We love chips. Who doesn't love chips? You'd have to be out of your mind not to love chips. Unfortunately, they're bad for us. Like everything else that's especially delicious.
The good news is, we've heard about 5 healthier alternatives to fill that void:
The might not be salty (though, you could salt them if you want), but baked apple chips are the BOMB when you just want that crispiness.
Not only that but they pack lots of vitamin C and outrageously good apple flavor!
This is a cousin of the potato. It's a starchy root-vegetable, with 30% less fat and way more fiber than potato chips. Also — Vitamin E. Boom.
Among our five taste testers, all but one liked them. "This is the chippiest chip," noted one taster. "It's very filling," said another. One critic found them bland, however, while the Healthland editor noted, "They taste like Baked Lay's" potato chips.
Sweet Potato Chips:
Vitamin A. Manganese. Salty/sweet flavor. Crunchy. Reduced fat.
Almost everyone loves sweet potato fries — so why not bake them into some chips instead? Easy enough!
They might be weird looking — they kinda look like dried seaweed — but they're surprisingly salty and delicious. The part that sucks is that they're kinda hard to find. And when you do, they're expensive.
So it's a good thing that they're easy to make, and most of the time they taste better that way anyway!
Plantain chips are addictive, and unfortunately they're no better than potato chips if you buy them at the store.
So make them at home!
If you bake your own plantain chips at home, however, you can control how much oil you use and you can add spices to boost the flavor without the fat. (For a more healthful store-bought alternative to packaged plantain chips, try banana chips, which have less sugar and fewer calories.)
And there you guys go! Happy and healthy snacking!
Though, keep in mind that healthiness also involved moderation. Don't eat a ton of anything, basically, even if it is "healthier."
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