Imagine: a low-carb diet made easier with an air fryer. Who would’ve known? If you assumed the air fryer was off-limits on this kind of diet, we’re here to set the record straight. While it’s best known for cooking perfectly crisp potatoes, chips, and breaded meats — without the oil (and calories) needed for deep frying — there are plenty of healthy uses for the air fryer that won’t eat up your daily allowance for carbs. Does that sound almost too good to be true? Well, here’s all the proof you need. We’ve rounded up the best air fryer recipes that are low-carb without sacrificing the golden, delicious results you’ve come to crave from everyone’s favorite appliance.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano