It’s no secret I’m obsessed with my air fryer. Here are my favorite healthy air fryer recipes, all of which are easy and tried and tested!
The air fryer makes cooking healthy meals so incredibly easy!
Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite healthy air fryer recipe is!
Air fryers one of the best ways to make healthy food! It comes out so good every time and you really don’t need to add a lot of fat. I have several air fryers and THIS ONE is my favorite.
If you’re new to the world of air frying, you can find all of the info you need here to choose one, how to cook in an air fryer and most importantly, what you can cook in an air fryer!
Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
The collection of air fryer recipes below some of our healthier favorites.
- the air fryer cooks healthy lean meats so nicely, perfectly juicy with a crust on the outside
- an air fryer recipe requires less fat and less time than conventional methods
- these are the tried and true family favorites
- vegetables roast perfectly and caramelize beautifully
Our Top 5 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
1. Whole Chicken
AIR FRYER WHOLE CHICKEN is so incredibly juicy and tender. It makes a great meal dinner with crispy skin and tender meat. It is also great for meal prep! TIPS: Start the chicken breast side down and flip after 30 minutes.
2. Pork Tenderloin
AIR FRYER PORK TENDERLOIN is incredibly quick and easy. When cooked properly, it’s so juicy you can practically cut it with a spoon! Recipe Tip: Be sure to let the tenderloin rest at least 5 minutes before cutting.
3. Air Fryer Chicken Breast
AIR FRYER CHICKEN BREASTS are lean, healthy, and very juicy. They’re great with air fryer veggies or sliced and served over a salad. Recipe Tip: Chicken breasts can vary in size from 5-10 oz so cooking time. Check them a bit early and cook until the temperature in the thickest part reaches 165°F.
4. Air Fryer Vegetables
You can cook almost any veggie in the air fryer either individually (more below) or a VEGETABLE MIXTURE. Favorites include cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, and brussels sprouts. Simply season and enjoy.
5. ‘Boiled’ Eggs
Did you know that you can make BOILED EGGS in the air fryer and best of all, the shells just slide right off? They’re not technically boiled of course since no water is needed. They can be cooked to soft, medium, or hard and eaten as snacks on the go or added to a spinach salad!
Healthy Air Fryer Dinner Recipes
Dinner is ready in a fraction of the time in an air fryer. Meats come out tender and juicy with a nice crust, crumbs and coatings crisp up beautifully, and clean up is a breeze.
If cooking lean meat, check it early to ensure it doesn’t overcook and use an Instant Read Thermometer. A thermometer costs less than $20 and can ensure meat is always perfectly cooked, a small investment that is well worth it.
Vegetable Sides Made in the Air Fryer
Air fryer vegetables come out caramelized and delicious, much like roasted veggies. You can cook just one kind or use a mixture. Simply season and cook.
When combining varieties, harder root vegetables (like sweet potato, turnip, or carrot) should go in first and softer veggies (like zucchini and bell peppers) can be added a bit later.
Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
- Add a small amount of healthy oil. While you don’t need much, you do need a little bit.
- Dry vegetables well after washing or they will steam instead of crisp.
- Cook in a single layer and do not overcrowd the basket or the air won’t circulate properly. Cook in batches if needed.
- Shake/Flip as to allow them to crisp or brown evenly.
- Check foods early as appliances can vary.
What is your favorite healthy air fryer recipe? Leave a comment below!