Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kitchen Intuition: Cabbage chips

Last week when I wrote about hummus, I realized that it could make for a great Super Bowl dip that is far healthier than the usual fare, as well as cheap and easy to make. This week, I have another suggestion for you, which is to ditch (or supplement) the usual fat- and sodium-laden potato chips for a surprisingly delicious homemade treat that is quick, easy and still works for dipping. What I have in mind are cabbage chips, but many other tougher greens (kale, collard greens) or very thinly sliced sweet potatoes, squash or root vegetables would do as well.
Cabbage is versatile, cheap and delicious, and makes an especially sweet and savory chip. Compared to the ones made of potato, cabbage chips are a dramatic improvement healthwise. High in vitamin C and potassium, low in calories and carbs, cabbage chips on their own are practically pure nutrition. Be careful what you dip them into, though, if you want to preserve their nutritional advantage—or just skip the dip entirely, as they are packed with quite a lot of flavor on their own.

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