Don’t let your new kitchen appliance gather dust! Treat your family to tasty — and healthy — versions of perennial kid favorites.  

Why Air Fryers?

According to WebMD, Air Fryers deliver crispy and delicious versions of fried classics with 70%-80% less fat. The cooking method also cuts down on potentially harmful effects and chemicals of traditionally fried foods. 

And perhaps just as importantly, Air Fryers help get food on the table quickly — a benefit any busy parent can get behind. 

Six Kid-Pleasing Dishes You Can Make in the Air Fryer

Breakfast in a Flash

Air Fryer Strawberry Poptarts

The worst thing about this nostalgic recipe? You might have to share them with the kids! Seriously, though make this one for a Saturday morning treat and then freeze the rest for grab-and-go meals or snacks during the week. 



  • 15-ounce package refrigerated pie crusts

  • 6 tablespoons strawberry jam/preserves

  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream or half-and-half plus more if necessary

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Sprinkles

For the full recipe, click here

Breakfast Eggrolls

Ok, here’s a healthier and heartier way to start your day. You can also make ahead and reheat this all-in-one meal as needed. 



  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 pound chicken or turkey sausage

  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions

  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

  • olive oil spray

  • 12 egg roll wrappers

  • salsa, optional for dipping

For the full recipe, click here

Satisfying Sides

Air Fryer Roasted Asian Broccoli 

Transform broccoli into something your kids will actually try with a tasty twist on this healthy (and at times controversial) veggie. 



  • 1 pound broccoli, cut into florets

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • Salt

  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons honey (or agave)

  • 2 teaspoons sriracha

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • 1/3 cup roasted salted peanuts

  • Fresh lime juice (optional)

For the full recipe, click here

Air Fryer French Fries

Is an air fryer recipe roundup really complete without a fry recipe? We didn’t think so. This is destined to be a new family favorite. And you still get veggie points for the potatoes, too. Score!



  • 2 russet potatoes

  • Cool water

  • 1 teaspoon melted ghee

  • Salt to taste

For the full recipe, click here

Tempting Mains

Air Fryer Pepperoni and Peppers Stromboli

A pizza-inspired meal you can get on the table in 13 minutes. Yes, please. 



  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips

  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced

  • 8 ounces prepared pizza dough

  • 24 mini pepperoni slices

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

  • cooking spray

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce

For the full recipe, click here

Make Ahead Thai Salmon Patties

We always like to throw in a recipe that will stretch your kids’ taste buds. Why not try these easy salmon patties to introduce Thai flavors to the family.



  • 14 ounces canned salmon drained and bones removed (if desired)

  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Thai red curry paste

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • Zest from 1 lime

  • 2 eggs

  • spray oil

For the full recipe, click here