Healthy Vegan Grilling: The Ultimate Grilling Guide

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If you love cheese, but don’t like the ingredients in meat-based sauces, try healthy vegan grilling. There are many mouthwatering variations of grilled cheese that taste almost like the real thing but are made from soy products or other non-animal sources. If you’re tired of hearing about the dangers of eating too much red meat, now is a great time to cut up some non-meat meals for a change.

A standard cheese sandwich could be made with two slices of whole-wheat bread. To add variety, toss in a sliced portabella mushroom and a sliced Swiss diamond on each side. Bake the sandwich on an unheated basting grill until the cheese starts to pop and fluff. Add a slice of red bell pepper or Anaheim chilli, a drizzle of olive oil, and enjoy your healthy vegan grilling.

Vegan Grilled Cheese Sandwich: The Baby Back Bun

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A quick way to make a healthy snack that’s loaded with vegetables is to make a large, fluffy baby back sandwich. To prepare, split a long, flatbread into two sections. Place one section on the bbq grill. Toast until the cheese begins to melt, then remove and flip the sandwich over so that the other side is buns with just a tiny bit of cheese on the crust.

Veggie Loaf:

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Like a traditional southern fried steak, veggie loaf comes in two sizes: small and large. To prepare, sauce your vegetables in soy or olive oil and cook them to soften (use a barbecue brush to do this). Top with your favorite sauce and bake until the veggies are soft and cheesy. Add your favorite spices and enjoy your new favorite grilling dish.

Tomato and Basil Omelet:

This easy vegan sandwich makes a delicious treat for lunch or dinner. Combine softened non-fat yogurt, chopped or crushed tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, and a touch of your favorite hot sauce. Place the sliced tomatoes on top of the tofu and spread some of your favorite herb dressing on top. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the basil is softened.

Light and Green Salad:

A healthy vegan salad can be made in just a few minutes. Using a mixture of things like cucumber, carrots, green beans, and peas, you can create a satisfying meal that’s loaded with nutrients without a heavy cream-based side. To make it taste more like a vegetable, serve it with a drizzle of olive oil or some chopped nuts. You can serve this salad with a grilled piece of chicken for a meaty flavor.

Tuna Salad:

Another easy but healthy recipe is to grill some steamed white tuna. To prepare, drain the tuna and slice it crosswise. Place it on a plate and add your favorite vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bell pepper, etc.) and your favorite herbs (garlic, dill, etc.). Roll the slices around in the prepared cheese (garlic and dill) until they are completely covered in the cheese.

There are many other easy healthy vegan choices that you can grill for your family. When you’re ready to get going, check out Healthy Vegan Gourmet and other great cookbooks on vegan grilling. I have been cooking for years and have found these books to be indispensable tools in my vegan cooking efforts. They will help you create mouth-watering and delicious meals without sacrificing your health.

Things To Know

Grilling is an enjoyable and healthy way to enjoy your favorite food. Take a few moments to consider how much better you will feel when you know how to prepare healthy and tasty meals in a quick, easy, and fun way. And once you get the hang of it, grilling will become an enjoyable part of your week.

Grilling is also a great exercise. The combination of hot spices and low-fat ingredients makes for a quick and healthy burst of energy. And, if you don’t like to sweat it out, you can always turn the grill off before you get too hot! Grilling doesn’t have to mean sitting down in the kitchen to eat dinner, either. In fact, you can make your favorite healthy grilled recipes outside with a simple grill and a commitment to eating vegetables (and perhaps a dessert) every couple of days.

Bottom Line

So if you love grilled foods and want to take it to the next level, consider starting a healthy vegan grilling habit. Your health and your enjoyment will thank you for it. Grilling is something that you can do with your entire family, too, so you can start enjoying a new grilling experience together. You won’t regret it!

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