You Can Eat These Air-Fryer Recipes and Still Lose Weight — So, What Time Is Dinner?
Fried foods are typically off-limits when you're trying to lose weight, but the air fryer has changed the game. This trendy appliance uses just a small amount of oil to give foods the same golden, crispy outside you'd expect from deep frying, but with less fat and fewer calories in each bite. And that's the name of the game when it comes to weight loss: you have to take in fewer calories than you burn. The quality of your food matters, too, though, so the healthy recipes you'll find here focus on putting more vegetables, filling proteins, and healthy fats on every plate, while still satisfying the occasional craving. You can't have balance without cheese sticks, right?
Honey Lime Shrimp
For a truly flavorful dinner, you'll need to let the shrimp marinate for about a half hour, but then it takes just five minutes to cook them in the air fryer. Serve them with cauliflower rice and veggies or atop a green salad.
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Cilantro Ranch Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties
At only 85 calories each, these veggie-filled patties make a tasty appetizer, even for those who are trying to watch what they eat.
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These crispy chicken wings are made with just olive oil, salt, and pepper, so guess who's never falling for fast-food chicken again?
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Avocado, cilantro, coconut flakes — there's so much to savor in every bite of these salmon cakes, and served with wilted spinach, they'll fit your diet, too.
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