Systematic Dinner Prep

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DELONGHI.

Making sure that my family has healthy, home cooked meals is something I strive to do, on a daily basis.  I’m diligent about planning weekly dinners, purchasing only organic and sustainable foods, and I try to cook at least four times per week. Sure, there are those days we order out, because it’s impossible to do it all, but I’ve found laying out the meal schedule for the week in advance works well for us. Sometimes, I will even make two dinners in one night if we have a late practice or class the following evening. Keeping it simple, while changing up our menus is key. Including the children in the planning and meal prep has definitely helped in keeping them interested, and actually excited about eating some foods, even brussel sprouts.


I recently was introduced to De’Longhi MultiFry Cooker. While I’m not a huge fan of frying food, this multi cooker is a low oil fryer, and some recipes require no oil at all. You can easily prepare a wide variety of dishes right on the countertop from, including roasted vegetables, chicken breasts and even couscous. The De’Longhi MultiFry even bakes pizzas, cakes and pies.


With Ryder’s gluten-free diet, I tend to cook GF for the entire family. Quite often, I’ve been asked if gluten-free prep is hard work, and the truth is that it actually hasn’t been too bad. The kids favorite enchiladas are changed with gluten free corn tortillas, and a family recipe for chocolate chip cookies now uses buckwheat flour, as opposed to regular flour.


Last night for dinner, I decided to try a recipe from the MultiFry cookbook, offered with the DeLonghi unit. Since my children love a simple roast chicken and potato dinner, I decided to try cooking the roast potatoes with my new Multifry. With a large family, I appreciate that the Multi Fry has a large capacity, which is perfect for cooking extra for hungry youngsters, and leftovers for future meals. The exclusive Surround Cooking System and automatic mixing paddle allows for healthier foods by consistently stirring food while you fry, sauté or roast your many recipes. It was almost like a one stop meal, since I didn’t have to do a thing once I put the potatoes into the cooker. Mealtime was super easy and I’m so excited to try out the remaining recipes, especially the desserts!

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At only $249.00, the De’Longhi MultiFry can be purchased directly here. A MultiFry app is even available for download, which allows you to have access to dozens of recipes. Who knew there was a healthier way to make our favorite foods.

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