Potato chips are undeniably tasty. But they’re often high in fat and sodium and have basically no nutritional value. Add into the mix that they’re incredibly addictive, meaning you’re likely to eat several servings in one sitting, and you see why they might not be the best snack food to keep around the house.
Luckily, there are some equally delicious substitutions for potato chips. Baked vegetable chips can be made at home and from a wide variety of veggies. They can be seasoned just the way you like, and will satisfy your craving for a salty snack without all the downsides of regular chips.
1. Sweet potato chips
These sweet alternatives are still have a satisfying crunch, but bring all the extra benefits of being baked instead of fried. Baked chips don’t contain nearly the amount of fat that traditional potato chips do, and these chips have a delicious sweet-and-salty combination. Find the recipe here.
2. Beet chips
With only two ingredients, this recipe is as easy as it gets. Simply peel and slice the beets, toss them with olive oil, and bake them! That’s all there is to it. And for those of you who don’t like beets, fear not; these tasty treats have a light flavor. And if you want to add some flavor to your chips, sprinkle your spices of choice over them before baking. Recipe here.
3. Zucchini chips
Once baked, zucchini has a very mellow flavor, which means you can flavor these chips however you want. You can spice it up with cayenne or add some Parmesan cheese for a perfectly salty treat. Find instructions here.
4. Taro Chips
This root vegetable is nice and crispy when sliced and baked. Best when seasoned with a simple salt and olive oil mixture, they’re nutritious and are packed with vitamins. It’s snacking at its best! Recipe here.