Healthy Meals on the Big Green Egg
Simply. Delicious. Grilling.
The beginning of a year – or the beginning of any new season – always seems to get people thinking about eating healthier. The Big Green Egg is the simple answer to making unbelievably easy meals that are also naturally healthy and delicious.
Cook at Home More Often
One trick to eating a healthier diet is to prepare most of your meals at home, using whole or non-processed foods. Incorporate a variety of proteins to help keep things interesting, and focus on recipes with plenty of fresh vegetables. Serving lightly grilled fruit for dessert is a great alternative to sugar-laden sweets. In addition to saving money, when you cook healthy meals at home you know exactly what is in your meal, with no worries about hidden fats, fillers or additives.
Focus on Real Food
Whether you made a resolution to eat less in general, eat less processed food, or just want to live an overall healthier lifestyle, your plans are only going to last if your food tastes great. With a Big Green Egg, you’ll experience full-flavor cooking over live coals that are pure, all-natural carbonized hardwood. The aroma of the wood-smoke gently seasons the food to perfection, so there is no need to add flavor with unhealthy fats, heavy sauces or high-sodium seasonings.
The Big Green Egg Is More Than a Grill … It’s a Lifestyle!
With an EGG, your home-cooked meals will taste better than the very best restaurant in town, and balanced, nutritious meals cooked on the EGG will just make you feel better. Slow down … go outside … breathe fresh air … relax … and let the EGG do all of the work! With its expansive cooking capacity, you can cook your entire meal on the Big Green Egg kamado grill or plan meals for the week, so you’ll have healthy leftovers for the next day.
Eat Your Vegetables!
When you mention cooking on a grill, some people immediately think of sizzling steaks, burgers or chops. But EGG owners know that smoking, roasting or grilling vegetables infuses them with a delicious smoky flavor, and the caramelization enhances the veggies’ natural sweetness. The best way to season vegetables for grilling is to use only a dash of seasoning, a splash of olive oil or a fresh squeeze of lemon … with no need for high calorie sauces. Toss your leftover grilled vegetables into salads or combine them with grains for a quick meatless dinner.
For tips on making the perfect grilled vegetables, along with more recipes, see Steven Raichlen’s tips.
With an EGG, eating healthy food and eating delicious food aren’t mutually exclusive. With a few simple changes, you can work toward a lifestyle built on healthy choices that taste delicious. Here are a few healthy meal ideas to launch you on your cooking adventure.