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Air Fryer Chips: Turn your favorite wrap into a chip!

Air Fryer Chips: Make Your Favorite Wrap Into Your New Favorite Chip! 🌮

🌮Air Fryer Wrap-Chips🌯

Make Your Favorite Wrap Into Your New Favorite Chip! 🌮

⭐️ Add a healthier ‘chip’ to your weekly meal prep! Air Fryer Chips are not new, but they were new to me a few weeks ago….not sure why I didn’t make these when I first got my air fryer.

👍😁So easy! So delish! Add any seasonings you want to this base air fryer recipe.

SmartPoints Info: 2 (but would change based on the brand/type of tortilla/wrap you choose to use)

👉Always calculate your own points /calories based on the ingredients you actually use.

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Air Fryer Wrap-Chips

Ingredients:

  • 1 soft 10-12 inch wrap / tortilla of your choice
  • (I like Toufayan Low Carb Low Sodium Wraps for 2sp each)
  • Olive Oil Spray or Brush with a few drops of Olive or any Vegetable Oil
  • Wire rack that fits in the air fryer

Instructions:

  1. Slice wrap into 12-16 triangle wedges
  2. Brush with Olive Oil & add salt or seasonings if desired (I do them plain most of the time)
  3. Spray bottom of Air Fryer Basket with non-stick spray or brush lightly with the same oil.
  4. Place about half of the wedges on the bottom of the basket.
  5. Place a wire rack on top of the slices to keep them from flying around and touching the heating element.
  6. Bake for 5-6 minutes at 390.
  7. Remove carefully and repeat steps again with other half of wrap.
  8. These chips last me all week in a sealed baggie or tupperware container.
  9. Serve with salsa or other dips. Crunch a few over 🥗 salads. Serve as a side with soups. Portion them out as a snack. Serve with ice cream.

😋The possibilities are endless!  Make your favorite wrap into your new favorite chip! YUM, easy, and fun-to-make! Let me know how they turn out!

 

♨️My preferred Air Fryer model is: 

Farberware 5L Digital Air Fryer, White – bought on Walmart.com for 99$ plus free 2 day shipping 

🔸The small wire rack I own is:

The Philips HD9905/00 Air Fryer Double Layer (Bought on Amazon for just under $30) It fits nicely in my Farberware air XL fryer.  It came with skewers, too.

 

Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs

Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs 🍡 in 20 Minutes or Less!

Mmmmm. Kebabs are great on a grill, but how about the air fryer? Oh, yes! Totally possible & delish! Enjoy as an appetizer, side, or as the main meal! Easy to make & fun to eat!
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Air Fryer Chicken Kebabs 🍡

🔹Prep Time: 10 minutes
🔹Cook Time: 15-20 minutes @370
🔹SmartPoints (per skewer): 3
🔹Serves: 4 (with 1 skewer each)

❇️Ingredients:

  • Thick Chicken Breast cut into 2oz. squares (approx 24 oz)
  • 1 large Red Onion cut into large pieces (approx 1 cup)
  • 1-2 Bell Peppers cut into large pieces
  • Olive Oil (or similar) spray
  • Optional: Any seasonings. I used garlic powder & a pinch of salt.
  • Optional: Your favorite BBQ sauce

❇️Instructions:
1. Spray skewers & wire rack with a quick spritz of olive oil spray (this can be done without the rack, but cooking time may need to be adjusted & you may need to flip them once.)
2. Add pieces to skewers. 3 pieces of chicken on each plus onions and peppers.
3. Brush or spray with olive oil & add your preferred seasonings. I used a pinch of salt & a few shakes of garlic powder.
4. Place on prepared rack & cook for 15-20 minutes at 370. No flipping or turning.
5. Remove rack and drawer when finished and let meat rest for 3-5 minutes.
6. Remove from skewers using tongs and enjoy with your favorite side dish or on top of a salad (cauliflower rice or brown rice or my sir fryer spicy zoodles)

Enjoy something that tastes almost like it was grilled, but without the actual grill!  Easy to make! Fun to eat!  Healthy meal!  This is my kind of dinner!

 

Double Up Super Juicy Air Fryer Chicken & Peppers

🔷 Double Up Super Juicy Air Fryer Chicken & Peppers 🔷

🤠Double Down or Double Up on your next air fryer batch!!! In a previous post, I shared my glee in making smaller chicken cutlets in the air fryer, but what about the big thick skinless chicken cutlets?  Would they be just as juicy?

😋Yep. Yes. For sure. Simply Amazing! 👍😍❤️

Chicken is a wonderful, lean meat, but I ALWAYS overdid my chicken…until NOW!  Once again, my air fryer is proving to be a real game changer in the kitchen!

  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • SmartPoints: 4
  • Air Fryer Cook Time:

Cook Both veggies and chicken at the same time using a wire rack: 20 minutes @ 380 for chicken and 10 minutes for the peppers .  Always put the meat on the bottom so the juices do not drip onto the veggies.

🔷Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces skinless thick chicken breast – 3sp for one (and I made 3 at one time!)
  • Baby Bell Peppers (about 9-12) – 0sp
  • Olive Oil / Canola Spray – 1sp
  • McCormick Salt-Free Garlic & Herb seasoning – 0sp

🔷Instructions:

  1. Quick oil spray of bottom of air fryer basket
  2. Lay 3 chicken breasts in basket, spray tops with oil, & add seasonings
  3. Add wire rack on top of chicken
  4. Place baby bell peppers on rack & spray with olive oil spray. Adding sea or kosher salt is optional. (I do not use the salt)
  5. Cook for approximately 10 minutes at 380. Thickness of chicken breasts affects the cooking time, so adjust time as needed.
  6. At the 10 minute mark, use oven mitt and remove rack with bell peppers. They will be super hot, so just let them rest a bit.
  7. Continue cooking chicken breasts for at least 10 more minutes at the same temperature (380) or until fully cooked.
  8. Remove basket & drawer from air fryer & let chicken rest for a few minutes.
  9. Serve & Enjoy oven roasted food in less time with your air fryer.

🔸The small wire rack I own is: The Philips HD9905/00 Air Fryer Double Layer  (Bought on Amazon) And it fits nicely in my Farberware air fryer.   It came with skewers, too.

♨️My preferred air fryer model is:  Farberware 5L Digital Air Fryer, White – bought on Walmart.com for 99$ plus free 2 day shipping

Try Doubling Up on your protein & veggies in one air fryer session!

 

Amazing Air Fryer Asparagus

🌱Amazing Air Fryer Asparagus!

FINALLY! I have found a way to make asparagus in my air fryer!!!! (And not kill it!)

Instructions:
▪️I used about a half cup of asparagus (0sp)
▪️Sprayed the air fryer bottom of basket with olive oil spray
▪️Sprayed the asparagus with olive oil.
▪️6 minutes at 360 in the air fryer. No tossing.
YUM! They were crisp and lightly browned on the outside. Completely cooked, but not wilted.

Sirloin steak (3oz for 3sp) was done at 390 for 9 minutes after being brushed with olive oil. Check out how I made filet mignon in my Air Fryer Nirvana post.

I gave myself 1sp for the oil used. It is 1sp per tsp of olive oil….and even though my amount may not have added up to that point, I tend to err on the side of tracking that point anyway.

So, 4sp and about 10-20 minutes to a grear dinner. I made this steak yesterday & reheated it for 40 seconds on high in my microwave while the asparagus finished cooking, so only 10 minutes to my filling dinner!!!

Some Green Notes:
🌱Thicker Asparagus are better than skinny ones.
🌱Make sure they are washed and dry.
🌱One layer is best because you will NOT need to shake or toss during cooking time. But you CAN do a larger batch, but you’ll need a longer cooking time of 9-15 minutes depending on your machine.
🌱Always calculate your own SmartPoints/Calories based on the ingredients you use & adjust time and temp to your own machine.
🌱Oven cooking takes more time and tastes different to me (not better just different). I will still make these in the oven when I have 40 minutes at 400 to roast them (because I like them that way, too), but some nights, speedy is better!! YAY! I usually steam them when I am in a hurry, but not tonight!

😊👍6 minutes works for me! I am the only asparagus eater in the house. Faster than the 40 in my oven.

Amazing Air Fryer Asparagus

Amazing Air Fryer Asparagus

🌱Many asparagus were sacrificed over the past few weeks to make this discovery possible. 🌱

Frozen or Fondue: It's up to you! Melt 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips, dip fruit, enjoy or freeze for an hour. 1 recipe, 2 ways.

Frozen or Fondue: It’s up to you!

Frozen or Fondue: It’s up to you! Want a quick way to get your chocolate fix?  Melt 1/2 tbsp chocolate chips, dip fruit (I used a few clementines ans banana slices), and enjoy as a fondue for 1 or freeze for an hour. 1 recipe, 2 ways.  Quick and easy, just like this post.

Two Treats One Recipe Warm Parfait or Frozen Crunch

One Recipe, Two Ways:🌷Warm Spring Parfait ♨️or ❄️Frozen Crunch Treat: Which way will you enjoy it?

Multitasking in the kitchen is always my preference, so having two options for this one simple banana almond chocolate chip cracker recipe totally works for me. 

Now, it can work for you, too!  Sometimes I want something warm and gooey, but other times, I want something frozen.  I hope this inspires you to create what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth!  I give the recipe for only one person, but you can easily multiply the ingredients based on how many of these you want to make.  I think these beautiful parfaits would look good on a holiday meal table, too!

🌷Warm Spring Parfait ♨️or ❄️Frozen Crunch Treat

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 1
  • SmartPoints: 4 (and worth every single one)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp slivered almonds
  • 1/2 Tbsp Mini-Semi-sweet chocolate morsels (Toll House)
  • 2 Club Crackers (Keebler)
  • Salt, pinch
  • 1 banana, sweet and mashed
  • 1 green apple (granny smith) mostly diced, with a few slices

🍌🍫🥜Main Mix is the same for Both Treats:

  1. Prepare small baking pan (I prefer a silicone pan for this) by spraying bottom with non-stick spray or canola oil.
  2. Mash banana (leave a slice for garnish) and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, crush crackers into small crumbs, add almond slivers, and chocolate chips.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into the mashed banana and add pinch of salt.
  5. Dice up most of the green apple and make a few slices for garnish.

🌷Spring Parfait:

  1. Add mixture to baking pan and spray top with canola oil.
  2. Bake in air fryer at 400 for approximately 5-8 minutes until warm and slightly browned (can be baked in oven as well for same amount of time).
  3. Alternate layers of diced apples and warm banana chocolate nut mixture.  Garnish with apple slice, banana slice, and one chocolate chip.enjoy a warm, refreshing treat!  This can be served at room temperature, or chilled, but is rather tasty all fresh and warmed.

❄️Frozen Crunch:

  1. Add mixture to small. prepared baking pan, spray top and freeze for 1 hour or more.
  2. Frozen treat will pop right out of the mold.  Use diced or sliced apple as garnish for this crispy frozen treat and serve immediately.

Notes:

  • Always create your own recipe in the recipe builder for accurate point tracking.
  • The Orange Mini-Silicone Mold/Pan I used comes from Amazon.com X-Haibei Flexible 5″ MINI Round Cake Bread Mold Baking Pan Silicone Sandwiches Hamburgers Maker http://a.co/bPC4cH5
  • You could make this with pretzel bits, but you’ll need to recalculate the calories/smartpoints.
  • If this is made for Passover, substitute matzo for the crackers

Options are always great, so enjoy having options for this yummy, easy-to-make dessert for yourself OR your next gathering.

What recipes do you have that can be made in more than one way?  Let me know in the comments.

Snack Slam: 5 Minutes to Full with an Avocado Egg Snack Plate

Snack Slam: 5 Minutes to Full with an Avocado Egg Plate!

⏱5 Minutes to a Filling 5 SmartPoint Snack Plate!

🍳I love eggs!  Oh, how I love eggs! 🍳

Avocado Egg Plate

Avocado Egg Plate is worth 5 minutes of your time!

♨️Scrambling an egg takes about 30 seconds to scramble and then just a few minutes to cook on the stove or 20-30 seconds to microwave.♨️

Now, how about eggs 🥚 & 🥑 avocado? Oh, yes….a winning combo…Add some crackers?  Oh, yes..now, we are building something nibble-worthy!

🔷Recipe for my Avocado Egg Snack Plate🔷

(also known as my Avocado Egg Breakfast Plate)

  • Scramble one egg (2 sp)
  • Mash 1 oz of avocado (1sp)
  • Layer Egg & Avocado onto 4 Club Crackers (2sp)
  • Add a pinch of salt to the top of each layer
  • Garnish with carrots, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and 🍇 grapes (for a bit of sweet)
  • Garnish with chives (not the grapes)

😍Savor each tasty nibble with your favorite beverage, mine is a 3sp cappuccino!☕️

Want more Egg-Info-Inspiration?  Click this link.

What is your favorite snack plate?

Quick and Cute Air Fryer Crustless Quiche

Quick & Cute Crustless Quiche (Made In 8 Minutes In Your Air Fryer!)

I have been making all kinds of eggs almost daily in my air fryer. I am going to try to share some of my favorites this week. I shall start with what I call a ‘fancy omelette’ also known as a crustless quiche. We do eat with our eyes first, so sometimes, it is nice to dress up your food. 

😊Oh-So-Good👍

🔹Air Fryer Ramekin Quick & Cute Crustless Quiche🔹

(You could make this as an omelette, too!)

Air Fryer Crustless Quiche for 2 Quick Reference Guide

Air Fryer Crustless Quiche for 2 Quick Reference Guide for easy ‘fancy’ eggs! 7-8 minutes at 400 in your air fryer.

(to make the above image bigger, click on the circle image on the bottom of this post)

You’ll need to adjust your ingredients, and possibly the cooking time, for the size and type of ramekin you use. My ramekins are big ones as I only wanted to buy them once.

(They were bought a few years ago from Sur La Table with Chocolate Lava Cakes in mind)

A traditional quiche would have a crust & I may try one in the future, but I wanted to try a fancier version of an omelette I have made many times. I suppose these could be baked in an oven, but I am not sure of how long I would cook it…besides, no preheating with the air fryer.

🍳Recipe Serves 2🍳

🔹Air Fryer Ramekin Quick & Cute Crustless Quiche🔹

  • Prep time:  5 minutes
  • Cook time:  7-9 minutes @400, but always adjust time and temp to your own air fryer.

Ingredients:

  • 🥚6 oz egg whites
  • 🧀1 tbsp pecorino romano cheese
  • ▪️1/4 cup diced fresh scallions
  • 🔸1/4 cup diced asparagus (cooked is ideal or warm them in the air fryer for a few minutes prior to adding them to the egg mixture)
  • 🔹Pinch of salt
  • 🔸1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • 🥔1/2 cup of simply potatoes shredded hash browns (or just shred potatoes)
  • 🧀1/4 cup of Sargento Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese (trader joe’s lite mozz is less points if you have it handy)
  • 🍅1/4 cup diced fresh tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Spray 2 Ramekins with canola or any non-stick spray
  2. Mix up egg whites, vegetables, potatoes, cheese, & seasonings.
  3. Bake in air fryer 7-8 minutes at 390-400.
  4. Let them sit in the air fryer for a few minutes after the timer goes off.
  5. Ramekins get EXTREMELY hot, so use caution picking these up & out of the basket.

🍳SmartPoints:  Mine came out to 3sp each, but always calculate your own in the recipe builder of the Weight Watchers app or use a recipe builder such as the one found on www.myfitnesspal.com   (click on images below to make them bigger)

 

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