Healthy eating is easy with a Big Green Egg or Traeger Grill

The new year always seems to get people thinking about eating healthier. Whether it is a full on New Year’s resolution or just the fleeting thought of “I really should eat better this year,” eating healthier is only going to happen if you can find a way to make it taste great. Your Big Green Egg or Traeger Grill is the answer to making delicious food that is not only healthy, but fun to make.


Below we have compiled a few simple and easy recipes to jump-start your healthy cooking adventure.

Meat

Meat is probably the first thing that you think of when cooking on the grill. Changing up the type of meat and the way that you season it is a great way to make the meat that you would normally smoke the perfect base for your healthy dinner. Here is a great recipe for simple smoked Chicken that will leave your taste buds happy and give you a great dose of lean protein.

You will need:

Chicken Breasts

Your Favorite Spiceologist Spice Mix

Cherry Wood Chips (if using Egg)

First you will need to liberally coat your chicken in the Spicologist Spice mix. You don’t HAVE to let it sit in a long time, but the longer it does, the more flavor in every bite! We suggest at least 10 minutes.

While your chicken is absorbing flavor, you will want to soak your cherry wood chips in water for about 15-30 minutes if you are using a Big Green Egg. While both of those are working, heat your Big Green Egg or Traeger to 350° – 400°. Place the chicken directly on the grill grate. Grill until you reach an internal temperature of 165°. Pair this with some brown rice or Quinoa and veggies you will have a great healthy meal that will get you excited about eating healthy.

Vegetables

Veggies are another great thing to throw on the grill. Vegetables are at the top of the list when it comes to healthy eating. Putting them on the grill adds a great flavor. Here is a recipe for some grilled veggies that your whole family will love.

You will need:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Garlic

Traeger Veggie Rub

Zucchini

Yellow Squash

Tomatoes

Red Onion

Bell Pepper

Flexible Skewers

Preheat the grill to 300-350°. While it’s heating, chop up garlic finely and mix in with extra virgin olive oil. Then toss in with zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, red onion and bell pepper. Sprinkle with Traeger Veggie Rub. Put them on flexible skewers onto the grill until semi-soft.

Dessert

Dessert is something that you might not think about cooking on your grill but it is a great healthy way to get a little sweetness at the end of your meal and curb those craving. Grilled cinnamon pineapple is an easy sweet treat to start with grilling.

You will need:

4 cups of fresh pineapple

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Flexible skewers

Heat your grill between 325° – 375°. Simply place your pineapple chunks on skewers. Sprinkle the pineapple chunks with cinnamon. Put them on the grill for 5 minutes, turn and cook another 5 minutes until tender.

Cooking on your Big Green Egg or Traeger is a fun option to change up your healthy eating menu and help you stick to that New Year’s resolution! We would love to help you incorporate a Big Green Egg or Traeger Grill into your plan!  

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