shaved".)
- Line the plantain slices on the baking sheet, make sure they aren't touching, and salt liberally. Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping the chips over halfway through. Once the edges start to curl up and they look dried out, they are ready!