24 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes That Will Knock Your Socks Off
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!
Helpful Air Fryer Resources and Tips:
- Tried and true Air Fryer Recipes
- Are you making any of these Air Fryer Mistakes?
- If you’re newer to the air fryer, be sure to read How to Use an Air Fryer
- Check out my favorite ways to use air fryer accessories!
- Air Fryer buying guide
- Be sure to check out my Air Fryer recipes on YouTube!
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:
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!
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!
Zucchini fries in the air fryer are easy, fast and delicious!
Beautiful roasted carrots from the air fryer are a hearty side when you cook them up with this savory blend!
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!
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!
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!
We love using these chicken thighs as salad toppers, in street tacos, or eaten as is!
Air Fryer pizza is a fun and quick snack, lunch or dinner! Use these ultra fresh ingredients for the perfect air fryer pizza!
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!
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!
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. Popcorn Chicken
Another fried favorite- popcorn chicken! Strength and Sunshine now gives us a healthy option thanks to this wonderfully delicious and easy air fryer recipe!
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!
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!
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!
This salad combines all the right flavor and is definitely worth a peek! Thank you for the freshness, The Creative Bite!
It’s the perfect tutorial on Air Fryer Pork Chops! And you can literally have these ready in 15 minutes!
OK, fried pickles are pretty amazing… but have you tried Air Fried pickles? Thanks Domestic Super Hero!
I LOVE My Cosori Air Fryer! What kind do you have?
It has become a permanent fixture on my kitchen counter because we use it nearly every single day in one way or another!
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!