14 Healthy Snacks That Are Far More Satisfying Than Greasy Potato Chips
When that craving for a crunchy, crispy snack strikes, resisting the urge to reach for a bag of your favorite potato chips can feel like a losing battle. However, there are so many healthier products on the market these days that can provide the texture you desire as well as awesome flavor — both sweet and savory, depending on your mood. So ditch that greasy bag and those pending feelings of regret for these satiating snacks that’ll also keep your health goals on track.
These babies have all of your classic potato chip flavor with none of that fried mess. Each variety is baked to perfection and skips all preservatives and artificial flavors. Some popchips are even vegan.
Sneak in your veggies without feeling like you’re “on a diet” with these light and airy green pea crisps. They come in a tasty variety of flavors, too, so it’s super easy to keep your snack feeling fun and fresh.
With only four wholesome ingredients, these gluten-free, black bean chips are a solid alternative to your standard tortilla chips. Plus, they pack in way more protein, fiber and flavor.
Yes, you can secretly squeeze your veggies into perfectly crunchy, salty pretzel sticks without even realizing it. Not to mention, these guys pair perfectly with your favorite hummus or Greek yogurt-based dip.
Quaker, the breakfast OG, is getting in on the healthy crunchy snack game with these gluten-free rice crisps. They have just the right amount of sugar to satisfy a serious sweet tooth without going overboard.
Another gluten-free chip alternative FTW. Van’s knows how to pack in all the flavor alongside plenty of whole grains, skimping on unwanted sugar, sodium and cholesterol in the process.
We all know that sweet potatoes are the quees of the tuber world, so why not eat them in healthy chip form more often? This recipe from Food Should Taste Good has only three ingredients and all the flavor we could ever want.
These guys have taken the tortilla chip world by storm. They nail both your crispy and crunchy texture needs by baking the popped corn instead of frying it, and there isn’t one bad flavor option in the bunch.
Dessert gets a hell of a healthy makeover with these fruit chips. They have only two tasty ingredients, skip the added sugar and give you every bit of satisfying crunch you need bite after bite. Bring on the apples and cinnamon!
We wouldn’t be doing our jobs well if we didn’t somehow include kale on this list. These veggie chips are light and airy with the right amount of crisp, and your flavor options pretty much guarantee that you’ll never grow bored of kale again.
These crackers are some of the boldest-tasting gluten-free options on the market. Their four-seed blend gives them just the right amount of nuttiness to pair with your favorite cheese slices.
The true crowd pleaser, Pirates Booty, is so satisfying that you’ll forget about Chester the Cheeto cheetah entirely. The baked nuggets of rice and corn are coated with just the right amount of real aged white cheddar cheese. Nomz.
These chips are not only the most colorful bag on the shelf, but also one of the tastiest ways to add a variety of veggies to your diet. The Mediterranean bag is especially yummy thanks to its herb blend and hint of lemon.
There is no simpler way to get a solid serving of fruit and find that crisp you so desperately crave. These snacks have just one ingredient — the fruit itself. The freeze-drying process takes care of the rest.