Our Growing Edge: Healthy Alternatives


This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by Cynthia at Eat Munch Love

In attempts to pick healthier alternatives to the good ole potato chip, I have resorted to Pinterest to get recipe ideas on a new snacking alternative. It’s so easy to go to the pantry and open a bag of chips but in order to minimise my junk food intake, I have decided that it’s time to DIY.

Kale Chips: This is an easy peasy recipe and just involve kale leaves, minced garlic, parmesan and a splash of oil. Becareful when baking them in the oven as they can turn from crisp to burnt in a matter of seconds

 Kumara Chips: For those that can’t give up on a starchy snack, kumara chips might be what you need. I love salt and vinegar chips and this recipe from Creme de la Crumb makes a delicious kumara version. I used four small kumara, white vinegar and fine salt because that was what I had in my pantry. It was delicious and I can’t wait to try this again with malt vinegar.

Do you have any healthy suggestions that I can make at home?


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  1. What did you think of the kale chips? I’ve only made them once. I found it a novelty but didn’t find them very satisfying. They’re like eating air. I keep a container of mixed nuts at my desk for hunger pangs. Just a handful is enough, though it’s a good idea to close the container and put the whole thing away if you don’t want to over eat!

  2. Kale chips was good, but I agree the airy texture meant I ate more than I should!

    I’m very bad with nuts as I can eat and eat until they are all gone! Talk about lack of portion control!

    I prefer a crispy snack – hence my infatuation with chips. I’ve seen some recipes online where you can make your own rice crackers – that’s my next thing to try :)

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