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    Healthy grilled chicken recipes, veggie recipes and more: How create healthy grill recipes with ease

    Come spring or summer, we all love grilling outside with family and friends. Apart from its unique taste, grilling is often considered a ‘healthier’ alternative to other cooking methods, such as frying. However, there are a few things to consider if you want to get the most out of grilling. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about how to grill vegetables, including some tasty marinades to ramp up the flavour and the best way to cook tender meat without too much fat.

    Can you really make healthy grill recipes? Everything you need to know about grilling

    So, is grilled food healthy? Generally speaking, the answer is: yes. When done in the right way, grilling is a good cooking method to achieve a balanced and healthy diet. But it does require a certain set of rules to achieve optimum tasting, nutritional foods.


    • Choose lean meat over processed meats. Try and avoid meats such as sausages or burgers, as they often contain lots of fat, salt, and additives.
    • Instead of buying pre-marinated meat, prepare a homemade, healthy marinade. You’ll find some tasty recipe ideas below.
    • Try grilling a tasty fish or crunchy vegetables more often. These are a great alternative to meat.
    • Avoid burning the meat. While experts are unsure about the effects of acrylamide in humans (a substance produced naturally in foods due to high-temperature cooking), they do recommend that we reduce the levels of acrylamide in foods.†
    • Consider using smoke-less appliances, such as an indoor grill or an air fryer. These allow you to enjoy evenly browned food that stays tender without burning.

    By following these rules and considering alternative technologies, creating healthy grill recipes can be a delicious way to cook healthy food.

    Grilled vegetables ideas

    Grilled vegetables ideas: Simple marinade ideas for perfect grilled veggies


    So, you’ve decided to have a meat-free evening – now all you need are some tasty grilled vegetable recipes to show you how to serve them the healthy way. Learning how to grill veggies is pretty straight forward: all you need are fresh vegetables and a hot, good quality grill. Pre-marinade the vegetable and you’re on your way to a wholesome, flavoursome meal!

    Here are some of our favourite marinade recipes for different grilled vegetable ideas, such as zucchini, corn, eggplant, mushrooms or whatever else you have on hand.




    • 3 branches thyme
    • 1 tbsp smoked paprika powder (or sweet paprika powder)
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 tsp chili flakes
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste



    • 1 stalk of lemon grass
    • 2 stems fresh coriander
    • 1 piece of ginger
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 2 tbsp sesame oil
    • 1 tbsp lime juice



    • 3 branches thyme
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tsp honey
    • 1 tsp grainy mustard  
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • Salt and pepper to taste

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    Healthy grill recipes using an air fryer and indoor grill

    A good way to keep things healthy when grilling is to use an air fryer, such as the Philips Airfryer XXL. The air fryer also extracts fat and allows for leaner cooking. Its fat removal technology combines a powerful heater and motor to forcefully swirl hot air throughout the entire cooking basket, depositing fat in the fat reducer for easy disposal. Thanks to its innovative technology, which requires hardly any oil, you can enjoy fries as light as air at your next barbecue.

    The Philips Airfryer XXL is also great for hassle-free, evenly grilled meat with a digital interface that has five pre-set cooking programs. If you’re wondering how to grill chicken in an air fryer, for example, simply select ‘chicken’ for one-touch cooking and you’re good to go. A tablespoon of oil is plenty to achieve juicy chicken breasts or tender steaks. Need some healthy meat grilling recipes for inspiration? Try these delicious spicy barbecue drumsticks in the hot air fryer – you’ll be amazed.

    Chances are that these recipes have triggered your appetite for a bit of grilling. Now there’s no stopping you! Try healthy grilled chicken recipes, or hero fish or vegetables in your dishes to keep things fresh, and balanced. Plus, both the Philips Airfryer XXL and other smoke-less appliances come with recipe books filled with delicious dishes to try.

    † Source: FSA

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