If you’re anything like me… you LOVE salsa and chips… but we all know that chips aren’t the healthiest. So, here are 12 healthy alternatives to chips, tasty are not, that you can try for yourself! Enjoy!
1. Fennel Anise Bulbs
These watery bulbs make a great replacement for chips when it comes to enjoying some delicious salsa. They are low in calories, high in potassium, and high in folic acid, which helps maintain healthy blood and a healthy immune system. Their texture is crunchy, and slightly sweet, so this isn’t just a healthy alternative… it’s a tasty one too!
2. Belgium Endive Leaves
Crunchy with a slightly bitter taste, endive leaves are a very low-calorie alternative that is a great source of B-Complex Vitamins as well as minerals.
Although carrots are crunchy and healthier than chips, these aren’t the best tasting with salsa in my opinion. However, they are extremely cheap and quick to grab, so that is why carrots made the list.
4. Slices of Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers, with their tangy taste and crunchy texture, are an excellent alternative to chips. They contain high amounts phytonutrients, which help fight off free radicals. Green and purple peppers tend to be more bitter than red, orange and yellows, which can be sweet and even fruity.
5. Sliced Chicken
Imagine a chicken quesadilla without the tortilla. That’s what your getting with this option (my personal favorite). Chicken is one of the leanest meat sources out there, and packs a lot of protein to help maintain muscle mass and curb your appetite! Although it’s higher in calories than the other options, it is made up by it’s high nutrition value!
Surprisingly enough, romaine is 17% protein, contains more Vitamin A than a carrot, and provides calcium as well as Vitamin K.The closer to the stalk you get, the the crisper the lettuce is and makes for a much better “chip”.