Weight Watchers Air Fryer Recipes have been amazing for me in my weight loss journey! I’ve lost 13 pounds thus far and am going strong! I use my air fryer nearly every day – whether it be for cooking or even just reheating foods. Heck I love my air fryer so much I have TWO!
Air fryers are fantastic for Weight Watchers because you don’t need to add much – if any – oil to cook your food. Just a quick spritz of olive oil (I’ll give you my reco down below for a sprayer) will take care of most everything! I’ve made everything from a fried egg to meatloaf to banana bread in my air fryer – and all Weight Watchers-friendly!
Weight Watchers Air Fryer Veggie Recipes
Air Fryer Asparagus – 0 points on all plans (Green/Blue/Purple)
Air Fryer Carrot Fries – 2 points on all plans
Air Fryer Cabbage – 2 points on all plans
2 Ingredient Roasted Air Fryer Cauliflower – 2 points on all plans
Zucchini Fritters – 2 Fritters – 4 pts Green, 3 pts Blue & Purple
Weight Watchers Air Fryer Main Dishes
Air Fryer BBQ Meatballs – 2 pts Green, 1 pt Blue, 0 pts Purple
Air Fryer Stuffed Peppers – 1.5 peppers – 2 pts Green, 1 pt Blue/Purple
Air Fryer Crab Cake – 1 cake – 4 pts Green, 3 pts Blue/Purple
Air Fryer BBQ Salmon – use sugar free bbq sauce – 4 pts Green, 0 pts Blue/Purple
Air Fryer Turkey Meatloaf – 5 pts Green, 4 pts Blue/Purple
Air Fryer Chicken Breast – 5 pts Green, 3 pts Blue/Purple
Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs – 5 pts Green, 4 pts Blue/Purple
Air Fryer Tilapia – 6 pts Green, 4 pts Blue/Purple
Air Fryer Pork Chops – 7 pts Green, 6 pts Blue/Purple
Weight Watchers Air Fryer Breakfast
Air Fryer Fried Egg – 2 pts Green, 0 pts Blue/Purple
Copycat Air Fryer Starbucks Banana Bread – 4 pts across all plans
What is the best air fryer?
Oh heck – they’re all good! I personally like Paula Deen’s air fryers because there is so much room in them! I first bought the non-digital 9.5 qt and it’s still probably my favorite. There’s just a dial for the time and temp – and it is SO EASY to clean!!! I then saw that Ms Paula came out with a digital 10.5 qt and bought it too!
I like them because there’s a ton of space – more than any other I’ve seen! I’ve made a whole 6 lb chicken in one and also made loads of shrimp/pickles/veggies and more – without having to make them in multiple batches because of space. (Don’t overcrowd your air fryer!). I also love the non-stick surface and how easy it is to clean the unit. The basket pulls out with a handle and there is a grate in the basket you pull out. I’ve never had anything stick where I needed to scrub – which I love!
So that’s my plug for Paula Deen and her air fryers – they’re my favorite!!!
How do you brown food in an air fryer?
A spritz of olive oil will help foods brown – it’s literally not even a measurable amount of olive oil – so it’s super healthy! Olive oil is a little thicker and there are a ton of sprayers on the market. I’ve found the best one is the Pam non-aerosol olive oil spray from the grocery store for $3. (Don’t buy it on Amazon – just linking so you can see bottle!) Then I just re-fill with my own olive oil. I’ve tried fancy ones and they just clog or don’t work well. And don’t use non-stick aerosol spray – it make the nonstick get sticky and gunked up.
Air Fryer FAQs
A lot of folks in Weight Watchers groups are talking about buying air fryers to help with cooking healthier. Here are some FAQs if you’re new to air frying:
How is the cook time different for frozen foods compared to oven?
I recommend same temp as the “box” recommends and half the time. Start there and you can add a couple of minutes.
When do you clean your air fryer?
I clean the basket at least every other use – depending on what I’m cooking. Then every 5 or so uses, I wipe out the inside and the element with a wet paper towel.
Are air fryers healthy?
Well – it depends on what you’re making – but you do use a lot less oil – so that’s great. You do still need to spritz items with EVOO so they brown – not everything – but anything breaded.
What do you use for breading in an air fryer?
I usually do flour/egg/panko – but to be more WW friendly – skip the flour and just do egg white and panko – still crunchy!
What can’t you make in an air fryer?
Be careful with liquid items – batter doesn’t really work. I’ve made scrambled eggs and fried eggs but tried a quiche – and that was a bit of a fail! hahaha. You see the air fryer circulates AIR – and AIR blows things around! hahah
Weight Watchers FAQs
How does Weight Watchers work?
Based on your height, weight and age – you get assigned a number of points. Then every food has a point value. Voila – you don’t eat too much! There are also some foods that are zero points – woohoo!
What Weight Watchers Plan is Best?
There are currently three plans: Green, Blue and Purple. Purple has the most free foods and fewest points – Blue has a few less and Green has the fewest zero point foods. I’m on Green because it’s the strictest. That is the nice thing about Weight Watchers – it’s very customizable to what fits you. If you need more structure in portion-control, go with Green.
How much does Weight Watchers cost?
The lowest digital only plans are less than $3.50/week. They also always have specials going on so I recommend checking it out online!
Other Resources for Air Fryer & Weight Watchers
If you’re looking for even more air fryer fun – be sure to join my Facebook group for Easy Air Fryer Recipes and subscribe (button is on the top right) to my email list.
Be sure to email me along the way with your journey – I’d love to have some WW Friends to keep up with!