ActiFry – Healthy Fried Foods

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I miss fried foods ever since I made a HUGE lifestyle change earlier in the year, in an attempt to get fit. During that time I have been using a ton of coconut oil. Coconut oil is a healthy oil that is rich in Omega 3s, the only thing it’s not healthy for is the wallet. This makes frying things like sweet potatoes with it expensive. When I found out that the T-Fal ActiFry used only a tablespoon of oil to cook two pounds of potatoes, I was impressed. I jumped at the opportunity when T-Fal asked me to try out their ActiFry. I wanted to see if I could make my sweet potato fries with healthy coconut oil and not break the bank.

To make the fries I sliced up about 1 3/4 lbs of sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch strips. I then soaked them briefly in water, drained them and patted them dry.

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I then put them into the T-fal ActiFry, and drizzled them with only one tablespoon of melted coconut oil.

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I hit the button on the ActiFry, set the timer and walked away! 45 minutes later we had delicious crispy sweet potato fries.

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These fries cooked up quick and are a great healthy alternative to traditional fries. I’m looking forward to trying some of the great recipes in the ActiFry recipe book.

The ActiFry is able to cook with such little oil because it’s patented technology uses pulses of hot air along with a paddle that rotates the food for even cooking. The ActiFry came with a wonderful recipe book which includes not only recipes for wonderful, low oil, fried foods but full meals like stir fries and delicious deserts. Once I was done cooking the ActiFry broke down quickly and because most of its parts are dishwasher safe clean up was a breeze.

The sweet potato fries were a big (healthy) hit with the family!

These great machines are available at Bed Bath and Beyond and on Amazon but you have a chance to win one now! Simply leave a comment telling me what favorite recipe of yours you would like to make healthier or faster using the T-fal ActiFry.

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Disclosure: This review was made possible by by T-fal.  Although I did receive compensation and and ActiFry to use for review the opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided for the giveaway.

Jennifer

Jennifer is a busy working mother of two who, along with her husband, has chosen to unschool her children. She currently blogs about her experience with the challenges and fun of unschooling along with her love of crafting and cooking at HarmonicMama.com.

102 thoughts on “ActiFry – Healthy Fried Foods

  • May 21 at 11:11 pm
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    I’d love to make my oven fried chicken with salsa a healthier way. Oven frying is a bit healthier but I’d love to make it even more so. It’s my kids’ favorite meal and anything I can do to make it better for them would be great!

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  • May 21 at 11:47 pm
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    I think shrimp and vegetables like squash and zucchini would be really awesome using this Actifry. I would love to have one.

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  • May 21 at 11:50 pm
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    Hey Jenn, it’s so unoriginal but I can’t think of anything I’d rather do than the sweet potato fries you described! Everyone here would passionately adore it. Appreciate the give-away and the review. Hey – how is cleaning that thing up? TIA!

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  • May 22 at 12:51 am
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    The sweet potato pot stickers looks yummy, as do those fries you made. I just started using coconut oil too and would love to try out the Actifry!

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  • May 22 at 1:22 am
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    I’d like to try fried pickles.

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  • May 22 at 11:08 am
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    I would love to try making french fries, and I saw a recipe for making kale chips in it. I love making kale chips in the oven, but maybe making them in the actifry would be easier to monitor!

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  • May 22 at 12:07 pm
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    i want to try the crispy baked zucchini fries

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  • May 22 at 12:14 pm
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    This looks so easy to use. I like the idea of not using the oven especially in the summer.

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  • May 22 at 12:57 pm
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    My daughter and I love French Fries. I think actifry would make these a little less greasy

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  • May 22 at 1:18 pm
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    I love this product! (great review!!). I would love to make crispy zucchini chips and so much more!

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  • May 22 at 1:20 pm
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    /i would also love to make homemade french fries for my daugher

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  • May 22 at 5:10 pm
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    i’d make my chicken empanadas healthier

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  • May 22 at 5:55 pm
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    Dutch fry potatoes or my Breaded chicken recipe
    retirenavalflyer(at)gmail.com

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  • May 22 at 5:59 pm
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    My fried chicken or just my hamburgers

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  • May 22 at 7:21 pm
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    I would like to try the T-Fal Fried Potatoes with Bacon and Paprika recipe

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  • May 22 at 7:33 pm
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    I think it would be fun to try frying my own chicken fried rice in this! (Miz VIckik)

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  • May 22 at 8:04 pm
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    Bolognese Meat Sauce looks great to me

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  • May 22 at 8:10 pm
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    I’d like to try some okra in here 🙂

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  • May 22 at 9:57 pm
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    Never heard of this machine. A must have for my current diet.

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  • May 22 at 10:02 pm
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    I would use it for french fries and chicken strips. They are the 2 hardest things for me to cook and taste delicious. Mostly they are too dry or too full of grease.

    tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  • May 22 at 10:28 pm
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    fried rice, probably add some pork 🙂

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  • May 22 at 10:51 pm
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    I want to make fried shrimp first.

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  • May 23 at 12:30 am
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    Heathier fried chicken and fries

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  • May 23 at 1:27 am
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    I’d like to try frying some fish.

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  • May 23 at 4:10 am
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    The Sweet Potato Pot stickers look interesting and they are vegetarian

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  • May 23 at 6:04 am
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    I’d love to try the Chick Peas Snack Heaven

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  • May 23 at 7:06 am
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    I would like to make fried chicken in it.

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  • May 23 at 7:59 am
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    I LOVE FRIED CHICKEN SO THAT WOULD BE MY FIRST THING TO TRY

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  • May 23 at 8:43 am
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    My kids eat a lot of french fries, so that’s what I would like to make healthier. I would love to try their recipe for Beef Stroganoff.

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  • May 23 at 9:34 am
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    I’d make fried chicken

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  • May 23 at 11:16 am
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    I’d most like to try to make my chicken flautas in this!

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  • May 23 at 1:44 pm
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    I love the idea of doing Roasted Seeds in there – perfect for pumpkin seeds!

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  • May 23 at 3:01 pm
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    I would use it to make healthier chicken nuggets. I have a recipe for really good parmesan ones!

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  • May 23 at 3:39 pm
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    I’d like to make healthier snacks, and what do you know? They have a recipe for a healthier version of deep fried cici: Chick Peas Snack Heaven!

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  • May 23 at 4:30 pm
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    boneless or bone in chicken

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  • May 23 at 4:42 pm
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    the possibilities are endless – sweet potatoe fries, fish, french fries, chicken – all the fried foods that I love but hate to make because of the calories!

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  • May 23 at 5:47 pm
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    I would love to make Easy Potato Cauliflower Curry, yum!

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  • May 23 at 5:53 pm
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    The Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries would be the first recipe I try.

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  • May 23 at 10:40 pm
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    I would like to make healthier fish and hush puppies.

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  • May 23 at 11:23 pm
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    I would like to make Easy Potato Cauliflower Curry,

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  • May 23 at 11:41 pm
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    I would like to make a chicken and vegetable dish.

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  • May 24 at 3:25 am
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    I’d like to try the Mediterranean-style Fried Vegetables

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  • May 24 at 8:18 am
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    I would make popcorn shrimp in it. My family loves it but I hate deep frying because it’s so unhealthy.

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  • May 24 at 9:51 am
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    I would love to make the Chile Rellenos in this!

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  • May 24 at 1:08 pm
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    doing chicken wings thanks 🙂

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  • May 24 at 3:49 pm
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    Easy Potato Cauliflower Curry
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  • May 24 at 5:27 pm
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    KFC (Korean Fried Chicken) by PigPig’s Corner looks good

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  • May 24 at 6:03 pm
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    chicken tenders and french fries

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  • May 24 at 7:22 pm
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    Easy Potato Cauliflower Curry

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  • May 24 at 8:21 pm
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    Home made potato chips…very cool. 🙂 Thank you.

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  • May 24 at 8:24 pm
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    I would make the beef stroganoff.

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  • May 24 at 9:18 pm
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    Would love to try stirfrys in here with healthy broccoli & cauliflower & mushrooms!

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  • May 24 at 9:27 pm
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    i would love to try their chick peas snack heaven. the way i fry chickpeas defeats the purpose of healthy.

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  • May 25 at 12:30 am
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    I would like to try the KFC (Korean Fried Chicken)

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  • May 25 at 3:18 am
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    I have to try the Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries recipe. I love that it would use so little oil.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  • May 25 at 9:43 am
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    I would love to make healthier fried chicken.

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  • May 25 at 11:03 am
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    I would love to make my flash fried crispy shrimp with spicy pasta healthier!

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  • May 25 at 1:03 pm
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    The Beef Stroganoff sounds good.

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  • May 25 at 1:05 pm
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    I would love to make my fried chicken and potatoes healthier.

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  • May 25 at 1:19 pm
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    It would have to be fried chicken.

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  • May 25 at 2:51 pm
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    I would like to make healthier fried fish and fries.Thanks!

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  • May 25 at 3:39 pm
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    I like to make homemade fries and fried chicken

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  • May 25 at 4:03 pm
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    I think fries would taste better!

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  • May 25 at 4:23 pm
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    chicken nuggets for my kids

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  • May 25 at 6:30 pm
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    Id try the Chicken Nuggets!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  • May 25 at 6:40 pm
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    I’d love to try and make fried zucchini! Yum!

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  • May 25 at 7:39 pm
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    I would love to try the Fried Pickles with Cheddar Cheese and Bacon

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  • May 25 at 8:02 pm
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    Yes, I’d want to make french fries first–that would be a real treat.

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  • May 25 at 8:52 pm
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    I love the fried zucchini

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  • May 25 at 8:56 pm
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    Definitely french fries. Thanks for this contest!

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  • May 25 at 9:15 pm
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    French Fries with Olive Oil

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  • May 25 at 10:31 pm
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    Fried pickles and fried okra, yummm!

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  • May 25 at 11:09 pm
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    I would LOVE to have french fries that taste decent (I bake them now) this looks like it would be delicious!

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