French Fries and Fried Chicken Made with Less Fat … and a Giveaway for a T-fal ActiFry!

This month, we’re giving away a kitchen gadget that’s sure to please every French fry lover and fried chicken fan out there! We were recently given the opportunity to try out an ActiFry appliance from T-fal, and we were super pleased with the results. And now, one lucky blog reader or Facebook fan will have a chance to win one.

We made two recipes in the Acti-Fry. The first was these French fries which called for just one tablespoon of oil. They disappeared quickly.

We made the Real Crispy Fries from the ActiFry cookbook using 1¾ pounds of Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch by 3-inch pieces. We placed them in the unit, drizzled 1 tablespoon of canola oil on top, and then set the time for 30 minutes. Voila. Crispy fries!

We also made fried chicken, inspired by a blog post for Korean Fried Chicken from Pig Pig’s Corner. We used 1½ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cutting each thigh into thirds). We then created a coating with 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1 large egg, 2 teaspoons 1% low-fat milk, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. We coated the chicken with the batter, placed it into the ActiFry with 1 tablespoon of canola oil, and then “fried” the chicken for 35 minutes. Dip in ketchup, or create your own sauce with your favorite seasonings.

GIVEAWAY NEWS: We’re all for eating a moderate amount of healthy fats, but adding to much fat to the diet — shortening, butter, and other oils high in saturated fat — can raise cholesterol levels and pack on the calories. This handy kitchen appliance cooks up a wide variety of dishes using just one tablespoon of oil. It works by distributing hot air, which circulates and evenly cooks the food. And now, we’re pleased to be giving one away ($250.00 value).

TO ENTER: Leave a comment here or on Facebook and tell us why you’d love to win an ActiFry and/or why you’re trying to cut back on the fat in your everyday cooking.

We will enter you into the giveaway additional times if you …

> Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post.
> Share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post.
> Follow us on Pinterest.
> Follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Twitter (@MealMakeovrMoms)

Please be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do something extra, and GOOD LUCK. The giveaway ends on February 8th at noon, and as always we’ll use Random.org to pick our winner. Good luck!

198 Responses to “French Fries and Fried Chicken Made with Less Fat … and a Giveaway for a T-fal ActiFry!”

  1. deb m on January 26th, 2013

    I’m trying to find healthy food that tastes good while I recover from gastric cancer!

  2. Deborah Rosen on January 26th, 2013

    I’m trying to cut back on the fat in my everyday cooking because R and I have both been diagnosed with high cholorestrol.

  3. Deb Zimmerman on January 26th, 2013

    I would love to try this. We dont care for oven baked fries..it just isnt the same but we are trying to get healthy!

  4. Deborah Rosen on January 26th, 2013
  5. Deborah Rosen on January 26th, 2013

    I shared on Facebook.

  6. Deborah Rosen on January 26th, 2013

    I already follow you on Pinterest (asthenight / Deborah Rosen). And I forgot to include the link to my Facebook share in my post above: http://www.facebook.com/#!/deborah.rosen.737/posts/206487542824389.

  7. Deborah Rosen on January 26th, 2013

    I followed MealMakeovrMoms on Twitter @AsTheNight.

  8. Marian on January 26th, 2013

    My husband loves wings but i never make them they just make the house smell and dealing with all that grease yuck!

  9. Amy Shores on January 26th, 2013

    This sounds like a great device to help make a lightened up version of my kids’ favorite–French fries!

  10. Tawn Thompson on January 26th, 2013

    I have always been fat concious and only recently realized my children need more fat in their diet. This simply looks like a great and non-messy way to get some tasty food.

  11. sally on January 26th, 2013

    As a single mom of busy 12 and 16 year old girls, I’m always looking for ways to give them yummy, healthy food fast! This would help me immesely!

  12. Netta on January 26th, 2013

    My family loves foods fried in fat. This is the machine which would help us enjoy the taste without the extra calories.

  13. alyce poalillo on January 26th, 2013

    I have wanted one of these for so long. I really the taste of fried vegetables and shrimp but felt guilty eating them. With this I can make our favorites and still be healthy!

  14. Em on January 26th, 2013

    This gadget looks so awesome! We loved fried texture, but just can’t eat that stuff anymore. This looks like a great compromise!

  15. Em on January 26th, 2013

    already like you on FB. :)

  16. Crystal M on January 26th, 2013

    I would love to win this, because it appears like it would keep all the “mess” of fried foods more contained.

    We make fried chicken and french fries, and I also do fried breaded pork like what would go into a sweet and sour dish… I’d love to try all these and more in the ActiFry.

  17. Rebecca Anderson on January 26th, 2013

    I use a convection oven to cook some things, but the actifry sounds even better!

  18. Rebecca on January 26th, 2013

    I follow you on pinterest

  19. Kimberly Gail on January 26th, 2013

    I have lost 75+ lbs. My family has become more health conscious and this is one more way for us to continue our healthier lifestyle. Thanks for this opportunity…

  20. bridget on January 26th, 2013

    my husband loves fried chicken and French fries. he has a fryer and fries food probably once a month! I hate all the oil he uses, but I am torn because when he fries stuff I don’t have to cook! I looked into the oil less fryers but I could not be sure my hubs would give up his beloved fried food. I showed him this product and he was totally into the idea however at a $250 price tag unless I win it I won’t be buying it!

  21. Liza Ritchie on January 26th, 2013

    Already a facebook fan and pinterest follower! I’d love one of these gadgets because I’m trying to bring down my bp and cholesterol, while still enjoying comfort food.

  22. Kathi on January 26th, 2013

    Would love to win this and make some “healthy” fried chicken…your test recipes look delicious!!!

  23. Debbie Shoemaker on January 26th, 2013

    We are trying to lower our cholesterol and triglycerides by lower fat cooking as a family!

  24. Wendy on January 26th, 2013

    Wow! That looks amazing! I think I use about a tablespoon of oil when I make oven fries. I’ve virtually given up eating fried food in an effort to be healthier, but man, I love the flavor and crispy texture. I’d love to have one of these to “indulge” in my favorites.

  25. Sandra on January 26th, 2013

    I’m a Facebook follower, and I’d love to use the ActiFry to makeover my mom’s fried chicken!

  26. Jeannette on January 26th, 2013

    Been following you on facebook for some time. Great recipes and info for busy parents! Would love to throw my name in the hat for the prize. This has been on my kitchen radar for some time but the cost has been holding me back. Cheers!

  27. Dana on January 26th, 2013

    The ActiFry looks awesome. It would be great to have a few “fried” items again. We are trying to eat as healthfully (think I just made that word up), as possible.

  28. Dana on January 26th, 2013

    Of course I follow you on Pinterest!

  29. CAL on January 26th, 2013

    I <3 nutritious good tasting food!

  30. Mary Fran on January 26th, 2013

    I would love one!

  31. Mary Fran on January 26th, 2013

    And I follow you on Facebook!

  32. Mary Fran on January 26th, 2013

    And I just added your boards to my Pinterest.

  33. Ginnie on January 26th, 2013

    It would be great to be able to have french fries fixed this way, instead of oven baked!

  34. Ginnie on January 26th, 2013

    I just started following you on Pinterest!

  35. kelley Chiang on January 26th, 2013

    I have high cholesterol and I need to lose some weight. Having a healthier way to enjoy foods that are normally deep fried will make the journey a lot less painful.

  36. Mary A on January 26th, 2013

    Looking for a healthier way to prepare meals for my kids that they enjoy – fries, chicken tenders or nuggets, etc. Thanks!

  37. Jenifer Cummings on January 26th, 2013

    We have a daughter and would like to be good role models for her and feed her better food.

  38. Amy Tong on January 26th, 2013

    I love fry food but don’t always prepare them. ActiFry is a great way to make my favorite recipes without the added oil (or too much oil). It’ll be a great kitchen equipment to have for healthy cooking!

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  39. amy @ uTryIt on January 26th, 2013
  40. Amy Tong on January 26th, 2013

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  42. Mary on January 26th, 2013

    WOuld love to win this wanted it for Christmas.. Trying to get the whole family to eat healthier and lose weight.

  43. Amy on January 26th, 2013

    I would love to use this to cook better for you fried chicken for my kids.

  44. Amy on January 26th, 2013

    I follow you on pinterest

  45. Julie on January 26th, 2013

    Besides the ugly fat used in deep fat frying, I hate the mess as well. This appliance looks a lot cleaner.

  46. Heather on January 26th, 2013

    Well, I just joined weight watchers again, hopefully, three times is a charm! I lost 5 pounds in the first two weeks but this fryer would really satisfy my cravings and help me to stick to my points limits each day…I would love to win this fryer!

  47. Monica on January 27th, 2013

    Yes, please!

  48. Nicole M on January 27th, 2013

    I just love any and all kitchen appliances. I also have a family who loves this kind of food, and I would like to offer a healthier version.

  49. Mirela skinner on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to win this appliance because my kids love french fries and a healthier way to fry them would be great.

  50. Michaela on January 27th, 2013

    I am always looking for ways to provide healthy alternatives to so-called “kid food” and this seems like it would help!

  51. Simon on January 27th, 2013

    I am a single dad with two kids and am trying feed them the best diet possible. The both like the fruits and veggies but, we also like a nice treat. I would love to be able to make fries in a healthy manor. I don’ want to bring them to a place like McDonalds cause you no its horrible there. So, with a item like this my kids and i would be able to have a great new cooking item to make our lives healthier a greater.

    ps the tough time has really taken it toll, and with money at a minimum this would be a great help. ;)

  52. Simon on January 27th, 2013

    I am a single dad with two kids and am trying feed them the best diet possible. The both like the fruits and veggies but, we also like a nice treat. I would love to be able to make fries in a healthy manor. I don’ want to bring them to a place like McDonalds cause you no its horrible there. So, with a item like this my kids and i would be able to have a great new cooking item to make our lives healthier a greater.

    ps the tough times has really taken a toll, and with money at a minimum this would be a great help. ;)

  53. Jill Koegel on January 27th, 2013

    I’d love to use this device as a demo for cooking classes I lead. I like to share recipes and do taste tests with my clients, to show them that healthy foods can really taste good too!

  54. Kristin on January 27th, 2013

    Simply said, so I can enjoy fried foods with a little less guilt! :)

  55. Kathy M on January 27th, 2013

    My kids love french fries and I would love to be able to make them a bit healthier!

  56. L Cavalletta on January 27th, 2013

    Would love to make fried apples in this. Looks like it would be easy and tasty!

  57. Shakti on January 27th, 2013

    We do not currently deep fry at home because of the mess and hassle. I’ve considered getting a dedicated deep frying appliance, but can’t really conscience that, since one would then have to deep fry EVEN MORE to justify the unitasker, which isn’t healthy. A dedicated, healthier frying appliance would be just the ticket! No muss, no fuss, no heavier us!

  58. L Cavalletta on January 27th, 2013

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  59. L Cavalletta on January 27th, 2013
  60. Jaimie Hoover on January 27th, 2013

    I have recently lost 40 lbs and still have almost another 40 to go. I am committed to making healthier food choices without making everyone, including myself, feel deprived! This gadget seems like one way to add some favorites minus the fat content!

  61. Brandie Ramirez on January 27th, 2013

    I have been over weight most of my life, I have been recently changing the way my family eats and cooks food so my children do not have to stiffly with their eight like I do. However fried foods are a favorite and I think this fryer may just be the key we need to continue on enjoying those foods without all the grease.

  62. Lynn Wiles on January 27th, 2013

    I don’t ever deep fry…I hate wasting the oil as we don’t want to do it that often. This would allow us to have the feel and flavor of deep frying with the same amount of oil I’d use in anything in a shallow skillet. I have a cast iron dutch oven but it’s too wasteful, messy and time consuming. Good Luck on your new year of business!

  63. louise on January 27th, 2013

    I’m always looking for fun ways to cook healthy and love the idea of frying with just a tablespoon of oil!

  64. Donna Z on January 27th, 2013

    I’ve wanted one of these for a very long time so it would be amazing to win one! I don’t ever make french fries or fried chicken because I don’t want to deep fry.

  65. Deb on January 27th, 2013

    I am always looking for new healthy recipes to try for my family. We never cook fried foods, and this would give me a bunch of new options to try.

  66. Lisa on January 27th, 2013

    Would love to feed my four kids all sorts of healthy meals!

  67. Ilene on January 27th, 2013

    I’d love to win this and make healthy fries.

  68. Liz Blunt on January 27th, 2013

    What an amazing appliance; it would definitely help with the weight issues we are facing in our household!

  69. Stacey on January 27th, 2013

    We love our fried treats, but between weight loss, healthy eating, and trying to raise my girls with good habits, there isn’t much room. I also love the idea of being able to do “fast food” at home without the re-flavored junk that comes from actual fast food restaurants. This would be a GREAT addition to my kitchen!

  70. Stacey on January 27th, 2013

    I follow you on Facebook. (That’s where I saw the note about the give-away!)

  71. Chrissie on January 27th, 2013

    I’d love this because I think it would be a great hit with my picky eater kids!

  72. cindy on January 27th, 2013

    I have been trying to cook healthier meals for my entire family. The T- Fal Fryer would still make it possible to have familiar favourites with out comprimising our health goals.

  73. Crystal on January 27th, 2013

    My son and husband LOVE fries, and I would LOVE a healthier way to make those fries.

  74. Hope Woolverton on January 27th, 2013

    Would love to make chicken nuggets with less saturated fat for my little guys :)

  75. Martha Singer on January 27th, 2013

    We are trying our best to raise 3 healthy children and this would give us another way to provide them with delicious as well as healthy food. Thank you!! We love trying your recipes!

  76. Leslie on January 27th, 2013

    I would LOVE one of these. I never fry foods anymore because I hate the mess. This machine woud be absolutely perfect!

  77. Wendi on January 27th, 2013

    Trying to eat healthy,would like to win this!

  78. Teresa Brewer on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to win..I have health problems and this would help my husband and i to enjoy foods that we other wise would leave alone…i think this would also help with some of my health problems…love your newsletters

  79. lisa s on January 27th, 2013

    omg…French fries are decadent!

  80. Stephanie Brown on January 27th, 2013

    I would LOVE to win one of these because I love to cook and to eat, but I hate having to use so much oil when frying. It’s expensive and I don’t know what to do with all that oil once I’m done frying! lol I’m trying to cut back on oil because I’m trying to lose weight and teach my family how to eat healthily.

  81. Linda Whitten on January 27th, 2013

    Would love to “win” no fry cooker! The reviews are great. Sure wish you were around when my kids were little! :)

  82. Katie on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to try this. My kids love baked potato fries and I’m anxious to give them a try in this machine.

  83. Katie on January 27th, 2013

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  84. Katie on January 27th, 2013

    I follow on Twitter.

  85. Katie on January 27th, 2013
  86. Gisele Briggs on January 27th, 2013

    I have lost over 40lbs of fat so far and always looking for healthier ways to make my favorite foods. Trying to teach my teenage kids to eat healthier so making them fried foods in a healthy way will be good.

  87. Lori b. on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to use the Acti-Fry to make my family’s favorite dishes like French fries and boneless wings using less oil. We have a little one and want to give him a healthy start in life and he loves finger foods like sweet potato fries and chicken nuggets!

  88. Cheryl Wooden on January 27th, 2013

    I never know what to do with all that leftover oil from fried chicken anyway. Buy less oil and eat healthy – seems like a win-win to me!

  89. Pamela on January 27th, 2013

    Healthier dinners ahead for hubby & me

  90. Melissa on January 27th, 2013

    I’d would love to try sweet potato fries in this. :-)

  91. Crystal on January 27th, 2013

    My hubby and I were considering a purchase, but winning it would be even better! Healthy, yummy food options rock!

  92. CATHY on January 27th, 2013

    I’d love to try making fries with this!

  93. Barbara on January 27th, 2013

    I shared on FB.

  94. Janet on January 27th, 2013

    I’m always looking for recipes that are a home run for all four in my family. Congratulations to the winner!

  95. tkeiks on January 27th, 2013

    love fried foods, but being a health nut (and dietitian), know to practice moderation and limit it. With Actifry- maybe I can indulge in “fried” food more!

  96. Leah on January 27th, 2013

    A friend gave me the best recipe for egg rolls but I rarely make them because they are fried. The actifry could allow me to enjoy the more! And we could all stand a little less fat in our diets.

  97. Becky Martin on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to have one of these. I didn’t even know they existed. We have fried ( I know not very healthly) for a while, but if this a healthier way I am all for it. Would love to have it french fires, chicken wings, fish fry.

  98. Amy on January 27th, 2013

    Would love to try a new gadget! Technology comes to the kitchen!

  99. Jaimie Hoover on January 27th, 2013

    I follow on Pinterest!

  100. Jaimie Hoover on January 27th, 2013

    I already like the Facebook page!

  101. Jaimie Hoover on January 27th, 2013

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  102. Roe on January 27th, 2013

    I would love this because I make French fries everyday and I am looking for a healthier way to make them. I have tried baking but my family does not le them baked. I generally fry them myself in olive oil.

  103. Jane on January 27th, 2013

    My family and I could stand to lose quite a few pounds. Let’s face it, oven “fried” does not taste quite the same as frying in oil. The Actifry sounds like the perfect solution. I can use the heart healthy oils my diet allows and in small quantities.

  104. Karen on January 27th, 2013

    Would love to have one of these for making fried food with less fat! I have an eleven year old who loves fries (the rare times I let him get them)!

  105. Jen W. on January 27th, 2013

    My kids have recently decided they LOVE fried chicken, so I want to make it healthier for them.

  106. Jen W. on January 27th, 2013

    Already follow on pinterest

  107. Brenda S. on January 27th, 2013

    I really the taste of fried vegetables and shrimp but felt guilty eating them,
    thank you the giveaway!

  108. betty on January 27th, 2013

    I rarely fry anymore due to medical issues. I saw this “fryer” recently but can’t afford to buy one! Would be lovely to win one!

  109. Ruth Frechman on January 27th, 2013

    What a great way to save calories! Would love to try it.

  110. Lori A. on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to win this because I’ve heard great things about it! I’ve never bought a fryer because I didn’t want to be tempted to fry stuff a lot. This would be awesome to have some of those loved fried foods in a healthier way.

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  114. Kathy P on January 27th, 2013

    My husband was born and raised in the south and would love more hush puppies and chicken. This looks like it would fit the bill without the smell and the extra calories.

  115. Lori K on January 27th, 2013

    “French fries and fried chicken for dinner, mom?! YOU’RE the BEST MOM in the world!!!” Why wouldn’t I want to win and get that kind of response from my two sons? And I would be thrilled to know that I’m serving them low-fat, homemade versions—perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  116. Lori K on January 27th, 2013

    “French fries and fried chicken for dinner, mom?! YOU’RE the BEST MOM in the world!!!” A response all mom’s love to hear. Would love to win!

  117. Jen in TX on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to find a healthier way to make tasty fried foods!

  118. Sonya Morris on January 27th, 2013

    I would love to win an Actifry so I can serve my family tasty treats without all the fat!

  119. Jen in TX on January 27th, 2013

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  126. Misty Harker on January 27th, 2013

    When I first met my husband he ate like a typical bachelor, fast food multiple times a day everyday. I would love to win this handy gadget to help me give him the food he likes but in a healthier way.

  127. Misty Harker on January 27th, 2013

    I Love Love Love your podcast.

  128. Susie on January 27th, 2013

    We’d love to try this!

  129. Amy K on January 27th, 2013

    Sweet potato fries are a family favorite and this would make them so much healthier!!! Please deem this entry “Fit to be Acti-Fried’!!! ;)

  130. jessica edwards on January 27th, 2013

    We love fried foods, but not the fat it packs on.

  131. Carmen on January 27th, 2013

    I have always wanted a deep fryer but would never purchase one because I am too health conscious when cooking at home. I am pushing 40 so really watch the bad fat in our foods. ThIs looks like a good alternative. My son love French fries so would enjoy this! I could make sweet potatoe fries! Yum.

  132. Leesa in Oregon on January 27th, 2013

    We have switched to eating only home cooked meals, whole foods, and no additives and LOTS of MMM recipes. Our kids would LOVE to have “fried” foods once in awhile. :-) This would definitely fit the bill!

  133. Gina L on January 28th, 2013

    Oh wow. Would so love to have one of these. I am prediabetic and always looking for ways to keep the full blown disorder at bay. This would really help.

  134. courtney b on January 28th, 2013

    i would love this since i’m trying to eat healthier

  135. courtney b on January 28th, 2013

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  136. Mary Jo on January 28th, 2013

    Looking for new ways to eat better.

  137. Debbi R on January 28th, 2013

    Looks like a much better way to have fried foods in you menu

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  142. Lori on January 28th, 2013

    Would love to try this! One of my husband’s favorite meals is fried fish, but I only make it about once a year (on his birthday) because it uses so much oil, is such a mess, and of course is super greasy. I’d love to try this machine to cut down on other family favorites like fried chicken and french fries too.

  143. Val Irwin on January 28th, 2013

    Woul love to win this, my husband has been talking about one that our friends wife just bought and they live making chicken wings in theirs, maybe it would get him cooking more.

  144. Teresa N on January 28th, 2013

    I’m always needing a fast easy way to make a healthier dinner for my family. And I want to cook with less fat to lose weight and have a healthy happy family!

  145. Tarasha McKoy on January 28th, 2013

    I would love to win the T-fal ActiFry. My husband has diabetes and high cholesterol so fied foods are out for us. If we had the the T-fal we would be able to once again enjoy french fries and fried chicken in moderation and it would diffently make my kids happy because I think I’ve baked chicken them to death. :)

  146. becky on January 28th, 2013

    My husband loves butter and oil, this would be a great way of cooking with less of both of them:)

  147. miranda on January 28th, 2013

    This seems like a great tool to have more variety in my meal plans

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  152. Brenda on January 28th, 2013

    With teenages in the house it is always a challenge to find something that appeals to their pallet while fitting within the moderate amount of healthy fats range. It sounds as though ActiFry might be just the ticket to cooking food items appreciated appreciated by all while being beneficial to all family members. The fact that it requires so little oil to cook would presumably mean food items prepared for meals can be held over in the refrigerator for later consumption, without the heavy oily taste some fried foods take on once they are reheated. I’m facinated to see what other potential food preparation options it may offer. Thank you for trying out this item and sharing your feedback! : )

  153. Stephanie on January 28th, 2013

    We are very health conscious. My kids (all 5 of them) love fried foods, but I rarely make them because of the fat and mess. Looked the ActiFry up online and it looks amazing! If I had the money I would go out and buy one right now! Thanks for letting us all know about this new kitchen tool and the feed back that it worked so well!

  154. Zinky on January 28th, 2013

    I would love to win the Actifry as I avoid fry foods and mostly bake in place of frying. I have two young daughters and it would be great to give them some of their favorite foods but with a reduction in the amount of calories and fat content.

  155. Becky V. on January 28th, 2013

    I would love to win the Actifry! I am big on cooking healthy for my family. I love fried foods but have cut them way back, so this would be a great way to still enjoy treats in a low-fat way!

  156. Becky V. on January 28th, 2013

    I also follow you on Facebook and Pinterest! :-)

  157. Pam W. on January 28th, 2013

    The Acti-Fry looks really nifty. I would love to win one because I have never liked cooking with oil. This seems like the perfect solution. Thank you for the opportunity.

  158. Maria on January 28th, 2013

    That looks great! Thanks for the giveway!

  159. Katharine Mooney on January 28th, 2013

    My finance loves fried food, but I don’t like the calories! The T-Fal ActiFry would be a great compromise for his tastes and my calorie-consciousness!

  160. Christa Wilson on January 28th, 2013

    I always see cool recipes that I would like to try, but I don’t like frying. I always try to bake, but that doesn’t turn out the same. The recipe I’m thinking of are mozzarella sticks made with string cheese and wonton wraps. They just don’t turn out as well in the oven.
    -I forwarded the newsletter to my mom
    -I pinned the newsletter on Pinterest
    -I shared this giveaway on Facebook.
    Thanks!

  161. Brecah Helm on January 28th, 2013

    I have twin 3 year old boys and a 20 month old baby girl and while she will eat anything she can get her hands on, my boys are much more discerning (and by discerning I mean picky). The go to favorites are chicken nuggets and french fries as they will always eat them (and hot dogs). So I don’t feel like the worst mom ever I always bake them. I would love to have another healthy option. Thanks for the giveaway!

  162. Michiel on January 29th, 2013

    I would love to win the T-Fall fryer because when I was growing up, my job was to make the french fries for dinner. Yes, 10 years old, and cutting up potatoes, and navigating them through the deep fat fryer. You just can’t get a boughten substitute for homemade french fries. I would like to cut more unhealthy fat out of my diet because I want to be able to control what I CAN control and then not have to worry about what I CAN’T control. If I can have homemade french fries and be able to control the fat, then I am a happy person. PS. I have been married 27 years and have never made homemade french fries because I don’t have a deep fat fryer and don’t plan on buying on. But the T-Fal may be the answer to my prayers.

  163. Michiel on January 29th, 2013

    And I am sharing this on FB.

  164. Gianna on January 29th, 2013

    I love fried potatoes and see endless possibilities with this :)

  165. Jennifer W on January 29th, 2013

    Those fries look great. This looks like a great addition to a healthy kitchen.

  166. Anne Kozek on January 30th, 2013

    I am a registered dietitian that provides feeding therapy to children who eat a very limited variety due to various reasons. This would be a great tool to take on my home visits when we do cooking projects. The child(ren) can help me prepare the food and then we can safely “fry” it for a healthy new food/snack/meal option. Currently I use a skillet when needed. But recently came across several kid friendly recipes that are fried. I try to make healthy, flavorful foods for my therapy sessions.

  167. Ramona on February 1st, 2013

    My husband loves fried chicken & so do I, but our tummies, now that we are in our 40’s do not! Neither does my cholesterol level–Dr.s can be so picky :)…this would be a great way to help us have a favorite & make everyone happy & healthier!!

  168. Margot C on February 1st, 2013

    I have been SO interested in this machine, and it’s great to see a review of it by real people. So, it really is what it seems to be. I’d so much like to win it. My husband probably would never know and he could eat some of those foods that I don’t usually make for him now.

  169. Margot C on February 1st, 2013
  170. Margot C on February 1st, 2013

    I follow you on Twitter where I am @AnnaZed.

  171. Margot C on February 1st, 2013

    I follow you on Pinterest where I am Margot Core.

  172. Bella on February 2nd, 2013

    Looks safe!

  173. Dana on February 3rd, 2013

    I got a deep fryer for my birthday three yrs ago. I love using it. I make my own version of chicpotles chips. and buffalo wings and poroges for the kids. I would like to have a fryer that does not need all the oil. The oil part makes a big mess and it is not cheap. when of course you use the good oil. I am following you on pinterest and twitter. and facebook..;)

  174. Patricia on February 3rd, 2013

    I am trying to serve only vegan to my family so this would help make all those veggies more interesting to my kids!

  175. laurie on February 3rd, 2013

    Yum! We belong to a CSA and I could see using this to change up the preparation of our mystery vegs….Lose the fat, but gain some kid followers!

  176. Ruth on February 4th, 2013

    We love eating fried food! But not how it makes us feel afterwards! So it would be great to try out the actifry and see if makes really statisfying food!

  177. Jenninfer C. on February 5th, 2013

    This would be an incredible solution for my husband who loves fried food and me who wants to stay away from high fat foods.

  178. Kristen on February 6th, 2013

    Trying to be able to cook healthier for my husband and children.

  179. Vickie Nelson on February 6th, 2013

    To fry healthier for my husband who loves fried chicken

  180. Kristen on February 6th, 2013

    followed on Twitter

  181. Kristen on February 6th, 2013

    followed on Pinterest

  182. Erin on February 6th, 2013

    My kids are big chicken strip lovers! I would love to make homemade chicken strips and have them turn out nice and crispy without all the extra fat! It’s also a lot safer than a hot skillet full of oil with little ones around!

  183. Jaclyn on February 6th, 2013

    I’m trying to eat as healthy as I can and model healthy eating for my children. I don’t want them to grow up with the same food struggles that I’ve had. This looks like an awesome way to eat yummy friend foods in a healthier fashion. Awesome giveaway!

  184. Kelly R. on February 6th, 2013

    I never fry anything and would love something that lets us eat some lightly fried foods without too much fat. I remember the days when my mom kept a fryer full of oil in the bottom of our pantry!

  185. Natalie on February 6th, 2013

    I think this is a fabulous product – real french fries with only 1TB of oil, amazing! Trying to lose weight and lower cholesterol by healthy eating! Shared on FB, tweeted on Twitter, following on Pinterest. Thanks for all that you do!

  186. Jennifer on February 6th, 2013

    Since it’s heart-health month, it’s great to be reminded of your sensible, balanced approach to
    Fats in the diet!
    This would be awesome for sweet potato
    Fries!

  187. Jennifer on February 6th, 2013

    Shared on Facebook :)

  188. Donna Schwartz on February 6th, 2013

    Wow, I need that. My husband loves to make french fries and (a) they are messy and (b) they are not too healthy! Thanks!

  189. Kim Davis on February 6th, 2013

    How awesome! I am a country girl with a spastic colon and anextremey health conscious husband. This would be the perfect solution!

  190. Cindy on February 6th, 2013

    I would love to try this. I have always wanted a fryer, but I didn’t want to “knowingly” prepare unhealthy food for my family. I was never able to justify the purchase. I would love to try making sweet potatoe fries and broccoli cheese balls for my kids, and for myself! I’ve been really trying to cook healthier for my children and family this year, and I’ve been doing a great job of incorporating healthy and fresh foods while trying to eliminate eating out as much. I think that this “fryer” would make a nice edition to my kitchen and the children would have a lot of fun making new and exciting foods to try (the broccoli cheese balls!)

  191. Jen D on February 6th, 2013

    My daughter loves French Fries, and to be able to make them at home (save money) and with less oil (yay healthy!) would be amazing!

  192. Maria on February 6th, 2013

    We currently use our Turkey fryer to fry most foods. Talk about to much oil!

  193. Maria on February 6th, 2013

    I follow you on Pintrest

  194. Rebecca M on February 6th, 2013

    I am trying to cut back on fat in my family just so that our five kids can grow up to be healthy. We all LOVE fried foods & we’re always looking for great ways to make them healthier!

  195. Jennifer Lyons on February 6th, 2013

    I retweeted the contest.

  196. Jennifer Lyons on February 6th, 2013

    I would love to have this fryer because although I am an RD, an athlete, and a healthy eater, I still have high cholesterol because of a strong family history. Cutting the fat will help keep it in check and help me to give my kids better health to prevent them from having to battle high cholesterol as well.

  197. Luanne Hughes on February 6th, 2013

    I’d love to win this appliance!!!

    Between home (3 kids, working mom) and my job as a Cooperative Extension agent where I teach hundreds of parents and kids each year, this would come in handy.

    All of my lessons combine nutrition with local foods messages and cooking techniques. This would be a great tool. At home, my kids would LOVE making healthy fried, etc–and eating them.

  198. Babs uku on February 7th, 2013

    Posted a comment on facebook

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