These Healthy Air Fryer Recipes will keep you on track without sacrificing flavor!
Air fryers have gained immense popularity in recent years, and for a good reason. They allow you to enjoy your favorite crispy and crunchy snacks without the added guilt of excessive oil and fat. Instead of deep-frying your food in hot oil, air fryers use hot air to cook your food, resulting in healthier, crispier, and tastier meals.
We’re going to share a few of our favorite healthy air fryer recipes that are easy to make and will help you maintain a healthy diet without sacrificing taste. Starting with the main course meals and ending with a few delicious, easy to prepare side dishes that your family is guaranteed to love!
Is Cooking In An Air Fryer Healthy?
Cooking in an air fryer reduces cooking oil by 70% – 80%. So in that aspect, yes, cooking foods in an air fryer is healthier than deep frying.
However, oven baking or oven roasting is still preferred over using an air fryer in some opinions. It is thought that oven baking foods preserves good nutrients while filtering out the bad ones, and that air fryers can tend to lower the good nutrients in foods like fish, for instance.
All in all, if you’re looking to reduce the amount of fat and bad for you cooking oils in your cooking, an air fryer is a really good way to start. Healthy air fryer recipes like we have here are a great way to jumpstart healthy eating without losing flavor.
Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Love crispy, fried food but don’t want the extra calories? Then you'll love these healthy air fryer recipes! Whether you’re looking to whip up a yummy side dish or a full meal, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone!
These Air Fryer Tacos are so crispy, you'll swear they were fried! A creamy, cheesy chicken filling inside a super crunchy tortilla shell!
Air Fryer General Tso's Chicken is a lighter version of the classic take out recipe! All the same flavors but so much better for you!
This Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Shrimp is such a fast dinner recipe! 10 minutes is all you need to get this delicious shrimp on the table!
Air Fryer Frozen Salmon is so incredibly juicy and flavorful! Cook frozen salmon right in your air fryer without having to defrost it first!
Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets are so crispy, you won't believe they aren't fried! These chicken nuggets are on the table in less than 10 minutes!
Treat your taste buds to a juicy air fryer pork tenderloin! The air fryer helps lock in the juices and gives the pork a golden-brown finish.
Air Fryer Asian-Glazed Boneless Chicken Thighs
These chicken thighs will transform your average chicken dinner into something our of a restaurant! Juicy, tender chicken with an addicting Asian glaze!
Make this Air Fryer Chicken Katsu for a healthy dinner that everyone will love! Super crispy and juicy chicken cutlets with no oil required!
These turkey meatballs are unlike any other I've tried! Actually juicy and flavorful, not dried out like turkey meatballs can tend to be. Serve with sauce and pasta or enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce!
We make these crispy baby potatoes at least once a week! Not only are they so easy to make, but everyone loves how crispy and flavorful they are. Use any fresh herbs that you like or your favorite seasoning!
Air-Fryer Crispy Chickpeas
A healthy snack that you can crunch on all day? These chick peas are IT. So addicting and tasty, you'll get that satisfying crunch without all the extra fat and calories!
Giant Zucchini Parmesan
When we're looking for a meat-free dinner, we often turn to eggplant dishes. This parmesan eggplant is so good, our kids ask for it all the time!
Is your oven packed with a holiday meal? Don't want to turn on the oven just to roast asparagus for a few minutes? This air fryer method is the way to do it!
Air-Fryer Sweet Potato Chips
When you're craving crispy potato chips but want a healthier option, these air fryer sweet potato chips are a delicious alternative!
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips Recipe
Kind of like a potato chip but with zucchini instead! All the flavor that you're looking for in a crunchy snack without any of the guilt!
Making baked potatoes in your air fryer is actually a superior method, in my opinion. The skin gets ultra crispy and the flesh inside is mega fluffy. If you're keeping it light try adding low-fat or non-fat sour cream or greek yogurt!
Hands down one of our kids most requested vegetables! These green beans are so crispy and crunchy, they'll be gone in minutes....guaranteed.
Tender zucchini that's coated in a panko and parmesan cheese crust. Using your air fryer will allow this zucchini to get super crispy and crunchy with just a spray of oil!