If you’re just bored and want something to nibble on when those hunger pangs hit you at 4pm, crispy potato chips come to the rescue! Come on, it’s really hard to say “no” to an air-filled bag of crispy goodness! Potato chips come in a variety of flavors and appeal to every palate and palate as they are a “perfect” snack option when watching cricket matches, weekend house and pajama parties with friends, and even during one Movie date night. But as we all know, chips are not healthy at all, either for weight loss or for general health. No, not even baked chips as they are usually high in a compound called “acrylamide” which can, among other things, cause nerve damage, increase the risk of cancer, and cause inflammation, which is a major cause of weight gain. Regardless of the shape, whether baked or not, potato chips are not good for weight loss at all. They’re high in calories, usually have trans fat, and it’s difficult to stop at just one pack. They illuminate the brain’s reward center and increase further desire. Plus, each bag of chips has roughly 200 calories, mostly made up of unhealthy fats, sodium, artificial flavors, and even sugar. Therefore, they can easily be classified as junk food. It is also a food that can lead to belly fat. It also doesn’t help that these chips are easy to store, non-perishable, and come at a great price per pack. In this post, we list healthier alternatives to potato chips so you can eat for joy, stay on the health spectrum, and also avoid weight gain. To lose weight in a healthy way by eating the right kind of food, check out various diet programs on the Rati Beauty app that are easy to follow and practice.
You can make all of these chips by crisping them in a microwave or in an air fryer without cooking oil.
1. Beetroot Chips: Beetroot chips are full of antioxidants and detoxify the skin. You can easily make chips by making thin slices of beetroot and satisfying your sweet tooth.
2. Banana / Plantain Chips: These chips are quite famous in southern Kerala. Although they’re high in calories, they’re comparatively healthier than bananas.
3. Apple Chips: Absolutely delicious, you can make thin slices of apple and then bake, dehydrate, or air-fry them to make crispy chips.
4. Carrot Chips: High in beta-carotene, these chips also get the benefits of antioxidants.
5. Pineapple Chips: Pineapple chips are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, potassium and fiber and are also appealing to children.
6. Sweet Potato Chips: If you have never tried sweet potato chips, now is the time because they are crispy, nutritious, and taste great too.
7. Radish Chips: These chips are low in calories and carbohydrates, and you can season them with salt and pepper too.
8. Tofu Chips: Cut the tofu into thin slices and bake them until they turn crispy and brown. They taste great with homemade sauce.
9. Zucchini Chips: You may have heard of zucchini noodles, but chips? Yes, just cut them thin enough before putting them in the oven so they’ll get nice and crispy.
10. Eggplant / Brinjal Chips: Please don’t roll your eyes just yet! 😛 Delicious french fries can be made from a simple vegetable like eggplant by cutting them into thin slices and adding black pepper, salt and olive oil to taste before putting them in the oven.
11. Tomato Chips: Dehydrate tomato slices or bake them with salt and black pepper for added flavor.
12. Mushroom Chips: Extremely low in calories, you can bake mushrooms with a crispy brown texture and enjoy them as chips to enjoy as the perfect snack when hunger pangs occur.
Hope you would make this all-important switch from potato chips to these homemade chips to avoid weight gain and generally get healthy.
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