Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals: For the Budget Traveler

When you return home from traveling and face the reality of cooking dinner, the struggle is real. You stand in front of the fridge wondering what to make, secretly hoping for some street food, or food delivery only to realize you're on a budget. The solution? Stay in, save money, and plan the next family trip. Let’s go! 

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Travel Tips
  • For flights, Skyscanner is excellent for comparing the best airline deals.
  • For accommodations, our family trusts Booking.com for reasonable prices.

Magical Solution 

My post-travel dilemma led me to a simple solution: the Ninja Foodi. Since owning it, I've never cooked as much in my life. This magical appliance allows me to whip up healthier favorites like french fries, spring rolls, and even dinosaur nuggets without a drop of oil. The absence of oil has revolutionized my cooking game, enhancing the flavors, especially with the nuggets and spring rolls. A light brush of olive oil does the trick for a healthier twist on fries, surpassing fast food options. This is how we maintain a healthy diet at home. I'm grateful that my husband enjoys cooking, making us a perfect match since I'm not much of a cook but love to eat – a match made in heaven, wouldn't you say?

Ninja Foodi: Investing in our Health and Wallet

Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 features:

  • Pressure, Air Fry, Steam, Slow Cook, Yogurt, Sear/Saute, Bake/Roast, Broil, Food Warmer

Cooking has become a breeze for me thanks to the Ninja Foodi, especially for those with minimal cooking skills or experience who still want to eat healthily. I rely heavily on the air fryer, which helps us save on oil consumption. While some dishes like drumsticks and French fries require a light oil coating, it's a much better alternative to deep-frying with excessive oil.

Using our Ninja Foodi, we can recreate fast-food favorites such as burgers and fries more healthily, and even better it’s without the need for cardboard or wax paper to hold the food.

Easy Dishes I Whip up at Home

I prefer quick cooking and aim to spend minimal time in the kitchen. While my husband handles the baking, soups and intricate mixes with our versatile Ninja, which offers various settings like bake, broil, sauté, and more, I focus on preparing side dishes or the carbohydrate portion of our meals.

Here are my favorite recipes that I prepare using my Ninja Air Fryer. I refer to this post whenever I need a reminder on making them. My memory tends to fail me when it comes to cooking, ahahaa.

10 Easy Air Crisp Favorites

Before using the air crisp function, remember to preheat the Ninja for 5 minutes. There's no special preparation needed for the pressure settings.

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

1. Frozen Vegetable Spring Rolls:
  • Air crisp for 8 minutes (flip halfway), no need for oil. 

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

2. Frozen Mozzarella Sticks:
  • Air crisp for 4 minutes (flip halfway), no need for oil. 

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

3. French Fries:
  • Use Russet Potatoes, cut into large slices.
  • Brush with olive oil and season with salt. 
  • Air crisp for 24 minutes (flip halfway). 

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

4. Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Cut into large slices, and brush with olive oil. 
  • Air crisp for 12-14 minutes (flip halfway). 

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

5. Salmon:
  • Fully defrost.
  • Air crisp for 12 minutes, with no flipping, and no need for oil.

6. Frozen Chicken/Dinosaur Nuggets:
  • Air crisp for 8 minutes (flip halfway), no need for oil. 

7. Drumsticks:
  • Fully defrost. 
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika.
  • Brush with oil.
  • Air crisp for 24 minutes (flip halfway). 

8. Burger Beef Patties:
  • Air crisp for 10-12 minutes (flip halfway).
  • Afterwards, broil for 2 minutes. 

9. Sausage

  • Air crisp for 8 minutes (flip halfway).

10. Bread Slices/Pandesal
  • Air crisp for 1 minute.

5 Pressure Setting Favorite Dishes

Easy Ninja Foodi Meals

1. Quinoa:
  • Use 1 cup quinoa to 1.5 cups water. 
  • Pressure cook for 1 minute, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.

2. White Rice:

  • Wash and squeeze rice until water is clear.
  • Pressure cook for 5 minutes. 

3. Baked Potato:
  • Pressure cook for 15 minutes. 

4. Baked Sweet Potato (2 large ones):
  • Pressure cook for 15 minutes. 

5. Brown Rice:
  • Pressure cook for 18 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. 

Travel Secret

By dining in more a
nd reducing eating out, our family saves money for our future adventures while enjoying culinary escapades at home.

Have fun and be safe ^__^

Do you want more budget tips for your next adventure?

Where am I going next?
For my next adventure, we're off to Nassau, Bahamas! With summer in full swing and fantastic weather, we're all set to enjoy the sunshine.

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