7 Healthier Savoury Chip Swaps For When You're Craving A Salty Snack

There are two types of snackers in this world - the sweet snacker and the savoury snacker. And if you fall in the latter category, there's no doubt you have a love for potato chips! For many, packet chips are the ultimate guilty pleasure. They're crispy, they're crunchy, they're salty... they're just all-round delicious!

The problem with conventional potato chips, however, is that they are often loaded with sodium, artificial flavours (and flavours enhancers) and are high in saturated fat and refined carbohydrates.

The goods news is that you don't have to give up your savoury snacks altogether. As always, it's just about making some smart swaps instead! Here are some of the healthiest savoury chip swaps for when you're craving a salty snack:

7 HEALTHY CHIP SWAPS 

1. Swap Cheetos Cheese Balls for Nutri Lotus Popped Water Lily Seeds

We totally get it. The little round easy-to-eat shape is just part of the appeal! In which case, you'll love the Nutri Lotus Popped Water Lily Seeds. Unlike the cheese balls, Nutri Lotus contains no artificial flavourings or colourings and is made from organic, good-for-you ingredients. Popped water lily seeds are also known as "makhana" or gorgon nut. These gluten-free seeds are of high nutritional value (great source of plant-based protein and antioxidants) and have been used in Ayurveda medicine for thousands of years. Find them in a range of different flavours over on the GoodnessMe Shop!

2. Swap Doritos for Ceres Organics Chickpea Crisps

Again, Doritos are full of artificial flavours and flavour enhancers that makes your brain wanting to go back for more! Instead, opt for the Ceres Organics Chickpea Crisps (we love the turmeric and black pepper flavour which you may remember from a precious box). Made with Jasmine brown rice and chickpeas combined with natural spices, these pack a serious punch when it comes to flavour and are entirely free from gluten and MSG. 

3. Swap Soy Crisps for Temole Chips

Soy crisps are often viewed as a healthier option, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. They are usually deep-fried and extremely calorie-dense. Offering a delicious gluten-free, oven-baked range of almond chips and avocado chips as well as broccoli and cauliflower puffs, when it comes to the ultimate chip swaps, Temole is the real-deal. They have flavours such as BBQ, sour cream, and tomato salsa, but they’re made with all-natural ingredients with no added preservatives or artificial flavours. Find them over on the GoodnessMe Shop!

4. Swap Grain Waves for Ceres Organics Crispy Rice Clouds - Sriracha Sass

Packed full of flavour minus the added nasties, these gluten-free Crispy Rice Clouds by Ceres Organics are made from sticky rice and a sriracha seasoning for those who love a little spice. With an all-natural ingredients list, they are a great option for a cheeky savoury snack when the 3pm munchies hit. Be sure to also check out this recipe for a healthy capsicum dip starring yours truly - a great alternative to crackers! 

5. Swap Pringles Sour Cream & Onion for Extraordinary Foods Kale Chips Dill & Onion

Containing less sodium, carbohydrates and saturated fat per serve, these light yet flavoursome chips are made from real kale pieces that are dehydrated ensuring they maintain their nutritional integrity, then lightly seasoned with tasty dill and onion. They’re made without any preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and even better, they’re gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan-friendly. Shop it over on the GoodnessMe Shop!

6. Swap Thins Potato Chips for Proper Crisps Garden Medley Veggie Chips

All-natural and containing minimal ingredients (as in, simply just seasonal varieties of kumara, carrot, beetroot, parsnip, high oleic sunflower oil and sea salt), these veggie chips are a great alternative to packet potato chips. We love that the come in portion-control packets contain less saturated fat and sodium. Shop it over on the GoodnessMe Shop!

7. Swap Calbee Harvest Snaps for X50 Broccoli Chips

At first glance, these snaps may seem like a healthier option, but do they contain flavour enhancers, sugars and preservatives. If you’re after veggie chips, we can’t go past the x50 Broccoli Chips! (FYI, they also do cauliflower chips). With no added sugar and free from artificial flavours and preservatives, the deliciously natural BBQ flavour is simply made up of sea salt, cinnamon bark, star anise and pepper. 

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