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Healthy air fryer recipes: Best meal inspiration books UK

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Need some air fryer inspiration? Check out these recipe books. (Getty Images)

Whether you picked one up in the sales, treated yourself to an all-singing, all-dancing 15-in-1 model, or just want to get more use out of your old one, it's hard to escape the hundreds of ways you can use your air fryer these days.

The cost of living crisis has seen purchases of air fryers skyrocket due to the reduced energy costs of running one against a traditional electric cooker, with 40% of adults now owning one.

As air fryers continue to rise in popularity, so too do mouthwatering quick-and-easy recipes to make the most of your new kitchen gadget, and these healthy air fryer recipes will transform the way you eat.

Multicooker and air fryer on wooden table in a modern kitchen. Kitchenware with vegetables and meat for cooking. Naturals products: pepper, greens, tomatoes.
Multicookers and air fryers have skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years. (Getty Images)

With the ever-expanding offering of air fryers on the market, from Ninja, to Salter and Tefal, brands have found a way to be even more useful in the kitchen, with the introduction of multi-cookers which can include up to 15 settings from air fryer, to slow cooker, to even cooking a whole roast.

But with that many settings, how on earth are you supposed to get the most out of each one? That's where the experts come in.

Are you looking for recipes you can throw together quickly? Or perhaps you're bored of the same old sandwich and want to liven up your lunchtime? Like many of us, maybe your multi-cooker is still in the cupboard because you're just not sure where to start.

Whatever your motivation, we've handpicked our favourite air fryer and multi cooker cookbooks to help you make the most of your new purchase (or dust off your old one).

Best healthy air fryer cookbooks

Air Fryer Cookbook for Beginners: 1500 Mouthwatering Days of Quick & Easy Recipes | £13.08 from Amazon

This recipe book was made for those of us who still haven't used our air fryers because we don't know where to begin.

With 1,500 days worth of healthy, low-fat recipes, this book has almost 200 five-star reviews, and it was only released in December 2022.

Customers have said this book has helped them to be "experimental" with their cooking, and the book is "well written" and "easy to follow" for beginners.

Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Air Fryer Book | £9.49 from Amazon

The hugely popular healthy-eating platform, Bored Of Lunch, has a new string to its bow: The Healthy Air Fryer Book. Due for release on 16 March, 2023, you can pre-order it now.

If it's anything like its slow cooker sister (below), then you're in for a real treat with recipes including a sweet potato katsu curry and fish tacos. Yes please.

The Top UK Air Fryer Cookbook 2023 | £9.99 from Amazon

If you're looking to brush up on your British culinary skills, this air fryer recipe book is the one for you. From batch cooking to grab-and-go ideas, what we love about this book is the beginning section also tells you how to use the air fryer to its full ability, if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed.

With almost 500 five-star reviews, it has been described by air fryer lovers as a "kitchen staple" and a "godsend". We're sold.

The Essential Air Fryer Cookbook UK 2023 | £10.77 from Amazon

If you're somebody who likes to try out a whole range of ingredients, this mega book with 1000 days' worth of air fryer recipes is the one for you.

From nutritious breakfast recipes, right through to indulgent desserts, the book has almost 300 four- and five-star reviews.

Customers have praised the book, saying it has helped them to go from novices to "air fryer masters". High praise, indeed.

The XXL UK Air Fryer Recipe Book | 99p (Kindle only) from Amazon

We had to include an option for the Kindle. If you've got a small space or hoarding cooking books just isn't your style, this is the book for you.

As far as customer feedback goes, this air fryer recipe book has been heralded as the one to get if you're a parent cooking for a family with dishes that "everybody in the family" will enjoy. That's quite the accolade when it comes to toddlers.

Type 2 Diabetic Air Fryer Cookbook for the Newly Diagnosed | £7.60 from Amazon

Air fryers have been praised as a great invention for people needing to eat a low-fat diet, and we had to include this specially designed 21-day plan for those with type 2 diabetes, too.

Not only has this air fryer recipe book been praised for offering a great selection of recipes, those recently diagnosed with type two diabetics have described it as "useful" and "easy to understand" in getting to grips with a new diagnosis.

Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book | £8.49 from Amazon

These last two books are a great option if you've invested in a multi-cooker, which can not only air fry, but also slow cook, bake and more.

Released at the beginning of January 2023, this recipe book quickly rose to the top of the bestsellers list. It's packed full of fakeaway options, pastas and risottos and even includes a roast dinner.

With no hard-to-find ingredients, this slow cooker cookbook has been described as the "very best" multi-cooker cookbook to own. Of the almost 500 five-star reviews, people were particularly impressed with the variety of recipes.

The Skinny Slow Cooker Recipe Book | £5.99 from Amazon

Aimed at those with an all-in-one multi-cooker, this recipe book is one of the originals, written back in 2013 when slow cooker and air fryer recipe books were few and far between.

With over 2,500 reviews, it has been described as having "something for everyone" with one of our favourites to try being the Marrakech Lamb.

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