Exciting announcement, earlier this week I was accepted to the Fitfluential Ambassador program! I’m uber excited, so many of my favorite bloggers are part of fitfluential and it will be fun to join them! Not so exciting news, yesterday I was denied from a publisher program I really wanted to be a part of. For a little while I felt like a blogging failure, I was really disappointed and then I remembered something. I can not be a blogging failure as long as I’m doing what I’ve set out to do. Be authentic, be me, and share my passion for healthy living. As long as I’m pouring everything I’ve got into that, then I’m happy and I know my readers will be too! So now on to today’s topic!
Awwww the George Foreman….
I feel like the George Foreman is one of the “college” kitchen gadgets that I need to let go of, but I won’t because it’s too awesome.
I still use mine at least two times a week, if not more. I love how easy it is to pull out frozen burgers and have dinner ready (and lunch for the next day) in 10-15 minutes. I mean, it doesn’t get easier than that right? You’ve probably seen some of my favorite pre-made frozen burgers before on Hungry Hobby like…
Alaskan Salmon Burgers (from Costco)
Wild Mahi Mahi Burgers (also from Costco)
*Note they are no longer selling these at the Costco by our house. The Costco about 30 minutes away was also discontinuing them for the summer so we bought three bags. Not sure if they are coming back or not!
Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Chicken Burgers
I also use good old George to grill my favorite homemade burgers like….
Some of my other favorite things I cook on the George Foreman Indoor Grill:
- Salmon – One thing I love about cooking Salmon on the George Foreman is how quickly you can get lovely flaky Salmon whether starting from fresh or frozen. About 15 minutes frozen, 5 minutes fresh, that’s pretty quick!
- Grilled Cheese/Panini’s/Hot Sandwiches – I love making grilled sandwiches on the Foreman, even cooking at it’s best! Some of my favorites are grilled cheese and grilled nut butter/banana sandwiches!
- Grilled Veggies- In graduate school one of my go to meals was a grilled veggie hummus pita. I would grill zucchini and bell peppers until they were tender and had grill marks. I would then add them into a pita with hummus and grill the whole pita for a minute or two. It was delicious!
Some things I want to try:
- Grilling regular chicken breast, why have I not done this before?
- Grilling shrimp, again why hasn’t this happened yet?
- Grilling other veggies/fruits (sweet potatoes, avocados, mangos, apples, etc…)
Now after writing this I kind of want to buy a bigger one (since I don’t think a nice outdoor grill is in our future any time in the near future.)
I couldn’t find a source for the photo above, let me know if you know!
Tips on Cleaning
The easiest way I have found to clean a George Foreman is while it is still really hot. Once I’m done cooking I spray it with water (using the water bottle I use to spray the cat when she is naughty) and wipe it off with a paper towel. I figure it’s hot enough it’s sanitary so I just get all the grease off. Sometimes, I can’t clean it all the way right away. In those cases I just plug it back in and clean it when it gets really hot.
DO YOU HAVE A INDOOR GRILL? WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES????