The winner of the Air Fryer is:
Gayl – “My favorite small appliance is my Vitamix. I make everything from smoothies to soups to dressings with it. It never fails me.”
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As a small token of appreciation for supporting this little old blog of ours and in the spirit of the season, we are giving away a Cozyna Air Fryer! You’ll find all the details at the end of the post.
But first a roundup of Weight Watchers friendly air fryer recipes.
I’ve received a lot of requests for Air Fryer Recipes.
A slow adopter of new technology, I don’t have an air fryer yet and I’m not sure I’ll get one.
But my brother, Peter, is onboard as he illustrates in this air fryer turkey bacon post, the first of what I hope becomes many air-fryer recipes here on Simple Nourished Living.
Have you caught the air fryer bug?
We held a giveaway for one last May, which gave me my first appreciation for just how popular this kitchen appliance has become.
What Exactly Is An Air Fryer?
Here’s what I’ve learned about air fryers…
In the simplest of terms, an air-fryer is a compact countertop convection oven. It uses superheated air to cook foods, creating results very similar to deep-frying or high-temperature roasting.
Air fryers use the same technology as convection ovens, but instead of blowing the air around a large oven, it is blown around in a compact cylinder. The result is food with a crispy brown exterior and moist tender interior – kinda like deep-frying, but without all the oil.
Air fryers can also be used to bake, grill, and roast. Use it to make Fries, Chicken tenders, Fish Sticks, Cheese sticks, etc.
For those of you on the lookout for WW friendly air fryer recipes, here’s what I’ve turned up on the worldwide web…
Weight Watchers Friendly Air Fryer Recipes
All About Air Fryers – Including 4 Recipes to Try (Hungry Girl)
Air Fryer 3 Ingredient Donuts (3SP) – These delicious Air Fryer Donuts are perfect for everyone, including those of us who are following the Weight Watchers program! (Slap Dash Mom)
Air Fryer Beef Empanadas (5SP) – These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are “fried” in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)! (SkinnyTaste)
Air Fryer Taquitos (4SP) – Buffalo chicken taquitos that bake up crispier than the oven (Recipe-Diaries)
Air Fryer Tofu Italian Style (0SP) – Using an air fryer makes this savory tofu crispy in record time, but if you don’t have one, see the notes for baking in an oven or toaster oven. Also, the longer you marinate, the tastier the tofu will be, so start it soaking early for the best flavor. (Fat Free Vegan)
Chicken Parmesan in the Air Fryer (5SP)- I basically followed the same recipe but made half, and added the sauce and cheese the last three minutes of cook time. The downside to air-frying is the basket isn’t that large, so I had to make this in two batches. The upside is it only takes 9 minutes to cook, so it was ready in 18! Long enough for me to whip up a salad. (SkinnyTaste)
Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries (3SP) – Crispy sweet potato fries made in the air-fryer, with just a small amount of oil! Making them in the air fryer is so much healthier than frying, and reduces the fat and calories, without sacrificing taste.
Crispy Breaded Pork Chops (7SP) – These Crispy Boneless Breaded Pork Chops come out moist on the inside and crispy on the outside! Made in the air fryer so they took just 12 minutes to cook. (SkinnyTaste)
Faux Fried Pickles (2SP) – Who can resist the appeal of crispy, crunchy deep-fried pickles? Good news: You can indulge with reckless abandon thanks to our latest recipe swap. Whether you use an air fryer or an oven, deliciousness will be served. (Hungry Girl)
French Fries – Air fryer French fries are the perfect way to make fries at home , and my family loves these! (A Pinch of Healthy)
Air Fryer Greek Stuffed Chicken Breast (3SP) – With just 4 ingredients – chicken breasts, wild rice, fat free feta cheese and Greek salad dressing, this is a great way to create a meal plan that everyone will love. (You Brew My Tea)
Funnel Cake Bites (3SP) – These delicious Air Fryer Funnel Cake Bites are perfect for everyone, including those of us who are following the Weight Watchers program. Made with the oh so popular 2-ingredient dough (Slap Dash Mom)
Grilled Cheese (8 SSP) – Jenna shares her secret for the easiest grilled cheese ever. (Recipe Diaries)
Healthy Air Fryer Recipes – Air Fried Ravioli (7SP) & Cheeseburger Egg Rolls (4SP) (Hungry Girl)
Shrimp Egg Rolls (3SP) – All you have to do is sautè your stuffing ingredients, fill your egg roll wrappers with the inside stuff you like (for instance, you could leave out the shrimp or add chicken instead), roll them up and brush the outside with egg and then cook it in a preheated air fryer set to 390°F and cook them 3-4 at a time for 8-9 minutes. There you go! BAM! I just gave you the instructions to making egg rolls in an air fryer in one sentence. (Meal Planning Mommies)
Try our One-Click WW Recipe Search to find your next favorite Weight Watchers friendly air fryer recipe!
Now onto the Giveaway… Giveway is Over. Please see winner at the top of this post!
Air Fryer Giveaway Details…
We are giving away the Cozyna Air Fryer (Original 3.7L), recommended by Hungry Girl who said…
If you love the taste of fried food but not excess calories and fat, this appliance delivers. Here at Hungryland, we’ve gotten pretty good at re-creating fried food sans guilt with our own “faux-fry” oven method. But I’ve gotta say, the recipes we tried in our air fryer came out even crispier. It gets better: We tried them with and without a small amount of oil (per the air fryer instructions) and found that NO added oil is needed to achieve that crispy finish.
It’s NOT a uni-tasker. I’d hesitate to recommend splurging on a kitchen gadget that can only do one thing. So I was pretty happy to learn that our air fryer can also bake, grill, and roast. I’m talking meatballs, steak… even muffins and cake! The manual includes a comprehensive chart with foods, temps, and times, which I LOVE.
It’s a time saver! My oven takes around 10 minutes to pre-heat, but an air fryer takes only about 3 minutes. Plus, some recipes cook WAY faster in an air fryer… My butternut squash fries were air-fryer ready in just 12 minutes, versus the 35 minutes they take in the oven!
Clean-up is a breeze. No messy pans or oily skillets. You can toss the fryer pan and the basket right into the dishwasher when you’re done with ’em.
The built-in timer has an auto switch-off feature to keep the absent-minded chef in check. Have you ever gotten distracted while something was in the oven and returned to burnt food? Our air fryer’s self-timer turns off the unit when time is up!
Enter The Giveaway Giveway is Over. Please see winner at the top of this post!
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