Whether you're on the keto diet, low-carb diet, or simply searching for a healthy meal to enjoy today, we've got you covered! This collection of 40+ Low Carb Air Fryer Recipes include vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, seafood, chicken, and beef recipes.
Let's get one thing out of the way first: we love carbs here at Urban Bliss Life! Healthy carbs, the occasional sweets, and comfort food carbs in moderation can all be part of a balanced diet.
We do try to limit carb intake when we can, and we know that in recent years, plenty of our readers and friends have started following a low carb diet or ketogenic diet.
And if you have an air fryer, we've found that air frying is the best way (or at least, one of the best ways!) to enjoy crispy foods with delicious flavors that are lower in carbs. Heck, I love air frying so much, I wrote a Ninja Foodi cookbook that includes 75 air fryer and pressure cooker recipes!
So to make it easy for you, we've gathered even more easy air fryer recipes here. From party appetizers to main dishes to meals for special occasions, we've got some of the best low-carb air fryer recipes and best keto air fryer recipes here.
You're sure to find at least one great option for dinner tonight!
🌟 About these recipes
These recipes are great for those who've gone keto, and those simply wanting wholesome recipes with simple ingredients.
In general, the recipes in this collection:
- have fewer carbs
- are higher in protein
- contain low-carb veggies and/or low-carb fruits
- contain fewer than 10 ingredients
- include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and easy snack recipes
- include vegetarian, vegan, seafood, poultry, and beef recipes
- can be made in under 30 minutes.
👩🏻🍳 Low carb FAQs
Some low-carb and keto diets suggest avoiding fruit all together, because they tend to have higher carbohydrates compared to vegetables. But some fruits that have lower carbohydrates include watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, avocado, berries, and peaches.
Some low-carb vegetables include cucumbers, celery, spinach, bell peppers, white mushrooms, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, asparagus, radishes, and tomatoes.
Air fryers have a heating element on top that helps circulate the hot air all around the food. So food cooks evenly, poultry gets crispy skin without the need for added breading, and it's easy to make snacks like air fryer zucchini fries and mozzarella sticks without deep frying them in excess oil.
If you're following the keto diet, you'll find high protein, low-carb recipes. These often have ingredients like parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese to add flavor. Coconut flour or a mixture of almond flour are often used instead of all-purpose flour. And a little olive oil, spice rub, and lemon juice go a long way to adding flavor to your favorite air fryer recipe.
🍽 Serving ideas
While you've got these recipes going in the air fryer, consider some of these serving ideas to round out the meal.
Setting the table for a romantic dinner? Make our Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Herbs or Pan-Seared Salmon with Basil Pesto, or any of the Air Fryer Salmon recipes, to go with that Air Fryer Broccoli, Air Fryer Asparagus, or Air Fryer Green Beans.
Prepping for Game Day tailgating at home party? Make the Crispy Chicken Wings or Baked Teriyaki Chicken Wings with Air Fryer Steak Bites and Air Fryer Pork Rinds in this collection. Then add some Instant Pot Popcorn and Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Bites.
Need some party appetizers or a quick snack? Try our Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp or chicken tenders, with the Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms.
Best low carb air fryer recipes
Low Carb Air Fryer Breakfast Recipes
Start the day off with these low-carb breakfast recipes that are a cinch to make in the air fryer!
Low Carb Air Fryer Seafood Recipes
If you like seafood, you'll love these low carb air fryer seafood recipes! From shrimp, salmon, tilapia, scallops, and more, we've got you covered.
Low Carb Air Fryer Chicken Recipes
You can cook chicken in so many different ways in the air fryer, and they all come out delicious! From chicken wings to whole chicken, these recipes are fast, easy, and perfect for family dinners.
Low Carb Air Fryer Pork Recipes
We love how pork cooks so quickly in the air fryer. And how bacon turns out so crispy and is easy to clean up. Here are some air fryer pork recipes to try today.
Low Carb Air Fryer Beef Recipes
Cooking steak and other beef recipes in the air fryer is fast, easy, and the meat comes out tender and flavorful. Try one of these air fryer beef recipes for dinner today!
Low Carb Air Fryer Snacks
These snacks are low carb, high protein, and perfect for afternoon snacking, Game Day, or when you have friends over!
🍳 Kitchen tools and equipment
Ready to make these recipes? To start, you'll need an air fryer.
There are so many different air fryers on the market, it's hard to state one particular brand or kind as the best air fryer. However, we've tested quite a few of them in our test kitchen! Currently, our two favorite air fryers are the Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker/Air Fryer and the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer. Both of these are basket-style air fryers, which we personally prefer.
If you prefer a tray-style air fryer, check out the Instant Pot Vortex Plus. This comes with two trays and an oven-style opening. We've had this air fryer before and liked it -- it's great if you prefer this style of air fryer.
✨ More air fryer recipes
We have so many delicious air fryer recipes on this site! Not all of them are low carb, but trust us: they are all easy to make and full of flavor. Here are a few to try:
Did you make any of these recipes? Don't forget to leave a 5-Star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 rating and comment below letting us know which one you made and how it turned out. Thank you!