Why munch on boring carrot sticks when you can turn raw carrots into crispy, delicate chips instead? A vegetable peeler is the only tool you’ll need to make these sweet, paper-thin crisps that are perfect for healthy snacking or as a garnish for your next salad.
What to buy: The carrot slices shrink considerably when baked, so buy the thickest carrots you can find to end up with wider, sturdier chips.
Special equipment: Use a Y-shaped vegetable peeler to shave the carrots into thin, even slices. These types of peelers have a thin, flexible blade that takes off less flesh, and they easily maneuver around odd-shaped fruits and vegetables. They’re also great for turning vegetables, cheese, or chocolate into thin shavings. They can be found in most kitchen stores or online.
Game plan: Serve the chips with homemade ranch dressing.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Veggie Chips project.