Just when I thought the Instant Pot was the end all, be all of new and relevant kitchen appliances, along comes the air fryer. I don’t actually have an air fryer yet (it’s on my Christmas list), but I suspect I will have one by year-end. And because I’m already looking toward January and rejuvenating my healthy lifestyle, I’ve started compiling some healthy air fryer recipes so I’ll be all ready to go. So basically, this post is for me. But because I like to share, I’m compiling them all here for you, too.
For those of you new to the idea of the air fryer, let me tell you what attracted me to the idea of using one to begin with.
3 Reasons to Buy an Air Fryer
The Air Fryer is a less messy way to cook.
The air fryer uses hot air in combination with high-speed air circulation (rapid hot air) to prepare a variety of tasty dishes in a fast and easy way. Because air fryers work by circulating hot air, there is no splatter or mess and thus little clean up necessary after using it.
The Air Fryer uses little to no oil.
I like a good, healthy oil as much as the rest of the butter-loving world, and I make sure to add them to my diet. But calories still count, friends, so if I can get buy with making some of my favorite dishes with little to no oil, I’m all in. Imagine French fries, onion rings, steak, roasted potatoes, vegetables, and more. The air fryer is perfect for frying, baking, grilling and roasting with little to no oil.
The Air Fryer saves time in the kitchen.
Air fryers are an efficient way to cook because they can heat from room temperature to over 300 degrees in less than three minutes, cutting cooking time dramatically. No more waiting until the oil heats up or the oven preheats. The air fryer saves time.
Now that you can see what has sold me on cooking with the air fryer, have fun checking out all the incredible healthy air fryer recipes I have found. I can’t wait to get started making them and creating my own! (Could someone make sure my husband buys one for me please?)
Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fryer Recipes – Main Dishes
Chicken Parmesan – Skinny Taste
Chicken Drumsticks – Life Straight Up
Rotisserie-style Whole Chicken – This Old Gal
Air Fried Honey-Lime Chicken Wings – Singapore Home Cooks
Whole 30 Lemon Pepper Chicken – Recipe This
Air Fryer Turkey Breast – Recipe Diaries
Sizzling Air Fryer Turkey Fajitas Platter – Recipe This
Turkey Breast with Cherry Glaze – Blue Jean Chef
Rosemary Turkey Breast – Awe-filled Homemaker
Air Fried Meatloaf – Toast to Roast
Air-Fried Burgers – Hot Air Frying
Roasted Stuffed Peppers – Bariatric Eating
Air-Fried Pork Chops – CD Kitchen
Pork Tenderloin with Bell Pepper – The Philips Chef
Chinese Salt and Pepper Pork Chops – This Old Gal
Coconut Shrimp – Power Air Fryer
Air Fried Crab Cakes – Color Your Recipes
Thai Fish Cakes with Mango Salsa – The Philips Chef
Air Fryer Recipes – Side Dishes
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries – Life Straight Up
Baked Garlic-Parsley Potatoes – Courtney’s Sweets
Air-Fried Hasselback Potatoes – Key Ingredient Recipes
Mediterannean Vegetables – Recipe This
Cauliflower Tater Tots – Blue Jean Chef
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower – Glue & Glitter*
Zucchini Fries – Blue Jean Chef
Perfect Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts – Glue & Glitter*
Air Fryer Carrots – Recipe This
Lemony Green Beans – Real: The Kitchen and Beyond
Air Fried Asparagus – Mama Shire
Appetizers, Snacks and Desserts
Air Fried Homemade Potato Chips – Views from the “Ville*
Crispy Kale Chips – One Smiley Monkey
Air Fryer Chocolate Zucchini Bread – Recipe This
Air Fried Apple Chips – Williams Sonoma
Healthy Air Fryer Spring Rolls – Easy Cooking
Air Fryer Bacon – It’s All About the Yummy
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Chips – Awe-filled Homemaker
So, tell me, do you have an air fryer, wish you had an air fryer, or wonder what on earth I’m talking about? Let’s chat in the comments!