Five vegetable chips that make healthy eating easy

Got the winter squash blahs? Now that big mama nature has sprung spring on us, we get to look forward to a wider variety of fresh vegetables at the market.

My favorite way to celebrate the bounty of Spring is to make homemade veggie chips. And I’m not just talking about ubiquitous kale chips. You can turn nearly any veggie into a chip with nothing more than a knife, some olive oil and an oven. (Salt helps, too.)

Check out these five easy vegetable chip recipes and watch even your veggie refusnik gobble up the natural goodness of spring.

These Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips (above) take the prize for most brilliant flavor combination. Not sure how it happens–Lindsay of Pinch of Yum calls it “magic”–but cinnamon sugar turns crisped radishes into an irresistible sweet treat. I dare you to keep from gobbling the whole batch in one sitting!

smoky beet chips

Move over faux BBQ flavor, we’ve got Smoky Beet Chips. I love how Monica of Just 5 More Minutes uses smoked paprika in this recipe. I also love that you don’t have to. Either way, you end up with a delicious, all-natural snack.

sweet potato chips

You already know that sweet potatoes make tasty chips, but did you know that you can make them at home with hardly any effort? You can! And then, if you’re sassy, you can throw some shaved Parmesan in the mix to make these Sweet Potato and Parmesan Chips. Just try going back to bagged chips after these.

sea salt fennel chips

I’m kind of obsessed with fennel and can’t get enough of these Sea Salt Fennel Chips from A Full Measure of Happiness. The salty, mellow anise flavor makes these chips a perfect Spring snack.

carrot chips

Fennel too out there for kiddo? Give carrot chips a shot. This recipe turns kid-approved carrots into a snack with an even higher approval rating. These chips are crunchy, sweet and salty–what every good snack should be.

Eating five a day just got easier. -Stacie

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Stacie Billis is Managing Editor of Cool Mom Eats. She's known for her focus on nutrition and organics, her salad-loving sons, and her non-judgy approach to feeding kids that does not preclude Nutella.


  • Reply March 28, 2012

    Idaho Jill

    These all look super yummy – can’t wait to try them all!

  • Reply March 30, 2012


    My daughter has always been a huge fan of roasted fennel, but I never had the idea of baking radishes. Looks absolutely delicious, and can’t wait to try it out this weekend!!

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