tempeh chips

If you’ve been eating plant-based, you’ve probably come across tempeh. The all-star vegan protein source—which is essentially a weird-looking block of fermented soybeans—is great in stir-fries, sandwiches, and beyond. But evidently it makes for really great chips, too.

Remy Park, the holistic nutritionist behind Veggiekins, is currently in Thailand, and she discovered a snack I had no idea existed until today: tempeh chips. Packaged just like a bag of potato chips, the thinly-cut slices are basically a much healthier, soybean-loaded version of Lay’s. “10/10 texture, so crunchy, minimal ingredients, and super rich in protein,” she shared on her Instagram Story.

tempeh chips
Photo: Remy Park/Veggiekins

Unfortunately, the tempeh chips she snagged from the company IniTempe aren’t available in the United States. No tempeh chips are (at least that I can find!), for that matter. One thing you can do, though, is whip up a batch of your own. And Brittany Mullins, the creator of Eating Bird Food, created an easy-to-follow recipe for BBQ Baked Tempeh Chips (pictured above!) that only take 30 minutes to make.

After cutting your slices of tempeh, all you need to do is season them then bake them in the oven. Then, Mullins says you can eat them on their own, pair them with your favorite dip—whatever you want. Hello, new favorite snack.

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