As a health columnist, I spend a lot of time writing about the benefits of healthy eating. But many evenings I end up asking myself the same question: What can I make for dinner tonight that’s quick, nutritious and that the whole family will enjoy?
Like many people juggling work, child care and other responsibilities, it can be hard for my wife and I to find the time to cook healthy meals at the end of a long day.
But a few months ago, I bought an air fryer.
These devices are essentially countertop convection ovens that can give your food the crunchiness and tenderness that you get from roasting or deep-frying, but in a fraction of the time and without all the oil.
My expectations were low. But to my surprise, I found that this amazing little device opened the door to making an endless variety of fun, delicious and nutritious meals. And I can make dinner in 20 minutes or less, without expensive ingredients or extra cleanup.