Healthy homemade alternatives to crisps
Salty, savoury crisps are a moreish treat, and while we believe it is important to live a balanced life enjoying a little of what you fancy, we wouldn’t recommend snacking on them every day. Our homemade alternatives to crisps can make for a healthy option.
We far prefer making our veggie crisps, so that we know exactly what goes into them. If you’re trying to curb a crisp habit, opt for our healthier vegetable alternatives instead – they’re just as tempting and crunchy, but with a good kick of nutrients too.
Dried apple rings
If you have a windfall of apples and need a bit of a break from crumbles, these are an ideal way to work through the bumper crop. They’re a great way to help children eat more fruit and veg and always prove popular in a lunchbox. Made using only three ingredients, they’re virtually fat free, and a good source of vitamin C, too.
Kale chips are one of the most popular alternatives to potato crisps, and with good reason. This leafy green is packed with vitamins A and C and also provides us with dietary fibre. What’s more you can make your own in less than 10 minutes!
Slightly sweeter than their potato counterparts, we find beetroot crisps utterly delicious. Use a mandolin to get extra thin slices – but watch your fingers, mandolins are incredibly sharp utensils! Topping them with Parmesan cheese (or a veggie alternative) makes them even more moreish.
This savoury snack is ideal for devouring in front of a good film. Make a batch over the weekend and store in an air-tight container so that you have a handful handy when you need a pick-me-up. A delicious savoury snack that the whole family will love.
Chilli and lime popcorn
This healthy popcorn gets its savoury flavour from cheesy nutritional yeast, a kick of chilli and a zing of lime. Low in fat and calories, it is a great alternative to the salty, sugar-filled varieties you can buy at the cinema.
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