Published on January 08, 2020

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Air-fried Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Carrots Recipe


Are you looking to make healthy eating fun and easy in the new year?

“The New Year is viewed as a time to accomplish ambitious goals; however, these goals can be forgotten as early as January second,” says Catherine Fore, RD, bariatric dietitian for Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center. “It’s important to create a plan that incorporates healthy food choices and behaviors that are realistic for you and your schedule.”

A handy kitchen tool that can help you keep that New Year’s resolution without compromising taste is an air fryer. Similar to a convection oven, an air fryer can help you cut down on cooking time while making crispy, tasty meals without the added fat of traditional frying.

Start your new year right with this simple, healthy air fryer recipe!

Air-fried Zucchini, Yellow Squash and Carrots Recipe


  • ½ pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound zucchini, trimmed of stem and root ends, and cut into ¾-inch half moons
  • 1 pound yellow squash, trimmed of stem and root ends, and cut into ¾-inch half moons
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Combine carrot cubes with 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a small bowl and toss well. Place the carrots in the air fryer basket and close the drawer. Set the temperature to 400°F and the timer to 5 minutes.
  2. While the carrots cook, place zucchini and yellow squash pieces in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 4 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat the vegetables evenly.
  3. Once the timer goes off, add the zucchini and yellow squash to the air fryer basket along with the carrots and close the drawer. Set the timer for 30 minutes and cook the vegetables, tossing two or three times throughout the process to ensure even browning.
  4. When the timer goes off, remove the vegetables from the air fryer and toss it with the tarragon. Serve warm.

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