Hey sis! I hope that your weight loss journey is going well queen! As we all know, when you are dieting, there are so many restrictions put on the types of food that you can eat, and how much you can eat. You’re likely to see the list of food you can eat to dwindle down to very few, and almost zero of your favorites are going to make the cut. Not to worry though! There are many fun ways that you can substitute some of your favorite snacks for a diet friendly version. So in honor of national potato chip day, I thought I would give you some healthier options to eat instead of potato chips, that taste good too!
I’ve been a fan of kale chips for so long, that it still surprises me when people don’t know what they are. Kale chips are super easy to make (get the recipe here) and if you season them accordingly they are delicious. Keto and low carb friendly, you can snack on kale chips at your leisure and still look good! Not to mention those fun looks you get from people who haven’t tried anything new in awhile!
Try this: I like to season my Kale chips with BBQ seasoning or dry rub, and some olive oil to make the seasoning stick. Don’t use any wet seasonings though (like BBQ Sauce) or else they won’t get crispy! (and that’s the best part!)
Zucchini chips are another favorite of mine. I made them on accident once because I sliced a few of my zucchini slices too thin and they became crispy! After that I was like, “I wonder if I can make chips?” (insert quick google search) Et voila! (get the recipe here). Zucchini chips, while being bit more involved than kale chips, are a great option because zucchini are usually pretty cheap.
Try This: instead of italian breadcrumbs, make your own from bread that became hard add your favorite seasonings to it to turn up the flavor. Cajun, BBQ, or salt and vinegar are all great options!
I don’t believe this last one is keto friendly but dried fruit is a great replacement for chips. They are high in sugar, but provide extra fiber which seems to be scarce these days. Because of the sugar content though, moderation is key here. Having too much dried fruit can set you back in your journey and we don’t want that!
Try This!: you can use dried fruit to make homemade trail or granola mix. Using thinks like popcorn, nuts, and homemade granola, can add more volume and increase the portion size of your snack in a health conscious way!
So those are my top 3 go to options for replacing chips in your diet. Remember that keeping everything in moderation, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself once and awhile, but if once in a while is becoming too often then swapping out for healthier foods can help you feel more restricted, leading you to better results.
And as always Live your best life sis!