Healthy Alternatives to Chips

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Who doesn’t love crispy chips or fries dunked in their favorite dip? I’ve rounded-up 15 healthy alternatives to potato chips that will satisfy your need to crunch and sneak fruits and vegetables into your diet too!

Picture collage of healthy chips alternatives - sweet potato chips, zucchini chips, parmesan cheese crisps and apple chips

I feel as though I’m laying out my case for a chip obsession! Below you’ll find 15 different fruits and vegetables made into chips or fries plus a few other chip-like munchies. Most are from The Dinner-Mom site and all but one are vegetarian and gluten-free. I’ve also gathered some recipes from around the web that are on my bucket list to make. 🙂

15 Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips

None of these require special equipment (although I feel like a good candidate for a dehydrator!)

1- Zucchini Chips in the Microwave or Oven

It takes a bit of patience to bake fruits and veggies to perfection in a standard oven. Naturally, I had to give the microwave a try!

Zucchini Chips in small bowl

The Sugar Free Mom has Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips and Homemade Ranch Zucchini Chips that look mighty good!

2- Sweet Potato Chips

My fascination with homemade vegetable chips began with sweet potatoes. These chips are hearty enough to withstand a little dipping!

Sweet Potato Chips in a paper container

3- Baked Beet Chips

When beets bake in the oven, they sweeten and become oh so good! They’re pretty too,

Baked Beet Chips on a plate

4- Crispy Kale Chips

Kale chips also make a wonderful, crunchy salad topper.

Crispy Kale Chips on a plate

5- Baked Apple Chips

Fruit chips, such as the apple chips, would be perfect for dessert nachos!

Baked Apple Chips in a paper container

6- Pear Chips

Dip these in chocolate. The end.

Pear Chips on a plate next to whole pears

7- Parmesan Cheese Crisps Laced with Veggies

Cheesy goodness that stands alone and is a nice accompaniment to soups and salads.

Parmesan Cheese Crisps in small bowl

8- Carrot Fries

I’ve only just begun the venture into the world of vegetable “fries.” These don’t taste like fries. But, they sure are tasty, especially dipped in a yogurt dill sauce.

Carrot Fries in a cup next to Yogurt Dill Dipping Sauce

9- Baked Green Bean Fries

It’s easy to eat your greens when they’re baked in cheese!

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries on a plate and Balsamic Yogurt Dip

So many options, so little time. Sigh.

More innovative and healthy alternatives to potato chips from the blogosphere:

10- Brussel Sprouts Chips by Eating Rules

11- Maple Cinnamon Parsnip Chips by My Whole Food Life

12- Healthy Baked Carrot Chips by A Spicy Perspective

13- Healthy Baked Plantain Chips 4 Ways by This Mama Cooks

14- Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips from Pinch of Yum

15- Butternut Squash Fries by My Fussy Eater

Enjoy and Happy Munching!



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  1. Oh my, I must now find an excuse to make and easy all of these 😉 thanks for the round up

  2. These chips look superb!
    Thanks for taking your time to create different types of chips and most importantly they are all healthy.
    Well done.

  3. Wow…so many great ideas. I would love to have some of these on hand for my daughter and her friends when they come over after school. I think they would love them!

  4. A wonderful round up on healthier options!

  5. Maybe I could get my husband on board with those baked green bean fries! Great ideas!

  6. This is a delicious collection! Pinning!!

  7. What an amazing round up of veggie munchies! I think I see some cinnamon carrot chips in my future!

  8. What a great idea for a post! I love the sweet potato chips!

  9. Ooh, the beet chips are intriguing!!

  10. These are all fabulous alternatives! I actually prefer sweet potato chips to regular. Actually, I like them all alot!

  11. These are such great ideas! I love them. So much healthier than normal potato chips too.

  12. My kids love Kale chips, can’t wait to try all the others too!

  13. What great and Healthy ideas!

  14. I love this! So creative!!! They all look so delicious

  15. Those carrot fries look amazing! OK – They all do. I want them all. ALL!

  16. Loving these options but sweet potato chips make me swoon.

  17. The kale chips are my absolute favorite!!

  18. Ooooh…they all look so delicious! But the green bean fries are definitely my fave!!

  19. Elizabeth @ Food Ramblings says

    I would love to try a bunch of these chips– thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  20. or even with sandwiches, no chips .

    a fruit salad or green salad help cutout chips ll together although I enjoyed a couple of your chip recipes 😂😂😂😂😂 parmesan were great

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