Don’t you just love the crunch and juiciness of fried food? I almost even like the little taste of grease. But fried food is terrible for us! Air fryers are a great healthy alternative to fried food-you get the crunch without the fat! Mix and match these 20 healthy air fryer recipes for quick and easy weeknight meals!
1)Air Fryer Zucchini Fries
How amazing do these zucchini fries look? My grandma used to make the best fried zucchini with about half a pound of Crisco! I definitely can’t eat those anymore! I was craving my grandma’s fried zucchini the other day, but made this recipe instead.
This probably sounds crazy, but I discovered that I love chickpeas! And so do my kids! Some people call them garbanzo beans, but chickpea snacks are all the rage right now. Chickpea puffs are what we are hooked on at the moment, they are a healthy alternative to cheese puffs. But we also love roasted chickpeas, and this is a great recipe you can make in your air fryer!
Sweet potatoes are a very controversial food-either you love them or hate them! I happen to love them! Here is a great alternative to tater tots!
4) Air Fryer Baked Potato
Who knew you could bake a potato in the air fryer!!!
Healthy, low carb, and a meal done in 20 minutes-count me in!!!
Chicken nuggets seem to be a staple food with kids. Now you can make them quick and healthy! Check out this 10 minute air fryer chicken tender recipe!
Do you like pork chops and applesauce? (Little reference from The Brady Bunch.) Here’s a delicious looking recipe for pork chops and brussel sprouts.
This yummy looking steak tips and mushrooms needs to be added into our weekly meal rotation immediately! My family would actually eat it!
Balsamic, basil and mozzarella are one of my favorite combinations, and this recipe uses Farm Rich mozzarella sticks for an even more delicious bite.
Enjoy fried shrimp without the mess and extra calories!
Did you know you could plop a whole chicken in the air fryer, and end up with rotisserie chicken? Either did I!!!
This one blew my mind! My kids are in high school, and because of Covid are going to school virtually. So instead of eating lunch at school, they come downstairs to the kitchen for lunch. They are always on the hunt to make something quick and easy, and frozen pizza is often the choice. But it’s still hot here, and I hate for the oven to be on during the day. Problem solved! Pizza in 6 minutes!!!
Raise your hand if you’re a Chik-Fil-A fan? Now you can make a healthier version of this famous sandwich at home without the long drive through line! Omit the cayenne, and it can be a regular chicken sandwich!
14) Air Fryer Steak
This air fryer ribeye looks amazing! Who knew you could cook a steak in the air fryer!
15) Easy Air Fried Meatballs
Just plop these in some spaghetti sauce or serve with mashed potatoes, and dinner is done!
I know, I know dessert isn’t really healthy. But let’s be honest, we’re going to eat it at least once in awhile! So here are some healthier versions to the real thing that you can make quickly and easily in the air fryer!
This recipe uses an old classic staple that you might already have in the fridge!
Holy smokes, you can make brownies in an air fryer!!! I’m in big trouble!!!
Oh boy, I’m kind of wishing I didn’t jump down this dessert rabbit hole!!! But these churros are under 200 calories, so that’s OK, isn’t it???
Do you see what I mean! Maybe I should just leave the desserts out. Nah, we gotta live a little! I bet you can substitute low fat ricotta for the filling, and they will be just as good!
This one is under 200 calories as well, so maybe I can redeem myself! And I love that it’s a whole cake shape!
Just in case you don’t have an air fryer, or are in search of a new one, these got great reviews. Personally, I wish mine was a little bigger, especially for these healthy air fryer recipes, so I say the bigger you buy the better!
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This one is 6.5 quarts, and is an air fryer and convection oven!
10 quarts plus rotisserie and even crisp technology!
This is a great basic one if you don’t need all the bells and whistles.
So I don’t know about you, but I feel like my meal planning is done for a month or two! Mix and match these 20 healthy air fryer recipes for quick and easy weeknight meals!