When you can’t shake the cravings for something salty and crunchy to snack on, nothing hits the spot like a few handfuls of potato chips. Satisfy your craving with these healthier vegetable chips— they’re colourful, flavourful, and much better for your waistline than the store-bought alternatives. Plus they’re easy to make at home!
1. Chili Kale Chips
Rich in vitamin A, C and K, these delicious kale chips are packed with flavour. Olive oil is massaged into the kale leaves, then baked and tossed with salt and chili powder. The result is a satisfying snack with a bit of kick.
2. Baked Beet Chips
Did you know that beets have inflammation fighting and detoxification properties? These colourful and vitamin-rich beet chips use only four ingredients: beets, olive oil, salt and fresh rosemary. Serve these chips as a party snack or appetizer. But be forewarned: your guests may ruin their appetite devouring these addictive chips!
3. Fried Plantain Chips
Fried plantain chips are a great snack when you’re on the go. They pack easily in individual ziplock bags and make fantastic portable snacks when you’re rushing out the door. In this recipe, plantains are quickly fried then coated in a mixture of aromatic Indian spices including paprika and garam masala.
4. Vegetable Chips
French Food At Home host Laura Calder’s recipe for fried vegetable chips feature a mix of fibre-packed parsnips and vitamin C-rich beets. Simple, colourful and elegant, consider serving these alongside your burgers and hot dogs for a more upscale barbecue dish.
5. Zucchini Chips
No need to feel guilty about sneaking handfuls of these tasty chips — you’ll be getting your daily greens as you snack. Zucchini is high in protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acid, making these healthier chips a great option for those trying to maintain their summer figure.
6. Lotus and Taro Chips
Lotus is an excellent source of vitamin C and, like taro, also contains healthy amounts of important minerals, such as iron and zinc. Because the flavouring of lotus and taro are similar to potato chips, kids will gobble these up without noticing much difference!
7. Purple Potato Chips
A popular spud in South America, purple potatoes are naturally in high potassium just like their white and red counterparts. But it has one thing that sets it apart besides its striking purple colour — these pretty potatoes pack more anti-oxidants. Not only are these baked chips a more nutritious snack option, but — let’s be honest — they look cool too! Serve with chipotle dip.