Potato chips are well known to be America’s most favorite snack food and are eaten at a rate of 1.2 billion pounds a year. That is a lot of potato chips! Produced in a vast amount of flavors, potato chips are sure to please almost everyone. Sometimes these snacks can get old fast or you’re looking for a new variety to compliment your movie night in or your next dinner party appetizer or perhaps seeking a healthier choice. Although there are many snack alternatives ready lined up at your grocery stores such as rice chips, microwave popcorn or even cookie chips (yes that is a thing) we’ve gathered together 15 alternative snack recipes to potato chips, both healthy and exciting. There is nothing like pure satisfaction in creating your own food. Let’s dig in!

1. Apple Chips

What better way to not let your slightly bad apples go to waste! Turn them into chips! The key to this recipe is to use a mandolin (a great kitchen tool that allows you to thinly slice fruits and veggies).

This recipe is effortless and will have you snacking guilt-free in no time. Add a dash of cinnamon to compliment the sweet flavor of your apples.

https://thebusybaker.ca/homemade-apple-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE BUSY BAKER

2.Parmesan Wonton Crackers

This recipe gives you a great reason to ditch your processed box of crackers and make your own. It is made with premade wonton papers that you can buy at any grocery store, by not having to make your own dough you’ll have these crisping up in the oven in a hurry!

These crackers are both salty and cheesy, you’ll never want to think about your boxed crackers again. Eat these cheesy crackers to yourself or serve at your next party! Pair the parmesan wonton crackers with a chip dip, hummus or eat on their own they will not disappoint.

http://www.lifeasastrawberry.com/parmesan-wonton-crackers/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIFE AS A STRAWBERRY

3. Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips

Do you want glowing skin? Think about making zucchini chips when your next snack craving hits. Not only is one cup of zucchini only 27 calories (wait, what?) they also hold great nutrients such as protein and fiber. Zucchini is also a great source of Beta Carotene which your body turns into Vitamin A. This promotes excellent eye health and vision, helps your immune system and promotes healthy glowing skin.

Satisfy your hunger and support a healthy body all in one. This delicious recipe is an awesome alternative to your regular bag of potato chips.

http://blog.skinowl.com/feed-your-beauty-salt-and-pepper-zucchinni-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPES HERE: SKIN OWL

4. Healthy Baked Plantain Chips

These are not your average banana chip. Plantains are actually quite different from bananas. With a strong bitter taste, it is actually recommended that you cook plantains before you eat them. They are considered a brain-boosting and immune building fruit. I don’t know about you but I can use all the brain help I can get not to mention as the seasons change there is that strong need to fight sickness. This fun fruit also contains a strong source of potassium which is crucial for smooth bone contraction and heart function.

This plantain chip recipe will give you a fun twist on your next chip binge and you can feel at ease that you’re eating something healthy. Eat these chips on their own or for a little guilty pleasure dip in some melted chocolate.

https://www.thismamacooks.com/2017/09/healthy-baked-plantain-chips-recipe.html PHOTOS AND RECIPES HERE: THIS MAMA COOKS

5. Butternut Squash Chips

Seeking a healthier option to processed potato chips but don’t want to sacrifice your comfort food craving? Then look no further this is the perfect recipe to satisfy just that. Try this low fat snack that will provide your body with an abundant amount of dietary fiber and vitamin B6.

The squash flavor seasoned with paprika, cayenne pepper and rosemary will be sure to give you that warm savory flavor your heart desires. Eat on their own or even use as a soup dipper on your next cold gloomy day.

https://sugarfreelondoner.com/butternut-squash-crisps/ PHOTOS AND RECIPES HERE: SUGARFREE LONDONER

6.Radish Chips

Who knew radish had an alternate purpose to being used in a salad or eaten raw with some ranch dip? This funky twist of a chip will be sure to spark a conversation if served at your next party. This folate, fiber and magnesium-rich vegetable will provide your body with excellent nutrients and satisfy your hunger.

This recipe uses warm spices such as curry, turmeric, paprika, and garlic. Easy to make and an excellent chance to try something different.

http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2011/05/18/radish-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SIMPLE COMFORT FOOD

7. Cinamon Bun Popcorn

Put your buttery microwave popcorn away and try this delicious twist for your next snack. It may not be one of the healthiest options but it sure is sweet-tooth satisfying. Sticky sweet cinnamon buns and salty popcorn, two amazing snacks combined into one.

Serve this delicious take on popcorn for your next movie night in and watch your kids beg you to make this for every family night.

https://www.ihearteating.com/cinnamon-bun-popcorn-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I HEART EATING

8.Low Carb Cheese Crisp Nachos

Watch out Tostitos, these cheesy nacho crips are taking over! Whether you’re on the Keto diet or not these low-carb cheese crisps will make your mouth salivate every time you think about them.

Why not start your taco night with this amazing appetizer that will be devoured in seconds. Serve your crisps with refried beans topped with guacamole and salsa for a vegetarian option. If you are a meat lover, save some of your spicey beef mixed with cooked veggies to turn your gathering into a fiesta.

http://www.mantitlement.com/recipes/low-carb-cheese-crisp-nachos/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MANTITLEMENT

9. Healthy Baked Carrot Crisps

Why not get your vitamins in with these guiltless carrot crips. Taking a healthier approach to your average potato chip but still providing the satisfying crunch just got a lot easier.

Carrots are one of the easiest vegetables to turn into a crisp because you can cook them either on high and for a shorter period of time or low and slow and they will turn out nice and crunchy either way. Trade your lunch box snack or afternoon carby pick me up for this delicious option.

https://www.aspicyperspective.com/healthy-baked-carrot-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A SPICY PERSPECTIVE

10.Cheesy Nacho Spinach Chips

Skip the salad and use your spinach to make some delicious cheesy chips. Spinach is well known to be a super food because of its low-calorie nutrient-dense combination. Rich greens are important for promoting healthy bones, hair, and skin, who doesn’t want any of that. Along with vitamin nutrients, spinach also provides a great source of protein, minerals, and iron. All of these can contribute to help lower the risk of developing asthma, your risk of cancer, and can decrease blood pressure levels while also improving blood glucose control, which is imperative for someone with diabetes.

Knowing all the health benefits spinach has to offer why would you not want to try these tasty spinach chips! The combination of cumin and the cheesy zest of nutritional yeast will make you fall in love with your next nacho chip craving.

https://lostgardenblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/cheesy-nacho-spinach-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LOST GARDEN

11. Birthday Cake Marshmallow Popcorn

The next time you need to host a birthday party make sure this snack is on your table. With it’s sweet and color confetti contributions the grown-ups and kids will be snacking on this the whole time.

This recipe is so easy you’ll most likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard and even your kids can join in on the fun. Similar to making a rice krispy treat, this new take on popcorn is filled with that yummy chewy taste of a sugary marshmallow.

https://www.letsdishrecipes.com/2016/08/birthday-cake-marshmallow-popcorn.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LETS DISH RECIPES

12. Baked Beet Chips

Beets are a fun vegetable because they come in a variety of colors that can catch the eye without adding any artificial coloring. Beets are a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Along with those nutrients, beets are also a great source of manganese which can promote the healthy function of your bones, kidneys, pancreas, and liver.

This recipe provides a minimal ingredient list with simple step by step procedures on how to achieve the crispiest beats that will help subside your hunger.

https://www.foodiecrush.com/how-to-make-baked-beet-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOODIE CRUSH

13. Sea Salt and Garlic Kale Chips

Kale, like spinach, is another awesome green superfood. This low calorie, zero fat and high in fiber leafy green should be on your next grocery list.  By now I think a lot of you know kale is really good for you, just to name a few contributions; it can help protect against various cancers, promote bone health, can help fight against asthma and arthritis, can help improve your vision, skin and immune system. How can you not give this superfood a try?

If you’re having a hard time-consuming kale raw in a salad, why not try this unique take on a chip. This recipe will help you conquer your next salty snack craving.

https://thebusybaker.ca/sea-salt-and-garlic-kale-chips/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE BUSY BAKER

14. Low Carb Keto Friendly Baked Cheese Crisps

Taking simple cheddar cheese slices, quartering them and broiling for a few minutes you have crispy “chip” that is 100% just cheese.

What a great breakfast snack or even use these chips as a side dish with your next brunch meal. This is a diet hack that will have you scooping up your favorites in these savory bites all night. We served ours with another favorite fat source…guacamole!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/keto-friendly-baked-cheese-crisps/ PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

15. Tomato and Lentil Basil Chips

If you are seeking a snack that will fill you up until your next meal, then this is the recipe for you. These lentil basil chips are high in protein as well as nut, oil, and grain free. There is no frying needed because these crunchy chips are baked.

Made in a blender, these inexpensive chips will be crisped up in no time at all. The savory tomato and aromatic basil flavor will have you daydreaming about your next snack time. They’re full of flavor and are delicious eaten on their own or pair with hummus to satisfy your hunger.

https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-recipes/tomato-basil-lentil-chips PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NEST AND GLOW

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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