Slimming World Syn Free Roasted Parsnips In The Air Fryer. Roasted parsnips are one of my favourite comfort foods. I have made them much lower in calories and Syns by cooking them in the air fryer and experimenting with the amount of oil truly needed for that roasted taste.
Slimming World Syn Free Roasted Parsnips In The Airfryer. I love roasted parsnips. Its that family thing where at Christmas or when you were having a roast dinner, that the parsnips would come out.
I would get excited by the smell of them as they reminded me of allotments and Christmas and would always insist on the last one.
Though when I was little I could never understand why my mum would roast parsnips, when let’s face it everyone really wanted those crispy roast potatoes instead.
My dad would always be the one that would get the last roast potato and it was always when nobody else was looking!
But now in my 30’s I would choose a roasted parsnip over a roasted potato and that is exactly what normally happens in the Milner house.
Dominic gets the last roast potato and I get the last parsnip and you will find Sofia & Jorge’s last one mushed into the floor after they have dropped it.
We get our parsnips from the local English supermarket here in Portugal, because getting them anywhere else is so hard. Then we get a little bag of them for approximately 50 cent per parsnip. They are small and pathetic looking and have been shipped in from abroad. They have probably been sat on a lorry for a week before we get to see them.
You could say that they have become a special expensive treat!
Roasted Parsnips In The Air Fryer
Back at Easter I had some parsnips leftover from our traditional Easter roast dinner. Not many but enough to test out how good they tasted in the air fryer compared to how I would normally cook them in the oven.
Alright, that was kind of a white lie. You have caught me out. I should rephrase that to “before Dominic cooks them in the oven with the roast potatoes with more oil than I care to admit to” as that would be the REAL TRUTH.
He used to also make me roast potatoes in the oven, loaded with butter, cheese and olive oil and I dread to think how many calories were in those.
That was of course years ago when we were both obese and before we had discovered the AMAZING invention of airfryers. In case you don’t have one, we have the Philips XL airfryer and love it for having all our naughty food but healthy.
Is it wrong to say that it changed our lives?
I don’t do diets anymore, but if I was starting out on a diet and didn’t want to give up my favourite foods I would instead say:
Then simply eat healthier versions of your favourite food, exercise more and eat less.
My favourite things that you can make with little fat include:
- Air Fryer KFC Chicken
- Oil Free Air Fryer French Fries
- Air Fryer Flourless Onion Rings
- Air Fryer Burgers
I could hit the archives and list like 100 amazing air fryer recipes, but along with our parsnip roasties these are the ones that help keep you thin!
Slimming World Syn Free Roasted Parsnips In The Air Fryer
I am sure what you really want to know is how to make Slimming World roasted parsnips that are Syn Free and perfect for a binge?
Well I experimented with it and did a few different rounds of roasted parsnips in the air fryer, just to see which version worked out best for us and tasted the same as traditional roasted parsnips would taste.
#1 Roasted Parsnips In The Air Fryer
In version one we partially boiled the parsnips in the Instant Pot first. We then cooked them for 8 minutes at a high heat of 200c/400f. This was also brilliant because it kept them oil free and it was perfect if you wanted syn free roasted parsnips.
#2 Roasted Parsnips In The Air Fryer
In the second version we cooked the parsnips with a tablespoon of olive oil in the air fryer for 15 minutes. They tasted just like our potatoes taste in the air fryer and were very nice.
Before you jump on board screaming at me that a tablespoon of olive oil is a LOT then think that it is still enough for a side for 4 people and that’s still 3.75ml per person.
Plus, in the second version there is no soaking, no part boiling just throw them in the air fryer and cook them.
Even better, they will be a LOT lower in calories than what your old oven version would have been.
I should also add, that once cooked and served my kids couldn’t tell which was which!
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- Peel your parsnips and then chop them diagonally so that you have similar shaped roasted parsnips.
- Place them into your Instant Pot steamer basket. Lower the basket into your Instant Pot and place it on top of the steamer shelf (trivet). Pour a cup of warm water over the parsnips and close the lid on your Instant Pot.
- Set the valve to sealing and cook for 3 minutes on manual pressure.
- Quickly release pressure when it beeps.
- Drain the parsnips and place them on a chopping board.
- Season well with salt and pepper.
- Place the parsnips in the air fryer and cook for 8 minutes at 200c/400f.
For a Plan B and if you don’t want to part boil, instead after peeling and chopping, toss in a tablespoon of olive oil. Then cook for 15 minutes at 180c/360f. Season with salt and pepper. If you feel like your parsnips are a little under done, then add a couple more minutes at 160c/320f.
I find some air fryers are more powerful than others and some need a little bit more cooking time. We like to use extra virgin olive oil. We find that it flavours the food much better and is more about quality. This is the one we recommend.