5 Of The Best Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Quick & Easy Cooking

Air fryers have taken the cooking world by storm in recent years. They’re pretty amazing, and my oven is jealous cause I don’t use it anymore. Somehow, air fryers magically have the ability to keep foods flavorful and well-cooked without being greasy.

The perfect example is how french fries can actually be a healthy meal when cooked in an air fryer. They don’t even require a drop of oil, yet they come out perfectly crisp as if you ordered them at a restaurant!

As far back as I can remember, air fryers have been promoted as a healthy alternative to frying, so it’s no surprise people associate air fryers with health-conscious cooking. While they are a fantastic substitute for deep frying, an air fryer can also cook other amazing foods.

Take a look at 5 of the best tasting healthy air fryer recipes below:

Air Fried Chicken Nuggets

  • 200 grams of chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of crushed corn flakes
  • 2 Egg whites
  • A dash of Himalayan pink salt

Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F for 10 minutes. Mix coconut flour and salt. Mix slightly wet chicken breasts into the mixture. Dip in egg whites and coat each piece with the crushed corn flakes. In a mesh air fryer basket, spray with cooking spray and place each piece with spaces in between. Each side should be cooked for about 6 minutes. These protein-rich nuggets are delicious and oil-free!

Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli with Italian Seasoning

  • 200 grams of broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice
  • A dash of Himalayan pink salt
  • Freshly crushed black pepper
  • A sprinkle of Italian seasoning

Toss all ingredients together (except the cheese and Italian seasoning) in a bowl. Spread seasoned broccoli in the wire basket of the air fryer leaving some spaces in between. Cook at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes and stir halfway.

Once done, sprinkle with cheese and Italian seasoning evenly while it is still hot. This is a new take on boring ole’ broccoli!

Air Fried Baked Salmon

  • 2 150 gram salmon fillets, deboned and skin removed
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil or peanut oil
  • A dash of Himalayan pink salt
  • Freshly crushed black pepper

This is a simple recipe that can be whipped up quickly. Brush salmon with olive oil and season each side with Himalayan pink salt and pepper.

Place each fillet in the basket with some space in between them for 6 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, flip halfway if needed. Serve warm. I listed this one here for those of you on a pescatarian diet!

Air Fried Chickpeas

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • A dash of Himalayan pink salt

Maybe it’s my new obsession with making hummus from scratch that inspired me to list air fryer chickpeas here.

In a bowl, toss all ingredients and mix them well. Place in the air fryer basket and cook for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F.

Give the basket a good shake to stir the chickpeas up. Then cook for another 6 minutes. Give the basket another shake to stir chickpeas again. Then cook for another minute until desired crunchiness is achieved.

This is a perfect alternative to oily snacks, and chickpeas are healthy! If you’re carb conscious, just be mindful that beans in general are a high carb food.

Air Fryer Tortilla Chips

  • 2 – 3 corn tortillas (El Milagro is my choice)
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • Salt for seasoning

Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F. Cut each tortilla into four or 6 triangles, depending on how big you want your chips to be. I’ve been cutting mine into sixths lately. Once all tortillas have been cut into triangles, coat all pieces in olive oil. The one teaspoon should be plenty for 2 – 3 tortillas. They should be lightly coated.

Sprinkle all pieces with salt to your desired likeness. Add pieces to your air fryer and cook for about 3 minutes. Give the air fryer basket a good shake and let them cook for another 3 minutes.

Depending on how much space your air fryer basket has, you may want to separate this into sessions. I’ve got the Ninja Air Fryer, which easily holds all the chips of 2 tortillas.

When they’re ready, these come out amazingly hot and crisp. I don’t buy tortilla chips anymore, because these are as close to restaurant-style as they come. This recipe alone inspired a few of my friends to buy their own air fryers.

5 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

These are 5 of the best healthy air fryer recipes you can whip together quickly and easily. The key to getting the most out of your air fryer is to be creative with the dishes that you cook.

I’m experimenting all the time with new ideas. In fact, if you want to learn some of my very favorite recipes to make in an air fryer, check out this page here. You’ll find more healthy recipes, and some that are not so healthy, such as an air fryer version of Taco Bell’s Crunchwrap Supreme. It has less grease in it and tastes remarkably similar to the real thing.

Most air fryers come with a free recipe book in the box to get new users started. My Ninja Air fryer came with a great one that sparked so many new creative cooking ideas. That’s really how the path of air fryer cooking began for me.


It has a unique functionality that other air fryers are missing, such as its ability to make beef jerky and dried fruit. This is possible with its dehydrate option.

Air fryers are an amazing way to enjoy food without worrying about the unhealthy effects of extra calories from fat and oil. As a health nut, I use mine 7 days a week, and it’s become the most important appliance in my kitchen.

I hope this article helped you get some cooking ideas with your air fryer. If you’ve got recipes of your own that you’d like to share, I’d really love to know. I’m always on the lookout for new foods to make in my fryer. If you have any questions or comments at all. Please leave them below, and I’ll be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for reading!

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