Wednesday, May 16

How to Make Healthy, Homemade Veggie Chips


Curried Sweet Potato Chips

We know we need to eat more vegetables. The challenge is to do it with flavor and variety. So we've become creative.

Put all your vegetables in a blender, pulverize and serve. There's a booth at my local farmers market dispensing cups of green slop to devotees of that religion. I've tried it. I haven't converted.

Another approach is to chop up whatever you find in your vegetable drawer and put it on lettuce. This is more viable but looks and tastes an awful lot like salad, something that's been around for a while.

Or, take a mandoline to your vegetables, toss with olive oil and a dash of salt and serve them hot alongside a sandwich as chips. This vegetables-as-chips innovation has gone viral and can be found in grocery stores, restaurants and food trucks across the country. I've leapt onto this bandwagon with both feet.

Please click here to continue reading the post at NPR.org and to get recipes for Curried Sweet Potato Chips, Chili-Lime Plantain Chips, Kale Chips, Simple Salted Beet Chips and Smoked Paprika Carrot and Parsnip Chips.

Kale Chips

6 comments:

The Duo Dishes said...

The plantain chips are the best ones in that bunch. They are so addictive! Homemade is much better and far less fatty than the bagged ones...although those are very good. :)

Joanne said...

Chips are a great way to convince yourself to eat your veggies especially if they're homemade!

Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) said...

I've always wanted to make my own veggie chips!

marybethhills said...

Love this! I am all for veggies as chips. Buying a mandoline has been one of my best investments this year. The next thing I want to try is root chips. Great post!

Ramona from Sam's Club said...

Susan, what a great recipe for curried sweet potatoes! Kabobs are another option to incorporate more veggies. One of my favorite recipes is the Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs on Samsclub.com/meals. Thanks for sharing! – Ramona from Sam’s Club

The Lucky Wife/Anne said...

Have been wanting to try kale chips for some time and recently saw a recipe for sweet potato chips somewhere else as well... these are calling my name!

~The Lucky Wife/Anne
The Saturday Evening Pot

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