We Found the 7 Best, Healthiest Vegan Chips You Won’t Want to Live Without
There are few things better than popping open a bag of chips and biting into some salty deliciousness. The only problem is, processed snacks like these are often calorie-dense, void of nutrition and filled with foreign ingredients. The good news is, the chip has evolved over the years thanks to socially conscious and health-forward brands that care about more than just taste. We’ve tracked down the best chips and crisps that are 100% vegan and using innovative ingredients and preparation methods to ensure you get the most healthful, sustainable chip on the planet. Say goodby to the high fat, fried chip, and say hello to a new generation of better-for-you (and the world) chips and crisps.
1. PopCorners - Flourish, Harvest Kale
Once you pop, you won’t stop...and you won’t feel bad about it
PopCorners latest chip line, Flourish, is the ultimate chip experience, minus the guilt; only 100 calories for 30 crisps, plus 4 grams of protein per serving in their Kale flavor. The secret sauce is the chickpea flour mixed with real veggies and baked (rather than fried). There are four flavors in the Flourish line—you can’t go wrong with any of them. They are a perfect little dippable size, but with all that flavor, you’ll be inclined to eat them on their own.
2. Plant Snacks - Cassava Root Chips, Beet with Goat ‘Cheese’
We are in love and rooting for you
Plant Snacks uses the vitamin and mineral-rich cassava root— sustainably grown and harvested in Brazil—as a base ingredient for its chips; it’s naturally grain-free, gluten-free, and nut-free. A simple ingredient list lineup, these perfect bit-size square chips are perfect for snacking—with or without a dip involved—and come in six flavors to choose from. Plant Snacks are always vegan, non-GMO and allergen-free.
3. Beanfields - Vegan Cracklings, Ranch
Beans in surprising places
You might know Beanfields as the OG bean-based traditional chip, but one of its latest innovations is Vegan Cracklins, a chip-like crisp that provides bold flavor plus three grams of fiber and four grams of protein. These crisps are gluten-free, non-GMO and come in five mouth-watering flavors that pair well with any dip: Nacho, Cheddar Sour Cream, Himalayan Pink Salt, Jalapeno Lime, Spicy Queso, Himalayan Salt & Vinegar and Jalapeno Nacho.
4. Forager - Organic Leafy Green Chips, BBQ Chipotle Greens
Tortilla chips are out; Forgers is in
Who needs regular old corn tortilla chips when you can have Forgers instead! Forgers’ products are always vegan—you may have had their creamy cashew milk and plant-based yogurt—and ingredients are always from certified organic vendors, made from ancient grains like sprouted brown rice and quinoa, not corn. And, oh the taste. WARNING: You may not be able to stop at just one; you could easily devour the entire bag before you know it. There are four flavors in their line up, but the BBQ Chipotle Greens delivers a perfect hit of spice and south-of-the-border flare you won’t find elsewhere.
5. Bare - Pineapple Chips
Naked...and not afraid!
A chip snack doesn't get more simple, and delicious, than Bare. The name says it all; if there were a prize for the least amount of ingredients used in a bagged chip, Bare would win. One of their latest chip innovations is ingeniously simple, made with just one ingredient: pineapple. Yes, a perfectly sweet and crunchy heavenly pineapple chip. Bare is known for making clean simple snacks and also being a go-to for those with food allergies. Bare’s fruit-forward chips are the snacking goodie you never knew you couldn’t live without. Buy online or a store near you.
6. Brad’s - Crunchy Kale, Original
All hail the queen of kale
Brad’s takes kale and other veggies to a whole new dimension. It doesn’t get healthier than its Crunchy Kale with organic kale mixed in sunflower seeds, carrot, onion and garlic topped with turmeric powder for a tiny kick plus some anti-inflammatory action. They’ve also branched out to chips, which are packed with real, whole veggies; if you are on raw foods or living foods diet, these are for you. All Brad’s products are air-dried and never baked or fried, so enzymes and nutrients are locked in. Just one serving of Crunchy Kale delivers 30% of your daily recommended Vitamin C needs! Buy online.
7. RW Garcia - Organic Lentil With Turmeric Crackers
Crackers for every occasion
This 30-year-old family business has been perfecting its health chips and crackers for decades. They’ve gone from selling chips to retailers out of their family van to becoming a main staple in the healthy snack arena. Try their Lentil with Tumeric Crackers, made with flax, chia, and black sesame seeds. They are low in sodium, high in anti-inflammatory ingredients and packed with a perfect taste. Your palette, and your body, will thank you. Find on Amazon or at a store near you.