Despite our healthy snacks聽and nourishing lunch choices, we still find ourselves craving the 鈥渂ad stuff.鈥 We do so well throughout聽the week with our聽collard wraps聽and whole grain pastas聽but, at a certain point (usually once the weekend shows up), we covet a crispy, salty, and sometimes greasy treat. The good news is there are ways to indulge聽in that fried and crispy goodness without copious amounts of fats and oils. The air fryer has become a go-to in many households thanks to its ability to fry food to a crisp with *very* minimal oil. We know it sounds too good to be true, so we鈥檒l let these 11 gloriously golden recipes do the convincing.

1. Perfect Air-Fryer Brussels Sprouts:聽If your fam didn鈥檛 eat their sprouts before, they will now. Crisped to perfection in the air-fryer, these gems are tender and OH-SO-flavorful. (via Glue and Glitter)

2. Guilt-Free Vegetable Air-Fryer Fries:聽Though veggie fries are聽a welcomed healthy alternative to the usual, they often lack that crunch we covet. With an air fryer, you can get that golden crisp without feeling cheated and defeated.聽(via Recipe This)

3. Buttermilk-Battered and Air-Fried Tofu:聽Greasy fried chicken sandwiches can take a backseat, y鈥檃ll. With a buttermilk batter that crisps up perfectly in the air fryer, this stunning 鈥榳ich ensures you don鈥檛 miss out. (via Olives for Dinner)

4. Crispy Fried Pickles:聽Tangy and briny pickle slices are smothered in a beer batter, tossed in panko bread crumbs, and crisped up in the air fryer for a guiltless pleasure. (via Cadry鈥檚 Kitchen)

5.聽Szechuan Fragrant Crispy Duck (Xiang Su Ya):聽There truly are no limits when it comes to air frying, and this recipe proves it. This fragrant Szechuan duck gives you crispy-skinned goodness without the grease and danger of deep-frying. (via What to Cook Today)

6.聽Extra Crispy Potato Wedges:聽Dunk these聽crispy tater wedges聽into an聽oniony dip for the ultimate snack or lazy dinner. (via Heart Beet Kitchen)

7.聽Southwest Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Salad:聽Some days, nothing beats a big and hearty salad for dinner. This fab 15-minute pescatarian recipe brings tortilla-crusted tilapia to a blend of greens, veggies, creamy avocado, and a homespun dressing that鈥檒l blow your mind. (via The Creative Bite)

8. Ranch-Seasoned Air-Fryer Chickpeas:聽With just a few聽ingredients and 30 minutes, you can munch聽on the best guilt-free snack out there. Packed with protein, these chickpeas are tossed in a homemade ranch seasoning before getting the air fryer treatment. (via Glue and Glitter)

9. Air-Fryer French Fries:聽Skip the fast food and make fries in the comfort of your own home. These gloriously golden frites are seasoned to garlicky perfection. (via A Pinch of Healthy)

10. Low-Fat Chicken Tikka Masala: If your love for Indian food knows no bounds, you鈥檙e going to fall for this low-cal Tikka Masala. (via Taming Twins)

11. Air-Fryer Baked Potato:聽鈥淏aking鈥 your potato in an air fryer promises you a crisp and crackly peel to add聽to that soft and pillowy center. (via Cadry鈥檚 Kitchen)

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