If you stop and think about it, potato chips are basically the unofficial snack food of summer. There are so many cookouts, beach and pool days, ballgames, and picnics, and it's easy to throw a store-bought bag in the car to feel like you've made a contribution to the spread—but you're not exactly doing your health any favors by relying on chips' convenience factor.
The good news? With a little prep work (not too much, we promise!) you can make your own healthier alternative. Whether you want sweet, salty, or something totally out-of-the-box, we tapped our favorite food bloggers for delicious options that will help you step up your chip game this summer:
Curried Baked Carrot Chips
Curry powder is the perfect seasoning on these super-thin and crisp carrot chips.
Baked Apple Chips
If you like your snacks on the slightly sweet side, opt for these crunchy baked apple chips, which get a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Salt and Vinegar Sweet Potato Chips
Malt vinegar is the secret ingredient that makes these chips so delicious. Shake the vinegar and salt in a bag with sweet potato slices, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes for snack perfection.
Baked Spinach Chips
Kale chips are out, and spinach chips are in. Between the heart-healthy olive oil and the iron-rich spinach, these are packed with good-for-you nutrients.
Salt and Pepper Zucchini Chips
In addition to the salt and pepper, these zucchini chips are also flavored with apple cider vinegar for a tangy zip.