What's crisp, golden, salty and utterly delicious? You guessed it, french fries! For the longest time I could NEVER make french fries as delicious as restaurants did...until I started doing this: making air fryer frozen french fries!
Why Air Fryer Frozen French Fries
The key here is to use the air fryer. I'm basically addicted to my air fryer. I got mine at Costco a few years ago but you can find a similar air fryer on Amazon here. The air fryer really gives you that crispy outside. WAY more so than the oven because the air actually circulates rather than kinda just standing still in the oven, which can make then soggy.
Pin this post to your Pinterest board and then send it to your family and friends as a little hint that you want this air fryer for your next birthday/Christmas/random Tuesday gift. I mean, you're really helping them out, making their life easier, right?! You can also send them a few recipes to get their mouths watering and wanting that air fryer, too, like these crispy air fryer sweet potato fries and air fryer carrot fries!
Let me back up here for a second. Yes, I love french fries now, but that wasn't always the case. For years I actually feared french fries. I thought they were unhealthy and would make me instantly balloon up to the size of Texas. So, I went 6 years without eating them. SIX YEARS! That's insane!
When I started to loosen up my food rules and eat french fries again I noticed I wanted ALL OF THE FRIES! I went from one extreme to the other; from eating no fries to basically binge eating fries. What did I do to fix this? I worked to normalize fries. To make then neutral, not a "bad" food but also not a food I felt a strong pull to eat 24/7.
Normalizing previously off-limits foods is now something I do with clients in my 1:1 coaching program often. It allows them to truly neutralize foods so THEY decide when and what you want to eat, not your food rules. Here is how you do it:
How To Normalize Food And Prevent Binge Eating
- Decide to eat the food frequently to show your body it's not off limits
- Meal plan it in. When will you eat it? With what?
- Eat mindfully- truly tasting & experience it
- Use the hunger scale
- Recognize how the food makes you feel (mentally & physically)
After doing these 5 steps you're like to be like "My GOSH I do NOT want to eat another **insert food here**, I'm so sick of it!" This shows you're normalizing that food, lessening the "pull" and making the decision to eat it for yourself. That's great!
This works well with all foods. Yes, even those "unhealthy" ones like chips, french fries, burger, chocolate, ice cream, donuts, etc. etc. etc. Work one by one to prevent overwhelming yourself.
So, girlfriend, if golden, delicious, shoe string shaped goodness are a food you never allow yourself because you think it's "bad" work to normalize them by making these air fryer frozen french fries! Here are some ways I like to eat them:
- On a salad (so good!)
- In an omelette
- Dipped in cottage cheese (my go-to high protein dip!)
- Or straight outta the basket!
Make these crispy goodness then leave a comment with how you ate them! Can't wait to hear your ideas!
Want more recipes like this? You might like these:
- 7 Ingredient Air Fryer Meatloaf
- Air Fryer Carrot Fries
- Crispy Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
- Air Fryer Pizza Rolls
- Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
- 1 bag of your favorite frozen french fries
- Place ~1/2 bag of the frozen french fries into an air fryer
- Cook for 15 minutes a 370 degrees, shaking once in between
- Cook for an additional 5 minutes at 400 to add crisp
- Repeat for remaining 1/2 bag of fries if desired
If you have a larger air fryer you may be able to cook fries all at once.
May use any frozen french fry brand and shape you like!
Nutrition info is provided as it is needed by Google, you can eat as much or as little as you like and do not need to follow the serving size!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 4gCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2g
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