ActiFry – Healthy Fried Foods

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.

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102 thoughts on “ActiFry – Healthy Fried Foods”

  1. 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!

  2. I think shrimp and vegetables like squash and zucchini would be really awesome using this Actifry. I would love to have one.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. I love this product! (great review!!). I would love to make crispy zucchini chips and so much more!

  6. I think it would be fun to try frying my own chicken fried rice in this! (Miz VIckik)

  7. 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.

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  8. The Sweet Potato Pot stickers look interesting and they are vegetarian

  9. 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.

  10. I would use it to make healthier chicken nuggets. I have a recipe for really good parmesan ones!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. I would make popcorn shrimp in it. My family loves it but I hate deep frying because it’s so unhealthy.

  14. Would love to try stirfrys in here with healthy broccoli & cauliflower & mushrooms!

  15. i would love to try their chick peas snack heaven. the way i fry chickpeas defeats the purpose of healthy.

  16. I have to try the Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries recipe. I love that it would use so little oil.

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  17. Yes, I’d want to make french fries first–that would be a real treat.

  18. 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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