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Healthy Air Fryer Recipes That'll Change the Way You Eat!

February 4, 2020

Get ready to fill your day with healthy air fryer recipes for any meal or occasion as we cover our favorite air-fried recipes for breakfast, dinner, and appetizers.

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Let’s talk about healthy air fryer recipes! You’ve heard all the hype about air fryers, but maybe you can’t think past the deep-fried food alternative label. Luckily, we have some easy, healthy air fryer recipes you can add to your menu whenever you want to eat a bit lighter. Best of all, you can tweak the recipes to suit your personal tastes or mimic the techniques for other types of dishes.

Get ready to fill your day with healthy air fryer recipes for any meal or occasion:

Breakfast recipes

French toast sticks

Healthy air fryer recipes do include some timeless favorites like french toast. These french toast sticks are crispy on the outside and oh-so-soft on the inside, delivering all the flavors you love in a lighter air-fried package.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 4 slices of bread, cut into thirds
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar, or to taste

Preheat your air fryer to 370 degrees F. In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, butter, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Line your air fryer crisper tray with parchment paper. Dip each piece of bread into the milk mixture and place on the lined tray with a small gap between each piece. Cook for 6 minutes; flip and cook for 3 additional minutes. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and dig in.


Eggs are a breakfast staple, and this recipe is one of our favorite easy, healthy breakfast ideas. The best thing about a frittata is you can also customize your frittata recipe to suit your personal food preferences or add variety to your daily meal planning.

Make this healthy air fryer recipe with the following ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 pound breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey jack cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Cooking spray

First, preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees F. Prep a 6x2- inch cake pan with cooking spray. Mix the eggs, sausage, cheese, bell peppers, onion, and cayenne in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into your prepared cake pan. Air fry for 18-20 minutes or until the frittata is set. Enjoy your amazing breakfast!

Appetizers and snacks

Air-Fried Chicken Parm Wonton Raviolis

The reason we’ve included this in a list of healthy air fryer recipes is that you can modify the filling to your heart, and diet’s, content.

Follow the steps provided by our friends at Tastemade in order to make this tasty and customizable appetizer.

  • 1 ½ cup of chicken (shredded)
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50 round gyoza wrappers
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups marinara

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, mix together your chicken, olive oil, ricotta, parmesan, parsley, basil, mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Set one wrapper down on your work surface and top with 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture. Brush egg wash around the edges of the wrapper and place a second wrapper on top, press the edges to seal. Repeat until your crisper tray is filled, spray with cooking spray, and place in the air fryer for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook an additional 5 to 7 minutes. Serve with warm marinara.


These air-fried potato chips have 60 percent less fat than their store-bought counterparts. So, while making these chips yourself requires a little bit of effort, the result is a healthy air fryer recipe that’s salty, crispy, and addictive. Even better you can replace regular potatoes with beets or sweet potatoes for an even healthier treat.

Follow these steps for a versatile air fryer chips recipe:

  • 1 medium russet potato, unpeeled, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Canola oil

First, soak potato slices for 20 minutes in a large bowl of cold water. Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. Wipe dry the bowl and add oil, salt, and pepper. Toss potatoes gently and coat. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Air fry at 375°F until cooked through and crispy, about 25 to 30 minutes. Using tongs, carefully remove chips. Serve with your favorite dip or plain.

Main Courses

Cajun Air-Fried Fish Sticks and Seasoned Fries

This healthy air fryer recipe is a two-for-one special of flavorful fish accompanied with seasoned fries.

For the fries:

  • 3 russet potatoes, cut into thin sticks
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

For the fish sticks:

  • 1 1/2 pounds halibut
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • Canola oil spray

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sweet and hot red pepper relish
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Soak potato sticks in a large covered bowl for 2 hours. Preheat heat air fryer to 390 degrees F. Cut fish into 2 by 3/4 inch strips and season with salt and pepper. Add eggs to a shallow dish, in a second dish place the panko breadcrumbs, and fill the third dish with a mixture of the flour, cornmeal, and Cajun seasoning. Dredge fish sticks in flour and cornmeal, then egg, then panko, and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with all of the fish sticks. Cook the fish for 12 to 15 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and pat them dry. Place them on a baking sheet, season with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and sugar and toss with oil. Place fish sticks and potatoes in the air fryer. Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and serve with the fish. Enjoy your fully air-fried meal.

Herb Crusted Air-Fried Turkey

Thankfully Fridigaire has figured out a way to build an air fryer into a kitchen range and you can enjoy full-size healthy air-fried recipes. This is a bit longer but completely worth the effort to deliver a healthy and absolutely delicious turkey dinner.


  • 1 (12-pound) turkey

For the dry brine:

  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sage leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

For the turkey:

  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons rosemary, minced
  • 4 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fennel seeds, ground

Apple cider gravy:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon minced sage leaves

For the turkey: In a bowl, mix together the salt, garlic, sage, and sugar. Rub the mixture on the turkey inside and out. Brine in the refrigerator uncovered for 8 hours.

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F. Remove turkey from the fridge, rinse, and pat dry. Mix together the oil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, and fennel in a bowl. Loosen the skin of the turkey breast and rub the oil herb mixture under. Rub remaining oil on top and in the cavity. Place in the air fryer and cook for 2 hours.

For the gravy: Heat the butter in a medium-sized saucepot. Add the flour and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly whisk in the apple cider and chicken stock. Stir in the sage. Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer. Cook while stirring until thick.

Hopefully this list of healthy air fryer recipes has inspired you to add your own twists to your favorite foods or opens your eyes to all the meals you can air fry with innovations like an air fryer oven.

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