Best Homemade Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips
Potato chips are impossible to resist. You open the bag and you're lost. We all have those cravings in which we wouldn't do anything but eat chips. Unluckily, potato chips are not the healthiest snack we can eat, since they contain too much fat and salt. But don't worry, your cravings can be satisfied in a healthier way without losing the taste and crunchiness! Here at OneHowTo we give you a list of the best homemade healthy alternatives to potato chips, so you can enjoy a great snack while you take care of your health.
Kale is a superfood filled with benefits for our health. It contains high amounts of fibre and vitamin C, as well as being rich in antioxidants. You can make tasty chips using kale and adding some Parmesan cheese to give it some more taste. To make kale chips:
- Preheat the oven
- Wash the kale and remove the stems and centre ribs
- Rip the kale into large pieces, put some olive oil, salt and pepper on it.
- Bake for around 15 minutes until it's crispy. Check different times throughout the baking time because kale can burn very easily.
Instead of using potato, you can bake courgette and make great crunchy chips. To make the chips crispier you'll need to cut the courgette in thin slices (but not too thin as they might burn very easily).
- Cut one courgette into slices
- Preheat the oven
- Sprinkle the slices with the seasoning you prefer. You can use salt, pepper or any of your favourite spices. Just make sure not to use too much, as it might turn out to be not as healthy as it's supposed to! Also, the slices will shrink inside the oven, so if you put too much the taste will be too concentrated.
- Put the slices in a baking sheet and put them inside the oven.
- Bake for 45 minutes, rotate the chips and bake for 30 more minutes until the chips are brown.
- Leave the chips rest for a couple of hours and enjoy!
You can also make courgette fries that will be easier to dip into sauce such as tomato sauce or hummus.
For this recipe you can use either golden beets or red beets. Cut the beets using a mandoline (so the slices will be thinner), toss them with olive oil and sprinkle some salt or any other seasoning you want.
Check out our article and get all the directions to bake beetroot crisps in the oven.
Healthier than potato chips, these carrot fries contain beta-carotene which converts into Vitamin A, which helps the maintenance of cells that cover skin, eyes, mouth and internal organs.
To make carrot fries, peel the carrots and cut them into strings. Toss them with olive oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper. Put them in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Eat them straight after taking them out of the oven, you'll want to repeat!
Apples have numerous health benefits, and baking them as chips is a great way to eat them differently. To make the apple chips, cut the apple in very thin slices (using a mandoline) and sprinkle with some cinnamon or brown sugar. Bake in the oven until you see they're crispy and take them out. Eat them when they're cold for a better taste.
For this recipe it's better to use granny smith apples, since these are usually harder.
Sweet potato chips
Ok, you might say this is technically a potato, but the thing is that sweet potatoes are packed with nutrients such as Vitamin A. To bake them, you just need to do as if you were baking potato chips. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the thin slices until they're crispy, which might take 20-25 minutes.
Another healthy alternative to potato chips are pumpkin crisps. Check out this OneHowTo article and learn how to make pumpkin crisps in the oven.
Spinach leaves make up for perfect chips. Among its many benefits, spinach has many nutritional values and is rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF)
- Put the spinach into a large owl and add some olive oil. Mix well so all the leaves get some of the oil.
- Add seasoning while you're mixing the spinach leaves.
- Put them in a baking sheed
- Bake them for 10-12 minutes and remove them from the oven when they're crispy.
Healthier alternatives as tasty as potato chips
Try out these alternative chips and enjoy a healthy snack without damaging your health! You can make chips with almost any ingredient, so if you have any other ideas do write them in the comment section!
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