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5 Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

 

What does healthy mean to you? It may mean low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, natural, or something else. In this article, we want to focus on the nutrients these foods can bring to you. We have written down benefits these foods can bring to you as well as calorie count and which diets they are okay to eat with – such as keto, paleo, whole 30, etc. We hope these recipes help you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.


 

 

1. Sweet Potato Fries

 

Benefits:

  • High in Vitamin B6 - this helps reduce homocysteine, a chemical that has been linked to degenerative diseases
  • Good source of Vitamin C - aside from being really good for your health, vitamin C can accelerate healing, produce collagen, and help with stress.
  • Rich in Vitamin D

For more benefits follow this link

 

Diet Friendly:

  • Cyclical Keto Diet
  • Plant-based Diets

 

Calories:

About 300 calories

 

 Find the recipe here:   Sweet Potato Fries

 

 

 

 

2. Spicy Shrimp Fajitas

 

Benefits:

  • Did you know homemade fajita seasoning contains herbs that fight inflammation and support immune response?
  • Shrimp is known for being rich in protein.
  • Onion and bell peppers are known for being a good source of Vitamin C.

 

For more benefits about fajita seasoning click here.

For more benefits about shrimp click here.

 

 Diet Friendly:

  • Keto*
  • Whole30*

*we used tortillas in our recipe, if you'd like to make this recipe low-carb you can substitute with lettuce or eat by itself.

 

Calories:

About 280 calories with no tortilla

 

 Find Recipe Here: Air Fryer Spicy Shrimp Fajitas

 

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3. Spring Rolls with Tofu

 

 Benefits:

  • Rice paper is extremely low in calories
  • Soy protein has been linked to enhancing renal function
  • Consuming tofu may help decrease levels of LDL cholestorol

For more benefits on tofu click here.

 

 Diet Friendly:

  • Keto
  • Paleo

 

Calories:

One block of Tofu has 352 calories

Each of our spring rolls had two pieces of tofu and some vegetables for a total of: 60 calories per spring roll

 

 Find the Recipe Here: Spring Rolls with Air Fryer Tofu

 

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4. Black Bean Burger

 

 Benefits:

  • Great source of protein – one burger contains about 10 grams of protein
  • Black beans contain iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and other nutrients that contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength
  • Thiamine, a B vitamin, is found in black bean burgers and is essential for the function of enzymes involved in energy metabolism

For more benefits on black bean burgers follow this link.

For more benefits on black beans follow this link.

 

 Diet Friendly:

  • Vegetarian Diet (but not a ketogenic vegetarian diet)

 

Calories:

With bun, ketchup, tomatoes, and lettuce: 265 calories

With bun, mustard, tomatoes, and lettuce: 245 calories

With no bun: 95-115 calories

 

 Find the Recipe Here:   Air Fried Black Bean Burgers

 

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5. Salmon

 

 Benefits:

  • Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential and have been linked to decreasing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, and reducing the risk of cancer.
  • High in quality protein. Some more benefits of protein include: protecting bone health, maintaining muscle mass during weight loss, and helping body heal after injury.
  • Great source of potassium. Potassium helps control blood pressure and reduces risk of stroke.

 

 

 

 Diet Friendly:

  • Whole 30
  • Keto
  • Paleo

 

 

Calories:

412 calories

 

 

 Find the Recipe Here:  Air Fryer Salmon

 

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