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Air Frying Ideal Protein (IP) Phase-1 Approved Vegetables
We know how important it is to keep things fresh when you’re on Ideal Protein Phase -1. With Air Fryers gaining in popularity, we thought we would share with you some ways to more easily roast your veggies for variety.
Roasting vegetables doesn’t have to be hard, in all cases you can simply spray with or toss your vegetables in olive oil.
SInce all Air Fryers aren’t the same – we recommend that you set the cook time to HALF the total cook time to toss/stir/roll the vegetables so that they brown evenly.
Our Favorite IP Phase-1 Veggies and How We Like To Air Fry Them:
|Vegetable||How to Prep||Airfry at 400°F||Garnish/Seasoning|
|Asparagus||Cut off tough bottom of stem||10-12 mins||Fresh squeezed lemon, or freshly grated lemon zest|
|Peppers||Cut in 1 inch strips||15-20 mins||They are so sweet, they don’t need anything!|
|Broccoli||Split florets into 1-2 inch wide pieces||10-12 mins||Substitute Sesame Oil for Olive and sprinkle cumin seeds/powder on it before cooking|
|Brussell Sprouts*||Trim Stem and Cut in Half||15-20 mins||Toss these in Ideal Protein Balsamic Dressing or Oriental Sauce before you fry them, or drizzle with it after|
|Cauliflower||Split florets into 1-2 inch wide pieces||15-20 mins||Toss these in Frank’s Wing Sauce before cooking. Top or serve with Walden Farm Ranch Dip.|
|Eggplant*||Cut into 1 inch pieces||15-20 mins||Top with chopped cherry tomatoes and basil|
|Green Beans||Trim Ends, keep whole||10-12 mins||Drizzle with Ideal Protein Oriental Sauce|
|Jicama*||Peel and cut in sticks||10-12 mins||Soak in Stevia Water and then Coat with Cinnamon or Roast plain and add salt|
|Radish||Trim Ends, cut in half||15-20 mins||Sprinkle with chopped Parsley|
|Rutabega*||Peel and cut into 3/4 to 1-inch pieces||15-20 mins||Season with Real Season Salt and serve with a side of sugar free ketchup or bbq sauce|
|Turnips||Peel and cut into 3/4 to 1-inch slices||15-20 mins||Season with Real Season Salt and serve with a side of sugar free ketchup or bbq sauce|
|Zucchini/Yellow Squash||Trim Ends, Quarter Lengthwise||12-15 mins||Sprinkle with chopped basil.|
*Remember these vegetables are on the Occasional list and are limited to 4 cups per week!
Can chapped onions be air fryer softened but not cooked to brown?
I wouldn’t do that unless you are sure you can control the temp of the onion. The actual pyrolysis reaction that causes caramelization doesn’t occur until the internal temperature of the onions has reached 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
So hopefully armed with this info, you can make the decision what to do.
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