5 homemade chips for healthy snacking

Who ever said chips are unhealthy? Coach potatoes can now redeem their sedentary lifestyle. Here are few suggestions to give in to those guilty pleasures we just can’t seem to get enough of. But this time, let’s side on the healthier corner by preparing a bunch of homemade chips that’s not only good for our palates but also for our bodies.

1. Taro chips
For this one you will need peeled taro, kosher salt and olive oil. Slice the taro lengthwise through using a mandolin. To do this, set it to the lowest, either 1 or 2. This step should be done carefully. Prepare baking sheets then place the slices neatly. Using olive oil, brush each slice lightly. Bake under 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes until crispy.

2. Baked chili cheese fritos
For those looking for flavor in their chips, this will surely satisfy your craving. For this one you will need corn tortillas, olive or canola oil, salt, chili powder, nutritional yeast, cumin, onion powder and garlic powder. While preparing, preheat oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, add all spices and toss until mixed, then set aside. Cut the tortillas into equal strips. Place tortillas into the baking sheet and coat with canola or olive oil. For 12-15 minutes, bake tortillas until golden brown or crispy. After that, immediately add tortilla chips to the mix prepared earlier and coat well. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with chili, soup or dips.

3. Root Veggie Chips with Sea Salt
For this one you will need peeled sweet potatoes, blue potatoes, beets, parsnips, carrots, rutabagas, celery root and fine sea salt. Boil a large pot of salted water. Add the vegetable slices mentioned earlier and cook for about thirty seconds. Drain the water and rinse with cold water. Repeat for about two to three times. Using paper towels, gently dry the vegetable slices. Season vegetables slices by placing them in a bowl and coat well. Prepare them in a mesh-lined dehydrator tray. Dehydrate chips for about 8 to 10 hours at 135 degrees Fahrenheit. Shift trays accordingly to dry them evenly.

4. Peppered Kale Chips
For this one you will need fresh kale, olive oil, coarse ground black pepper and salt. While preparing other ingredients, preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare baking sheets with lines of parchment paper then set aside. Prepare the kale by removing and discarding thick stems. Rip the leaves into small sizes or bit-size ones. Rinse the leaves and dry with paper towels. Combine the kale, oil, salt and black pepper in a large bowl. Massage and thoroughly coat. Prepare the baking sheets and line them neatly. Bake for about twenty minutes, stir if necessary or until crispy.

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