If you’ve recently purchased an indoor grill, you’re probably excited about the many dishes that you can cook with your new equipment. Indoor grilling is becoming very popular today, not just because it can produce many tasty meals but also because grilling is a very healthy method of cooking. Here are some healthy meals that you can cook with your indoor grill.
1. Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich
The grilled cheese sandwich is a classic recipe that a lot of people love for its simplicity and delicious taste. Using your indoor grill, you can give this classic sandwich a gourmet and more nutritious twist. Start by getting four slices of whole wheat bread and softening each slice by slathering butter on one side. On the other side of the slices, spread dijon mustard. The side with the mustard is where you will place the cheese evenly. For this recipe, use shredded Havarti cheese and shredded Cheddar cheese. Once the cheese is placed on the bread, top it with slices of fresh tomato. Cover with the remaining slices of bread, mustard side down. Grill the sandwiches for about two minutes or until the bread takes on a golden brown color. A gourmet grilled cheese sandwich makes a light meal or a great snack.
2. Lemon Thyme Grilled Chicken
Grilled chicken is another healthy meal that you can prepare with your indoor grill. Marinading the chicken in lemon thyme will make this recipe even more delicious. In a bowl, mix together some minced garlic, dried thyme leaves, olive oil, lemon juice and add some salt and pepper to taste. Place skinless and boneless chicken breasts in the bowl and make sure they’re covered with the mixture. Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Finally, grill the chicken breasts until they’re cooked.
3. Mahi-Mahi with Vegetable Slaw
If you are celebrating a special occasion in your home in the near future, then you might want to try a more exotic meal. Grilled mahi-mahi with a side of vegetable slaw is delicious, healthy and ideal if you are conscious about your weight. If you want to save time, you can start making the vegetable slaw ahead of time. In a bowl, mix together the honey, lemon peel, lemon juice, cilantro, salt and garlic. This mixture will serve as your dressing. Pour this dressing over the shredded cabbage and sliced cucumber. Save some dressing for the fish. Chill the slaw until it is ready to serve.
Rinse and pat the fish slices dry with paper towels. Place the fillets on a baking pan and coat them with the remaining dressing. Cover the pan and place in the refrigerator for half an hour. Drain the fish from the marinade before placing them on the grill. Grill until the fish is tender. If you are using a covered grill, make sure that the lid is closed. Once the fish is ready to serve, bring out the vegetable slaw.