Recipes: Healthy Alternatives to Potato Chips

It’s difficult to find a snack as good as potato chips – crispy, crunchy and tasty to accompany your movie time or when you’re working to a deadline. However, we know that chips aren’t exactly good for your health. Luckily, there are a lot of alternatives to potato chips – ones as crunchy and delicious, too!

Here are the recipes for potato chips alternatives.

  1. Roasted Radish Chips
Source: She Makes a Home

With low carb and no added sugar, you couldn’t go wrong with these chips.

  1. Parmesan Wonton Crackers
Source: Jessie / Life as a Strawberry

These crackers make a great crowd-pleaser – perfect as a party snack or even just to accompany your afternoon TV time.

  1. Apple Chips
Source: The Italian Dish

With natural spices, these chips could be a great choice if you opt for something sweet instead. You can also try this recipe with pear.

  1. Zucchini Chips
Source: Maggie / Vittles and Bits

Baked instead of fried – what more could you ask for? You can also customize the spices to your liking.

  1. Kale Chips
Source: The Cookie Writer

Mixed with the goodness of coconut oil, these chips make a great snack for everyone. Cook them longer for extra crisp!

  1. Pumpkin Chips
Source: Shundara / SavyNaturalista

Don’t forget to remove the pulp before cutting the pumpkin up.

6 Vegetarian Party Dish Recipes

In the world of sausage rolls and mini beef burger sliders, there does not seem to be a lot of vegetarian party dishes. However, there are actually an abundance of vegetarian dishes that are great for parties and entertaining. Here are a few recipes that are sure to please your vegetarian friends… and maybe, your non-vegetarian friends, too.

Shiitake Nigiri

Source: Olives for Dinner

A spin to Japanese sushi that is bite-size and tasty.

 

Roasted Portobello Mushroom, Pecan and Chestnut Wellington

Source: Scott Suchman / The Washington Post

Finally, a wellington that you can enjoy without guilt. Packed with proteins from the nuts, this one is sure to keep you satiated for a while.

 

Spinach Dip

Source: No Recipes

Dip it with baguette or carrot sticks – a surefire way to start a party in your mouth.

 

BBQ Mushroom Steamed Buns

Source: My Goodness Kitchen

A modification of the traditional pork steam bun recipe, the BBQ Mushroom Steamed Buns is sweet enough to make you grab for more.

 

Mediterranean Pinwheels

Source: Contentedness Cooking

Imagine Mediterranean salad, but in a roll. Add tofu or tempeh if you want more protein on the inside.

 

Carrot Chips

Source: Running to the Kitchen

Easy and quick to make, even your non-vegetarian friends would not stop munching on this.

Quinoa Power Salad Recipes

Quinoa is the latest health food craze in town – and for a good reason, too. It is gluten-free grain; a good source of carbohydrates that packs a lot of nutrition, including fibre, magnesium, folate, iron and zinc. But how can you cook them? Here are a few quinoa salad recipes that are sure to power you up throughout the day!

Spring Quinoa Salad

spring salad
Source: Two Peas and Their Pod

This recipe proves that green food can be tasty, too. Mix in quinoa with asparagus, peas, chopped avocados and lemon-olive oil dressing, and you got yourself a tasty bowl of superfood!

Check out the recipe here.

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

black bean salad
Source: Damn Delicious

With this salad, you can get protein from the beans, fibres from the quinoa and refreshing taste from the orange vinaigrette – what more could you ask for?

Check out the recipe here.

Apple Walnut Quinoa Salad

apple walnut salad
Source: Family Table Treasures

The crunchy texture of this salad will make you come back for more.

Check out the recipe here.

 

Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Quinoa and Goat Cheese

strawberry spinach salad
Source: Cookie and Kate

All the goodness of quinoa, combined with extra vitamin C from strawberries and vitamin A from spinach – a perfect healthy lunch for you.

Check out the recipe here.

Broccoli Quinoa Salad

broccoli quinoa salad
Source: IFoodReal

Full of herbs and all-green ingredients, this salad could fill you up despite its low calories.

Check out the recipe here.

 

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Salad

butternut salad
Source: The Kitchen McCabe

Featuring cranberries, spinach and sweet onion, this salad is as colourful as it is tasty.

Check out the recipe here.

These are the recipes for quinoa power salads. How would you prepare quinoa for lunch tomorrow?

Healthy Muffin Recipes

Muffins are really versatile – they could be a replacement for cupcakes, they serve as a fulfilling breakfast option, they could be sweet or savoury, and most importantly, they could be as healthy as you make them to be. Here are a few recipes that you could try!

Carrot Cake Muffin

Muffin Carrot Cake
Source: Ambitious Kitchen

Carrot cake for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do! Not only is it full of healthy fat sources and fibrous grains, but you can also make the vegan and gluten-free version if you want! Check out the recipe here.

Blueberry Oat Muffin

Blueberry Oat Muffin
Source: Running with Spoons

Oatmeal could be pretty bland, but what if you make them into a muffin? Mixed with blueberries and vanilla, this muffin could not be more exciting. Check out the recipe here.

Quinoa Ginger-Pecan Muffin

Quinoa Pecan Muffin
Source: Jim Franco

This recipe replaces flour with quinoa. With low cholesterol and low saturated fat, this muffin is perfect to fill you up until lunchtime! Check out the recipe here.

Pumpkin Muffin

Pumpkin Muffin
Source: Little House Living

If you have any difficulty finding pumpkin, you can replace it with squash. You can also add in whey powder before mixing the dough up for more protein; or to add more flavour, top the muffin with butter or cream cheese! Check out the recipe here.

Egg Breakfast Muffin

Egg Muffin
Source: HurryTheFoodUp

Looking for something a little more low-carb, or want something a little bit savoury? Try making this egg breakfast muffin – full of protein and very easy to make! Check out the recipe here.

These are recipes for healthy muffins. What would you make in the kitchen this week?

Halloween Party Food Ideas

Halloween is in a month – whether you’re hosting a party or contributing some dishes to others’, making festive, Halloween-themed food and drinks is a good way to celebrate the day. Not sure what to make? Here are some Halloween recipes for you – so grab your aprons and get ready!

Baked Honeycrisp Apples

Source: Worthing Court Blog
Source: Worthing Court Blog

Apples mixed with spices, then baked and served with ice cream and caramel sauce. What’s not to love?

Check out the recipe here.

 

Caramel Apple Slices

Source: Domestically Blissful
Source: Domestically Blissful

Apple slices coated with chocolate and caramel sauce. Tip: you can also mix the sauce with red food colouring for a spookier look.

Check out the recipe here.

 

Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

Source: Mommymusings
Source: Mommymusings

This spider would not be scary – it would be tasty instead.

Check out the recipe here.

Sausage Meatball Mummies

Source: Double the Batch
Source: Double the Batch

Good as a party snack or for yourself to dip in marinara sauce.

Check out the recipe here.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Pies

Source: Acorns & Custard
Source: Acorns & Custard

Something to try for those with a more advanced cooking capability.

Check the recipe here.

 

Apple Cider Mocktail

Source: Myteenguide
Source: Myteenguide

Refreshing and healthy. Tip: to make your drinks more Halloween, mix gummy worms with water in an ice cube tray and freeze, and then add the cubes into your drinks.

Check out the recipe here.

 

There you have it, six Halloween-themed recipes! What would you be making for the season?