When we need inspiration for the way we look at food given that it’s a new year, we often look to Kevin Curry. The man behind the hit blog and best-selling book, also known as “Fit Men Cook,” is a bell pepper fan and talented grillmaster. Kevin was unhappy with his body about a decade ago, and—determined to not live a life of boiled chicken breasts—tackled his nutrition as he headed back to the gym. The result was Fit Men Cook, the blog, movement and book. He’s making herb-and-Cajun-rubbed spatchcocked chickens and veggie grain bowls. He’s inspired more than two million followers worldwide. This weekend he’ll join chef Bobby Flay, Peloton’s Robin Arzon and Alex Toussaint, activist Glennon Doyle, and more than a dozen other chefs, fitness and healthy lifestyle experts at our first wellness retreat.
On Saturday, January 29, at 12pm PST, Kevin will show off how he has mastered the air fryer, using it to turn out inspired favorites such as Cauliflower Tots, Poke Nachos and Cheeseburger Egg Rolls. Here are three reasons Kevin’s decided the air fryer is a tool he can’t live without.
“What I love the most about air frying is how quick and easy I’m able to crisp up a recipe without adding a ton of oil,” says Kevin. “My Breville Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro might be the most frequently used appliance in my kitchen. I just love how practical & versatile it is for so many recipes.”
2. It’s Lower Fat
The obvious health benefit of air-frying is, of course, that it requires less fat. “You don’t need a ton of oil to make something crispy,” says Kevin. (We love that there’s less mess and less pungency!)
3. It Fits Nicely With a Fitness Routine
Consider snapping up an air fryer, sure, but don’t skimp on a fitness routine, says Kevin. “I make sure that my fitness and nutrition goals complement each another,” he says. But “what we put into our bodies influences our results more than what we do with our body. The way I look at it, you work out for one hour a day, but you eat for 12 to 14 hours.”
Wise words, Kevin!