Fried potato dishes, like french fries and chips, are delicious…but not particularly healthy. These savory treats are okay every once in awhile, but sadly aren’t an everyday option. Instead of reaching for junk food when you’re hungry, why not whip up a healthier alternative to our salty favorites? Check out the recipes below for baked chips and fries made of vegetables and low-calorie foods. These snacks taste like an indulgence, but you won’t feel guilty later.
1. Butternut Squash Chips
See how they’re made here.
2. Baked Zucchini Chips
Learn how to make these thin and crispy chips.
3. Brussels Sprout Chips
This snack is high in fiber and low in calories.
4. Polenta Fries
Get the recipe here.
5. Baked Apple Chips
Get the step-by-step here.
6. Radish Chips
See how to make them here.
7. Broccoli Chips
Make these instead of throwing your broccoli stems in the trash.
8. Kale Chips
This recipe includes parmesan cheese for an extra kick of flavor.
9. Turnip Disco Fries
Disco fries are covered in gravy, but go for the fat-free variety for a healthy snack.
10. Asparagus Fries
This tutorial also includes recipes for three dipping sauces.
11. Beet Chips
You can use golden or red beets for this recipe.
12. Baked Tortilla Chips
Making your own tortilla chips is healthier than buying them at the store.
13. Low Carb Chili “Doritos”
The recipe is tasty and lighter than the brand’s version of tortilla chips.
14. Zucchini Fries
These fries are actually baked, not fried.
15. Baked Mozzarella Sticks
Baking mozzarella sticks is not only healthier for you, but it also gives the snack a lighter taste.
16. Daikon Radish Chips
These daikon radish chips are high in vitamin C and low in calories.
17. Carrot Fries
Carrot fries have a ton of health benefits and are lower in calories than potatoes.
18. Banana Chips
For a healthy but still sweet option, go for this banana chip recipe.
19. Green Bean Fries
This dish is pan fried, but has a lighter taste than deep-fried french fries.
20. Cheesy Spinach Chips
This recipe uses baby spinach, but you can use other varieties as well.
Are you salivating as much as I am? I think I’m going to whip up some zucchini chips to eat with my dinner later tonight. Which recipe will you try first?