15 Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Chip Recipes

plate of citrus chips
Justin Walker

As much as we love a crispy, salty, crunchy potato chip, there's something to be said for healthier, more nutrient-packed alternatives. From Beet Chips to Baked Plantain Chips, we're sharing some of our tastiest recipes for crisps, and they're all made from your favorite fruit and vegetables that aren't potatoes.

Whether you're looking for a new flavor, like our Citrus Chips, pictured here, or something that's just a little bit better for you than potatoes, any of our healthy vegetable and fruit alternatives are guaranteed to satisfy your craving for a crunchy snack. Plus, they're just as addictive but offer more nutrition and contain much less oil and salt. Perhaps one of the more unique takes on crunchy, salty, chips are our Cabbage Chips. Only calling for three ingredients—cabbage, salt, and extra virgin olive oil—this tasty snacks offers a fraction of the caloric qualities as a batch of Classic Potato Chips.

But who said vegetables get to have all the fun? Fruit can also become a scrumptious chip. One of the best fruits for crisping are plantains, and our Plantain Chips are a crave-worthy snack you'll want to make time and time again. That's because baking the naturally sweet banana-like fruit brings out a saltier, starchier taste. Our recipe uses vegetable oil, coarse salt, ground pepper, and two pounds of plantains. Pair yours with our Pico de Gallo for what's sure to be an instant favorite. Full of fiber and deliciously sweet, Apple Chips are another great option. Pack them in your child's lunch box or enjoy them yourself as a late-afternoon snack.

Whether you go sweet or savory, these better-for-you chips make a delicious snack any time of day.

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Root Vegetable Chips

Rob Tannenbaum

A myriad of root vegetables, such as carrots, beets, parsnips, sweet potato, and rutabaga, take center stage in this vegetable chip recipe.

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Baked Plantain Chips


Pair sweet plantain chips with zesty Pico de Gallo for the ultimate healthy lunch box treat.

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Parsnip Chips


Parsnip's sweet, mellow flavor is delicious in chip form, too. It's one of our favorite fall snacks.

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Apple Chips


Bake apples low and slow in the oven on Sunday, and you'll be rewarded with sweet, addictive chips to enjoy all week.

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Baked Kale Chips


These baked chips are delicious enough to be timeless! If you can handle the heat, try our Chili-Sauce Kale Chips next.

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Beet Chips

beet chips

Use your mandolin to slice beets super thin, toss with olive oil, and bake for richly colored (and flavored!) chips.

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Pear Chips

Aaron Dyer

Whether you serve them on a cheese plate or tuck them into your kid's lunch box, these crunchy pear chips are sure to be a hit.

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Swiss Chard, Beet, Turnip, or Radish Leaf Chips

Kate Mathis

Give these greens some love by baking them into chips. You'll never throw out another radish leaf again.

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Kohlrabi Chips

Raymond Hom

Kohlrabi is a super underrated vegetable that deserves a spot in your snack lineup. Bake thin slices until golden brown, then try not to eat all of them in one sitting.

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Collard Chips


All you need is a little olive oil and salt—plus a quick turn in the oven—to transform collard greens into a crispy, healthy snack.

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Coconut Chips

Quentin Bacon

Give snack time a tropical accent by serving these golden coconut chips alongside a refreshing glass of Limeade.

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Taro Chips

tropical salsa

Create deliciously crispy chips from the nutritious taro root. Only three ingredients, this recipe will become your new favorite.

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Cabbage Chips

Mike Krautter

Don't let that leftover head of cabbage languish in your crisper! All it needs is olive oil, salt, and a little time in the oven to become crunchy chips that are sure to satisfy your salt cravings.

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Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Bryan Gardner

Spice up baked sweet potato chips with plenty of cumin and paprika for a snack that everyone will adore. Baking these instead of frying offers a healthier option.

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