7 vegan air fryer recipes to help you keep your New Year’s resolution

There has never been a better time to be a vegetarian; The lifestyle is rapidly gaining popularity all over the world, and vegetarian options abound. However, now that nearly every “guilty pleasure” has been made vegetarian, a general vegan diet doesn’t always mean a healthy diet. If your New Year’s resolution includes a little less fast food and fewer trips to your favorite bakery, it might be time to invest in an air fryer. Recreate your favorite dishes, from fried rice to brownies, with this innovative appliance that will quickly earn a permanent place on your worktop.

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1 Orange tofu is a vegetable. Save the day

This oil-free tofu is sweet, spicy, and crunchy yet tender—just reminiscent of fast-food orange chicken but without the harshness or extra calories. It’s also easy to roll together. You can have dinner at the table faster than Postmates get to your door, and when your meal is homemade, there’s no point in pointing out. Serve with steamed broccoli and plain rice or cauliflower for a delicious, nutritious weeknight meal.
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2 Glow & Glitter Fried Rice

Another take out classic fried rice gets a healthy vegan spin with an air fryer. Replacing cauliflower rice with white rice also reduces calories and increases fiber so you feel full, not deprived. The recipe is rounded off with tofu (or your favorite plant protein) and a generous portion of veggies, making for a complete meal you can dunk on your stomach while watching Netflix all night.
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3 Buffalo Cauliflower from Foodie Eats

Buffalo cauliflower has become somewhat of a trend in restaurants; Even non-vegetarian places have added it to their lists. While substituting cauliflower for chicken is a great start, many of these establishments still deep fry this delicious appetizer and use a generous amount of butter in the sauce. This recipe reduces the vegetable butter and skips the deep fryer entirely. The result is an equally satisfying snack that won’t weigh you down later.
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4 Turmeric Golden Falafel from Living Vision

Falafel is a vegetarian staple, but many restaurant and store-bought varieties fry traditional chickpea fritters. Get the same crunchy edge with the soft and creamy interior by using an air fryer instead. Add some turmeric for some color and flavor, then serve perfectly “fried” pancakes with vegan tzatziki sauce and piquant.
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5 Animal Style Fries From My Ball

Who said you can’t enjoy the occasional French fries during the healthy New Year’s kick? Just use an air fryer. But don’t settle for simple ketchup and mustard to garnish those fries—make them look like animals. It might sound a little fun, but this special homemade sauce and the caramelized onions are both oil-free. Go ahead, get wild. A sustainable diet is one that you enjoy!
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For some people, if there’s a pancake left in the fridge, it becomes breakfast. It’s a fun occasional treat, but not exactly “clean eating” approved. When you’re craving dessert, treat yourself to a single, air-fried fruit pie, and you won’t have to worry about any leftovers calling you in the morning.
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Craving for a brownie, but don’t have the time, energy or will to resist over-indulging in a full batch? Oil-free, small batch pieces of good chocolate come together quickly and use basic ingredients you likely have on hand. You can also customize it; Add chocolate chips, nuts, or a little espresso powder to make a Mocha Brownie. Whatever you choose, be sure to serve it with a tall glass of dairy-free milk. Cheers for balancing and sustaining New Year’s resolutions!
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For more vegan air fryer recipes, read:
Wonton crunchy vegetable frying pan with sesame sauce
Spicy Air Fried Vegetarian Buffalo Tofu Poppers
Crispy fried mushrooms with panko sriracha pea crust

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