Many of our members say that one of the most useful pieces of equipment in their kitchen is their health grill. Here are some easy and tasty health grill recipes. Grilling is a great way to cook food without adding any fat, and, of course, some of the fat in the food will sizzle away too. The health grill is ideal for grilling fish, meat, poultry, sausages, waffles, gammon, bacon medallions and even for grilling fruit.

One of the most popular snacks using the health grill is a panini. Ideal as a quick lunch, you can use any of the fillings recommended in the Lifestyle Plan.   I really like corned beef and onion or cheese and ham. Tuna melt is another winner – simply fill the panini with small can of tuna, drained of brine, and a LowLow cheese slice and pop it on the grill until the cheese is melted. You can serve any of these with either canned tomatoes or lots of green salad. Rocket salad makes a nice change and adds a great peppery flavour.

Another popular idea is to spread a bread wrap with sweet chilli sauce, fill with sliced chicken or tuna and stir-fried vegetables, then pop onto the grill for a minute to warm through. For convenience I use the steam fresh bags for the stir fry which only takes a couple of minutes. Why not try adding ginger or mixed herbs for an extra zing!

Here are some other health grill recipes to make tasty meals to combine with your Lifestyle Plan.

Mushroom Melts – 300 calories
Prepare two large flat mushrooms. Sandwich together with 28g/1oz grated cheese or mozzarella or brie and a slice of beefsteak tomato. Pop onto the grill until the mushrooms are cooked. Serve with 3 bacon medallions, a poached egg and 140g/5oz Slimtone “fried” potatoes.

Fish Finger with Savoury Mash – 300 calories
Pop four fish fingers onto the health grill. Meanwhile mash together 140g/5oz cooked potatoes, carrots, swede and 1 tablespoon peas. Form the potato mix into two cakes and pop these onto the grill and cook until crispy. Serve with the fish fingers and 1 tablespoon tomato sauce.

Salmon with Creamy Dressing – 300 calories.
Pop 140g/5oz salmon steak onto the grill until cooked. Serve with a vegetable stir fry and a dressing made of 1 tablespoon of Extra Light mayonnaise mixed with 1 tablespoon Philadelphia light cheese. The garlic flavour light cream cheese is ideal for this recipe.

Potato Wedges – 300 calories
Cut a 280g/8oz  potato into wedges and cook on high in the microwave for eight minutes. Pop the wedges onto the health grill until brown and crispy. Serve with small tin of baked beans. Sweet potatoes are really tasty as wedges and are low G.I. too.

Grilled Fruit Salad
For a delicious dessert, take a selection of fruit from your fruit basket – sliced apple, pineapple, pear, banana or peaches – and pop onto the grill until warm and golden brown. Serve with low calorie ice cream for a real treat!

What’s your favourite health grill recipe? I’d love to hear from you……

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