As temperatures tumble and the days shorten in September, the pace of life speeds up for most families. With kids returning to school, sports, clubs and other activities, everyone just gets busier. Making sure there are plenty of tasty foods around to toss in lunchboxes or gobble up after school can become a challenge, especially if each member of the family is on a different schedule.
This is where an air fryer from Hamilton Beach® can come in handy. A versatile air fryer toaster oven makes it easy to whip up healthier versions of the foods kids love—potato chips, fries, chicken tenders and sliders. Because cooking with an air fryer means using little or no oil, foods prepared in an air fryer are lower in fat and calories than deep-fried or pan-fried versions of the same thing. In fact, an air fryer can cut calories by 70 to 80 percent, according to WebMD. And with Sure-Crisp™ technology, there’s no sacrificing crunch or taste when reducing or eliminating cooking oil—chips, fries, chicken tenders and other snacks brown to the perfect crispness.
Here are five fabulous back-to-school snack recipes for your Hamilton Beach air fryer:
A healthier way to crunch. Just sweet potatoes and olive oil, along with a little (optional) salt. Perfect for lunchboxes and after school snacking.
Air Fryer Breaded Chicken Tenders
Cooked with just one teaspoon of vegetable oil per pound of chicken, these breaded tenders beat deep-fried chicken nuggets any day.
Air Fryer Mini BBQ Burger Sliders
Made with lean ground beef, no added oil and a little cheese, these sliders will make kids forget about fast food and instead look forward to coming home for the good eats.
The only fat in these crispy fries: a teaspoon of vegetable oil and some freshly grated parmesan cheese. This recipe is a whole new take on cheesy fries.
Air Fryer Pepperoni Pizza Sandwich
A great way to cut down on the costs of pizza delivery and still satisfy that craving for tomato sauce, melted cheese and crispy bread.
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