20 Delicious and Healthy Alternatives To Potato Chips and French Fries

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

Butternut Squash Chips

A Couple Cooks

See how they’re made here.

2. Baked Zucchini Chips

Baked Zucchini Chips

Vittles and Bits

Learn how to make these thin and crispy chips.

3. Brussels Sprout Chips

Brussels Sprout Chips

Pop Sugar

This snack is high in fiber and low in calories.

4. Polenta Fries

Polenta Fries

101 Cookbooks

Get the recipe here.

5. Baked Apple Chips

Baked Apple Chips

The Italian Dish

Get the step-by-step here.

6. Radish Chips

Radish Chips

Simple Comfort Food

See how to make them here.

7. Broccoli Chips

Broccoli Chips

Keep It Simple Foods

Make these instead of throwing your broccoli stems in the trash.

8. Kale Chips

Kale Chips


This recipe includes parmesan cheese for an extra kick of flavor.

9. Turnip Disco Fries

Turnip Disco Fries

Food Network

Disco fries are covered in gravy, but go for the fat-free variety for a healthy snack.

10. Asparagus Fries

Asparagus Fries

Spoon Fork Bacon

This tutorial also includes recipes for three dipping sauces.

11. Beet Chips

Beet Chips

A Cozy Kitchen

You can use golden or red beets for this recipe.

12. Baked Tortilla Chips

Baked Tortilla Chips

Two Peas and Their Pod

Making your own tortilla chips is healthier than buying them at the store.

13. Low Carb Chili “Doritos”

Low Carb Chili "Doritos"

Ditch The Wheat

The recipe is tasty and lighter than the brand’s version of tortilla chips.

14. Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

The Girl Who Ate Everything

These fries are actually baked, not fried.

15. Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Baked Mozzarella Sticks

Skinny Taste

Baking mozzarella sticks is not only healthier for you, but it also gives the snack a lighter taste.

16. Daikon Radish Chips

Daikon Radish Chips

Florida Coastal Cooking

These daikon radish chips are high in vitamin C and low in calories.

17. Carrot Fries

Carrot Fries

2 Teaspoons

Carrot fries have a ton of health benefits and are lower in calories than potatoes.

18. Banana Chips

Banana Chips


For a healthy but still sweet option, go for this banana chip recipe.

19. Green Bean Fries

Green Bean Fries

Food Network

This dish is pan fried, but has a lighter taste than deep-fried french fries.

20. Cheesy Spinach Chips

Cheesy Spinach Chips

Lost Garden

This recipe uses baby spinach, but you can use other varieties as well.

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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?

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