Parsnip chips with thyme

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Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

Ever wonder if there was a healthy but delicious snack to replace packaged crisps? We created these amazingly tasty parsnip chips, with just a few simple ingredients. They make great snacks, toppings for soups, or sides for dinners with some grilled fish. Our parsnip chips disappeared in no time…

Summary

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 25 mins
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: One plateful or 3 small portions

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

Ingredients

  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Wash and peel the parsnips, cut the top and end off.
  3. Take a vegetable peeler and carefully peel thin slivers of parsnip starting from the thick end. Place in a bowl.
  4. Add the olive oil, thyme leaves, salt and freshly milled pepper. Mix well until each parsnip sliver is covered in oil.
  5. Place on a large baking tray. Spread them out so that each sliver has its own space.
  6. Cook for 25 minutes or until golden. Keep an eye on them as they brown quickly.
  7. Remove from the oven and let them cool a little.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Parsnip chips – our step by step guide:

 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Wash and peel the parsnips.

Taking a peeler, cut thin round slices of the parsnip.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Start from the thick end and work your way back carefully.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Place all the slices in a bowl.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Add olive oil, thyme leaves, salt and pepper.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Lay them out on a baking tray. Spread them out so that each slice has its own space.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Cook for 25 minutes or until golden.

Keep an eye on them as they brown quickly.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Serve these parsnip chips as a snack or a side to some grilled fish.

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

Enjoy!

 

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

 

See our Pumpkin hummus for more healthy kids snack ideas!

Parsnip chips, parsnip crisps with thyme. Healthy kids snack or side

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Parsnip Chips

Ever wonder if there was a healthy alternative to packaged crisps? These parsnip chips make a healthy kids snack or side dish for family dinners. 
Course Side Dish, Snack
Keyword Parsnip chips, Parsnip crisps
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 children
Calories 246kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 parsnips
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt and freshly milled pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  • Wash and peel the parsnips, cut the top and end off.
  • Take a vegetable peeler and carefully peel thin slivers of parsnip starting from the thick end. Place in a bowl.
  • Add the olive oil, thyme leaves, salt and freshly milled pepper. Mix well until each parsnip sliver is covered in oil.
  • Place on a large baking tray. Spread them out so that each sliver has its own space.
  • Cook for 25 minutes or until golden. Keep an eye on them as they brown quickly.
  • Remove from the oven and let them cool a little. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.5g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 5.8g | Sugar: 5.3g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.8mg