Potato chips are a tasty and crunchy snack, but they contain unhealthy levels of sodium and fat. Here are better ways to satisfy your cravings for crispness:
Apples help to regulate your blood sugar levels and contain a large amount of dietary fiber. You can create these chips by baking the slices in the oven, frying them in a non-stick skillet or placing them in a dehydrator. You can dust the chips with cinnamon for some added flavor.
Carrots contain vitamin A and beta-carotene that can help to fight off heart disease and protect your eyesight. Use a vegetable peeler or a sharp knife to create long strips of carrot. Fry the carrot strips in a hot pan with just a small amount of olive oil until they brown and become crisp.
Bananas contain phosphorus and other vitamins that can help your muscles. Chill some bananas and then cut them into slices on an angle. You then bake the banana slices in an oven until they dry out and turn into chips.
Eggplant contain B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. These chips are very tasty although they might not be as crisp as conventional potato chips. Bake the chips in the oven after sprinkling them with parmesan cheese, olive oil and a little garlic.
Mushrooms are far more nutritious than conventional potato chips. Cut king oyster mushrooms length-wise with a mandolin or a very sharp knife. Brush the slices with olive oil and bake them on parchment paper for around an hour.
Sweet Potatoes contain high amounts of vitamins C and A. Baking slices of sweet potatoes in the oven keeps out the fat that makes conventional potato chips so unhealthy. The chips will be crispier if you can cut the sweet potato slices very thin.
Tofu is a good source of protein that is low in calories and free from fat. You can bake or fry thick slices of tofu until the outside and edges have turned golden brown. Tofu chips have a subtle and almost unnoticeable flavor that will go well with any type of healthy dip.
Tomatoes contain lycopene, nutrients and antioxidants that can help to fight off problems like heart disease. Place some thin slices of red tomatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle a little oil over top and then bake them slowly until crisp and a little brown. The tomatoes will get sweeter as they bake.
Zucchini is a vegetable that can help to keep your skin bright and clear because of the high vitamin B content. Leave the skin on and cut the zucchini into thin discs. Coat the discs in egg whites, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper before baking them in the oven.