Healthy Ninja Foodi recipes you can make with chicken, beef, vegetables and more. For breakfast, lunch or dinner you’ll love these made using the pressure cooker and air fryer functions.
Now that you have your new small kitchen appliance, you’ll need some healthy easy Ninja Foodi recipes too. We have a bunch to choose from! (affiliate links present, originally published 12/20)
Ninja Foodi Recipes Healthy
I will tell you, your new pressure cooker and air fryer is a game changer and can do it all. Ok, so it doesn’t do my laundry (I wish) but can cook just about everything.
My oven hasn’t been used in a while. I sometimes hear it crying but don’t feel guilty at all. 😉 Air fryer recipes are just so out of this world, I use this thing on a daily basis.
If you too are obsessed with your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker air fryer machine, here are a few resource to start with:
- First LIKE my Facebook Page because I share new ideas there a lot!
- You can bookmark our Ninja air fryer recipes page, we add to that weekly.
If you need to know how to cook frozen meat in a pressure cooker, we have information on that. NO, you aren’t the only forgetful one. 😉
I have the oldest, first model, as you can see here. It doesn’t matter whether yours is the updated version, is white or red, the Ninja Foodi recipes below will work for you.
Let’s start with the beginning of the day. If you want a bit of a treat you can “bake” some air fryer donuts, or just have one donut hole.
OR start with a low carb air fryer recipe like this egg dish filled with meat and/or veggies, our favorite add in is mushrooms. Think outside of the box. Instead of using all purpose flour and making bread style pancakes, try cauliflower pancakes using the air crisp mode for a side dish.
Ninja Foodi Egg Recipes
If you don’t want to make such a large meal, we have another option though! If you love Starbucks egg bites (like I do) you’ll go crazy over these because you can customize them to your liking.
You can either use the pressure cooking function for Ninja Foodi egg bites, poached eggs, or use fun silicone muffin cups and make these! My kids love a few air fryer apple chips for sweetness on the side too.
- Want a vegetarian option? Try some Ninja Foodi butternut squash cubes. Pair it with a salad and Ninja Foodi croutons for a healthy meal.
I kinda’ love the air crisp function better because you get a bit of crisp on the top as you see.
Ninja Foodi Healthy Recipes
Let’s move on to lunch and dinner now. I mean you can easily make breakfast this time of day, or for dinner but you know what I mean…. You can choose one of our air fryer healthy recipes but there are a few using the pressure cook function too.
- Ninja Foodi spaghetti squash can be eaten as is with salt and pepper or tossed with sauce and chicken.
- Grab some pitas, tomatoes and onions and make air fryer falafel some night.
Unlike frozen air fryer chicken tenders, there is a way to make tasty finger foods with NO breading at all.
Low Calorie Ninja Foodi Recipes
With some barbecue sauce on top, everyone loves these and our Ninja Foodi chicken legs! OR here’s how to make frozen chicken in Ninja Foodi. Serve with a side of brown rice and you’re set for a yummy meal.
- I have used light breadcrumbs wrapped with bacon too with our chicken tenders. Made with Ninja Foodi frozen broccoli it’s easy to make a complete meal.
I mean there are a ton of side dishes you can make with these main dishes like Ninja Foodi potato wedges. I will share more of those below.
What if dinner is soon but you forgot to defrost your chicken breasts?? Yep, I do this too and we have an answer to how to cook air fryer frozen chicken wings AND this…..
Heart Healthy Ninja Foodi Recipes
I use the pressure cook and air crisp functions only. I tried the Crock pot / slow cook function and like the Instant Pot, it doesn’t work well. Just use your old fashioned pot for those recipes really. But when it comes to large cuts of meat like Ninja Foodi Mexican pot roast there is no substitute.
Cooked whole they’re great but diced up with a sweet sauce served on top of fluffy Ninja Foodi rice, it is my girls’ favorite meals. Take a look at another option below:
Now on to something out of the sea. If we could eat fish and seafood every single day we would, even my kids.
From fresh to frozen we have tips for how to make it come out incredible every single time you make it.
Ninja Foodi Fish Recipes
Above is a roundup of all different types of fish and how to cook them in your pot. From air fryer salmon, to air fryer fried shrimp they’re all so good. You don’t need a lot of breading either, our air fryer mahi mahi doesn’t.
We probably use this air fryer tilapia recipe the most often though.
Forgetful? Me too. You can even cook frozen fish in Ninja Foodi to perfection I tell you.
Ninja Foodi Vegetable Recipes
I like to serve veggies with just about every meal. When my kids were younger they were like ehhhhh, but they had to at least take one bite.
- I use a steamer basket if I am pressure cooking them.
Maybe you want to start a bit simpler though, and begin with just one. I would suggest cauliflower. It’s cheap and tastes great with just some seasoning and no breading.
That means it will continue to stay gluten free, so everyone can enjoy it, and is very low in calories too. We eat this as a snack sometimes it’s just THAT good!
Yep, that one is pretty darn popular, and rightfully so! Let’s move on to another type of protein though.
We have a lot of beef in our house because we buy meat in bulk from a local farmer. Half a cow a year to be exact. I love that it’s one less thing I need to grab at the store.
Ninja Foodi Beef Recipes
We will start with a family favorite of ours using this steak rub everyone raves about!
I can’t even explain how good this is. Only 5 minutes makes each bite NOT overcooked and super tender. With LOADS of flavor you can serve this with some quinoa and done!
OR if you want both beef and mashed potatoes you can make them all at the same time this way…
If you have their indoor grill you can try this Ninja Foodi grill steak and potatoes recipe too. For something simple though I usually opt for something with ground beef.
Love combining veggies and meat together for a complete meal? Of course, that’s the wonder of the Foodi. Try this next!
Served over a bed of white rice you really don’t need to cook anything else for dinnertime.
Now I know you’d love an air fryer dessert recipe at the end of the day, but let’s think about something on the healthier side. Here’s what we have in mind that is delicious:
You can share a serving of air fryer apple crisp too, oh my goodness is that fantastic.
If you’re new to air frying you’ll be blown away with the short cook time and very little meal prep time. Everything is so quick and easy in your Ninja Foodi pressure cooker. 30 minutes or less is all you need.
Ninja Foodi Healthy Recipes
- Pour 3/4 cup of your sauce into a bowl with your raw tenders. Toss to coat and let sit to marinate for 15 minutes.
- Preheat your machine at this time. Close air crisp lid (attached), turn machine on, press air crisp button, set to 400 degrees and let heat for 5 minutes.
- Spray inside of air crisp basket and lay sauced tenders in basket without overlapping. Close lid and cook at 400 F for 7-10 minutes (depending on how thick they are), flip each one over and cook for another 4-6 minutes (depending on thickness) until thickest part reaches 165 F.
- Remove and brush more bbq sauce on the outside and enjoy.
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