Root Vegetable Chips

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Snacks
Wooden bowl of colorful and healthy root vegetable chips

If you’re a potato chip lover that’s trying to lose weight, this recipe is for you! Kick your crunchy cravings to the curb with a healthier chip alternative. These Root Vegetable Chips pack in the nutrition while still retaining the crispy texture and delicious taste that you love about classic potato crisps. Whether you need an easy snack idea for your next football game party or just a quick and simple treat to enjoy during a movie night, this is a recipe that everyone will be asking for!

We use a medley of different root vegetables to create these colorful, crunchy chips. The beautiful hues come from two types of beets (golden and red beets) and sweet potatoes. We also add parsnips and turnips for even more taste and texture. Lightly coated in olive oil, salt and black pepper, this recipe is the definition of simplicity at its finest.

Step 1: Prep the Veggies

The first step to making these healthy Root Vegetable Chips is the most tedious but also the most important: Peeling the vegetables and slicing them into the chips. We recommend using a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife to slice the vegetables into thin slices (about 1/8-inch thick). You’ll need one medium golden beet, one medium red beet, one large parsnip, one medium turnip and one sweet potato.

Step 2: Season the Sliced Veggies

Once you’ve sliced the root veggies, brush the chips with olive oil and season them with salt and black pepper. We suggest preparing and seasoning the red beets in a separate bowl so that the bright red color doesn’t get all over the other chips. Place the chips on parchment-lined baking sheets in a single later. Bake them for about 20 to 30 minutes until they are nice and crisp. (Don’t forget to flip them halfway through the cooking time!) You can remove any brown and crisp chips along the way. Let the chips cool completely before digging in!

Healthy Hack:

These Root Veggie Chips are the perfect base for your favorite spices and herbs. Have some fun experimenting with different seasonings and flavor combinations! Most spices and herbs are considered Free Foods on Nutrisystem, so spice things up to your heart’s content. Add some garlic powder, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika or even a little vinegar to really take the flavor up a notch!

Step 3: Log Your Snack, and Serve!

This healthy chip recipe makes four 139-calorie servings. If you’re losing weight on the Nutrisystem program, you can log each serving as half of a SmartCarb, two Extras and one Vegetable in your NuMi app journal. Pair it with a PowerFuel for the perfect Nutrisystem Flex snack! We think these chips would go great with some string cheese or a hard-boiled egg.

Serve these Root Vegetable Chips with a tasty dip for a healthy game day appetizer or snack! Check out some of our favorite healthy dip recipes below:

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 139

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, 2 Extras and 1 Vegetable

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium golden beet
  • 1 medium red beet
  • 1 large parsnip
  • 1 medium turnip
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Peel all vegetables. Use a mandolin slicer or a sharp knife to slice vegetables into 1/8-inch thick slices.
  3. Brush vegetable chips with oil and season with salt and pepper. (We recommend preparing the red beets in a separate bowl.)
  4. Place chips on parchment-lined baking sheets in a single layer. Bake until crisp, about 20-30 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time. Remove any brown and crisp chips along the way. Let cool completely.
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