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Healthy Air Fryer Frozen Foods. Today on the podcast we are sharing with you 10 must buy healthy frozen foods for the air fryer to make everyday mealtimes easier and involve less meal prep.
These healthy frozen food favourites are featured in full on the Magic With Gadgets Podcast. Simply search for Magic With Gadgets on your preferred podcast player, then scroll to episode 9 of season 3 to access this awesome episode.
Is Air Frying Frozen Food Healthy?
I often get asked is air frying frozen food healthy and I often say this depends.
It depends on what you are air frying and how you would have cooked the food before you got an air fryer.
Take air fryer frozen chicken nuggets as an example. Whilst they will never be considered a healthy food, the family that cooks them for the kids most days will see a big drop in calories by air frying them instead of deep fat frying.
If someone uses a fat fryer regularly then this is a big step in the right direction.
However, when I think of healthy frozen food in the air fryer, I am thinking about the amazing fruits and vegetables you can buy and cook from frozen in the air fryer.
Today on the podcast I will be sharing with you my top 10 favourite healthy frozen foods that are ideal for the air fryer.
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Top 10 Best Healthy Frozen Foods For Air Fryer
- Green Beans – air fryer frozen green beans are delicious and the fastest way to do veggies in the air fryer. You can load into the air fryer basket frozen green beans, add your favourite seasoning, spray with a little extra virgin olive oil and they become a wonderfully crispy veggie for dinner.
- Corn On The Cob – Another favourite is air fryer frozen corn on the cob. You can buy the minis from Iceland and then load them into the air fryer frozen. After 12 minutes, transfer to foil and do 3 more minutes with salt, pepper, and butter.
- Peppers – You can buy bags of already sliced frozen peppers then use it in a lot of different air fryer recipes. My favourites include air fryer shrimp fajitas, air fryer sausages and peppers and in air fryer egg cups.
- Blueberries – I love to have a bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer for easy access for either air fryer blueberry muffins or for air fryer baked oatmeal. Plus, you can also use them to make air fryer jam tarts too.
- Fish – Frozen fish is a dieters best friend in the air fryer. Simply grab some of our favourite frozen fish such as frozen salmon and then air fry it from frozen. Or follow our frozen salmon in the air fryer recipe that is cooked with green beans.
- Broccoli – I love air fryer frozen broccoli and always have bags of frozen broccoli, cauliflower and sprouts in the freezer ready to air fry. It’s a quick way to get veggies on the dinner table with little effort and little prep.
- Shrimp – I adore frozen already cooked and peeled shrimp and also buy it in bulk. You can then use it for our air fryer shrimp fajitas for a quick lunch. You can also use the air fryer to cook your frozen shrimp and serve it in salads, sandwiches etc.
- Squash – Even though I love to do air fryer butternut squash with fresh squash, its also fantastic for when squash is out of season. You can air fry and then serve with either breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or air fry and then add into your curry for a delicious baked texture.
- Garlic – I have fallen in love with frozen chopped garlic. You don’t have to peel it; you don’t have to chop it and its just ready to go in a cute little bag. Simply grab some garlic direct from the freezer and add it to the air fryer with your other ingredients.
- Onion – That same rule applies to onion. Forget crying eyes and having to prep onions. Simply grab your onion from the freezer and load into the air fryer. Perfect for our air fryer onions recipe or for loading into air fryer sheet pan dinners.
I also recommend having plenty of chicken breasts that you can freeze into packs, and the same for bacon and other favourite meats. You then have a stockpile for when you are thinking about what to cook for dinner.
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