Cook it Tonight: Air Fryer Edition

Take Control Staff

Summer is flying by and back to school season is underway. As the weeks get busier, don’t let your meal plans go awry. Rely on your handy air fryer to cook some fast, easy, and healthy meals for your family!

Air Fryer Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

Too hot out to fire up the grill? Low on time? These burgers are cooked in the air fryer and the moistness of the zucchini keeps them juicy and delicious. Consider using any ground protein of your choice. Substitute the bun for a lettuce wrap if you’d like!

Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 5 burgers

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• 6 oz grated zucchini, when squeezed, 4.25oz

• 1 lb. 93% lean ground turkey

• ¼ cup seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs

• 1 clove garlic, grated

• 1 tbsp grated red onion

• 1 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper

• Oil spray

Air Fryer Baked Zucchini Sticks

Coach Katie loves making these zucchini sticks for her kiddos. They’re a fun, finger food without the greasiness of deep-fried food. Dip in any sauce or condiment of your choice. Pair these with any protein or pack them to take on the go.

Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

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• cooking spray

• 4 medium, 7 oz each zucchini, ends trimmed

• 3 large egg whites, beaten

• 1/4 tsp kosher salt

• fresh black pepper, to taste

• 1 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs

• 2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano cheese

• 1/4 tsp garlic powder

• 1/2 cups quick marinara sauce for dipping, optional

• 1 tsp minced garlic

• 1 tbsp chopped parsley

Chicken and Veggies

This is a simple one-pan meal done in the air fryer! Mix up the veggies options or change up the protein. This can be ideal for quick dinners or lunches too.

Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

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• 1 lb. chicken breast, chopped into bite-size pieces (2-3 medium chicken breasts)

• 1 cup broccoli florets (fresh or frozen)

• 1 zucchini chopped

• 1 cup bell pepper chopped (any colors you like)

• 1/2 onion chopped

• 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed

• 2 tbsp olive oil

• 1/2 tsp EACH garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper

• 1 tbsp Italian seasoning (or spice blend of choice)

Air Fryer Fish Tacos

Coach Richel loves these Fish Tacos. There is no shortage of options for toppings and garnish. This breading could also work for other types of fish, shrimp, or chicken.

Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

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• 2 cups shredded green cabbage

• ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro.

• 1 scallion, thinly sliced

• 5 tablespoons lime juice (from 2 limes) divided

• 1 tablespoon avocado oil

• 1 large avocado

• 2 tablespoons sour cream

• 1 small clove garlic, grated

• ¼ tsp salt

• 1 large egg white

• 1/3 cup dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs

• 1 tbsp chili powder

• 1 lb. skinless mahi-mahi fillets, cut into 2-to-3-inch strips

• Avocado oil cooking spray

• 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed

• 1 medium tomato, chopped

• Lime wedges, for serving