Healthier alternatives to potato chips that you must try

Potato chips are delicious and can be paired with lots of other foods or can be enjoyed alone.  No matter how you eat them the fact remains is that they’re unhealthy and can cause long-term problems including high blood pressure and stubborn belly fat.  With there being so many healthier alternatives to practically everything, here are some vegan treats to replace those oily, deep-fried, thinly sliced potatoes we love.

Nadi Happy Hearts Apple Chips

These delicious chips are sure to satisfy your cravings.  Thin with the right amount of crisp, Nadi Happy hearts Apple Chips are cooked using a drying technique that preserves the flavors.  Made from pure apples Ida Red or Grany Smith apples, the chips are pure with no added sugar, fat-free, and vegan.

Founder and chief executive Nina Tickaradze says, “NADI Happy Hearts Apple Chips are a delicious way to nourish our bodies and also support our mission of creating opportunities for economic mobility for refugees and farmers who work hard to produce the foods we eat.  Check out their website to purchase chips or check out their other products.

Snacklins plant-based puff chips

Pork rind lovers will be surprised by how good this snack is.  Known as the curiously low-calorie chip, Snacklins takes low calories to another level.  With only 80 calories in each bag, you don’t have to be ashamed for eating the whole bag.  Their ingredients are simple only including yuca, mushroom, sunflower oil, and seasonings.

Popchips

Given in the name, these delicious crisps are popped.  With many flavors to choose from, these chips paired with some cheese, guacamole, or salsa dip are a great alternative for the less healthy brands. Make your choice between tangy, cheesy, salty, hot, or sweet.

Since launching in 2007, Popchips has worked steadily to market its brand. Last year their grain-free corn chip line made its debut with flavors, Cajun honey, sea salt, and perfectly salted.  Things didn’t stop there because this year, Veg Vibes by Popchips were released.  SO far the only flavors are Sriracha and Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar. We can’t wait to see what they’ll come out with next!

Beanitos

What do you get when beans are slow-cooked to perfection then dusted with delightful seasonings then baked and lightly fried?  You get the delicious Beanitos. With beans coming straight from farms, it doesn’t get any fresher than this.  Beanitos boasts 5 grams of protein and contains no corn or gluten.

A new recipe along with a new packaging debut in 2019.  The new packaging shows the nutritional benefits of beans.  Chief executive officer Giannella Alvarez says,

“The main difference is how we’re making masa … the masa comes from beans directly from the farm that are building to a dough, and that dough is then converted into chips,” Ms. Alvarez told Food Business News. “The way to think about it is it’s more homemade. It’s how you would make it at home. You would slow cook that masa, and then you would cut those chips and cook them.”

Beanitos come in a variety of flavors including sea salt, mac n cheese, and jalapeno con queso.

What potato chip alternatives do you prefer? Are snacks part of your daily routine?