Do you miss eating chips now that you’re trying to lose weight? Do you get that craving for them in the afternoon or evening? Are chips (pretty much of any kind ?) your biggest weakness when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. I’ve gathered 22 Tasty Chip Recipes That Feel Sinful but Are Actually Healthy for you.
Maybe you’re not the type to obsess over chips generally, but you find them hard to resist if they’re in front of you. If you’re anything like me, it’s not even about the chips, it’s about the dip or salsa.
And let’s be real, sometimes fresh veggies just don’t cut it. I find hummus with veggies to be good, for sure. But hummus with chips??? Ten times better…
To me, the thinner and flakier, the more delicious I find them to be too.
Now here’s the challenge in my household. Jeremy, my husband, loves eating chips with salsa or hummus. He’s the type that craves them often. Even when he’s trying to eat healthier, he’s got a bag of chips in the pantry that he can have with salsa.
While I don’t usually even think of chips, when they’re in front of me, I have a hard time resisting. And I mean a really hard time! You know what I mean?
Sooooo, of course, I had to find a solution to maintain my healthy eating habits and avoid temptations. This list of delicious and tasty healthy chip recipes is the key to staying on track and being a guilt-free foodie.
DON’T DEPRIVE YOURSELF OF SINFULLY DELICIOUS FOODS
Before I go into the list of healthy chip recipes, I have a suggestion. Don’t deprive yourself of sinfully delicious foods. If you’re trying to lose weight and you’re eating foods that just don’t do it for you because they’re healthy, you will not succeed. I mean it.
There are lucky people in this world (though I see it as a matter of perspective) who eat for fuel. Many of us (or most in my opinion) eat because we connect food with emotion.
Think about it, celebrations of birthdays and success are mostly geared around food and drinks. We have all maybe eaten a tub of ice cream or a pizza pie at some point when we’ve been depressed. We have emotional reactions to food.
And you know that feeling when you have something so delicious that your mouth waters and you just feel an inner sense of fulfillment? Ahhh, I can’t deny it, I’m just a foodie….
I’ll finally get to the point here. I’m not suggesting you eat a bunch of junk food and sugar, which are addictive. One option is to follow these tips to resist cravings. To stay on track with your weight loss goals, eat foods you enjoy that are healthier than what you were eating before. Then you won’t be “dieting” and you’ll make your new healthy eating habits sustainable.
Best of all, you can keep being a foodie while losing weight. You can’t beat that!
Pinterest is full of delicious options for every kind of food you can think of. If you crave something, look it up on Pinterest, there’s likely to be a healthy alternative to it.
TASTY CHIP RECIPES THAT FEEL SINFUL BUT ARE ACTUALLY HEALTHY
Before you go through this list, I suggest you get a mandolin if you intend to make these frequently. You’ll need that or a very sharp knife for the majority of these healthy chip recipes. Many of the recipes also call for a dehydrator. I don’t have one and many people don’t, so most of the recipes require that you bake the chips in the oven. There were three final things that I kept in mind when rounding up these recipes:
#1 We foodies need sinfully delicious healthy options at our fingertips.
#2 Ease of recipes.
#3 Variety, variety, variety.
1. BEET CHIPS
If you’re not a big fan of beets because of they’re earthy, these chips might just change your mind. I found this Beet with Thyme-Scented Pink Salt recipe on the Kumquat blog. You can also make them with golden beets for a less-earthy flavor.
2. GREEN BEAN CHIPS
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just need to munch on something crispy. Whole New Mom made these Can’t Stop Eating ‘Em Crispy Green Bean Chips that look AMAZING. You can make them in a dehydrator. Since I don’t have one, I’ll have to experiment and let you know what I come up with in the near future.
3. RADISH CHIPS
The seasonings alone make these radish chips by Miss Marzipan tasty. No need for dips on this one!
4. WATERMELON RADISH CHIPS
While these don’t taste like watermelon, I find them to taste even better than your typical radish. This is especially true when you make this healthy watermelon radish chip recipe by The February Fox with lemon and chili powder. Yummy!
5. KALE CHIPS
Okay, now kale chips are nothing new, but vegan “cheesy” kale chips are totally worth a try. Another thing I love about this recipe by Little Green Dot is that it gives you baking and dehydrating instructions. Can’t go wrong with that!
6. SWEET POTATO CHIPS
Talk about a TASTY healthy chip recipe! Check out Give It Some Thyme’s sweet potato chips with avocado dip. I don’t know which one I want the most, the chips or the dip. Sinful! Thankfully, these are meant to be eaten together.
7. TOMATO CHIPS
Oh my, tomato with parmesan chips! I’m quickly becoming a fan of Sugar Free Mom, you’ll see what I mean as you keep going. Her recipes aren’t just healthy and delicious, she also provides dehydrator and oven instructions.
8. BRUSSEL SPROUT CHIPS
It never occurred to me to make brussel sprout chips, but I’m sold with this recipe. To start with, I agree with Dorothy at Eating Rules, this veggie has a bad reputation. It’s so delicious!
9. OKRA CHIPS
I can’t wait for my father to visit so that I can make him some okra chips. He loves okra and I’m sure he’s never tried it in a chip. Imagine the endless possibilities of how you can season these. But no doubt, these chili-lime flavored okra chips by Nudge Yourself must be to die for!
10. SPINACH CHIPS
If we can bake kale chips, why not bake spinach chips? Check out this tasty healthy chip recipe at Surf and Sunshine.
11. SNAP PEA CHIPS
Fresh snap peas are a delicious snack to start with. This is one of those that’s so easy to grab and go. But sometimes you just need more of a crispy chip feel. Cotter Crunch gets a thumbs up for these flavorful snap pea chips.
12. PUMPKIN CHIPS
Pumpkin is versatile, which means that you can make sweet or savory chips with it. The Savvy Naturalista’s pumpkin chip recipe is spicy!
13. EGGPLANT CHIPS
Mmmmm, Mediterranean Eggplant Chips! Isn’t your mouth watering right now? This recipe has me “Running to the Kitchen” like the name of the blog.
14. CARROTS CHIPS
Whether your fridge is full of veggies or not, carrots are a likely vegetable to have. So, if you do have carrots in the fridge, give this healthy chip recipe a try. There’s no need to run to the store to get a rare veggie. You can make these delectable carrot chips with cumin and cinnamon by A Spicy Perspective right away.
15. JICAMA CHIPS
I have a gigantic Jicama sitting on my kitchen counter ready to make this recipe right now. In the past, I’ve made fresh jicama sticks with lime and cayenne pepper…delicious! But now I can’t wait to make Body Rock’s Jicama Chips and Power Pesto Dip.
16. BOK CHOI CHIPS
Isn’t it awesome to get your daily dose of greens through chips? I’m not suggesting you eat veggie chips only, but it really helps to get your fill of greens when it feels like a treat. These baby bok choi chips by Shockingly Delicious are a flavorful way to fulfill your veggie goal.
17. MUSHROOM CHIPS
Have you tried avocado oil? Try making some king oyster mushroom chips with it. Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe is simple to make.
18. PARSNIP CHIPS
Parsnips are so tasty that I couldn’t leave them out of this list of healthy chip recipes. The ingredients in The Little Pine’s parsnip chip recipe make this veggie mouthwatering.
19. ZUCCHINI CHIPS
Zucchini chip recipes are all over the place now and I totally get the reason for it, they’re healthy and delicious. A lot of the recipes I’ve seen are completely covered in parmesan cheese. While delectable, you must limit your intake of those to stay on track with your weight loss goals. These parmesan garlic zucchini chips by Frugal Living Mom use the parmesan cheese sparingly but are still full of flavor.
20. CUCUMBER CHIPS
Remember earlier when I said I was sold on Sugar-Free Mom’s recipes? Well, she also happens to have a sour cream and onion cucumber chips recipe that I can’t wait to try. It calls for a dehydrator though. But check out the other options she linked right above the recipe card.
21. BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHIPS
Rosemary and thyme are the main seasonings for Sugar-Free Londoner’s butternut squash crisps. Adding herbs and spices to your recipes adds flavor and prevents the overuse of salt.
22. CABBAGE CHIPS
Green cabbage or red cabbage, either one works. Give these cabbage chips from Mark’s Daily Apple a try!
WHICH OF THESE HEALTHY CHIP RECIPES WILL YOU TRY?
With twenty-two vegetable options for healthy crisps, you’re bound to find a few that you can make, even if you’re not a veggie lover. You get three major advantages from these healthy chip recipes:
- A healthy dose of nutrition.
- The ability to curb your cravings for chips without guilt
- Most of these chips can also be made in large batches and stored to be eaten for several days.
Most importantly, you get to indulge in tasty chips that feel sinful but are actually healthy!
Comment below to let me know how these healthy chip recipes turn out for you.
And don’t forget to get the Fit and Healthy Conversions Cheat Sheet. With this handy reference tool, you’ll never go wrong when halving or doubling any of these recipes.