Whether you are low carb, low calorie, or trying to eat more veggies, I've got you covered with these delicious & healthy Ninja Foodi Recipes!
Most foods can be healthy when eaten in moderation and I find that little modifications can be made to almost any recipe to put a healthy twist on it.
I am asked all the time for healthy recipes in the Ninja Foodi. What is healthy though? It means different things to different people for sure. I think of healthy as low carb, low fat, and I take calories into consideration.
So, for this article, I decided to pull together my favorite healthy Ninja Foodi Recipes where I made modifications to either lower the carb count, use more vegetables, add in healthy grains, or the calorie count is below 300 calories per serving.
I am working on more recipes that are healthy and I will update the post as they are available.
Low Carb Recipes in the Ninja Foodi
The following recipes have been modified to be a lower carb option. They are not necessarily keto, but most of them can be modified further to meet the criteria for keto.
Air Fryer Meatballs
I do use a little bread crumbs in these meatballs, but you can certainly omit it. My favorite way to eat these meatballs is over a bed of zoodles or spaghetti squash with some homemade marinara sauce. It's the perfect lower carb option when you are craving spaghetti and meatballs!
Cauliflower Arancini Balls
Arancini Balls are typically made with rice, but in this recipe cauliflower is used and they are delicious!
Roasted "Potato" Salad
It is unreal how good this "potato" salad is and it's made with cauliflower! The roasting process really gives the right texture and it tastes like a loaded baked potato in a salad form. Delicious!
Low Carb Salmon Cakes
I'd love to love salmon because of its health benefits, but I just don't. However, I was shocked at how good these salmon cakes were!
So, even if you aren't a salmon lover, you might want to give them a try! Or use tuna instead and make tuna cakes!
Low Calorie Ninja Foodi Recipes
The following recipes have under 300 calories per serving if it is a component of a meal and under 500 calories per serving if it is a complete meal.
Several are also low carb or plant based.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
These lettuce wraps are bursting with flavor and they are better than PF Chang's!
Calories per serving: 292
One-Pot Pasta Primavera
This recipe is full of vegetables and fresh flavors. It is a great way to use up summer veggies!
Calories per serving: 455
Seared Scallops over Pearled Couscous
This is one of my favorite meals because it is so quick and easy to make. You can also use shrimp on top!
Calories per serving: 277
Guilt-Free Shrimp Alfredo
This recipe is so delicious, you will never miss all the calories in a traditional alfredo!
Calories per serving: 318
Taco Soup in the Ninja Foodi
I love the dump and cook recipes where you can add a little of this and a little of that and you have a delicious and healthy meal! This taco soup is just that.
Kitchen Tools that Make Eating Healthy Easier
In my experience, there are two major things that makes eating healthier more sustainable. Have meals planned and made BEFORE you are starving & having the right kitchen tools for the job.
Here are my top kitchen tools that makes healthy meal prep easier.
- Chef's Knife: Having a good quality, sharp knife is essential for meal prep! The one I use all the time is from Pampered Chef and it is worth every penny! You can find it here: Pampered Chef 8" Chef's Knife
- Veggie Strip Maker: This little tool gets so much use in my kitchen. I use it for making zucchini noodles, shredding carrots for salads, and shredding potatoes. You can find it here: Veggie Strip Maker
- Garlic Press: Adding fresh flavor to your meals is the key to not getting bored with healthier foods and freshly minced garlic adds a ton of flavor! You can find it here: Garlic Press
- Close 'N Cut: This is a great tool for portion control! It allows you to easily slice those huge chicken breasts in half through the middle. Not only is the chicken the right portion, it cooks faster too! You can find it here: Close 'N Cut
- Citrus Press: Making marinades and dressings for salads is so much healthier and this allows you to easily squeeze the juice from lemons, limes, oranges, and even grapefruit (cut in wedges). You can find it here: Citrus Press
Healthy Vegetarian Recipes in the Ninja Foodi
Not all vegetarian recipes are healthy, but these are!
Ratatouille in the Ninja Foodi
This vegetable dish is packed with flavor and super easy to make!
Vegetable Bean Soup in the Ninja Foodi
This is one of those recipes that you want to keep in your freezer for those nights you don't feel like cooking! Pressure cook a batch or two and freeze individual servings!
Mediterranean Quinoa with Vegetables
Simple to make, one-pot meal, that makes you forget you are eating healthy because it has so much flavor!
Could you please post a picture of the "veggie strip maker" you refer to? The link takes me to the Pampered Chef website but I'm not quite sure which tool you are referring to. If it's going to make my cooking easier, I want one, lol. I have had multiple back surgeries so it is difficult for me to stand for very long. Therefore, the Ninja PC makes my world a whole lot easier and I actually can use it when I use your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing them!
I'm so upset about this, but they discontinued it! I've been trying to find something similar and haven't had any luck. I love that tool and have no idea why they would get rid of it.
I've had a Foodi for about 6 months and mostly make a rotisserie whole chicken and pot roast . . pot roast was pressure cooked and/or using it as a slow cooker, they both taste the same to me. I am trying to find someone that bakes bread to see if they can help me figure out how to make Walmart's English Toasting Bread, I buy 4 to 5 loaves every week and would love to figure out the recipe so I can make it whenever I wanted it. I'm assuming your Walmart sells it or I could send you a loaf to see if you have any idea what the ingredients are. If your Walmart has it I'll be glad to send you the money you need to buy the finished loaf and whatever ingredients you think you'll need to make it. If you don't bake bread if you happen to know someone that does if you could give me their name and email address I would really appreciate it. Thank you Patrick
I will look for it the next time I'm at Walmart and see what I can come up with. I love making bread! You do not need to send me the money, I'm happy to try new things.
Elbridge T Price
Tried your Beef Stew recipe in the 6.5 qt Ninja Foodi pressure cooker. My wife and I agreed that it was the best beef stew we've ever had! We'll be making it again!
That's wonderful to hear!