Crispy and crunchy textures abound in this list of veggie fritters, chips, fries, and more.
Sometimes you just need something crunchy. Something crispy. Something that makes a satisfying snack, but is still considered Paleo. Enter super-crispy veggies: a nutrient-rich alternative to your traditional crispy snack options, like potato chips fried in unhealthy oils.
This list compiles options like veggie-based fries, chips, fritters, noodles, and even just straight up crispy roasted vegetables. Choose from options like crispy spiralized mixed veggies with the perfect chipotle lime dipping sauce, or anti-inflammatory turmeric plantain chips.
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There are also more unique offerings like savory carrot zucchini fritters, or crispy-crunchy and umami mushroom chips.
Not convinced? Perhaps you’ve tried to roast veggies but failed to get them to turn into crispy bites with those oh-so-delicious caramelized edges. We’ve been there. The following recipes ensure your veggies will be crisped to perfection so you can get your snack on.
Crispy Spiralized Vegetables
This recipe makes a crispy twist on spiralized veggies, while adding a creamy dipping sauce to balance out textures.
Recipe: The Organic Kitchen | Crispy Spiralized Vegetables
Crispy Vegetable Fritters
Crisp up a smorgasbord of veggies by combining them into a savory fritter.
Recipe: Eat Well Enjoy Life | Crispy Vegetable Fritters
Harissa and Maple Roasted Carrots
Savor the combo of sweet and spicy in these roasted carrots, whose edges are perfectly crisped.
Recipe: Bon Appetit | Harissa and Maple Roasted Carrots
Craving extra-crispy chips that are actually good for you? Look no further than kale, crisped to perfection.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Kale Chips
Baked Veggie Chips
These baked veggie chips are an excellent option if you’re craving a crunchy snack. Whip them up for movie night (or any time)!
Recipe: The Big Man’s World | Baked Veggie Chips
Baked Brussel Sprouts Chips
Kale has another contender when it comes to veggie chips: Brussels sprouts!
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Baked Brussel Sprouts Chips
Turmeric Plantain Chips
Plantains have a flavor reminiscent of potatoes, making them the perfect potato chip substitute. These have a dash of turmeric for a warming flavor.
Recipe: Natural Vitality | Turmeric Plantain Chips
Toasted tomato slices make a slightly sweet yet crispy snack, or even a topping for salads and soups.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Oven-Baked Tomatoes
Paleo Carrot Zucchini Fritters
Zucchini and carrots are grated and crisped up to perfection in this gluten-free fritter recipe.
Recipe: Whole Life Challenge | Paleo Carrot Zucchini Fritters
A dash of oil turns simple broccoli into a crispy-roasted burst of flavor. Serve it as a regular weeknight side.
Recipe: Bon Appetit | Roasted Broccoli
Yep, you can turn spinach into chips! Add these nutritious greens to your chip regime for an amazingly satisfying snack.
Recipe: Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth | Spinach Chips
Baked Radish Chips
You’ve probably never thought about baking radishes, but trust us: the flavor is lightly sweet with a savory-crisp crunch that satisfies.
Recipe: A Zesty Bite | Baked Radish Chips
While these seem almost too simple to be this good, those caramelized edges speak for themselves.
Recipe: Chocolate and Zucchini | Roasted Onions
Mushrooms have an earthy umami flavor that makes an excellent, unique chip idea. Grab a handful.
Recipe: KetoDiet | Mushroom Chips
Crispy Golden Eggplant Fries
Slices of eggplant are crisped into fries by rolling them in savory almond flour for a crunchy outer crust.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Crispy Golden Eggplant Fries
Easy Beet Chips
Nutrient-rich, colorful beets easily roast into a crispy chip. Season them lightly or heavily for an earthy snack.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Easy Beet Chips
Crispy Butternut Squash Chips
Butternut squash can get extra-crispy if you slice it just right. Toss in some rosemary and you have yourself a sweet and salty squash chip.
Recipe: Running to the Kitchen | Crispy Butternut Squash Chips
Nacho “Cheese” Kale Chips
These cheesy kale chips teach you to make your own cashew cheese for a hearty snack.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Nacho ‘Cheese’ Kale Chips
Almond Butter Cabbage Chips
Peel apart a cabbage into chip-sized bites, and toss them in the oven for a low-calorie chip option, complete with a sweet dip.
Recipe: The Nourished Caveman | Almond Butter Cabbage Chips
Eggplant Fries with Spicy Tomato Sauce
Who knew eggplant could make a great fry? Pair it with this tomato sauce-based dip for a fully-rounded flavor experience.
Recipe: The Iron You | Eggplant Fries with Spicy Tomato Sauce
If you’re looking for a sweet yet crispy veggie option, look no further than carrots! Their natural sweetness is accentuated in this chip recipe.
Recipe: Running to the Kitchen | Baked Carrot Chips
Baked Coconut Plantains
Ripe plantains combine with coconut to make a crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside, delicious snack or side.
Recipe: Cooking Light | Baked Coconut Plantains
Zucchini Chips with Truffle Salt
Zucchini slices are awesome to crisp into chips because they make a great base for various spices, and even dips.
Recipe: Wholesome Yum | Zucchini Chips with Truffle Salt
Coconut-Crusted Taro Fries
Taro root has a flavor very similar to potato, making it an excellent substitute for french fries.
Recipe: Little Bites of Beauty | Coconut-Crusted Taro Fries
Baked Parsnip Chips
Parsnips are another root veggie that crisps up nicely into chip-like bites in your oven.
Recipe: Beauty and the Foodie | Baked Parsnip Chips
Root Vegetable Oven Chips
This recipe focuses on root veggies, giving you a decadent mix of healthy carbs with crispy edges.
Recipe: Silvia’s Cucina | Root Vegetable Oven Chips
Crispy Roasted Mushrooms
Mushrooms are roasted until crispy in this easy side dish.
Recipe: Food So Good Mall | Crispy Roasted Mushrooms
Crispy Garlic-Thyme Roasted Sweet Potato
If you roast sweet potato just the right way, its outer-edges will crisp up to caramelized perfection.
Recipe: The Clean Eating Couple | Crispy Garlic-Thyme Roasted Sweet Potato
Baked Turnip Chips
Turnips turn-up the flavor by turning into chips in this recipe (say that three times fast while you’re making them).
Recipe: The Lemon Bowl | Baked Turnip Chips