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Get your fast food fix at home! Here’s how to make a healthier combo meal

Making fast food at home is a healthier, and still delicious, option!

When you have a hankering for a burger and fries, those golden arches call you like a moth to the flame. But there’s a better way to get your fast food fix!

Suzy Robertson says you can break up with drive-thru dining without giving up your burger and fries. She says that if you’re eating at home more than you’re eating out, you’re doing better than most of America. When you’re cooking in your own kitchen, you can control what’s going in your food. Suzy shared her favorite technique to make homemade air fryer fries.


When you’re eating fries from fast-food restaurants, they’re being fries in hydrogenated oils that contain trans fats. When eaten in excess, this can take a huge toll on your health. Bake the potatoes ahead of time and let them congeal in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat them, slide into wedges and either bake or air fry them. This gives them the delightfully crispy texture of fast-food fries we know and love—at home!

You can’t have fries without the fry sauce. Suzy’s fry sauce is healthier than the one you’ll pick up in the drive through. While the regular fry sauce has ketchup and mayo, Suzy likes to substitute the ketchup for barbeque sauce. She says this addition is especially delicious with sweet potato fries. Upgrade your mayo with an avocado oil-based option.

A good burger starts with good beef. Suzy recommended scanning the grocery store shelves for grass-fed patties. Grass-fed beef is a rich source of nutrients, including amino acids, iron, zinc, and vitamins that your body needs for growth and maintenance. These patties are generally lower in sodium.


Fry Sauce


  • 1/4 c. BBQ sauce or ketchup
  • 1/4 c. Avocado oil mayo

Optional add ins:

  • 1/2 tsp. Seasoning salt or garlic pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Pickle juice


Mix until combined & season to your liking.


Air Fryer Potato Wedges


  • Russet potatoes or sweet potatoes (already baked & chilled in fridge)
  • Avocado oil spray
  • Sea salt or real salt (& pepper if desired)
  • Dash seasonings (if desired) or any other seasoning


  1. Turn on the oven to high broil or turn on the air fryer to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut cooked & chilled potatoes into wedges. I cut them in half and then lay them flat side down and chop them into wedges from there.
  3. Place on a cookie sheet or cutting board & spray with avocado oil if you wan them to have a deep-fried taste. Then season with salt & any other desired seasonings.
  4. Cook in an air fryer or oven in a single layer for about 5-10 minutes. Flip halfway through if necessary to brown both sides, especially in the oven.  Remove from the oven or air fryer when they are crispy & slightly charred on the edges.

Find more recipes and healthy ideas from Suzy on Instagram, @suzysnaturalhealthmovement, or on her website,

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