Thanksgiving is a holiday where we get to celebrate the deliciousness of food. However, it’s easy to get stuck serving the same old dishes every year, and many of the country’s favorites aren’t very healthy. Check out these ways to use your air fryer at Thanksgiving to make healthy dishes.
Toasted nuts have a wonderful holiday ambiance—maybe it’s because we all know about roasting chestnuts over an open fire. Thankfully, there’s no need to get a fire going; you can toast your favorite nuts right in your air fryer! You don’t even need any oil or seasonings, though you can always add your favorite blend for extra flavor.
Roasted Turkey Legs
Cooking part of a turkey instead of the whole bird is becoming much more popular these days. Not only does it help reduce wasted meat, but it also keeps us from over-indulging. You can simply roast turkey legs in your air fryer, rubbing them with paprika, garlic, and any other preferred seasonings. Spray with olive or avocado oil, and it’s good to go!
If you’re hosting this year’s big dinner, you might consider upgrading to an air fryer oven. Doing so will allow you to cook a larger volume than a countertop air fryer can handle.
Another way to use your air fryer at Thanksgiving is by toasting vegetables. Thanksgiving can be the perfect time to bring a dish of air-fried green beans or air-fried asparagus to the family dinner. It makes a perfect, crispy alternative for people who don’t enjoy their beans drowned in canned soup.
Some grocery stores have started selling chips made from vegetables like pumpkin and sweet potatoes. Why settle for store-bought when you can quickly make your own? Just make sure to slice them nice and thin so they crisp up in the air fryer.
Don’t Be Afraid To Be Different
Many families have strong holiday traditions, and some people may not like the idea of healthy alternatives sitting next to the gravy boat. What these relatives don’t realize is some of us can’t afford to eat like the rest of the country for the sake of our health, even on holidays. Never be afraid to bring dishes that are good for you, even if they aren’t up to your uncle’s buttery standards.
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