Craving Something Salty? Try These Healthier Potato Chip Alternatives

Last Update: June 27, 2023

Potato chips are, for many people, the quintessential snack: They’re delightfully crunchy, satisfyingly salty, and the perfect vessel for dipping. Often, though, potato chips aren’t particularly healthy—with trans fats from deep frying and high levels of sodium, traditional potato chip brands don’t fit in with most people’s health goals. 

Much like alternative milks or alternative flours, there’s now a smorgasbord of alternative potato chips that will satisfy the same crispy, crunchy snack craving without the highly processed oils and artificial flavors. From cassava to cauliflower to less-processed versions of good old fashioned potato chips, here are our favorite healthier chips to snack on. 

Best Healthier Potato Chips 

Potatoes themselves aren’t inherently unhealthy, but the process of deep frying them in processed oils makes them more inflammatory. If you’re a potato chip purist, try these better versions of your favorite classic crunchy snack. 

Coconut oil potato chips

Coconut Oil Potato Chips, Himalayan Pink Salt
Coconut oil has tons of health benefits, which makes it a better-for-you cooking oil for these kettle cooked chips. 

Avocado oil potato chips

Thrive Market Non-GMO Avocado Oil Potato Chips, Himalayan Salt
Similarly, pure avocado oil gives these non-GMO chips a better kind of crunch than chips made with more processed oils.

Air-fried potato chips 

Kettle Brand ​​Air Fried Potato Chips, Himalayan Salt
Air frying makes these chips just as crisp and crunchy, but a bit lighter than most.  

Sweet potato chips 

Thrive Market Coconut Oil Sea Salt Sweet Potato Chips
Slightly sweet, salty chips with all the health benefits of sweet potatoes.

Low-FODMAP potato chips 

Fody Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Pink Himalayan Salt
Adhering to a low-FODMAP diet? These chips will fit right in. 

Salt-free potato chips 

Kettle Brand Potato Chips, Unsalted
A crunchy snack without the sodium.

Best Potato Chip Alternatives 

Want to skip the potato in favor of veggies, fruits, or grain-free flours? Here are some of the best potato chip alternatives. 

Avocado chips

Hippie Snacks Avocado Crisps, Sea Salt
You might not expect it, but creamy avocado baked with nuts and seeds makes for a light, crispy, plant-based chip. 

Vegetable chips

Eatsmart Snacks Veggie Crisps, Sea Salt
These multicolored chips are made with a blend of dried tomato, potato, and spinach for an airy crunch and impressive nutrient density. 

Plantain chips 

Thrive Market Lightly Salted Plantain Chips
Made with only slightly sweet, salted plantains and non-hydrogenated vegetable oil, these are a purer alternative to processed potato chips with a very similar crunch. 

Banana chips 

Thrive Market Banana Munchies, Garlic & Herb
Slightly sweeter than plantain chips, these gluten-free, paleo banana chips are made with non-GMO green bananas and cooked in coconut oil. 

Grain-free tortilla chips

Thrive Market Non-GMO Grain-Free Tortilla Chips, Sea Salt
Cassava and coconut flours create a grain-free base for these crunchy, dip-ready tortilla chips. 

Dragon fruit chips

Non-GMO Thrive Market Dragon Fruit Chips
Made with dragon fruit ethically sourced from Vietnam, these bright red chips are naturally sweet and vacuum-dried for a craveable crunch. 

Cauliflower chips

From the Ground Up Cauliflower Tortilla Chips, Sea Salt
Made with a blend of cassava and cauliflower, these pack vitamin-rich veggies into each chip. 

Lentil chips

Kibo Foods Sea Salt Lentil Chips 
Packed with 7 grams of protein, these are more than just a cure for cravings.

Kale chips

Rhythm Kale Chips
The original healthy chip alternative is still just as crunchy, tasty, and ready for snacking. 

Best Flavored Potato Chips 

Want a bit of extra flavor? Maybe something tart, tangy, spicy, or even pickled? Here are our favorite flavored potato chips. 

Siete Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Sea Salt & Vinegar
The classic combo—updated with fewer processed ingredients. 

The Good Crisp Company Sour Cream & Onion Potato Crisps
Like a baked potato in chip form.

Siete Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Queso
No dip required for this cheesy chip flavor. 

Thrive Market Non-GMO Plantain Chips, Chili Lime
Perfect for scooping up a summer ceviche.

SpudLove Organic Thick-Cut Potato Chips, Barbecue
Your childhood favorite chip, now with organic potatoes and non-GMO oils and spices.

Kettle Brand Krinkle Cut Potato Chips, Dill Pickle
Feeling adventurous? This one is weird, wacky, and wonderfully snackable. 

This article is related to:

Healthy Snacks

Share this article

Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts is Thrive Market's Senior Editorial Writer. She is based in Los Angeles via Pittsburgh, PA.

Download the app for easy shopping on the go

By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from Thrive Market. Consent not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel.

If you are visually-impaired and having difficulty with our website, call us at 1‑855‑997‑2315

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

© Thrive Market 2024 All rights reserved.