Perhaps in your hunt for some heart-friendly snacks you already came across homemade potato chip recipes several times on the internet. Did you know that it is really easy to come up with tasty chips aside from those that are out of spuds? Just about any other root or fleshy vegetable may be sliced thinly and baked to turn it into a snack that you can munch on without the guilt. Even some leafy veggies may also be turned into nutrient-packed chips!

What’s so great about vegetable chips is they are loaded with fiber, so they are very good for lowering bad cholesterol, keeping constipation at bay and making those excess pounds go away. Plus they also have antioxidants that fight off anything from aging, inflammation to cancer. Vitamins and minerals in vegetables turned into crunchy chips help keep your immune system strong and your body functioning optimally.

For starters, there are numerous trouble-free homemade vegetable chip recipes around. You don’t have to be a seasoned chef just to come up with nutritious and mouth-watering chips that everyone will be talking about for so many weeks to come. So if you are on the hunt for some healthy snacks that you and your family and friends can share, continue reading. Below are perhaps 3 of the simplest DIY veggie chips that you can come across!

Recipe #1: Taro Root Chips

If you want to whip up a snack that’s just like potato chips, it’s a great idea to try taro root chips. Because it is highly similar to a potato, taro root is actually dubbed as “potato of the tropics”. This recipe allows you to benefit from all the fiber and other nutrients taro root packs as you watch your favorite TV series.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound taro root
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  1. Wash taro root and have them peeled.
  1. Cut them into thin slices. Watch your fingers!
  1. Place sliced taro root neatly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  1. Brush olive oil on them, and sprinkle with a little sea salt.
  1. Bake for 40 minutes or until the edges are already lightly brown.

Recipe #2: Carrot Chips

Munching on carrot chips can be boring at times. There is no denying that carrots are more fun to eat if they’re turned into chips. As you may already know, this snack is rich in vitamin A that’s good for your eyes. By the way, it’s a great idea to use the largest carrots you can find as carrots tend to shrink when they’re baked.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  1. Wash and peel carrots, then cut them into very thin slices. Be careful!
  1. Arrange carrot slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  1. Have them brushed with olive oil. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on them.
  1. Bake for 5 minutes. Flip the carrot slices and bake for another 5 minutes.

Recipe #3: Kale Chips

Do you love cooking but hate slicing? Then this is the healthy homemade chip recipe for you! We all know that kale is teeming with nutrients, and that is why it’s a staple in salads and smoothies. The recipe below will let you easily introduce kale in your diet and most especially that of kids!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound kale
  • 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • Olive oil

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  1. Remove the stalks and center ribs of kale. Tear kale leaves into small pieces, roughly 3 inches.
  1. Thoroughly wash kale leaves and let them dry.
  1. In the meantime, combine granulated sugar, sea salt and ground black pepper in a small bowl.
  1. Drizzle kale leaves with olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  1. Sprinkle the sugar, salt and black pepper mixture on them.
  1. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the kale leaves are already crisp.
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