Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Mega List (2018)

Health / Sunday, April 29th, 2018

First the magic bullet and now the air fryer.  Every so often a food craze breaks out that’s so great that you can’t help but jump on the bandwagon.  In my quest to eat healthier but still enjoy the taste of my food I’ve landed on the infamous air fryer.  In this blog post, I’m going to share with you my mega list of healthy air fryer recipes.

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What is an air fryer?

An air fryer is a device that uses hot air to fry foods.  Air fryers can fry foods with little to no oil.  This results in healthier versions of your favorite fried foods.

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What to cook in an air fryer?

You can cook almost anything in an air fryer.  From the list of healthy air fryer recipes below, you’ll see that you can cook complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals using just an air fryer.  There are even an air fryer recipes for cakes!


Air Fryer Advantage and Disadvantages

There are multiple advantages to adding an air fryer to your kitchen gadgets.  Air fryers allow you to save time by cooking foods faster.  They also allow for faster kitchen clean up time.  Most importantly, air fryers allow you to make healthy dishes that actually taste good.

There are a few disadvantages to cooking with an air fryer that are worth pointing out.

Overcooking meats in an air fryer can cause them to get a layer of blackened crust.  This layer of crust is called acrylamide, a fairly common compound that can potentially cause cancer.  When cooking in your air fryer you should remove this layer of blackened crust before eating your meats.

Air fryers also present you with a higher risk of burning or drying out your food.  These magic gadgets cook food rapidly at high temperatures.  It is important that you watch your food and cook for the proper duration.


How to Use an Air Fryer

Here is a great video that demonstrates how to use an air fryer and the many dishes you can make.


Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Breakfast

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Air fryer bacon – Recipes that Crock

Homemade Sausage Rolls In The Airfryer – Recipe This

Air fryer French toast sticks – 5 Minutes for Mom

Air Fried Vegan Beignets – Healthy Slow Cooking

Breakfast puffed egg tarts – The Flying Couponer

Ham and egg toast cups – The New Chew

Vegan Bacon Wrapped Mini Breakfast Burritos – Spabettie

Monte Cristo Sandwich – Blue Jean Chef

Air fryer heavenly french toast – Fork to Spoon

Air Baked Eggs – Sanses

Air fryer greasy spoon home fried potatoes – This Old Gal

Air Fryer Tofu Scramble – Glue and Glitter

Air fryer frittata – Awe Filled Homemaker

Air fryer breakfast sausage and cheese wraps – Dana Vento

Air Fryer Eggs in a Hole – Go Wise USA

Easy Air Fryer Omelette – Bitz & Giggles

Air Fryer Perfect Cinnamon Toast – This Old Gal

Blueberry Lemon Muffin Air Fryer – Wine Lady Cooks

Cinnamon Rolls – Blue Jean Chef



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Veggies

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Crispy roasted broccoli – Saffron Trail

Crispy air fried brussels sprouts – Glue and Glitter

Roasted chickpeas – Care 2

Air fryer fried green tomatoes – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Air-Fried asparagus – Moma Shire

Air fried carrots, two ways – Bewitching Kitchen

Crispy oven-fried garlic mushrooms – Recipes Diaries

Lemony green beans – The Real Kitchen and Beyond



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Chicken

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Crispy low-fat air fryer chicken – The Midnight Baker

Air fryer Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich – This Old Gal

Air fryer garlic parmesan chicken tenders – Kitchen Dreaming

Air fried buffalo chicken strips – Beauty and the Bench Press

Air fryer crispy honey garlic chicken wings – This Old Gal

Air fryer chicken fajita rollups – Awe Filled Homemaker

Air fryer buffalo style skinny chicken wings – Just Plum Crazy

Air fryer whole roasted chicken – Funny is Family

Air fryer chimichangas – Recipe Diaries



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Pork

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Pork-Chop air fryer recipe (Bone-in or Boneless) – Saving You Dinero

Air fryer steak with garlic butter – The Forking Life

Pork tenderloin with bell pepper – The Philips Chef

Air fryer Chinese salt and pepper pork chops – This Old Gal



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Beef

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Air fryer steak with garlic butter – The Forking Life

Air fried meat loaf – Toast to Roast

Beef & vegetables recipe – Cooking with Doug

Air fryer Mongolian beef – Mommy Hates Cooking

Air fried burgers – Hot Air Frying



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Seafood

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Air fryer cajun shrimp – Spatula On Fire

Zesty Ranch Air Fryer Fish Fillets – The Kitchen Magpie

Air fryer bang bang panko breaded fried shrimp – Stay Snatched

Air fried crab cakes – Color Your Recipies

Perfect air fryer salmon – Noble Pig

Air fryer parmesan shrimp – Bitz & Giggles

Thai fish cakes with mango salsa – The Philips Chef

Coconut shrimp – Power Air Fryer



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Appetizers & Sides

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Air fryer pizza bagels – Mommy Hates Cooking

Air fryer sweet potato chips – Awe Filled Homemaker

Air fryer bacon and cream cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers – Stay Snatched

Air fryer french fries – A Pinch of Healthy

Air fryer dill pickles – Just a Pinch Recipies

Weight Watchers air fryer cajun zucchini chips – Life is Sweeter by Design

Flourless crunchy onion rings – Recipe This

Weight Watchers air fryer buffalo cauliflower – FOODNSERVICE

Air fryer crispy crab rangoon – Stay Snatched

Cauliflower tater tots – Blue Jean Chef

Air fried hasselback potatoes – Key Ingredient

Air fryer mac and cheese balls – A Sparkle of Genius

Air fryer baked garlic parsley potatoes – Courtney’s Sweets

Air fryer perfect biscuits – Fork to Spoon



Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Desserts

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Five-minute air fryer donuts – Hip 2 Save

Air fryer apple dumplings – Key Ingredient

Air fryer apple hand pies – Recipe Diaries

Air fryer churros – Recipes for Our Daily Bread

Chocolate chip zucchini bread – Recipe This

Chocolate cake in an air fryer – allrecipes


Let’s Get Healthy

Are you ready to jump on the healthy eating bandwagon?  Grab you and air fryer and give some of these tasty healthy air fryer recipes a try.  I’m sure you will enjoy them as much as I do.  Here are a few air fryers to get you started.


Do you have a favorite healthy air fryer recipe?  Leave a comment and share it!


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20 Replies to “Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Mega List (2018)”

  1. Hello Shawn,

    Great post! I’ve heard or air dryers, but don’t personally own one. Thank you for outlining the advantages and disadvantages. I’m really curious about the garlic mushrooms and the air fryer donuts. I will pin this.

  2. Hello Shawn,

    Great post! I’ve heard or air dryers, but don’t personally own one. Thank you for outlining the advantages and disadvantages. I’m really curious about the garlic mushrooms and the air fryer donuts. I will pin this. Thank you again.

  3. I had been thinking of getting an air fryer because of the health benefits but hadn’t gotten one yet! There are so many things you can do with it. I guess I need to get one for real!

  4. Never heard of an air fryer before but I was amazed how can we cook meals in a healthier way using the air fryer. I’ve been thinking of getting one. Thank you for pointing out the advantages and disadavantages. 🙂

    1. Hey Jen! I was the same way. I couldn’t believe how many different things you could cook using the air fryer. It’s amazing!

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