Air fryers are one of the kitchen gadgets that we believe everyone should have. Even if you like dipping your fries in oil, and you don’t mind making them the conventional way, there will come a time that you need to eat a healthy meal.
They use hot air instead of oil to crisp the food. And if you wonder what can you make using an air fryer, we made this list for you with all the meals you can prepare using an air fryer. So, without further ado, let’s jump into things.
1. Crispy Parmesan Brussels SproutsIf you want an easy yet delicious winter dish, try making this crispy and cheesy Brussels sprouts. it’s healthy because you won’t get too much calories.
2. Catfish with Green Beans
The traditional method of frying catfish adds a lot of fat to that lean protein. But, using an air fryer, you can prepare this hearty meal without all the fat. You will get crispy fillets and greens beans on the side in no time, and it is delicious as well.
3. Roasted Salmon with Fennel Salad
If you thought you could only fry things in the air fryer, please think again. Air fryers will impress you when it comes to roasting. You will enjoy these meaty salmon fillets.
You can whip up a quick fennel slaw while the salmon cooks, and by the time you are done, you will be able to serve it all on a plate and enjoy another healthy meal.
4. Chicken Wings
You probably expected to see this on the top of our list, and we decided not to let you down. Who doesn’t enjoy the tasty chicken wings? And the best part is, using the air fryer, you can make them in no time. You can add any kind of spice you like.
5. Sweet Potato Tots
Making sweet potato tots at home is way less expensive than buying pre-made frozen ones. Also, if you do them at home, you can get that balance between the crispy outer surface and a soft interior. We recommend you pray the tots with a cooking spray to help it browns more evenly.
It might be a little surprising for some people to know that they can use an air fryer for making desserts. However, the truth is, they can do a decent job with desserts; you will be impressed.
If you tried to make your doughnuts using the air fryer, you would be able to get the same sweet and crackly glazed doughnut without all the guilt of ruining your diet routine.
7. Avocado Fries
Who said you couldn’t enjoy some calories using the air fryer as well? You can enjoy a substantial meal every now and then as well. Plus, they taste so good you will thank us later for suggesting these avocado fries treats.
You better use avocados that are just ripe, with enough firmness to allow them to hold their shape during cooking.
8. Churros with Chocolate Sauce
A lot of people love churros. And using the air fryer, you can make ones that are lighter than the traditional churros; we think they are almost as light as éclairs. You will love how they come out of the air flyer, all fluffy and delicious.
9. Broccoli with Cheese Sauce
You can make crunchy, roasted broccoli in an air fryer to get that crispiness without loads of fat. It doesn’t turn that army green color broccoli has, and you can add some cheese on top of it or use it as a side to have with another main dish. And it’s all so yummy.
10. Loaded Baked Potatoes
We give you another quick and easy meal to try; baked potatoes in an air fryer turn out much better than those made in the oven. You can add bacon and cheese to it in addition to sour cream. Also, it gives you this nice crispiness while keeping your calories within limits.
The traditional empanadas are full of fat and calories. This is because of the ground beef in addition to deep frying. But, using the air fryer to prepare them can turn things around. You can make healthier empanadas using mushrooms and serving them with veggies.
12. Whole-Wheat Pita Pizzas
And the air fryer surprises you again; you can use them to make your personal small sized pizzas. They are fantastic when it comes to making these countertop pizzas that have a fiber-forward crust. They turn out nice and crispy, and you can prepare them in no time.
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