Fried foods are typically off-limits when you’re trying to lose weight, but the air fryer has changed the game. This trendy appliance uses just a small amount of oil to give foods the same golden, crispy outside you’d expect from deep frying, but with less fat and fewer calories in each bite. And that’s the name of the game when it comes to weight loss: you have to take in fewer calories than you burn. The quality of your food matters, too, though, so the healthy recipes you’ll find here focus on putting more vegetables, filling proteins, and healthy fats on every plate, while still satisfying the occasional craving. You can’t have balance without cheese sticks, right?