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More Ways To Lower Fat In Your Diet In Addition To Low Fat Air Fryers

Using a low fat air fryer is not the only way to cook lower-calorie and lower-fat diet meals. For example, by increasing the amount of spices and flavoring you use, will help you feel more satisfied with less food. If you get a variety of tastes in your meal, you won’t feel as deprived as if you are eating bland low-fat foods.

When considering nutrition, it is important that you incorporate foods that you love because there is no better way to get nutrition than when you are enjoying it. There are many ways that you can add extra nutritional benefits to foods you love simply by adding in or leaving out key ingredients. Searching for low fat recipes will provide many good results.

When considering a diet that provides an adequate nutrition level, understand that not all healthy sounding foods are as healthy as you might believe. Depending on the cut, ground turkey may contain nearly as much fat as ground beef. When shopping for meats, always look for the lean or low fat variants.

When considering a diet that provides an adequate nutrition level, be sure to include low fat milk. Milk provides many nutrients – including calcium and protein – that the body needs. Studies have shown that drinking milk does benefit both muscle growth, and also the body’s ability to maintain a healthy body fat content.

Try to eat a varied diet which includes lean meat, fish, nuts, low-fat dairy products, whole grains and an assortment of different fruits and vegetables. By consuming lots of different foods, you can be sure that you are getting all of the nutrients that your body needs and you will not have to buy expensive supplements.

Make sure to start each day by eating a nutritious breakfast. This is the most important meal of the day and is much needed fuel to begin the day. Try eating items like oatmeal, low-fat yogurt, smoothies, whole grain toast, whole grain waffles and lean meats. This will not keep you full, but will help keep you full until your next meal.

When choosing high-protein foods, which are low fat, choosing the protein is as important as how you prepare it. Some cooking methods can turn a potentially healthy, low-fat protein into a high-fat meal. If not using your air fryer, grill or bake your proteins for the lowest fat content. If you fry or add heavy sauces, your low-fat protein is no longer low-fat.

Instead of snacking on sweet items like cookies and ice cream, try their healthier counterparts. replace cookies with items like granola, oatmeal and cereal and fruit bars. For ice cream, try going with low-fat or non-fat yogurt. These options not only taste better than the unhealthier ones, but you get nutrients like iron, calcium, fiber and much more in your diet.

While low far air fryers are great for certain things (like chips!), man can not live on chips alone…… you do have to make other adjustments for health and weight loss reasons.

The Philips Air Fryer

The new Philips Air Fryer works using a unique combination of air circulation and a top grill known as Rapid Air Technology. What this does is to provide a uniform combination of heat and air to all areas of the food resulting in a dry crispy outside with a normally cooked inside. The current cheapest available price is £89 in the black and the white coming in at over £154, you can still obtain the Philips Viva Collection Airfryer HD9220/50 seen below for about £164 if you follow any links on this site  for this model  but this changes almost as fast as I get in and out of the shower in the morning so you may be lucky and get it for less!

Moving on, there have been claims that the Philips Air Fryer will work without oil, but to get any decent taste they have now admitted that you do need a little.

There is a food separator accessory for the Philips which means you can happily cook different foods at the same time. The air filter deals quite effectively with any smells which avoids your kitchen smelling like the local greasy spoon café.

Philips Air Fryer

Philips HD 9220/40 Viva Air Fryer


As for cleaning, the basket, divider and pan are all dishwasher safe. In addition if the you have the HD9225, you can put the baking tray in as well.

When in use, the outside of the fryer will mostly be just warm to the touch, but there are some external areas that will become quite hot. Obviously, the machine should be keep well away from little hands.

The recipe book even provides a way to bake muffins and brownies as well as the savoury recipes you would expect. While vegetables that can be grilled, such as zucchini, corncobs or peppers, can be prepared in the Air Fryer, those that need to be steamed or boiled such as broccoli, beans and carrots cannot. Pre-baked bread can be put in the fryer to crisp up fast, foods prepared for a barbeque and frozen foods defrosted all adding to the machine’s versatility.

Philips Air Fryer NOW £89!

To give you an idea of how long things take to cook let’s look at one of our favourites, chips!

If you are using frozen chips they will already have oil on them, so you don’t need any more. 300-700 grams of thin chips will take 12-16 minutes and thick frozen chips 12-20 minutes. 300-800 grams of home made skinny chips take 18-25 minutes while wedges will take 18-22 minutes. Don’t forget to add on the three minutes warming up time and the fact that you have to shake the basket half way through.

Where the Philips Air Fryer differs from the Tefal Actifry is that you can bake in it as well (although you can’t do stir fries). You can put pre-baked rolls etc., in the pan to brown off and make yourself some muffins which take 15-18 minutes. If you fancy a quiche this will take 20-22 minutes.  There’s a recipe for Risotto Balls HERE, watch out for more!