One of my favorite healthy sides is a sauteed summer squash and zucchini with onions to pair with a small portion of my favorite protein, like grilled sirloin, broiled salmon, or roasted chicken. However, by the time you prep and chop all the veggies, heat up the skillet, wait for the wonderful vegetable trio to reach its perfect al dente texture, and tend to the needs of your demanding toddler, thirty minutes have passed, half your veggies are still under-cooked, and the rest of them are mush.
Whether you have adopted a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or simply wish to add a meatless Monday to your weekly meal rotation, this air fryer eggplant makes a perfect main course or delicious side your entire family will love.
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to a regular hamburger or cheeseburger, these air fryer black bean burgers are a choice you won’t regret. Packed with protein and flavor, these burgers contain less saturated fat and calories and can be easily prepared in your air fryer.
Who doesn’t love waffle fries? For whatever reason, we gravitate toward fries cut into various shapes that defy the normal French cut. And if you fall into this category, then you’d be crazy not to air fryer frozen waffle fries in your air fryer.
I’ll be honest. I didn’t used to like Brussels sprouts. I wasn’t a fan of their texture or taste, and given the choice, I’d rather just eat some steamed cabbage. But then I discovered air fryer Brussels sprouts. That’s when I realized it wasn’t the sprouts themselves; it was the cooking method and seasonings I had gotten all wrong.
If you find yourself less than excited about opening up a can or bag of green beans and heating them on the stove, then this delicious recipe for green beans in the air fryer will add some flare to an often boring side dish.
Tossed with olive oil, garlic, and sage and fried to the perfect al dente finish, these flavorful green beans dress up any meal and tempt even the pickiest eater to indulge in a second helping of veggies.
Your family will love these petite roasted potatoes, prepped, and ready to eat in only minutes using your air fryer. Tossed in olive oil, garlic, and parsley (fresh or dried) with just a pinch of salt and pepper, these colorful potatoes are packed with flavor and come out of the air fryer with the perfect outer crisp.
And the best part?
Broccoli is the perfect staple for any healthy diet, and if you’re looking to add some flair and flavor to this diverse veggie, air frying is the answer. Air frying provides the perfect al dente texture, while the seasoning and Parmesan cheese add a flavorful finish that goes nicely with the full flavor of the avocado oil.
General Wong doesn’t disappoint (does he ever??) with this variant of traditional Chinese Beef & Broccoli. Make this at home and avoid the MSG-induced coma you’ll likely endure picking this up at the local Chinese eatery. One of my favorites and also one of our favorite healthy air fryer recipes. Serves four.
Breakaway from traditional french fries — try these delicious sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes are super tasty vegetables with tons of nutritional value. And the best part about this? Sweet Potatoes make wonderful french fries in the air fryer.
The most famous of all fried foods just became more healthy. Check out this recipe for homemade crispy golden French Fries. This is a quick and simple dish that can easily be made in any standard air fryer. Serves 2.