24 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes That Will Knock Your Socks Off

healthiest air fryer recipes

When you are thinking about frying something, the term healthy probably doesn’t come to mind. However, with an air fryer, you can make so many delicious dishes for a fraction of the calories!

An air fryer is like a mini convection oven that cooks your food faster, and uses WAY less oil than a regular deep fryer. If you’re ready to eat healthier with an air fryer, scroll down for some of the easiest, healthiest air fryer recipes your entire family can enjoy!

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In addition to the 20+ healthy air fryer recipes below, I’ve adapted 10 MORE healthy recipes to work in the air fryer! Watch that video on YouTube right here:

1. Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Air fryer chicken tenderloins on plate

Chicken tenders are my favorite! You’ll love this super tasty, easy AND healthy option for air frying HOMEMADE chicken tenders! Your kids will think these are AMAZING too! And you’ll love the minimal amount of oil used to crisp these up right in your air fryer!

2. Easy Air Fryer Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the yummiest recipes to whip up in your air fryer! It’s a fast and healthy side that pairs nicely with almost any dish!

3. Healthy and Fast Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

Zucchini fries in the air fryer are easy, fast and delicious!

4. Savory Air Fryer Carrots

Beautiful roasted carrots from the air fryer are a hearty side when you cook them up with this savory blend!

5. Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Now I know that there is a whole thing of people against brussels sprouts… but have you tried these air fryer brussels sprouts? SO GOOD!!!! You’ll never eat brussels sprouts any other way again!

6. Homemade Air Fryer French Fries

Air Fryer French Fries

French fries are the epitome of fried foods. And now I don’t have to worry at all while I eat these made from scratch air fryer french fries!

7. Korean Air Fried Cauliflower

Korean air fried cauliflower

This Korean fried cauliflower is AMAZING. Results are in: perfectly tender and soft, with a slightly crispy exterior due to the air fryer tempura batter. You’ve got to try this one!

8. Salmon in the Air Fryer

Being able to air fry salmon is simply the best thing ever. The air fryer will be your go to kitchen tool once you’ve tried salmon in the air fryer! And it’s incredibly simply to whip up!

9. Air Fryer Chicken Thighs

We love using these chicken thighs as salad toppers, in street tacos, or eaten as is!

10. Air Fryer Margherita Pizza

Air Fryer pizza is a fun and quick snack, lunch or dinner! Use these ultra fresh ingredients for the perfect air fryer pizza!

11. Air Fryer Corn on the Cob

Air fryer corn

Air-fried corn on the cob is another classic. How about we try a healthy option with an air fryer that will sure to be your next favorite thing ever. Get the full recipe on Fabulessly Frugal!

12. Air Fryer Baked Potatoes

Healthy and easy! Air fryer baked potatoes turn out nice and crispy on the outside with a fluffy, tender inside. They’re amazing and I’ll never do oven-baked potatoes again!

13. Air Fryer Donuts

Ok, ok…. donuts aren’t the healthiest choice, however, when you make homemade donuts in the air fryer (from scratch) instead of deep frying, they are SOOO much healthier. PLUS your kitchen won’t stink and this recipe is sooooo good!

14. Vegan Cheesy Potato Wedges

V Nutrition offers some air fryer, crunchy, healthy, cheesy, and vegan potato wedges that are 100% guilt free! Thank you!

15. Coconut Shrimp

It’s common knowledge that coconut is the best thing ever, so coconut and shrimp? Yes, please. And cooked in an air fryer? Can’t get any better than this! Thank you The Holy Mess!

Tanya over at My Forking Life has perfected the healthier General Tso’s Chicken!

17. Healthy Zucchini Corn Fritters

You’ll be so surprised at how well the amazing flavors work together! You will love this recipe too because it is so simple, yet so flavorful. Check out these Air Fryer Fritters!

18. Crunchy and Healthy Air Fryer Popcorn Chicken (No Oil)

You will love this air fryer popcorn chicken recipe because it is quicker, easier, and healthier than what you could get at KFC. Plus, you don’t need any oil for this air fryer recipe!

19. Toasted Coconut French Toast

Like I said, coconut is the best, and so is french toast. But have you ever tried air fryer french toast with coconut!? So good! Thank you Strength and Sunshine!

20. Zucchini Enchiladas

Another wonderful zucchini rich, air fryer recipe that will make your mouth water, heart melt, and stomach very, very full! Thank you Awe Filled Homemaker!

21. 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

Simple and easy cinnamon rolls that are made from scratch and whipped up in less than 15 minutes in the air fryer. These are a quick little treat and it’s easy to portion control because they are small!

22. Southwest Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Salad (Air Fryer Recipe)

This salad combines all the right flavor and is definitely worth a peek! Thank you for the freshness, The Creative Bite!

23. Air Fryer Pork Chops

It’s the perfect tutorial on Air Fryer Pork Chops! And you can literally have these ready in 15 minutes!

24. Air Fryer Fried Pickles

OK, fried pickles are pretty amazing… but have you tried Air Fried pickles? Thanks Domestic Super Hero!

Don’t have an air fryer yet? Check out my favorite air fryer, Cosori Air Fryer.

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It has become a permanent fixture on my kitchen counter because we use it nearly every single day in one way or another!

Final Thoughts

Now you know that there are so many possibilities when it comes to cooking with an air fryer! I hope you enjoy these healthy air fryer recipes! Let us know what you are excited to try and if you have any other air fryer recipes that you love, be sure to share it with us in the comments below!

healthy air fryer recipes

Meal Type: Main Dish, Clean Eating
Categories: Healthy, Air Fryer

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