26+ Weight Watchers Friendly Air Fryer Recipes
Have you caught the air fryer (affiliate link) bug? If you are a Weight Watcher chances are good that you have! So today I'm sharing a great collection of WW friendly recipes for the air fryer that includes appetizers, snacks, main dishes and sweet treats!
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.
Related Content: All About Air Fryers- Including 4 Recipes to Try (Hungry Girl)
Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes for the Air Fryer
For those of you on the lookout for WW friendly air fryer recipes, here's what I've turned up on the worldwide web...
WW Air Fryer Appetizers & Snacks
Air Fryer Blooming Onion (4SP)
I've been wanting to try my own lightened-up version in the air fryer because all that oil is definitely not point friendly. This turned out amazing and fulfilled that fried food crave without all the points.
Air Fryer Chicken Tenders (9SP)
All the delightful crispiness with none of the excess fat! (The Holy Mess)
Air Fryer Taquitos (4SP)
Buffalo chicken taquitos that bake up crispier than the oven (Recipe-Diaries)
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 Potato Chips (1-4SP)
A delicious light and healthy alternative to packaged potato chips. (Midlife Healthy Living)
Coconut Shrimp (3SP)
Cooking these coconut panko crusted shrimp in an air fryer ensures they'll be crisp and crunchy in no time at all.
Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas (1-4SP)
These crispy crunchy air fryer chickpeas are the perfect protein-rich snack. This is a healthy snack option for people trying to lose weight with whole foods or Weight Watchers.
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.
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 (affiliate link) or an oven, deliciousness will be served. (Hungry Girl)
Air fryer French fries are the perfect way to make fries at home, and my family loves these! (A Pinch of Healthy)
Air Fryer Turnip Fries (1SP)
A healthy side dish that is great for people looking for a lower-carb option to go with a burger! (Life is Sweeter by Design)
Healthy Appetizer Air Fryer Recipes
Air Fried Ravioli (7SP) & Cheeseburger Egg Rolls (4SP) (Hungry Girl)
Jalapeno Poppers Made in the Air Fryer (1SP for 2)
These WW jalapeno poppers are sure to hit the spot every time! Whether it's Game Day or just another Friday night, enjoy them with zero guilt. (Smiley's Points)
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)
Wonton Pizza Rolls (1 SmartPoint)
The after-school snack so many of us grew up with just got a healthy air fryer upgrade. (Weight Watchers)
WW Air Fryer Dinners and Main Dishes
Main meal in the air fryer? Absolutely! It's especially great for using on hot summer nights when you don’t want to turn on the oven.
Air Fryer Turkey Bacon (1SP)
An easy healthy way to cook turkey bacon with minimal mess!
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 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)
Crispy Fish Fillets (3SP)
These golden fish fillets are cooked in the air fryer until crispy and delicious. Covered in a tasty crust, the fish remains soft and velvety from the inside. Ready in just 20 minutes! (LittleSunnyKitchen)
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)
Grilled Cheese (8SP)
Jenna shares her secret for the easiest grilled cheese ever. (Recipe Diaries)
Lemon Pepper Shrimp in the Air Fryer (1SP)
Have you ever tried lemon pepper shrimp in the air fryer? You are in for a treat because these turned out delicious. This is also one of those amazing Weight Watchers recipes you will put on your menu plan rotation! (Life is Sweeter by Design)
WW Air Fryer Desserts & Sweet Treats
Funnel Cake Bites (3SP for 8)
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)
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)
WW Air Fryer Cherry Pie Egg Rolls (3SP)
This fun treat starts with an easy microwave (affiliate link)-made cherry pie filling made with frozen fruit, a hint of sugar, and cornstarch. (Weight Watchers)
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Weight Watchers Friendly Air Fryer Cookbooks
- Air Fryer Cookbook for Weight Loss (affiliate link) by Jamie Yonash
- The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook (affiliate link)
- Paula Deen Air Fryer Cookbook (affiliate link)
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I love my crock pot and also my griddle. But - my girlfriend showed me her Air Fryer and I WANT ONE!! Thank you
Well the only small appliances I have a a crock pot and a Ninja coffee maker. (which i just got as a gift from my work Christmas party!) So I guess I would have to say the crock pot because you put the food in and walk away and later it's all ready! I have wanted to get an air fryer, but just can't afford it right now. Been hearing so much about it and how much better they are for you.
Ninja smoothie maker
I love my immersion blender to purée soups! It's so much safer than pouring hot soup into a regular blender. I hear so many terrific things about air fryers and would love one. Thanks!
By far I'd say my Instant Pot is my most favorite small kitchen appliance right now. I have cooked everything from cheese cake, stews, BBQ to vegetables.
I love my crock pot. I’m dying to use an air fryer. My sister has one and loves it!
I like my crockpot and crockpot liners. I use my crockpot more than I used to because of the crockpot liners. These liners make cleanup so easy; I just have to wash to top of my crockpot and throw the liner in the trash.
I love my crockpot. There is nothing like walking through the door after work and having dinner ready and waiting!
My favorite small appliance is definitely my Instant Pot!!!
George Foreman Grill with removable plates. Easy clean up!
Carey B Watkins
I use my food processor every day. It makes food prep for the week extremely quick and easy.
My favorite small appliance right now is Yonanas ! You add a frozen banana and any chopped up frozen fruit for a deli cious sherbet type of treat !!!
Jill A Floyd
My Keurig Latte/Espresso Coffee Machine
Built In GE Microwave
I love my new air fryer! I have liked everything I have cooked ion it. I highly recommend getting one if you haven’t already!
It is my my Arona Rice cooker and food cooker. I have even put a chicken in it and comes out tender. I like brown rice and quinoa and they are perfect. Vegetables come out tender and flavorful. I have cooked a small roast until almost done, added potato, carrot, onion and parsnips and finished the cooking and were delicious and tender. My sister uses the air fryer all the time so looking forward to using one.