15 Quick and Healthy Snacks You Can Make in Your Air Fryer

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Published on May 14, 2020

Last updated December 22, 2020

By Rachael Link, MS, RD

Whether you’re looking to cut back on cooking time or give your favorite foods a healthy makeover, an air fryer is a great kitchen gadget to have on hand. With the help of an air fryer, many traditionally fried foods like chips, fries, and fritters can be transformed into snacks that you can actually feel good about eating. Here are 15 healthy air fryer snacks to start experimenting with in your kitchen.

1. Easy Air Fryer Apple Chips from Baum Ass Foods

Sweet, crunchy and full of nutrients, apple chips are one of our favorite air fryer snacks. Sprinkle on some cinnamon and a bit of salt and enjoy!

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2. Crispy Air Fryer Chickpeas from Cook It Real Good

Rich in fiber and protein, crispy chickpeas are a great way to help squeeze some extra nutrients into your diet. Plus, they can be easily customized to fit your personal preferences; try sprinkling some nutritional yeast, garlic powder, or cumin for a savory snack or add a dash of cinnamon to help satisfy your sweet tooth.

sweet potato fries

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3. Air Fryer Sweet Potato French Fries from A Pinch of Healthy

These air-fried sweet potato fries are an awesome alternative to deep-fried French fries. Slice, season, and start air-frying for an easy snack that’s ready in just 20 minutes.

Vegan eggplant bacon

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4. Vegan Eggplant Bacon from Live Eat Learn

Looking to add more veggies to your snack rotation? Give this vegan eggplant bacon a try! It’s high in fiber, folate, and potassium.

buffalo cauliflower

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5. Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower from Eat the Gains

This air fryer snack recipe gives buffalo chicken wings a healthy twist by ditching the deep-fryer and trading chicken for cauliflower. These bites are gluten-free, dairy-free, and downright delicious.


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6. Air Fryer Roasted Almonds from Recipes From A Pantry

This healthy recipe requires just one ingredient and can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. It’s also a great way to ramp up your intake of healthy fats, fiber, and protein all at once.

Air fryer snacks

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7. Air Fryer Shishito Peppers from Skinny Taste

Striking just the right balance between smoky and sweet, shishito peppers make the perfect snack. Just pop some shishito peppers into the air fryer, serve with a spritz of lemon, and enjoy.

Air fryer hard boiled eggs

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8. Air Fryer Hard-Boiled Eggs from Recipe Diaries

For the perfect batch of easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs, make them in the air fryer. Try pairing these eggs with a dash of salt and pepper, a spoonful of hummus, or a scoop of guacamole for an easy flavor upgrade.

beet chips

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9. Air Fryer Beet Chips from Life’s Little Sweets

These beet chips help bring a pop of color, flavor, and nutrition to your plate. Beets boast a long list of important micronutrients, including vitamin C, folate, fiber, and potassium.


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10. Air Fryer Popcorn from Instantly Recipes

While making popcorn in the air fryer may sound unconventional, it’s one of the easiest and most effortless ways to enjoy this snack. Try whipping up a batch of this sweet air fried popcorn, or mix it up with a few of your favorite savory spices and seasonings.

Air fryer spicy green beans

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11. Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans from Diabetes Food Hub

Thai-style chili garlic paste gives green beans an extra zing of flavor in this low-carb recipe. These green beans also pack in 2 grams of fiber and protein per serving.

Sweet Potato Patties

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12. Sweet Potato Cauliflower Patties from Cotter Crunch

Made from a blend of cauliflower, sweet potatoes, garlic, and herbs, these patties are the perfect snack or side dish. Pair them with aioli or a yogurt dip to bring this tasty treat to the next level.

kale chips

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13. Air Fryer Kale Chips from Glue and Glitter

Low in calories, but brimming with important nutrients, kale chips have definitely secured their slot as one of the best healthy air fryer snacks.

Air fryer roasted edamame

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14. Air Fryer Roasted Edamame from Tasty Air Fryer Recipes

If you’re looking to boost your fiber intake and squeeze more protein into your diet, edamame beans are a great choice. Serve alongside a bit of soy sauce and some sesame seeds to elevate the flavor even more.

Chicken tenders

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15. Easy Air Fryer Parmesan Fried Chicken Tenders from Stay Snatched

Craving the crispy crunch of chicken tenders but not into the deep frying? You can turn chicken tenders or even chicken breast into a great snack or meal with the air fryer and this easy recipe.


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