Creative Fruit and Veggie Chips You Can Make at Home
Snack the Rainbow
First there were kale chips. Now chefs are asking "Why stop there?" and crisping up just about any kind of produce. "Everyone loves a good potato chip, of course," says Jennifer Puccio, who serves fried, seasoned Brussels sprouts leaves at Marlowe in San Francisco. "But lemon, radish, and carrot versions are prettier, healthier, and more fun to eat." Here, Puccio gives a lesson on making six types of chips in just minutes.
Radishes are great as a garnish, but they're even better when they're fried into crispy chips and added as an extra crunchy layer of flavor in your salad. And since they're low in calories and high in fiber, they're the perfect snack to munch on to keep you fuller longer.
Brussels Sprout Chips
There's nothing like biting into crispy, roasted Brussels sprouts—now imagine snacking on a crispier, lighter version. Give 'em a little oomph with your favorite spice blends, and you'll have the most addictive chip ever. (Psst..here are 10 other seriously addictive Brussels sprouts recipes.)
Carrots are an underrated superfood; they protect your eyes from disease and may help slow the growth of cancer cells, just to name a couple of benefits. Because carrots are already super crunchy when they're raw, they make an even crunchier and super-satisfying veggie chip.
Attention, all sweet-and-savory foodies: Serve these sweet and crisp pear chips with cheese or anything salty like nut butter or prosciutto. You'll thank us later. (Up next: more healthy sweet and savory recipes that put the classic flavor combo to good use.)
If you love kale chips, escarole chips are about to be your new fave. Just like kale chips, toss the leaves with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and then bake. And if you want, amp up the flavor with some puréed garlic and olive oil. (P.S. Did you know spinach chips are a thing too?)