First Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle: How an Air Fryer Can Simplify Your Wellness Journey

Written by: Caleb Aguilera & the COSORI Chefs and Staff



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Air Frying Benefits: A Beginner’s Guide

When things get busy, it can be hard to keep up a balanced diet while juggling everything life throws your way. Cooking a big meal is often the last thing you want to do after a long day. If only there was an easier way! Well, you’re in luck. At COSORI, we’ve made it quick and easy to cook tasty meals with our wide selection of air fryers.

In this article, we’ll walk you through how air fryers work and why they’re a no-brainer solution for anyone looking for fast, delicious meals. 

Introduction: Why Choose an Air Fryer?

When you think of cooking a roast chicken or a juicy steak, you might think of using a cast iron pan in the oven to get the best results. Traditional French cooking methods are renowned for resulting in succulent and rich dishes, but they take a lot of time and care to get right. What if there was an easier and faster way to make the same dish?

That’s where air fryers come in. Over the years, they’ve become the go-to cooking tool in many kitchens because they deliver the mouthwatering tastes you’ve been craving with less time and effort. 

How Does an Air Fryer Work? The Benefits of Air Frying

Let’s look at why air fryers are all the rage. Rather than traditional deep frying that submerges your food in oil, air fryers use a fan to circulate hot air around your food, cooking it efficiently and evenly. The hot air also browns the outside of your food to give it a crispy, fried texture. 

Does Air Frying Use Less Oil?

Air fryers require little to no oil to give your food the same fried flavor as traditional cooking methods. What’s more, air frying helps preserve your food’s nutrients since it’s not exposed to hot oil. Less oil also means less trans and saturated fat in your food, giving you the same delicious fried taste with less grease and guilt.

Since air frying uses significantly less oil than traditional deep-frying, it’s the perfect choice to create a lighter spin on your favorite recipes. Whether you’re craving a juicy steak, fried chicken, or something lighter like salmon, a COSORI air fryer can handle it all with ease. 

Essential Air Fryer Recipes for Beginners

So, you’ve bought your first air fryer. Exciting times! You might be wondering how you can use it to cook something healthy. Look no further than our extensive online recipe library. Each recipe was carefully crafted by our in-house COSORI chefs to help you get the most out of your air fryer. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chef, our easy-to-follow recipes show you how to cook delicious meals in less time. Here are some essential recipes to get you started: 

Honey & Soy Marinated Salmon

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 8

With a marinade that combines the sweetness of honey with the umami flavors of soy sauce, this recipe makes a delicious salmon that takes just 10 minutes to cook in the air fryer. Pair it with white rice, Chinese broccoli, or bok choy for a healthy dinner on busy days.

honey and soy marinated salmon

Roasted Green Beans

Prep Time: 5

Cook Time: 10

Add a splash of extra flavor to fresh green beans with tasty recipe that only takes 10 minutes to cook. These green beans are coated with a mixture of Dijon mustard, garlic, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and a dash of olive oil. Slide them into your air fryer for flavorful green beans roasted to perfection. 

roasted green beans

How to Use an Air Fryer: Tips for Maximizing Your Air Fryer’s Potential

To get the most out of your air fryer, it’s important to find one that handles all the recipes you want to try. For example, you need an air fryer that can bake if you want to whip up a creative dessert like Coffee Bread Pudding or Fudgy Peppermint Brownie Cookies. Maybe you want to cook a chicken rotisserie style or dehydrate fruit for a healthy snack. Our versatile air fryers feature multiple cooking functions such as Bake, Rotisserie, Dehydrate, Roast, Broil, and more.

What size air fryer do you need? The best way to figure this out is to know how many people you’re cooking for. If you’re just cooking for yourself, check out our Lite 2.1-Quart Mini Air Fryer . If you’re cooking for your family or friends, try our TurboBlaze™ 6.0-Quart Air Fryer that cooks for 3–5 people. Need something bigger? Our 13-Quart Air Fryer Oven can cook an entire pizza or a 4-pound chicken.

After all that cooking, you might be worried about too much cleanup. Good news. Our air fryers are fashioned with nonstick surfaces and dishwasher-safe baskets in accessories. Give yourself a break by tossing the basket into the dishwasher for quick and easy cleanup.

Choosing the right air fryer for your kitchen is key to avoiding unnecessary hassle and cleaning. Browse our collection of premium air fryers to find the best fit for your kitchen.

Transform Your Diet with Air Frying

Eating healthy meals is often a struggle when you’re pressed for time. Air fryers change the game by helping make healthy meals easily accessible for everyone. Not only do they cook your meals faster, but they also preserve more nutrients and use less oil. Air fryers aren’t just a convenient kitchen tool, but they’re a key tool toward building healthier eating habits.