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Do you have an air fryer?
I just got one a few weeks ago, and while I'd heard rave reviews about it, I couldn't really think of anything I wanted to try to make so I let it sit for awhile.
After a month of looking at the air fryer, thinking it hadn't really earned its counter space, I tried frozen chicken in the air fryer one night when I was in a hurry. It was PERFECT! I was so excited that I immediately started air frying all the things.
Then I made the mistake of letting my older girls use up our potatoes to make french fries, and it was game over. I barely get to use it now. 😁
While the kids enjoy their healthy, homemade fries, I know that as a Trim Healthy Mama those are to be an every-once-in-awhile treat, not a constant staple – so I eat these air fried green beans instead. And man, are they GOOD!
The Air Fryer
I made a teeny mistake when I bought my air fryer. I got one like this, and while it is SO super cute, it's definitely better for 1-2 people; not 6. It's on the smaller side which means I need to cook everything in batches.
If I had to do it over again, I'd get a bigger, family-sized 6 quart one like this:
What You'll Need
Aside from an air fryer, you'll need:
º fresh green beans (I like hericot verts – the long, skinny green beans)
º olive oil cooking spray or coconut oil cooking spray
º mineral salt (my favorite is this high quality 12 oz. bag for just $4.99 from the Trim Healthy Mama store)
º freshly ground black pepper
Air Fryer Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans
- olive oil cooking spray *coconut oil cooking spray works well, too
- 1 tsp mineral salt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1. Rinse green beans and dry them. 2. Using kitchen shears, cut the ends off the green beans.3. Spread green beans out on a cutting board and spray with olive oil cooking spray or coconut oil cooking spray. 4. Place green beans into a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. 5. Lay green beans in Air Fryer basket in a single row (you want them in a row because they will turn out crispier). 6. Cook for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Give your basket a shake half way through.The ends of the green beans will start to brown once they are fully cooked.