Air fryers are the bomb! Love that you can get the fried effect with just AIR. Anyway since I got one, I have used it almost every day. My air fryer also has a convection oven setting so in the last two years, we have used our oven a handful of times. No need now.
What I love is that I can make delicious foods with little to no oil. Example: potato chips. They come out crunchy as anything and I use absolutely no oil.
So for this round-up, I have put together a list of Whole30 air fryer recipes that I’m sure you’ll love. All these recipes are 300 calories or under, which makes it super easy when you’re calorie counting.
Look out for the nutritional facts in the recipes below. As always, when you’re calorie counting, it’s important to get as much nutrition into you as possible. What’s your favorite in this list? Leave a comment below, I’d love to know.
1. CHICKEN TENDERS
These tenders are moist on the inside and crispy on the outside. They appeal to adults and children alike and if you have kids, you know how hard it is to please them. The coating is delicious and adds so much flavor to the chicken.
Now chicken is a lean protein which is great when you’re trying to burn that fat. It’s also high in protein. You get a whopping 26.8g of protein in each serving to help you build those fat-burning muscles, and only 183 calories.
Chicken meat is also an excellent source of selenium. And, lean meat contains factors that help the body absorb other nutrients. So the iron, zinc, copper and B vitamins in meat are absorbed very well and meat also helps the body absorb nutrients in other foods you eat with the meat.
- Calories: 182
- Protein: 26.8
- Fat: 7g
- Fiber: 1.1g
2. AIR FRYER SHRIMP TACO BOWLS
This shrimp recipe is not only healthy but Low FODMAP, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. It’s also egg-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. The delicious zesty, tangy chipotle mayo dressing and dipping sauce is the dairy-free kind too.
Shrimp provide your body with a host of health benefits. It’s high in protein, selenium, and vitamin B12. It’s also one of the best sources of iodine which is important for thyroid health.
- Calories: 208
- Protein: 14.6g
- Fat: 8.4g
3. WHOLE CHICKEN
What an easy, versatile meal that is high in lean protein. You can cook a whole chicken in the air fryer, and while that’s cooking, throw together a quick salad and there you have it – dinner plus possibly leftovers for lunch the next day.
This mouth-watering recipe will leave your chicken moist and tender on the inside but nice and crispy on the outside.
It’s not only Whole30 friendly but also Paleo, Keto, gluten-free and low carb.
Chicken meat is great for you. It’s high in iron, B vitamins, iron, zinc and copper.
- Calories: 131
- Protein: 14g
- Fat: 8g
4. AIR FRIED SALMON
This is seriously such a quick and easy recipe…and healthy too. Prep and cook time combined is just 10 minutes. Is there anything quicker?
Salmon is high in protein as well as B-group vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, and potassium.
This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, Keto and Low Carb friendly.
Choose your side dish – a salad, maybe rice or air fried vegetables.
- Calories: 241
- Protein: 34g
- Fat: 11g
5. SWEET POTATO FRIES
Eat fries without the guilt. These sweet potato fries are Whole30, Paleo and gluten-free.
Sweet potatoes are high in nutrients, particularly vitamin A (they have astronomical amounts), vitamin C, manganese, B6, potassium and more.
These fries are seasoned with garlic powder and dill but you can experiment with your own.
- Calories: 211
- Protein: 3.66g
- Fat: 2.4g
6. CRISPY TUNA PATTIES
This dish will take you under 30 minutes to prepare and cook so it’s a winner in my books. It’s just over 100 calories, so great for weight loss.
It’s also paleo friendly, low carb, gluten-free and dairy-free,
Tuna being an emergency food stores well in the pantry for a while, so this is a great meal when you’re short on fresh meat and veggies and just need a quick and healthy meal.
You will need a Whole30 compliant mayonnaise for this recipe.
A few sources state that there are about 150 calories in each serving of tuna patties. There are about 95 calories in a tablespoon of mayonnaise so it’s important to keep that in mind.
7. POTATO FRIES
These are a favorite all over the world, particularly with kids. Who doesn’t like fries!
Potatoes get a bad rap but they are high in nutrients. The skin is very high in fiber and it contains resistant starch which feeds your good gut bacteria.
Keeping the skin on also helps conserve some nutrients that are lost in the cooking process.
Potatoes are high in vitamin C, folate, and potassium.
- Calories: 163
- Protein: 3g
- Fiber: 3g
- Fat: 4g