Air fryers have recently gained popularity in many people’s homes and for good reason.
This method of cooking is considered a healthier alternative to traditional fried food and
contrary to the device’s name, it doesn’t actually fry food at all. Instead, it acts as a
convection oven and circulates hot air around and through the food, leaving your meal
crispy and browned on the outside and tender on the inside. Air frying is also a great
way to avoid excess oils while cooking.
“When using an air fryer, most people can reduce their calorie intake by 70 to 80% on
average,” said registered dietitian, Selena Diaz, RD. “The device also heats up very
quickly, reducing cooking time, which is convenient for those who are looking to
whip up a quick, healthy meal.”
While the size of the air fryer makes it a convenient option for use on a countertop
or in smaller spaces such as an apartment or camper, if you have a large
family you may have to cook in batches to make enough, as most
devices can typically only hold one to three pounds of food.
Ready to get cooking? Click here for a healthy air fryer Brussels sprouts recipe.