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Love potato chips, but feel guilty eating them or giving them to your kids? Here is your solution – Baked Beet Chips! Healthy? Flavorful? Crunchy? Fast? Count me in!
Baked Beet Chips are a much healthier and lower calorie alternative to potato chips and the fancy veggie chips available because these are not fried – but you won’t know the difference when you’re snacking on them! And, these Baked Beet Chips are a fraction of the cost!
These are chips you can feel good about eating – and they are so easy to make! Not only do Baked Beet Chips make a wonderful snack, but they are so colorful and pretty. They are great for packing in a lunch, serving at parties, or just nibbling on.
Now, if you – or your significant other, or your kids – don’t like beets on the dinner plate, don’t think you – or they – won’t like these. Amazingly, these Baked Beet Chips do NOT have that earthy, distinctive “beet-y” taste at all. Everyone who tries them says they are either “neutral” (more like a potato chip) in taste, or have a slight “roasted corn” flavor.
Baked Beet Chips are so easy and so good for you. If you’re looking for tasty and wholesome snacks, well, this is definitely a recipe to try.
Beets are loaded with health benefits. I couldn’t believe how many nutrients are packed into them. They are high in fiber, potassium, iron, and vitamins A, B, and C. Beets help to flush out toxins from your body. They help to improve blood flow, lowering blood pressure. Beets are a unique source of betaine, a nutrient that helps protects cells, proteins, and enzymes from environmental stress. Betaine also helps to fight inflammation, protect internal organs, improve vascular risk factors, enhance performance, and likely helps prevent numerous chronic diseases. And best of all, thanks to this Baked Beet Chips recipe, all these nutrients now come in the easily snackable form of a chip!
Tips: Slicing the beets very, very thinly and evenly is one of the keys to getting them crispy. I use my mandoline slice. Once you start using one of these handy for slicing, you’ll wonder how you did without it! If you don’t have a mandoline, use a very sharp knife to very carefully and skillfully slice your beets as thinly and evenly as possible. There’s no need to peel your beets, simply scrub them well under cold water and trim off any of the rooted ends.
Did your beets come with greens attached? Don’t throw out those beet greens! They are actually edible and very nutritious! Check out my sauteed beet greens recipe for a yummy way to use them up :)
These healthy Baked Beet Chips are an easy, guilt-free snack. I’m betting you’ll find it hard to stop munching on them, they’re so good, and almost addictive. They are just great alongside a burger or grilled chicken, too. Baked Beet Chips store well in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks. However, don’t expect them to last that long. These little guys disappear fast!
If you like these beet chips, check out these other awesome healthy veggie chips recipes:
- 4 beets
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Peel the beets and slice them in uniformly thin ⅛-inch slices (the thinner you can slice them, the crispier the chips will be).
- Put the beet slices in a bowl and toss with olive oil to coat.
- Put the beet slices on the baking sheets in a single layer, so they are not touching.
- Put the baking sheets in the oven and bake the beet chips for 2 hours.
- Take the beet chips out of the oven and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Enjoy!