5 air fryer recipes for weight loss

If you’re embarking on a weight loss journey, you don’t have to give up all your favorite meals. Dieting shouldn’t mean giving up things you love. Instead, make changes here and there to make these foods healthier. If your heart beats for fried foods, try an air fryer instead! This handy kitchen gadget offers a healthier alternative to frying because it uses hot air circulation to cook food, reducing the need for excess oil.

Therefore, for those looking to lose weight, air fryer recipes can be a game-changer, allowing them to enjoy delicious meals without the guilt!

Air Fryer Recipes for Weight Loss

Here are 5 quick but healthy air fryer recipes for weight loss:

1. Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients you will need:

2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into matchsticks
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a bowl, mix the sweet potato matchsticks with the olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Place them in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.
Cook and make your sweet potato delights to enjoy its benefits! Image provided by: Shutterstock

Enjoy these crispy and nutritious sweet potato fries without the guilt!

2. Crunchy vegetable spring rolls

Ingredients you will need:

8 sheets of spring rolls
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 carrot, cut into small pieces
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup bean sprouts
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, carrot, red pepper, bean sprouts, soy sauce, sesame oil and grated ginger.
  • Place a spring roll wrapper on a clean surface, add a dollop of vegetable filling in the center and roll it up tightly, sealing the edges with the cornstarch-water mixture.
  • Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Lightly spray the spring rolls with cooking oil and place them in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning halfway through.
  • Serve these crunchy vegetable spring rolls with a low sodium dipping sauce for a delicious and healthy treat.

3. Air Fried Cinnamon Apple Chips

Ingredients you will need:

2 apples (preferably Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional)


  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Core the apples and thinly slice them using a mandoline or a very sharp knife.
  • In a bowl, mix the apple slices with the ground cinnamon and granulated sugar (if using).
  • Arrange the apple slices in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Bake 10-15 minutes until crispy and golden.
  • These guilt-free apple cinnamon chips are a delicious, healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth without derailing your weight loss goals.

4. Air Fried Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients you will need:

4 large bell peppers (any color)
1 cup quinoa or cooked rice
Half kg of ground turkey (or any ground meat of your choice)
1/2 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced zucchini
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
1 cup grated cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Stuffed pepper
Enjoy this stuffed peppers recipe. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock


  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Cut off the tops of the peppers and remove the seeds and membranes.
  • In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the ground turkey until golden brown.
  • Add onions, tomatoes, zucchini and mushrooms and cook until softened.
  • Stir in quinoa or cooked rice, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Mix until well blended.
  • Stuff each pepper with the mixture and top with grated cheese.
  • Place the stuffed peppers in the air fryer basket and cook for 12-15 minutes or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious air fried stuffed peppers.

5. Air Fried Okra (Bhindi)

Ingredients you will need:

Half a kg of fresh okra, washed and dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Cut the stems of the okra and cut them into small slices.
  • In a large bowl, toss the okra with the olive oil until evenly coated.
  • In another bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, garlic powder, paprika, salt and black pepper.
  • Add the okra to the cornmeal mixture and stir until well coated.
  • Place the coated okra in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they don’t overlap.
  • Air fry for 10 to 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, until the okra is crispy and golden.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious air-fried okra!

These recipes are the perfect blend of health and taste, keeping you on track with your weight loss goals. So try them!

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