3 Yummy And Healthy Snacks You Can Cook In Under 20 Minutes With An Air Fryer

Nom nom on these tasty air fryer snacks as you work. :D

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If you've ever tried air frying your meals, then you'll understand why it's super convenient to use on a daily basis :D

From baking yummy desserts like muffins to frying up snacks like crispy french fries, it's a pretty versatile appliance to cook up your favourite meals. It's suitable for working professionals, large families, and anyone who lives a busy lifestyle, as you can let it do the cooking for you. 

Cooking up healthy snacks to munch on while you study or work is made easier with an air fryer at hand. 

Here are some quick and easy snack recipes you can make with your air fryer in less than 20 minutes:

1. Fried feta triangles

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- 1 egg yolk
- 120g of feta cheese
- 1 spring onion
- 2 tablespoons of parsley
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 8 filo pastry sheets

1. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and crumble in the feta cheese. Add in parsley, finely sliced spring onion, and season with pepper.
2. Cut 24 squares (about 7 x 7cm) out of the filo pastry sheets. Place one square on top of another to get 12 double layer squares.
3. Place a tablespoon of feta mixture in the middle of each pastry square.
4. Fold one corner to create a triangle, and press the edges together on all sides to wrap the filling in a triangle-shaped pastry.
5. Use a fork to poke holes over the top of each triangle.
6. Brush the triangles with some oil and place them in the air fryer basket. Fry in two batches, with each batch for six minutes at 200° C.

Find out more about this recipe on the NutriU app.

2. Buffalo cauliflower bites

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- 1 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon of almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 2 pinches of salt
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 500g of cauliflower

1. Mix the curry powder, corn starch, almond flour, salt, hot pepper sauce, tomato paste, honey, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and olive oil in a large bowl.
2. Cut the cauliflower into florets, and coat them with the mixture.
3. Place the cauliflower florets in the air fryer basket and fry them for nine minutes at 200° C.

Find out more about this recipe on the NutriU app.

3. Pumpkin fries with yogurt dip

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- 1 Hokkaido pumpkin
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt
- 250g of yoghurt
- 1/2 clove of garlic
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper

1. Wash the pumpkin, cut it open, and remove the seeds.
2. Cut the pumpkin into 1cm thin sticks.
3. Coat the sticks with oil, and sprinkle the curry powder and seasoning salt on both sides.
4. Place the sticks in the air fryer and fry for 15 minutes at 200° C until crispy.
5. In the meantime, stir the pressed garlic, salt, and pepper into the yoghurt for the dip.
6. Serve the pumpkin fries with the yoghurt dip.

Find out more about this recipe on the NutriU app.

Mmmm, we're already salivating at the thought of munching on these delectable snacks. :9

If you're looking for a trusty air fryer to whip up your snacks and daily meals, consider investing in the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL for tastier dishes!

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This multifunctional air fryer is versatile as it lets you fry, roast, bake, grill, as well as reheat your meals for the whole family to enjoy. It comes with a 7.3 litre basket, capable of cooking large dishes such as a whole chicken and even over a kilogram of french fries. Being the most powerful air fryer from Philips to date*, you'll find it convenient as it makes your meals crispier, tastier, and twice as fast**. 

*Airfryer XXL has more than 2,200 Watts of power.
**Homogeneity result and cooking time of frozen fries tested between Philips and mini ovens (over 10L capacity).

Here's what makes the Premium Airfryer XXL a great addition to your kitchen:

1. Its Smart Sensing feature automatically adjusts the time and temperature to cook your meals

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Worried about your meals being undercooked or overcooked in your Philips air fryer? All you have to do is choose a food type, and press the corresponding button to cook. The Smart Sensing technology will make the necessary adjustments to ensure your food is cooked to perfection.

2. From its 'Smart Chef' settings to its 'Keep Warm' mode, you don't have to be a professional chef to cook hot and toasty meals

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The professional chefs over at Philips designed the 'Smart Chef' programmes to do the thinking and cooking for you. This includes air frying dishes such as french fries, drumsticks, fish, and a whole chicken.

You can even save your go-to dishes with the 'Save Your Favourite' setting, as this mode will cook your meal according to your preferred duration and temperature for ultimate convenience.

For those moments where you can't enjoy your freshly cooked meals, leave it in the air fryer and switch on 'Keep Warm' to keep your food at an ideal temperature for up to 30 minutes.

3. Enjoy healthier meals with Rapid Airflow and Fat Removal technology

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The Philips Airfryer XXL uses hot air to fry food with little to no added oil. The Rapid Air Flow creates seven times faster airflow*** so that you can enjoy healthier fried food that's crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The instant heat and Rapid Air Flow technology will also cook your meals 1.5 times faster than in an oven****.

Plus, its Fat Removal technology separates and captures excess fat so you may enjoy your food guilt-free, hehe.

***Philips Rapid Air Technology increases the airflow speed in the basket seven times, compared to airflow speed in a Philips Viva Airfryer with a flat bottom.
****Compared to french fries and drumsticks in a conventional oven.

If you're a newbie to air fryer cooking, no worries! Each purchase of the Premium Airfryer XXL comes with its own recipe book, so you can try out new and exciting recipes, woohoo!

You can even find more recipes over on the Philips NutriU app, which features a plethora of recipes for all kinds of meals for you to experiment. Browse hundreds of delicious recipes, or upload and share your own recipes with the NutriU community. :D

Find out more about the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL model on their website

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