Is there any heat to the ‘healthy’ air fryer hype?

Air fryers may be a good option for those looking to make the transition into a healthier lifestyle

Air fryers may be a good option for those looking to make the transition into a healthier lifestyle

Air fryers have became the hottest thing since Instant Pots and sliced bread, but can you really replace your traditional oil fryer with air as a healthy alternative?

Contrary to the name, air fryers don’t technically fry food. It’s a compact kitchen appliance that circulates hot air around the food to cook it and give it a crispy taste and browned color. You place the food in a basketlike container, the air fryer cooks it and the excess fat drops to a pan.

Cooking with an air fryer will take longer than deep frying, but not much. When comparing recipes, french fries generally take about six minutes to deep fry, where an air fryer would take 12 minutes. Deep frying chicken takes anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes, but using an

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Victoria's Kitchen LLC

Victoria’s Kitchen LLC

We here at GOBankingRates want to help get our nation’s small businesses back on their feet after the COVID-19 pandemic. To do that, we’re highlighting readers’ favorite small businesses around the country, and shining a spotlight on what makes them special to their customers and their towns.

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In this edition of our Small Business Spotlight series, we’re featuring Victoria’s Kitchen LLC, a kids’ cooking school in Richmond, Virginia. Owners Ellen Victoria and Romell Luckey started the school to help their community learn the importance of eating natural, organic and fresh homemade foods while teaching young people the fundamentals of the kitchen. Here, we chat with Ellen Victoria about how her daughters’ health issues inspired her to start her business, the positive impact she hopes to bring to her community and

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After heart transplant, teen pens cookbook with his favorite healthy Asian dishes

Justin Wang is a young man whose love of food and cooking was spurred on by the traumatic health issues he has battled since childhood.

“My love for food comes from my love for creativity,” said Wang, 18, who received a heart transplant in 2018. “I think everyone loves food, whether it’s cooking it or just eating it. It’s one of life’s simple joys.”

Throughout his childhood, Wang dealt with chronic heart failure.

“It made me different from my peers and my classmates,” said Wang, who was regularly in and out of hospitals. His mother Yang Wei said he underwent many procedures and sometimes couldn’t go to school due to a simple cold.

Then in 2018, his heart failure took a drastic turn and he needed a heart transplant to save his life.

“That was an incredibly soul-shattering moment for me, just because it turned everything upside down,” Wang

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Nine out of 10 people getting SNAP benefits struggle to access a healthy diet, new study shows

Almost 90 percent of people receiving SNAP — the federal food assistance program formerly known as food stamps — are struggling to access healthy food, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) study released Wednesday.

The nearly 42 million Americans receiving SNAP benefits are one of the most food insecure populations in the country, and more than half responding to a survey said they simply can’t afford the kind of nutritious food that makes up a healthy diet, the study revealed. For others surveyed, the top barriers to access included a lack of transportation to a grocery store or the time necessary to cook a healthy meal.

Stacy Dean, the USDA’s deputy undersecretary for food, nutrition, and consumer services, said the study indicates that SNAP isn’t doing what it’s supposed to do. “SNAP benefits are a nutrition lifeline for millions of Americans, so it’s vital that the

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