Many people may hear the word “fryer” and imagine a not-so-healthy serving of fries getting dunked into a vat of oil. What if we told you that isn’t the case with an air fryer? Air fryers, unlike traditional fryers, use the circulation of hot air to cook food evenly without it having to be submerged in any type of cooking oil, making it a much healthier option for some of your favorite foods.
Not only is the air fryer a healthier cooking method, but it’s fast, convenient, and can be used for a wide variety of foods – leaving more time for you to spend with friends and family. Check out some of the healthy recipes below for your next family dinner, get together with friends or weekly meal prep.
It’s time to get the evening started. Push the over-used chips and salsa aside and bring the heat with these air fried Shishito Peppers. With 4 simple ingredients and about 10 minutes of cooking time, this is a sure fire way to get your guests ready for the main course.
Looking for something a little less spicy, but that still packs a nutritional punch? Try out these air fryer cauliflower florets. With some fresh parsley and dried oregano, this easy snack will be sure to put the traditional veggie tray to shame.
Air fryer veggie side dish recipes are scattered all over the internet. Air fried veggies are a fast and healthy way to get your fiber and at least one of your vegetable servings for the day. Check out some of the easiest, yummiest veggie side dishes below. Bonus points if you can use the seasonal veggies from your local farmer’s market when cooking.
- Baked eggplant sticks
- Avocado fries with lime dipping sauce
- Air fried plantains
- Air fryer roasted veggies
- Air fryer brussels sprout chips
- Air fryer potatoes
- Asparagus with lemon and parmesan
Now it’s time to head onto the main course. With so many options and the ability to prepare and cook most of these recipes in under 30 minutes – you no longer have to spend all day working on a healthy dinner. Plug in your air fryer, set the temperature and accomplish other chores while you wait for your delicious meal to finish.
- Korean fried cauliflower
- Caprese stuffed chicken breast
- Coconut shrimp
- Sweet and spicy walnut chicken tenders
- Basil-parmesan crusted salmon
Still have a little room left? Try an air fried dessert. Adding berries and other fresh fruit will provide a light, sweet taste to any of the desserts below.
- Easy low carb crustless cheesecake
- Air fryer blueberry hand pies
- Spiced apples
- Flourless Key Lime cupcakes
The appliance that does it all.
Need we say more? Air fryers can easily be turned into a tool for quick and healthy meals, appetizers, desserts and more. Ditch the oil and unhealthy fried food made on the stove – the air fryer is here to make every aspect of your meals easier and healthier.