Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners

75 Healthy Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals: A Cookbook

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75 recipes dedicated to making air fryer dinners easier and healthier, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook

Gina Homolka returns with a must-have collection of deceptively healthy dinners for the beloved air fryer appliance. Air fryers allow you to cook meals with less oil and little clean-up by using hot, well-circulated air to evenly cook and crisp up foods in record time. In Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners, Gina delivers 75 air fryer meals that are the perfect quick solution to weeknight meals, hearty dinners that are satisfying served as is or with just a simple salad or side. 
 
True to Gina's signature “light on calories, big on flavor” promise, the recipes allow you to indulge in creative and crave-worthy dishes, including crispy fried fish with hush puppies, juicy chicken breasts stuffed with brie cheese, California-style burritos made with steak and fried potatoes, and a perfectly cooked salmon topped with mustard and dill. All recipes include helpful icons for different diets (such as keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian) and nutritional information, with the most up-to-date Weight Watchers points available on the Skinnytaste website.
 
The recipes in Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners are sure to satisfy the whole family and show you just how versatile the air fryer is!

Under the Cover

An excerpt from Skinnytaste Air Fryer Dinners

Introduction


Clearly I’m obsessed with my air fryer since I am now back with a second cookbook solely dedicated to the appliance! When I wrote my first air fryer cookbook in 2019, I was new to the air fryer and had a blast exploring all the possibilities (and making it through failed recipes along the way). Now, it’s one of my most-used appliances (along with my coffee pot), and I’ve learned so much about how to perfect the recipes I make in it. My first air fryer cookbook showcased everything from muffins to appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. This time around, I’ve honed in on my favorite way to use the air fryer: for outrageously delicious and healthy dinners. This dinner-only air fryer cookbook is packed with flavorful meals that your family is sure to love.

But what is an air fryer anyway? Basically, an air fryer is a countertop convection oven, deep fryer, and microwave all rolled into one. It has a heated coil (usually at the top), a mesh or metal basket to put food in, and a fan that circulates heat around the food in the basket. In an oven, food creates steam that can make things soggy rather than crisp. When deep-frying, items are flash-cooked in hot oil that creates the crunchy exterior we love. An air fryer is the best of both worlds, creating intense heat that surrounds food to cook it more efficiently and evenly than either baking or traditional frying. The result is food with crisp, browned exteriors and juicy, tender interiors. Since you don’t have to deal with a big pot of piping hot oil, it’s much safer and cleaner than deep-frying (I don’t have to worry about watching my eleven-year-old daughter when she uses it)—not to mention healthier. Mimicking fried foods isn’t its only strength, though: The air fryer can roast vegetables and fish, bake muffins and quiche, reheat leftovers, and heat up frozen foods all without warming up your kitchen or requiring preheating (especially helpful in the summer months). It really is a miracle appliance!

I love using my air fryer to make healthier versions of my kids’ favorite foods. In this book, I tackled some otherwise high-cal foods like chicken fried steak, samosas, and fried fish sandwiches, just to name a few. I also discovered you can use an air fryer to make stir-fry dishes like Beef and Broccoli (page 106) or Honey Sriracha Chicken and Vegetables (page 77), but without all the splatter. You can also create one-pan dishes similar to sheet pan meals, like One-Pot Balsamic Chicken, Asparagus, and Burst Tomatoes (page 78) or Kielbasa, Veggie, and Pierogi Dinner (page 66) that you simply dump in the basket and cook all together. Of course, the air fryer can also cook up protein like salmon, a whole chicken, juicy pork chops, and steaks in minutes! It’s a total game changer for weeknight cooking.

Each recipe in this book includes nutrition information as well as a recipe key labeling recipes that take less than 30 minutes or are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or freezerfriendly. I hope this book and the air fryer itself will inspire your weeknight dinners. Have fun with it and be prepared to fall in love. I guarantee you’ll find ways to come back to your air fryer time and time again!

- About the author -

Gina Homolka is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Skinnytaste CookbookSkinnytaste Fast and SlowSkinnytaste One and DoneThe Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook, and Skinnytaste Meal Prep and the founder of the award-winning blog Skinnytaste. She lives on Long Island with her husband and their two children.

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