Are Air Fryers Healthy? Today, I wanted to help you out with one of the biggest cooking questions and talk about whether an air fryer is healthy or not and if you should use one for your healthy lifestyle.
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Is An Air Fryer Healthier Than An Oven?
Air fryers are now associated as the cheaper, easier alternative to the oven, but to someone that has not used an air fryer before, they are often wondering if an air fryer is healthier than the oven.
Well, the best way to answer this question is to talk about how you use an oven and how an air fryer compares.
A good example is roast chicken. If you baked a whole chicken in the oven you would need loads of butter under the skin, and then the roast potatoes would need a lot of butter to get them crispy and delicious.
Or another example is roasting veggies in the oven vs the air fryer which is a lot less in the air fryer.
The takeaway from this is that you make the air fryer as healthy or unhealthy as you like.
Your Body Will Change With An Air Fryer
Though what I have found the most after owning air fryers for 10 years, is that without realising it, my body has adjusted to having a lot less fat in my diet.
Now whenever I eat out (this especially applies to fish and chip shops) I feel awful afterwards like my body has eaten too much fat for what it is now used to, or whenever I order French Fries in a restaurant they always taste so greasy.
Top 10 Favourite Healthy Air Fryer Foods
Here are my top picks of my favourite air fryer foods that are much healthier and taste so good in the air fryer compared to regular cooking methods:
- Air Fryer Chicken Gyro
- Air Fryer Nandos Peri Peri Chicken
- Air Fryer Whole Fish
- Air Fryer Halloumi Fajitas
- Air Fryer Frozen Salmon
- Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
- Air Fryer Veggie Fries
- Air Fryer Salt & Pepper Chips
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Air Fryer Pumpkin Seeds
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