Living a healthy lifestyle is important for your overall well-being as well as for your family. Many people shy away from healthy food and dieting because they feel it takes too much time to buy, prep and cook the food all while trying to maintain flavor and keep the food juicy and tender. Many people seem to gravitate towards easier cooking options and fast food restaurants which may not be healthy at all.
In order to change your lifestyle and be healthy you need the motivation to want to change your eating habits and live longer. Once that motivation has set in it is important to spend a little time in the kitchen but that doesn’t mean it has to be all day. Starting a healthy and balanced diet is easy when the right tools are available to help.
I recently discovered the Ninja 3 in 1 cooking system and I have to say this is by far one of the best kitchen tools to have. The Ninja cooking system provides triple fusion heat which surrounds the food providing a faster cooking time while locking in and providing plenty of flavor. The Ninja system comes equipped with one 6 Qt non-stick cooking pot which can accommodate up to 6 pounds of chicken or a 4 pound roast. The great thing about this 3 in 1 system is that you may sear, bake or slow cook food all from the same pot. A lot of bloggers are also using their Ninja cooking system to bake desserts, make apple sauce, baby food, and even pet food.
When using the oven feature the food will cook up to 30% faster while providing significantly less fat than traditional oven baking. The oven function will provide steam infused roasting which helps lock in the flavor for a juicy and delicious meal.
When you want to cook a meal with a perfect sear just set the Ninja to the stove top feature which will perfectly brown your food then allowing you to switch the pot to the slow cooker feature to finish cooking the food and locking in flavor.
When using the oven feature you may set the temperature between 250-425 degrees. The stove top function can be set to low, medium or high. The low setting is best used for food that needs to simmer, the medium setting is perfect for sautéing food and the high setting is best used for searing. The Slow cooker function can be set to low, high or a warming buffet setting. The Ninja system also includes a timer which can be set up to 6 hours and the pot includes a roasting rack which has easy to remove grip handles.
The Ninja 3 in 1 cooking system is easy to use and the non stick coating in the pot will help with a speedy clean up. This is a great option for people who do not want to spend hours in the kitchen.
Here is a little list of some recipes from some amazing bloggers. They not only know how to cook a good meal, but they always have the best content as well. These recipes are not necessarily “diet” friendly, but with moderation right!
for a tasty dessert try Creme Brulee from Who Said Nothing in Life is Free
try a Mississippi roast Everyday Southern Living
or add a little flavor using Ritz with this Bacon Ritz Crusted Chicken from Shortcut Saver