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17 Healthy alternatives to potato chips that aren't kale

Writer, runner, mother and pre-diabetic, not necessarily in that order.  I am also the evil mastermind behind All Day I Dream About food, a food blog devoted to low carb and gluten-free recipes.  It isn’t about dieting, but it is about c...

It's snack time and you're craving something salty and crunchy. But you've done a great job sticking to your New Year's resolutions and you don't want to blow your healthy diet now. Thankfully, you can satisfy those cravings without giving in to the cheap thrills of a bag of potato chips. There are any number of wholesome veggie chip recipes that give you the salty crunch you're seeking.

You've surely heard of kale chips, but those are so last year. Or is it two years ago now? If you have a distaste for kale, there are plenty of other options. Creative cooks are making chips out of everything from zucchini to mushrooms. Check out these 17 delicious veggie chip recipes and get snacking!


Brussels sprouts often get a bad rap but they do make amazing chips. Turn any brussels hater into a lover with this easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chip recipe.

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Craving the zingy taste of salt and vinegar chips? These delicious Salt & Vinegar Zucchini Chips will satisfy your taste buds in a healthy, low-carb manner.

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Sweet potatoes are a natural stand-in for regular white potatoes, and they can be flavored any way you want. Try these Chili Spiced Sweet Potato Chips with Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip.

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Want something a little more exotic? Sprinkle some garam masala on Eggplant Chips and then dip them into some Cilantro Mint Raita for a delicious Indian-inspired snack.

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Roasted radishes are the new darling of the low carb world, and they make great chips too. Try this Baked Radish Chip recipe for a healthy treat.

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If you're sick of kale chips, why not make Spinach Chips instead? Grab yourself a bag of baby spinach and get snacking!

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Love the earthy taste of mushrooms? Slice them up, brush them with oil and oven bake them for some delicious Mushroom Chips.

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Beets are seriously good for you and full of all sorts of antioxidants. Roasting thinly sliced beets brings out all the best flavor so try your hand at these Chili Roasted Beet Chips.

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If zucchini makes great chips, then surely any summer squash can too. This recipe for Garlic Parmesan Yellow Squash Chips sounds delicious!

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And while we're talking about squash, how about some Crispy Baked Butternut Squash chips?

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Proof positive that any vegetable can be cooked until crispy, and sometimes you don't even need an oven. These Tomato Chips are made fast and easy in your microwave!

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Long skinny green beans make for long, skinny snacking. You won't be able to get enough of these Crispy Green Bean Chips.

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Did you know that roasted broccoli gets deliciously crisp? Turn it into a healthy snack alternative with this Roasted Broccoli Chip recipe.

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Carrots, along with their paler cousins, parsnips, can also make wonderful chips. This recipe for Cumin Spice Carrot and Parsnip Chips is sure to please and takes only 10 minutes in the oven.

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Have you ever eaten turnips? Well now you will want to with these easy Baked Turnip Chips.

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Yup, even leafy cabbage is being turned into great snacking material. These Almond Butter Cabbage Chips are full of great flavor.

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Want a really eye-catching healthy snack? Grab all of those root veggies, the turnips and parsnips and beets and roast them together for some lovely Root Vegetable Chips with Buttermilk Parsley Dipping Sauce.

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