The word ‘Yam’ originates from the West African word, nyami, meaning ‘to eat’. This recipe has allowed me to celebrate this meaning – because when you remove these hot chips from the oven – all you can do is eat -all of them! And then you’ll wish there was more to eat.

I’ve never been a huge fan of yams, but I had bought a few in place of sweet potatoes and then had to find a way to make them exciting. And thus, during an uncertain moment of creative cooking, the following recipe was conceived…

This bright orange yam is full of antioxidants.

This bright orange yam is full of antioxidants.



1 medium- large yam

1.5 tbs coconut oil

½ – 1 tsp Kaiulani Spices Exotic Curry Seasoning*

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

*Kaiulani Spices is a local Hawaii company, available from health food stores. If you don’t live in Hawaii, you can use any of your favorite condiments, such as curry spice, turmeric, powdered ginger, cumin or a combination of these.


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut yam into thin slices.
  3. Place yams in Ziploc bag, add coconut oil and spices and shake bag, to make sure that the yam slices are covered with oil and spice.
  4. Once the oven temperature is ready, remove yam slices from ziplock bag and place  on a baking sheet and bake for 10 – 15 minutes each side. **

**Because the cooking time will vary according to the thickness of the yam slices, I suggest that you check after 10 minutes and see if the chips are ready to be turned over. Once you turn them over with a spatula or chopsticks you do the same – check after 10 minutes.

These ingredients serve 2 – 3 people, and you can definitely increase the quantity, if you’d like to make more.

Yams offer a good source of Vitamin C, B vitamins (especially B6), fiber, potassium and manganese.

Isn’t it great when you’re able to use chips as a source of live-giving nutrients, allowing you to thrive? Who says you can’t have it all? 😉

Thanks for reading. And please remember that none of the information provided herein is ever intended to take the place of medical advice – these tips are purely of informative and educational value


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