Easy beet chips with creamy homemade ranch

Claire Gallam

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Can't get your kids to eat healthy food, like beets, on a regular basis? Take a different approach to serving vegetables by disguising them as your kids' favorite snack, a chip! Paired with a homemade buttermilk ranch dipping sauce, your family will quickly gobble these up.

Easy beet chips

These crispy, golden beet chips look like potato chips, so you can easily fool even the pickiest eater. Serve a big basket of chips alongside this creamy homemade ranch for a healthy alternative to regular greasy potato chips.

Easy beet chips

Serves about 4


  • 2 medium yellow beets
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a mandolin, slice the yellow beets into thin chips. Using your hands, mix the beets with the salt, pepper and olive oil.
  3. Place the beets on the parchment paper. Stack another baking sheet on top of the first sheet and place in the oven. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are crisp. Remove the second baking sheet and bake another 8 minutes, or until crispy.

Homemade buttermilk ranch

Yields about 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped dill


  1. Mix the buttermilk, mayo, lemon juice, spices and salt and pepper together. Whisk until slightly thickened. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour before use.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.