I like to think of myself as a pretty “on-it” mom. I’m involved in my daughter’s school, I help her with homework and I make it a point to expose her to people and cultures beyond New York City. If there is one area I’d like to improve as a mom, however, it’d definitely be in the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong; my daughter doesn’t starve. But is her diet as diverse and nutrient-rich as it probably should be? No. Do I order dinner and/or take her to restaurants more than I should (and truthfully, more often than my budget allows)? Yes.
Given that I work full time and come home pretty exhausted most evenings, I can definitely say we’ve been stuck in a food rut. I usually cook the same five meals every week because they’re easy and I know my daughter will eat them. Also, it’s just plain hard to break a routine without feeling like you’re going to waste a ton of money on gadgets or ingredients that won’t get used or consumed.
In talking to friends and my mother about our food dilemma, one appliance kept coming up: the “life-changing” Air Fryer. My mom swears by it when making fried chicken (one of my parents’ favorite foods) and I’ve had friends rave about how it’s really helped them expand their child’s food palate (especially in the fruits and vegetables department). Finally ready to break the rut, I decided to give it whirl.
Actually, I bypassed the Air Fryer and decided to experiment with the new Power Air Fryer Oven. Like its predecessor, this kitchen device can do just about everything: toast, broil, bake, roast, rotisserie and more. It’s so powerful and versatile that unboxing it actually feels a little overwhelming. I had this sense of, “OMG, where do I start?!” Luckily, there are a bunch of recipes on powerairfryer.com, so I decided to start there.
Get this? Success on my first try! My daughter and I love fried shrimp, but they’re always such a pain to make because the frying oil is such a hassle. But the Power Air Fryer Oven completely eliminates the need for a ton of oil for frying. And yes, the shrimp still came out so delicious and crispy. But here’s the even more exciting news: I only spent $10 for a pound of raw shrimp at the local fish market. Had we went to a restaurant and ordered fried shrimp, we would’ve easily spent double that amount. Wowza!
Now if you’re a mom on a budget like me, I know you’re probably wondering where you’re going to find the $159.96 for an Air Fryer Oven (or $199.96 for the family size). I get it; it’s not cheap. But think of it this way: skip a month’s worth of eating at restaurants and ordering takeout and boom, the Air Fryer Oven has paid for itself. Plus, you’ll have the added benefit of being able to control the ingredients and portions your family is eating. Best of all, using it is so simple and quick. My fried shrimp went from raw to on the plate in less than 30 minutes. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside roasted potatoes? Ready in 15 minutes. Pizza? 10 minutes people!
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