Thursday, July 7, 2011

Grill on!

Okay, Blogger friends...I'm getting a grill!  It is just a small propane outdoor grill, but a grill none the less.  I want to make an effort to eat healthier dinners.  I get home later in the evening, so I don't want to wait for something to cook in the oven and I'm not a fan of microwaved meat.  I thought a grill might help in that respect.

So, what are your favorite things to grill?  I need some good ideas.  Any tips or tricks you have for yummy, healthy grilling would be awesome!

THANKS & HUGS!!

13 comments:

Amanda said...

mmmmm...I love to grill stuff!
Zuchini is fabulous grilled! I love to do kabobs. You can marinate them even the day before and have them already to go and wahbam...grilled.

I like chicken and fish..I don't have much luck with grilled fish..it sticks and falls through. But if you put it in foil that helps.

Our friend did a flank steak marinated for the day and then grilled it to temp and it was the best grilled beef I've had in years! mmmm.

Justawallflower said...

My absolute favorite new obsession is grilled, but no meat. I love a mixed veggie grilled, mushrooms, onions, aspargus, maybe some peppers. Coat with garlic (either salt, or fresh), sometimes some olive oil. I could really eat it EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Leslie said...

We have this recipe for rosemary ranch chicken, if I remember correctly you marinade the chicken in ranch (we used light or fat free, don't remember which) with rosemary and grill it. It is FABULOUS. In fact, now that I'm thinking about it I may add it to my shopping list this week. Yum.

Ronnie said...

I agree with Amanda - zucchini is great. Also potatoes are good on the grill, you can get some cedar planks and do fish, pork chops, chicken (of course). The possibilities are endless. :)

Ronnie said...

Oh, poo... I forgot asparagus and PINEAPPLE! :)

Barbara said...

Um.. YUM.. invite me over.. I will be happy to be your test kitchen..

Stephanie M. said...

My favorites...

Turkey sausage: I get the Jennie-O hot Italian sausage. I parboil it for 5 minutes first. Slice up a sweet onion and a bell pepper if you like it, wrap the veggies in a foil packet with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Grill for about 8 minutes, flipping veggies halfway through.

Buffalo chicken: Marinate boneless, skinless chicken thighs in 1 cup lowfat buttermilk and a few tablespoons of Frank's Red Hot chicken wing sauce. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side. (Optional: When just about done, drizzle with ranch dressing, a few dashes of hot sauce, and sprinkle with crumbled bleu cheese.) Yummmmmmmy.

Justawallflower said...

The veggies, if your doing asparagus soak in water and then microwave for a couple minutes before putting on the grill. I have a veggie basket I put them all in together. then brush the oil over it and sprinkle the garlic, or what ever seasoning you want on it, over the top. So beyond yummy!

As for the dip, I'm telling ya, it's worse than crack! brown the sausage, then thrown in the rotel and cream cheese. heat until the cream cheese is melted. then pack on 20 pounds enjoying yourself!

Cat said...

clean and cut asparagus, add some sweet red bell pepper put in foil, add a bit of olive oil, salt and pepper and wrap up the foil and heat for about 15 mins on the grill. Also put tilapia in foil and a little olive oil and salt and pepper too wrap it all up in foil. Heat that one only for about 5 mins so put the veggies on first for about 10 mins then finish up with the fish on for the last 5 mins. Delish and with prep takes only about 20-25 mins for the whole thing from start to finish.

~Lisa~ said...

Veggies and chicken is the absolute BEST!!

ENJOY!

Justawallflower said...

one other thing about the dip, you can serve it right after your done melting the cream cheese, but we put it in a small cock pot and kept it warm. It is fine after it cools, but so yummy warm!

Stephanie said...

My husband and I marinate boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced in half) in Ken's Lite Caesar dressing and grill them. The salad dressing is a great, quick (30 minute) marinade and it is an awesome flavor. We eat it with salad or rice and a veggie. We also marinade beef in a Korean marinade and it is fabulous too!

Andrea said...

I really want a grill! My roommate is talking about getting one and I really hope she does!