Who doesn’t love fried crispy chips? But they harm our body in the long run. Try out these alternative recipes that are yummy and healthy both!
- Homemade fries:
If potato chips is the only thing you want as a snack, you can increase your nutrition by making them yourself. Potatoes are full of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium and fiber, which makes them something nutritious to add to your diet if they are not fried and covered with salt. Wash a large potato and cut it into thin slices. Leave the skin to be even more nutritious. Sprinkle the slices lightly with cooking oil and add a little pepper and sea salt. Put them in the oven until they are golden and slightly crunchy. Let them cool before eating.
- Mixed nuts:
A handful of nuts can satisfy your craving for a crunchy snack but it will also give you many healthy nutrients. Eating nuts can benefit your cardiovascular health by reducing your cholesterol and the risk of having a heart attack or pressure problems. Nuts also give you Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein and vitamin E. Any type of nut will offer these benefits.
- Roasted tortillas with sauce:
Commercial tortilla chips are often fried so they have saturated fats and they contain enough salt as well. Baking tortillas at home until they become crispy can offer a similar flavor, as well as nutrients. Cut whole flour tortillas into small pieces and add extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with herbs such as parsley, garlic powder or black pepper. Add a pinch of sea salt and bake until golden brown. Serve with your favorite fillings!
- Vegetable sticks and hummus:
Vegetables are among the best foods for your health and can satisfy your craving for something crispy as well. If served with hummus, a vegetable snack provides vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and protein. Slice two or three types of vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers into small pieces and serve them with the hummus.