Crispy Chip Cravings

Do you crave crispy chips as a snack?

I do!  And I know it's easy to turn to a bag of chips until you realize your skinny jeans are fitting too tight.

It's hard to beat your cravings, so I suggest we swap them out.

Swap that chip craving for crispy, crunchy jicama sticks.

Not only will your jeans fit looser, but you and your family will be getting vitamins and minerals you can't get from chips.

Health Benefits of Jicama

  • Just one cup of raw jicama provides over 40 percent of your daily vitamin
  • high-fiber food with about 25 percent of your daily fiber needs in every one-cup serving
  • contains a beneficial type of prebiotic, and once it reaches the intestines, it helps probiotics (or “good bacteria” living within the GI tract) do their job best.

This and everything you want to know about jicama is at


You can just peel, slice and eat jicama just like that.

Or, you can follow a quick recipe (even your kids can do) to give it a flavored chip type of taste without the MSG and other chemical flavorings used on most chip bags.

Chile and lime is an authentic Mexican flavoring for jicama.

But, if you can't handle spicy and prefer a little sweeter chip, cumin is the way to go.

Cilantro is a detoxing herb, especially for heavy metals like aluminum, lead and mercury.

So, that's an ingredient you don't want to skip.

You can even play with it and add more if you'd like.


Jicama Sticks

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Serves: 4


  • 1 jicama, peeled and cut into sticks
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced cilantro


In a medium bowl, add jicama through cilantro and toss.

This recipe came from my Healthy Family Meal Plans software system.

My kids found this jicama recipe to be sweet.  One ate it like this and the other just chomped on the plain sticks while she helped me make these.

Will you try swapping chips for jicama sticks?

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Wife & Mommy | Transformational Nutrition Coach | Lifestyle Entrepreneur at Family For Health
I am a wife who loves falling in love with her husband over and over again! I am a stay-at-home mommy to a sweet girl with a big heart and an energetic boy with a zest for life.

I’m addicted to cooking real foods and shopping locally at Farmer’s Markets.I am a health revolutionary who is writing this blog with a desire to “pay it forward in health”.This desire stems from love and my pursuit to make a difference in people’s health and wellbeing”.

I am a certified Transformational Nutrition Coach that helps women discover their healthy lifestyle that finally works so that they can transform into the healthy sexy and confident woman they want, and are meant to be.

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