Tips To Select the Best Air Fryer

When buying an air fryer, there are a lot of things to get in mind aside from the benefits you can get from having one. Some of these include energy consumption, price, capacity and size. Each feature varies depending on the brand.  It is wise to meticulously check the specific air fryer that you want to buy according to your preferences because the consequences of having this high technology kitchen appliance might be surprising if you didn’t get yourself aware of them. When considering an air fryer, it’s best to read some air fryer reviews.

Tips To Select the Best Air Fryer

So how do you choose an air fryer that would fit your preferences?  Here are few items to consider:

Cost – The price of an air fryer depends on many aspects aside from its brand and size. Some air fryers might have additional features that make them more expensive. Thus, you need to consider if you really needed those additional features, or just stick to your budget and find affordable ones.

Size – If your kitchen is not large enough, then you have to find a smaller air fryer. There are a lot of air fryers in the market that you can choose from according to your available kitchen space. You can also look for them online.

Capacity – If you are only planning to cook small-sized foods of about 2-3 types, then a regular air fryer might fit your preference, accommodating about 1.8-2.5 pounds of foods. However, if you want a larger one, say for your roasted chicken, then a larger capacity air fryer it what suits your need.

Energy Consumption – Since this is an electronic appliance, it normally consumes energy. For those who are energy-conscious, you might want to consider an air fryer with low electricity consumption. The energy consumption of a regular air fryer ranges from 800-1400 watts during cooking period. You might also want to check if your kitchen power outlets can cater this power source.

Settings – Different air fryers have different features and settings. Manufacturers set specific standard manuals for specific types of brand and model. Settings might depend on the types of foods fit for that specific type of air fryer, the quantity of the foods and capacity of fryer itself.

Additional Features – Some air fryers may be simple, with only basic features installed. Others may be a bit more complicated and can have multi-layered basket to allow simultaneous cooking of different types of food. This can be useful for someone who is lazy enough to cook more than one dish or for someone whose schedule is too tight he/she can’t spend too much time on cooking. Additional features may be useful but some are just accessories that increase the cost and energy consumption than the efficiency of an air fryer.

Brand – Some of us don’t mind the brand of the appliance we buy. Some also are very choosy when it comes to buying one. There are certain manufacturers who are guaranteed to create very efficient and very reliable air fryers. One best example is Philips. It is the top chosen brand for air fryers because of its certain features that caters to the consumers needs. So, when it comes to shopping your kitchen appliance, you might want to look for a name that has a good reputation of creating the best air fryer for you.

Blueberry Banana Bread

My Clean Eating Magazine arrived! And It got me baking!!!

Clean Eating Magazine

I reviewed the ingredients for the Walunut Blueberry Banana Bread (pg. 72) and I had everything onhand!!
Here is the recipe!

Blueberry Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS

Olive oil cooking spray

1 Ripe Banana

3/4 cup ground flaxseed meal

2 egg whites

1/2 agave nectar

1 cup 1% buttermilk

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp of sea salt

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

3/4 spelt flour

1 tsp orange rind, grated

1 cup blueberries

1/2 cup unsalted walnuts, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 F, Spray a nonstick loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together banana, flaxseed, egg whites, agave and buttermilk. In a seperate bowl, mix baking soda, salt, flours, and orange rind. Combine dry ingredients into banana mixture. Gently fold in blueberries and walnuts. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes.

CALORIES: 200, FAT:6G, SAT FAT: 0.5G, CARBS 33, FIBRE: 6G, SUGAR 13G, PROTEIN: 8G, SODIUM 260MG, CHOLESTREROL: 0MG.

Panko Chicken, Grilled Veggies, Brown Rice Pasta!

Ok, for dinner…I seemed to feel creative tonight! I made up a fabulous chicken recipe!

I dipped skinless boneless chicken breast in egg whites then….

The coating….

  • 1/4 Low Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Panko Crumbs (Japanese Bread Crumb)
  • 2 Tblsp Fresh chopped Oregano

Then, bbq’d them….can I say WOW! YUMMY!!

Panko Chicken

For VEGGIES, I basically just diced up everything I had in the fridge and made it work!
After chopping these, I put them in some foil on the BBQ and once they were slightly soft, they were ready to enjoy!

  • Yellow Zuchinni
  • Green Zuchinni
  • Green, Red, Yellow Peppers
  • 1 Tblsp of Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • LOTS of Cracked Black Pepper,
  • Chopped Fresh Oregano

Grilled Veggies

I boiled some brown rice pasta, and added some diced tomatoes, garlic and left over veggies.

Brown Rice Pasta

AND….VOILA! A GREAT DINNER, and LUNCH for Mon, Tues, and Wed!!!

Wheat Grass Juice-The perfect food!

Wow! I have read numerous articles about the benefits of Wheat Grass, and had no idea, that it was virtually tasteless. Today I added this amazing food to my smoothie this morning.

Wheat Grass Juice-The perfect food!

This wheat grass is “FRESH FROZEN”! Already pre-packaged in little ice cube like trays. Incredibly convenient!

My power breakfast!

GREEN SMOOTHIE CREATION

1 Cup of Light Soy Milk
1/2 Banana
1 Tblsp of Flax
1 Cup of Spinach
1/4 Oatmeal
1 serving of Fresh Wheat grass!!
Handful of Ice

**After blending this baby up…I felt energized and refreshed from a hard work out!

Todays training included a series of cardio kickboxing and weight training. A tough workout but it kept my heart rate up the whole time and I felt great!