Learn how to cook the BEST chicken wings in an air fryer! This air fryer wings recipe includes tricks for crispy skin + seasoning ideas.
The Best Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Healthy air fryer recipes have been popping up a lot on Wholesome Yum lately. They are so quick to make and you can’t beat ’em for making things crispy. The air fryer helps lock in moisture and flavor in every bite, too. I’m a big fan of this cooking method! This page will show you some of the best healthy recipes to make in the air fryer for beginners, including chicken, vegetables, air fryer bacon, and more.
An air fryer is also great for making keto air fryer recipes. Crunch can be a bit of a challenge when you’re limited to low carb ingredients, but there are lots of ways to achieve it by making your keto recipes in the air fryer.
If you want healthy dishes beyond the air fryer, made in other popular kitchen appliances, try my Instant Pot recipes and slow cooker ideas.
Are Air Fryers Healthy?
Yes, you can make many healthy air fryer recipes! You just have to choose healthy, whole food ingredients. Thanks to the circulating hot air, using an air fryer allows you to make foods crispy with less oil, and often without breading (I even used parmesan for the breading to make air fryer eggplant!).
What Is The Best Air Fryer To Get?
There are two main types of air fryer you can get: a traditional style with a basket or an air fryer oven. I have both and here are my recommendations:
- Regular Air Fryer – This is best for most healthy air fryer recipes. It takes up a bit less space and is what most people imagine when they think of an air fryer. If you only get one type, I recommend getting this one. This is the best basket air fryer I use regularly., I love it because it has a large air fryer basket and the heating element cooks very evenly.
- Air Fryer Oven – Like the name implies, this looks and acts like a miniature oven, but with the air flow of an air fryer. Multiple racks and a larger size make it perfect for cooking larger batches of food. This is my favorite air fryer oven for big batch air fryer recipes.
Healthy Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
Chicken makes some of the best air fryer recipes! This little appliance makes just about any cut of chicken taste amazing and a breeze to prepare. Plus, these dishes use basic ingredients, like butter or oil, lemon juice, simple spices (think paprika, garlic powder, or onion powder), salt, and pepper.
Cook chicken breast in the air fryer, in just 10 minutes! It’s juicy and tender every time with this easy air fryer chicken breast recipe.
Learn how to cook whole chicken in the air fryer, perfectly every time! This easy air fryer chicken recipe cooks up with buttery, juicy meat and crispy skin.
The BEST air fryer chicken legs, ready in 30 minutes! Cooking chicken drumsticks in the air fryer makes them juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
More Healthy Air Fryer Meals
Besides chicken, you can also cook other healthy main dishes for dinner in the air fryer! Pork, steak, and even fish can all be air fried and come out super juicy.
Healthy Air Fryer Sides & Snacks
If you want to make a healthy side dish or snack in the air fryer, these healthy recipes couldn’t be easier! The air fryer cooks them in a fraction of the time, makes perfect caramelized edges on veggies like broccoli or brussels sprouts, and crisps up chips easily. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce!
Keto Recipes In The Air Fryer
Many of my healthy air fryer recipes above are naturally keto friendly. But these in particular are ones that have breading or a substitute that normally wouldn’t be low carb. Make these so you don’t have to miss out!
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