Air fryers are the ultimate tool for dieters who like instant (or almost) satisfaction and who love delicious fried foods that don’t appear on the “to eat” list. Air fryer recipes are the perfect way to meet both of these needs while sticking to a healthy weight loss plan.
the time Nutrisystem, our philosophy has been that the best diet is the one you stick to. So if you need your crispy fries or hot dessert ASAP, you go there. Let your fan help you on your weight loss journey by keeping you satisfied while making sure your diet is healthy.
We’ve come up with some healthy fan recipes that we think you’ll love. Bonus: they will definitely help you get your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. So get ready to put your food in the fan, push a few buttons and enjoy.
Baked apples have the same irresistible taste of apple pie without the crust. However, it’s usually topped with a creamy, brown sugar coating of oats and nuts, taking it beyond the diet. We change all that with a fan. This recipe is only 139 calories without skimping on flavor or sweetness. It has chopped walnuts, raisins, cinnamon and nutmeg and cooks in 20 minutes. This easy recipe on Nutrisystem counts as half SmartCarb, half PowerFuel, and one extra.
You won’t believe you’re allowed to eat these crunchy, cheesy, veggie snacks that crisp like crazy in the air fryer without absorbing a dollop of oil. They’re just half a SmartCarb per serving, plus one PowerFuel and one vegetable. They make a great snack or side dish. Two are only 176 calories.
You can save this one for peach season. This recipe calls for two unripe peaches. And that’s it. Cut them and remove the pit, then put them in the fan and cook for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy them however you like, with a dollop of yogurt or non-dairy whipped topping, drizzled in honey, or sprinkled with nuts. They would also be nice in a salad.
This healthy version of crispy, crunchy and delicious onion rings will be your go-to recipe for appetizers and parties. The coating is made with whole wheat flour, whole grain panko crumbs, eggs and seasoned with paprika and oregano. In less than 10 minutes, in the air conditioner, you enjoy snacks that are as good as in restaurants. Match them with one of the tabs below.
S’mores get a double makeover in this recipe. First, you can enjoy this sweet treat for only 127 calories. Second, the chocolate is replaced with almond butter and thin apple slices. The only two things we keep are graham crackers and marshmallows. Create your s’mores sandwich in the air fryer, push a button, and three minutes later you have a dessert that counts for just half the SmartCarb and two extras on Nutrisystem.
Once you pop one of these poppers in your mouth, you won’t believe they’re only 221 calories per serving (that’s three poppers). Plus, they’re so easy to make! They’re coated in breadcrumbs, whole wheat flour, Italian seasoning, and low-sodium Parmesan cheese for a delightfully crunchy exterior, while diced eggplant make for a soft and delicious interior. Drizzle with marinara sauce. In Nutrisystem, poppers count as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, and one vegetable.
What happens when your sweet tooth and your yen match? Get these apple crisps that only take eight minutes in the air conditioner. Thin apple slices are infused with cinnamon and nutmeg for a crunchy chip you’ll want with every snack. The recipe makes one serving, which contains 98 calories and counts as one SmartCarb.
Cuts are a great way to get fruit. And with a fan, you can have this classic summer dessert on the table in 15 minutes. It starts with a cup of raspberries (or pick your favorite berry) mixed with just two teaspoons of sugar and cornstarch, then topped with rolled oats, walnuts, cinnamon, chia seeds, and light butter. At just 140 calories per serving (recipe makes four), this dessert counts as half PowerFuel, half SmartCarb, and two extra toppings.
You can cut down on the preparation time for this guilt-free appetizer by using store-bought riced cauliflower, available in the produce or freezer section of your market. Vegetable rice is mixed with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs, then seasoned with onion powder and Italian seasoning. Once formed, the chicks go into the pan where they bake for 10 minutes. The recipe makes three 140-calorie servings. Each serving counts as one PowerFuel, one vegetable and one extra.
You would need a grill for this recipe, but a fan is perfect for “grilling” these sweet fresh pineapple sticks. They’re refreshing on their own, but even more amazing when paired with savory as a side dish. They’re coated in brown sugar and cinnamon, but you can get creative with chilies, ginger, coconut sugar, lime zest, or even basil. One cup equals one serving, which contains only 94 calories and counts as one SmartCarb.
Take plenty of time to make this spaghetti squash-based dish using your fan. Soft, pasta-like strands of this versatile vegetable take just 20 minutes to produce. When it’s ready, mix it with a combination of ricotta, mozzarella, egg and herbs, add spinach and marinara sauce, then top with mozzarella cheese. At the end, we cook it for another 10 minutes in the fan. This hearty dinner appetizer is only 253 calories and counts as one PowerFuel, two extras and two vegetables.
Sweet peaches filled with delicious oatmeal-based granola are lightly sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon. They are made in your air conditioner and only take 10 minutes. This delicious snack is only 97 calories and counts as one SmartCarb and one Extra.
This versatile recipe makes either a hearty breakfast or a filling home-cooked dinner. Chicken sausage is topped with a combination of baby potatoes and chopped zucchini, seasoned with a pinch of garlic powder, pepper and two teaspoons of olive oil. It takes less than 20 minutes in the air, and you’ve got a delicious meal for just 247 calories. One serving counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, one Extra and one vegetable.
You don’t have to wait for summer or campfire to enjoy this version of S’mores. But once you taste it, you can’t go back to traditional S’mores, even when campfire season rolls around. We replaced the chocolate with peanut butter and banana slices, then sandwiched them between two graham cracker squares with a marshmallow that melts perfectly in your fan. At just 121 calories, this sweet treat counts as half the SmartCarb plus two extras.
Just two tablespoons of sugar sweeten a whole batch of four apple fritters (only 128 calories per). The doughnut-like dough is made with whole wheat flour, which adds fiber. The rest of the recipe: chopped apples, baking powder, cinnamon, lemon juice, skim milk and eggs. The best part is that, unlike other fritters, they are not fried in oil. This is the beauty of the fan. you get the flavor and texture of your favorite fried foods without all the calories and fat. One fry counts as one SmartCarb and one Extra.
Get your four servings of veggies with one of our favorite healthy, customer-submitted recipes with a fan. These simple “roasted” carrot sticks are easy, cheesy, and only require a few simple ingredients. One serving of Nutrisystem counts as one vegetable and one supplement.
Jicama turns into French fries in one of our favorite healthy fan recipes. If you’ve never tried jicama before, this easy appetizer is the perfect recipe to give it a try. This is a non-starchy vegetable side dish that the whole family will enjoy. It also counts as one vegetable and one and a half extras in Nutrisystem.