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Is Cooking on a Griddle Healthy?

Is Cooking on a Griddle Healthy?

When you think of foods cooked on a griddle, it’s hard not to reminisce about your favorite diner or greasy spoon restaurant where most of the food is cooked on a griddle. This food is always delicious, but usually packs a lot of calories and is likely swimming in grease.

But when you cook on a Blackstone griddle, you can make food that’s as good or better than your favorite local spot. Since you control the ingredients, you can make food healthy and just as it is delicious.

What types of food can be cooked on a Blackstone griddle?

If it can be cooked on a stove, it can be cooked on a Blackstone!

The possibilities are endless when it comes to what foods can be cooked on a Blackstone griddle. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and snacks are all fair game and almost no foods are off limits when it comes to griddle cooking.

We all get into culinary routines and tend to cook dishes that our families enjoy. Typical weeknight dinners may include burgers with salad, pasta with seasonal grilled veggies, sauteed shrimp with quinoa or couscous, steak and potatoes, and hot sandwiches. Parts or all of these dishes and sides can be made on the griddle grill.

What makes cooking on a griddle healthy?

Griddle cooking provides unlimited opportunities for creating healthy meals.

The simplicity of adjusting the temperature at which you cook your food can be a real benefit to cooking healthily. The ability to cook at higher temperatures allows you to sear in flavors and develop more complex tastes for both meat and veggies.

Foods like fresh vegetables can also be cooked without using any grease or oils. They can go directly on the griddle and be freshly steamed with the addition of some water or broth. 

Eventually, you may want to cook something in oil like a breaded chicken cutlet or in butter like a pasta and veggie dish.  But the beauty is that you are in control of both the type of oil you use and the quantity.

So why choose griddle cooking for healthier meals?

Chances are that even the 17” Blackstone griddle has more surface area for cooking than your most commonly used stovetop pan or skillet. This means you can cook more foods simultaneously which is a huge time saver.

Can cooking on a griddle save me time?

Speaking of time savings, if you’re the type of person who likes to meal prep once or twice a week, the griddle is perfect for batch cooking.

Dishes like breakfast quesadilla, lemon chicken pasta, and veggie omelets can be made ahead of time and easily reheated for a quick lunch or dinner.  If you like Asian food, check out this General Tso chicken recipe, pad Thai, or fried rice dishes. All of these dishes can be made for under 20 bucks and serve at least four people.

We make decisions all day every day whether we like it or not. Some are simple, and others are complex. But what we choose to dine on is something we do have control over. When you are trying to be healthier, make food decisions that impact your wellness. If you choose the right ingredients, it’s not hard to argue that the Blackstone griddle can be one of the healthiest ways to cook your food.


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