Dining & Wine

This Fall It’s All About Our Air Fryer (Win!)

September 30, 2022

Ah, fall. The temperature is crisp, the falling leaves are crisp … and our food is crisp, too! This season, we’re all about delicious and nutritious dishes made in our air fryer with the help of WeightWatchers Coach and busy mom of four Emily Bjerkness. For Emily, there are many reasons to love an air fryer—not only does it cook food quickly, it’s also great for smaller batches and fits conveniently on your kitchen counter. Perhaps most importantly, though, it makes food crispy with less oil, so that’s less WeightWatchers Points!

In fact, Emily says it’s possible to whip up an entire meal, from appetizer to entrée to dessert, in the air fryer! Start with her favourite Buffalo Cauliflower recipe (which she loves more than chicken wings), then serve up Turkey Meatballs for a main (they’re perfect with a rich tomato sauce over whole-wheat pasta). And don’t forget dessert; use your air fryer to make Churro Funnel Cakes—crispy on the outside, with a wonderfully chewy interior.

“My current obsession is delicata squash in my air fryer,” Emily adds. “I slice them thinly and then spray them with a bit of cooking spray and season them with salt and pepper. They taste just like fries but are so low in Points! I use them to make a tasty poutine!”

As for her top air-fryer tips, Emily always follows these best practices:

  • Use spray oil to keep foods crispy (and re-spray halfway through)
  • Shake your food to make sure it’s cooking evenly
  • Know the best temperature for the food you’re cooking
  • Pre-heat your air fryer for at least 3 minutes before putting the food in
  • Don’t overcrowd the basket

Sounds like fail-proof, healthy and mouthwatering air-fryer cooking is in store for us this autumn! —Vita Daily

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Win! A WeightWatchers Air Fryer Prize Pack!

Congrats Dayna V. of Thornhill, ON, who will receive a WW Air Fryer Prize Pack, including an air fryer and a $100 Walmart gift card with which to purchase food! Please note: if you are the winner, you will receive a DM (direct message) in Instagram directly from @vitadaily.ca. Please be wary of fake accounts, which often use similar handles with an extra or missing letter, number or symbol. We will never ask for a payment or for your credit card number, and we will never ask you to click through a link. If you are unsure whether you have been contacted, via Instagram, by us or a fake account, email us before responding.

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  1. Dayanara

    October 1st, 2022 at 9:08 am

    Chicken fingers

    IG: @donyaaaaa

  2. Judi Phillips

    October 1st, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Awesome prize

  3. Susie McAdam

    October 1st, 2022 at 9:37 am

    My favourite Fall dinner is an assortment of delicious in-season veggies – beets, carrots, mini-potatoes, yams and a variety of squash! Sooooo delicious! I’m @susie_mc78 on Instagram

  4. Nicole

    October 1st, 2022 at 9:52 am

    My favourite Fall dinner is roasted Turkey, stuffing, gravy and mashed potatoes
    IG; @9nickyc

  5. valerie Morgan

    October 1st, 2022 at 10:17 am

    My favourite is always my homemade beef stew and pumpkin or apple pie @lovekaiserpuppy

  6. Catrina Lyttle

    October 1st, 2022 at 10:21 am

    French onion soup
    @aluceltranty on IG

  7. Iris Nixon

    October 1st, 2022 at 10:29 am

    My fav fall dinner is a veggie Lasagna with garlic bread and a big leafy salad. @muckymoo2 on IG

  8. Laurel jones

    October 1st, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Cabbage rolls
    @rosehavenca

  9. Nicole Adam

    October 1st, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Love roasted root veggies in fall!

    @nknadam

  10. Deim

    October 1st, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Hearty soups & stews with garlic bread!!

    @deiterdoo

    North Vancouver

  11. Doris Humber

    October 1st, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    My favourite Fall meal is chicken (any cut) with roasted veggies.

  12. Mary Danieli

    October 1st, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    My favourite fall dinner is miso maple roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes with a mushroom mac and cheese.
    @msdanieli

  13. So La

    October 1st, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Roasted veggies. @farting_frog

  14. Laura Dempsey

    October 1st, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Roast veggies @talofa204

  15. Florence Cochrane

    October 1st, 2022 at 1:34 pm

    Roasted Turkey and local fresh veggies @fcochrane2019

  16. Pnina

    October 1st, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Chicken fingers @xmontrealer4

  17. gayle b

    October 1st, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    I love a curry with chicken, squash and apples. Emily’s delicata squash poutine might change my mind though, it sounds so delicious and imagine, a poutine low in points!

  18. Shirley Earle

    October 1st, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Love turkey!! Can’t wait for Thanksgiving. @searle_7811

  19. gayle b

    October 1st, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry – duplicate post, I forgot to provide my IG handle:

    gayle b
    October 1st, 2022 at 3:13 pm
    I love a curry with chicken, squash and apples. Emily’s delicata squash poutine might change my mind though, it sounds so delicious and imagine, a poutine low in points!
    @Gayle.winds

  20. Jenna mcdonald

    October 1st, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    I love squash soup with air fried grilled cheese! @mcdonald5681

  21. Iffat

    October 1st, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    #2 love air fryed spicy Buffalo wings

    Instagram handle # katie_____que

  22. Vivian

    October 1st, 2022 at 4:44 pm

    Turkey 🦃 @vivcrafts17

  23. Silvia D

    October 1st, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    a favourite Fall dinner is a hearty soup or a stew! @sapphireraynebow on IG

  24. Carole D

    October 1st, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    My favourite fall fall dinner is chicken soup using veggies from my garden. @caro.craftnook

  25. Monique L.S.

    October 1st, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I enjoy homemade soups in the fall. IG @minty_mo2020

  26. l p

    October 1st, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    fish and chips. thanks
    @asdsafel

  27. Bobbi Jo Matthews

    October 1st, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Beef stew
    @wasabi.bobbi

  28. Mary

    October 1st, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    Chicken Pot Pie
    @marylovestoronto

  29. Rachel C.

    October 2nd, 2022 at 3:58 am

    soup and grilled (or air fried?!) cheese!

    @seafoodmwg

  30. Stephanie Thompson

    October 2nd, 2022 at 4:06 am

    My favourite fall food is butternut squash soup! My Instagram is Steph.nl.wwcoach.

    Beautiful prize pack 😁

  31. Christina F

    October 2nd, 2022 at 5:56 am

    I love a good stew or loaded veggie soup with a chicken or Turkey pot pie! @benchmark.Faria is my IG

  32. Curtis

    October 2nd, 2022 at 6:05 am

    My favourite fall dinner is Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
    Instagram handle: @hfxca

  33. Maureen Butler

    October 2nd, 2022 at 6:10 am

    My Favourite fall meal is roasted veggies with panko crusted chicken breast. 💕

  34. Tabby72

    October 2nd, 2022 at 6:56 am

    Pumpkin soup! @tabby_1972

  35. wendy hutton

    October 2nd, 2022 at 7:26 am

    a pot roast is one of our favorites @wghutton

  36. .lana hood

    October 2nd, 2022 at 7:38 am

    @prairieloon I like a hearty stew with cheese biscuits

  37. Pnina

    October 2nd, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Lentil soup
    @cmontrealer4

  38. Christina Rogers

    October 2nd, 2022 at 7:38 am

    Christina Rogers
    @rogers4383

    Chilli is my favorite fall meal

  39. Lou S.

    October 2nd, 2022 at 8:05 am

    Chicken Wings and fries @sass.ls

  40. Claudia N.

    October 2nd, 2022 at 8:28 am

    Roast chicken with sweet potatoes!

    @livingforserendipity

  41. Alayne Langford

    October 2nd, 2022 at 10:33 am

    Yum Yum Yum 😋

    I love to roast a chicken and then I use the leftovers to make my own bone broth for chicken veggie soup! I even freeze some of the stock for other meals! 🧡
    @mothersandaughters

  42. Michelle Policelli

    October 2nd, 2022 at 10:53 am

    My favourite fall dinner is chicken pot pie ❤️ IG name: @michelle_policelli

  43. roseg

    October 2nd, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Love a Butternut Squash or Carrot Ginger soup. Thanks for asking! @rosegrissom

  44. Rosanne Robinson

    October 2nd, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    chili is my fav fall dinner
    @hillview37

  45. Jen Sibley

    October 2nd, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Ratatouille

    @itsjensibs

  46. Amanda Masters

    October 2nd, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Sunday roast because it’s delicious and I dont do the dishes.
    @Amandalmasters99

  47. John Leung

    October 2nd, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Has to be a warm and satisfying bowl of squash soup with crusty bread. @iamjohnleung

  48. Irene Anderson

    October 2nd, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    My favourite fall meal is the ones made with all the wonderful fall harvest LG. Zucchini, all Sqash, Beets, Onions, Garlic Herbs and anything I preserve.Add chicken or beef or pork or make vegetarian.
    Instagram anderson_irenee

  49. Christine

    October 2nd, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Chicken casserole @clvitucci on Instagram

  50. Bobbi

    October 2nd, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Love a hot chilli on a cool day.( bpentney)

  51. Robyn M.

    October 2nd, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Favourite fall dinner is a hearty soup with roasted seasonal veggies and a chunky bread on the side. This morning I found an air-fryer squash soup recipe and my daughter makes kale chips in the air fryer – so good! Thx for the chance to in this giveaway. @anscrming

  52. Lillian

    October 2nd, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Love October fest sausages. On ig lillianmb23

  53. Roz

    October 2nd, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Roast chicken, garlic mashed potatoes & Caesar salad

  54. Ranjit

    October 2nd, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    Yum chicken fingers and fries 🍟
    @ranjpower

  55. Swapandeep Singh

    October 2nd, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Veggies and fries

  56. Denise M

    October 2nd, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    My favourite fall dinner is homemade macaroni and cheese.

  57. Julia

    October 2nd, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    I love simple but satisfying comfort food for fall dinners. One of my go-to favs is baked beans, roasted broccoli and mixed veg, along with either brown rice or potatoes. I really like making my own baked home fries with nutritional yeast and seasonings on them. I’m @juliadisanofineart on Instagram ☺️❤️🙏🏻👍🤞💕🫘🥔🍚🎉

  58. Kristy MB

    October 3rd, 2022 at 3:01 am

    I love a hearty bowl of chili in the fall

  59. Sari O.

    October 3rd, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Macaroni and cheese
    @sariorlans

  60. Paola

    October 3rd, 2022 at 4:59 am

    Squash soup and sweet potatoes😍 (especially with locally sourced vegetables from our Ontario/Canadian farmers❤️

    @Paola_LovesLocal

  61. Ashley Mossman

    October 3rd, 2022 at 5:14 am

    My favourite fall recipe is anything soup… or chilli… or squash! Too many to choose.

    @ashleymmossman

  62. Michelle

    October 3rd, 2022 at 5:40 am

    My favorite fall dinner is Jumbalya

  63. Wayne Schlaht

    October 3rd, 2022 at 6:46 am

    My favourite fall dish is wine braised short ribs! (@guelphwayne)

  64. Alice Smith

    October 3rd, 2022 at 7:06 am

    Lasagna is my favourite fall dinner @tigerd18

  65. Juliee Fitze

    October 3rd, 2022 at 7:46 am

    Favorite Fall dinner is soups made with the fresh veggies like pumpkin, squash and carrots.

  66. Jennifer Wilson

    October 3rd, 2022 at 9:45 am

    A good bowl of beef stew.
    @jenn20wilson

  67. Lori Bartlett

    October 3rd, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    local potatoes cooked up in my airfryer

  68. Alisa Petrisch

    October 3rd, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and steamed carrots is one of our most favourite comfort foods.

  69. Katarina Gratton

    October 3rd, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Onion rings @katgratton

  70. Tracy

    October 3rd, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Homemade soups of all sorts are my favourite fall meal. It’s the perfect season for adding local produce to our families meals.

  71. Marilyn

    October 3rd, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Stew
    @marilyn_kaluza

  72. Winnie Tong-Luo

    October 3rd, 2022 at 4:58 pm

    Pasta

    @sweetsweetpapaya

  73. Elizabeth Clark

    October 3rd, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    My favourite fall dinner has to be Thanksgiving dinner!! Turkey, and a variety of roasted fall veggies.

  74. CL Chin

    October 3rd, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Korean kalbi ribs
    @tdot.gal

  75. Wanda Carolyn Tracey

    October 3rd, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    My favorite fall food is butter nut squash stuffed with fried groud turkey , onions ,mushrooms covered in cheese and and baked until tender and golden.

  76. jan

    October 4th, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    Think I’d have to choose steak and mushroom pot pie
    @jan_leeu

  77. M. S. Thompson

    October 4th, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Favourite fall dinner is hearty soup or stew
    @SThompson788

  78. David Smith

    October 4th, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Chili @coach_Daves9

  79. Louise Lormestoir

    October 4th, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    Beef stew @bella_loulou1

  80. Tiesha Dorleans

    October 4th, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Lasagna. @SweetTD93

  81. Danny M

    October 5th, 2022 at 9:06 am

    Chicken thighs with veggies and french fries.
    @maibdan

  82. Chanel

    October 5th, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    My fav fall food is definitely a good pot roast

    @chanelkate

  83. Alana LeSueur

    October 5th, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    My favourite fall dinner is mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, and roasted ham.. all comfort foods. @diamondchick60

  84. Connie Sparrow

    October 6th, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Seafood chowder. @Connie8051

  85. Karla Sceviour

    October 6th, 2022 at 8:03 am

    a roasted stuffed chicken with all the veggies and gravy!! hmm!
    @ksceviour

  86. Faye

    October 6th, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Lasagna @gggs789

  87. Darci Paice

    October 6th, 2022 at 3:09 pm

    I love Lasagna!! @darcipinbc

  88. Jill MacAulay

    October 6th, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    My favourite fall dinner is crock pot stews! Following on IG @jillmacaulay8883

  89. Nicole Graham

    October 7th, 2022 at 3:21 am

    I like baked potatoes in the fall. They seem so homey to me.
    @nicolthe_pickle

  90. Selena Halliburton

    October 7th, 2022 at 9:39 am

    My favourite Fall food is Cabbage rolls. Delicious!!
    @halli_cats

  91. Emily Lyons

    October 7th, 2022 at 12:37 pm

    Butternut squash soup @elyonsway

  92. Shannon Gnocato

    October 7th, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    I love a nice fall soup or chili

    Instagram @sgnocato

  93. Jason

    October 7th, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Beef stew. @jtwltd123

  94. Ming K

    October 7th, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Creamy pumpkin soup
    @squirmer03

  95. Yung L

    October 7th, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Fried chicken tenders @lyungcr

  96. Christine De Medeiros

    October 7th, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    My favorite fall meal is definitely chili
    @christinedm21

  97. Shelley Grant

    October 7th, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Chili 🙂 @Shelleylivinglife

  98. Rafaela

    October 7th, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    My favourite fall dinner would be roasted turkey with smashed potatoes and rapini.

    @rafitafela

  99. Noviera

    October 7th, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Roasted Turkey

    @noviera

  100. Shirley Ng

    October 7th, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Chicken pot pie

    @shirlng22

  101. Tatiana

    October 8th, 2022 at 12:03 am

    I love Irish stew and butternut squash soup ❤️ @life.outnumbered

  102. Aisha Saleh

    October 8th, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    My favourite dinner is Maqluba is a middle east dish. Instagram username :@a.isha_____

  103. Nancy Grant

    October 8th, 2022 at 7:20 pm

    Beef chili @nancygranthavingfun

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