I know how important it is to eat healthy and set a good example for my son. About 8 years ago I lost 85 pounds so I understand the value of eating a healthy diet and staying active. With all of that said, I will also admit that I love french fries! I wasn’t always a fan of french fries but in recent years (and especially when I was pregnant) my love and appreciation for them has grown. As a result, I will share that W has tried french fries and he enjoys them too. I know most kids like french fries but with all of the oil involved they become a less than great way to eat potatoes.
Recently, I learned about a new way to make french fries and I was thrilled. The T-fal Actifry is a great alternative to deep fryers and I will tell you that I never knew anyone who owned a deep fryer until I moved to Texas. Now I think I might be one of the only ones who doesn’t have a deep fryer of my own! When I learned about the Actifry and how I could make french fries at home (convenient!) with just a tablespoon of oil, I knew it was a product that we just needed to have. Of course, I thought that about our blender and we only use it once or twice a year but the Actifry is different from other appliances and can definitely replace more than just the deep fryer.
The Actifry from T-fal is amazing because it goes beyond choosing healthier foods to providing a healthier way to prepare food! Some of my favorite features include:
- Only 1 Tablespoon of oil is needed to make 2 pounds of french fries! That is enough to serve my entire family!
- There are no spatters with the Actifry! This is a problem I have when cooking and it is so painful sometimes!
- It is so easy to use! All you have to do is add your ingredients, close the lid and set the timer, then turn it on! Even husbands can use it!
Okay, I know that there are a lot of husbands out there who are amazing cooks. J sure does try but he has a limited number of things he can make. I think that the Actifry is going to help him expand his abilities in the kitchen because it has proven to be so easy to use!
One of my favorite things about our experience using the T-fal Actifry has been the cookbook that comes with it. Of course, the box advertises the french fry aspect and that is what first caught my attention but the Actifry can do so much more!
Although I have only made french fries in our Actifry, there are a number of recipes from the cookbook that I would like to try. There is also an amazing recipe section on the Actifry website so if you’re looking for Actifry recipes they are easy to find!
A few that I cannot wait to try include the Chicken Breast with Green Beans, Pineapple, and Mustard and the Sweet Crispy Wontons with Caramelized Bananas and Greek Yogurt. Yes, you can make both of those in the Actifry! It is much more than a deep fryer for your favorite french fries! I think that was the biggest surprise for me as I learned more and more about my Actifry. You can really make an entire meal with it. You’re not just limited to the types of foods you think of when you think of fried foods.
Buy It! You can purchase the T-fal Actifry on the T-fal website for $249.99. It is also available online at a variety of retailers. You can find a complete listing of where to buy the Actifry online or find a store near you! To learn even more about the Actifry from T-fal, visit the Facebook page or follow @Actifry on Twitter!