Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Grilled Pineapple

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Healthy Sides & Snacks
Cinnamon Sugar The Leaf Healthy Air Fryer Recipe Grilled Pineapple

Enjoy the flavors of your favorite grilled food before grilling season even arrives. In this healthy air fryer recipe, freshly chopped pineapple is coated in a cinnamon sugar blend and “grilled” in the air fryer to crispy, caramelized perfection. Your rainy days just got a little brighter with a healthy, tropical treat that tastes like its fresh off the grill. Add this three-ingredient recipe to your diet menu or healthy meal prep for a delicious dessert that you’ll be pining for!

It’s hard to imagine pineapple getting any more delicious. The tropical fruit is sweet yet tart and tastes absolutely amazing all on its own. But roll it in cinnamon and sugar, throw it in the air fryer and you’ll be shocked at how it transforms. You can eat grilled pineapple all year long with our unique twist on this classic recipe. Double up the ingredients and serve this refreshing side dish at your next party, summer barbecue or cookout. Your guests are sure to love this side of summertime sweetness paired with a savory main course.

If you’re trying to eat healthier and lose weight, the air fryer is a must-have cooking tool for your kitchen. By using this handy countertop appliance to make your favorite meals and snacks, you can prepare healthier alternatives that are lower in fat, calories and unhealthy ingredients. Instead of using oil like a standard fryer, the air fryer circulates superheated air that surrounds the food in heat quickly. This creates a crispy outside texture without saturating your ingredients in overheated oils. In short, air fryers can help you drop pounds and improve your health and wellness while making recipes more delicious than ever before. Click the link below to learn more about the amazing air fryer:

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You only need three simple ingredients to make this refreshingly healthy snack idea. You probably even have two of them already in your pantry! Get started by preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees. While it’s preheating, cut up two cups of fresh pineapple into strips that are about a half-inch by two inches in size. In a medium-sized bowl, create your seasoning blend by mixing together one teaspoon of brown sugar with one teaspoon of cinnamon. Toss the pineapple chunks in the cinnamon sugar mixture until they are lightly coated.

Now that your pineapple is prepped and ready to go, place it into the preheated air fryer. Allow it to cook for about 14 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time. If you don’t have an air fryer, you can also throw your pineapple onto an actual grill. Just be sure to stay close by as it can cook up pretty quickly. Once the pineapple is finished cooking, carefully transfer it to a plate and allow it to cool. Enjoy your tasty tropical treat!

The Leaf Pro Tip: Pineapple pairs well with a variety of sweet and spicy flavors! Feel free to mix up the spices and herbs that you use in your seasoning mixture. For a spicy or zesty kick, try adding a dash of chili pepper or ground ginger. You can also pump up the tropical taste by swapping out the brown sugar for coconut sugar and adding a little lime zest. Basil can also add a nice fresh flavor to the sweet and sour pineapple. Serve your Air Fryer Grilled Pineapple alongside other grill-friendly fruits, such as watermelon, peaches, bananas and avocados. Get inspired by these 10 Fruits That Taste Awesome Grilled! >

You can indulge in one full cup of this Cinnamon Sugar Air Fryer Grilled Pineapple as one serving. It contains 94 calories and counts as one SmartCarb on the Nutrisystem weight loss program. Pair it with a protein packed PowerFuel like low fat plain Greek yogurt to make it a full Flex snack. You could also serve it up as a sweet side dish with a savory meal. However you decide to enjoy this fruity favorite, make sure to take a moment to log it into your NuMi journal. This will help you keep track of your SmartCarbs and food intake to ensure you don’t overindulge. Click here to easily log this recipe into the NuMi app. >

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The beautiful, golden pineapple is packed with nutritional value and is rich in vitamin C and manganese, says Healthline. It also promotes healthy digestion and has been shown to decrease the risk of cancer and other diseases. Check out these Seven Delicious Ways to Eat Pineapple This Season and learn how to make our two-ingredient Pineapple Whip! After you’ve whipped together some wholesome pineapple treats, click the link below to learn more about its superfood powers!:

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Air fryers make clean eating fun and delicious! Enjoy fried foods made light and healthy while you lose weight and reach your goals. Seemingly unhealthy foods like donuts, French fries and fried chicken are easily transformed into diet-friendly fare. Looking for more tasty treats to throw in your new favorite appliance? Have fun with these other delicious Nutrisystem-approved recipes:

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Servings: 2 (1 serving = 1 cup)

Calories per Serving: 94

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 SmartCarb

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh pinapple, cut into ½ inch x 2 inches
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  2. Mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Toss the pineapple in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Place pinapple into the preheated air fryer and cook for 14 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.