Divine lifestyle travel food lifestyle mom blogger might look like a weird title for an article but I’m going to break it down a bit.
This article is going to talk about easy recipes for moms on the go, Capische? Without further ado, let’s talk about the recipes first.
1. Air fryer meatballs
Air fryer meatballs are very tender and packed with flavor which makes them ideal appetizers. Oh, they also go well with spaghetti.
Cooking meatballs in the air fryer is a very good choice because you won’t make a mess, and it’ll stay intact in that ball form because you won’t handle it that much while it’s in the air fryer.
How to prepare
You’ll first of all need these ingredients
- A pound of ground pork
- A pound of ground beef
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- A cup of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Two eggs
- A quarter cup of chopped flat leaf parsley
- A quarter tsb of grounded black pepper
- A tsb of salt
- Half cup of milk
- One and half cups of breadcrumbs
Get a bowl and add ground meat to it.
Add eggs, grated cheese, minced garlic, pepper, salt, and chopped parsley.
Put some milk and bread crumbs.
Blend into a mixture.
Use a cookie spoon to make balls of 1.5 inches in diameter, each.
Put the meatballs in a single layer inside the air fryer’s basket and cook for 12 minutes at 400F.
Measure their internal temperature, and if it’s 165F, your meatball is ready.
You can use plain breadcrumbs but the Italian style breadcrumbs are the best to use.
Do not over mix the mixture because it will result in harder and tougher meatballs.
Pre heat your air fryer first. Your meatballs will cook much more evenly like this.
You don’t need to add any extra oil. The mixture already has its own fats so it’ll fry inside its own oil.
2. Creamy salmon pasta
This tasty recipe usually gets done in 30 minutes and it serves 3. You’ll need the following ingredients
Extra virgin olive oil. It’s loaded with anti oxidants and helps to prevent cancer
Whole fat milk. It makes your entire food much creamier without the heavy calories from heavy cream.
Salmon fillets. It’s rich in omega 3 fatty acids which are good for your heart and brain health.
Minced garlic. Helps to boost your immunity as well as lower blood pressure.
Onion. Because, why not?
Chickpea flour. Helps thicken your sauce
Salt and pepper
Baby spinach. You could use kale as a substitute.
Boil a large pot of water and add a generous amount or salt.
Pour in your pasta and cook until it’s just right.
Drain it and then set aside a cup of water for cooking the pasta.
While your pasta cooks, transfer the milk into a smaller pot.
Simmer over medium heat, and then bring it down to low heat and keep it warm until you need it.
Heat a big saute pan over medium heat.
Pat the salmon dry and then season it with pepper and salt.
Add a tablespoon of oil to the pan, and then add the salmon.
Cook on a side for about 5 minutes or until to your preference.
Put it on a plate and set it aside.
To make your creamy sauce, use the same pan you used for the salmon, reduce the heat to medium.
Pour two tbsp of oil to the pan and then add onions.
Add pepper and salt to taste, and then saute for up to 5 minutes.
Put your sundried tomatoes as well as your garlic.
Saute for about a minute.
Add the chickpea flour and cook for up to two minutes.
Pour the warm milk into the mixture slowly, and keep stirring always to prevent lumps from forming.
Add the baby spinach and the cooked pasta into the pan, alongside some teaspoons of the water from the pasta (the pasta water)
Break the salmon into pieces, pour them into the mixture and stir
Add the lemon juice and stir.
This meal contains lots of calories and not a sufficient amount of fibers. I won’t advise you to eat this if you’re looking to lose weight.
However, there’s a way to make it a bit lighter and healthier so you can enjoy it with your weight loss plans.
You could cook it with healthy fats instead: As an alternative to unhealthy processed oil, you could use extra virgin olive oil.
An alternative to heavy cream: Instead of heavy cream, you could use whole fat milk which has 82% less calories than heavy cream.
3. Korean style chili
Gochujang is a Korean style fermented chili paste with a lot of flavor. To make it, you’ll need these ingredients
- 1 diced onion
- 2 pounds of stew beef cut into half inch cubes
- 4 slices of bacon that’s been cut into one inch slice
- 4 cloves of chopped garlic
- A tablespoon of smoked paprika
- A teaspoon of coriander
- A teaspoon of cumin
- A 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
- 2 cups of beef broth
- A tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 6 tablespoons of gochujang
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons of oregano
- A tablespoon of rice vinegar
- Pepper and salt
Cook the bacon inside a big sauce pan and then set it aside. Leave just a tablespoon of grease inside the pan.
Put the beef inside the bacon oil and cook with medium heat until its brown on both sides.
Add the onions and cook it until its tender.
Put the garlic, cumin, coriander and paprika and cook it for about a minute.
Add the gochujang, beef broth, tomatoes, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, soy sauce, and bacon.
Mix everything and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and then simmer. Do it with the pot covered until the beef is very tender, should take 2hrs.
Add vinegar and also salt, to taste.