In my quest to implement the carb cycling diet into my daily routine, I’ve come across a frustrating problem. This diet requires lots of protein on the low carb days, which means that I have to cook some type of meat or veggie patty to fulfill the plan. I’ve tried some different solutions, but I’ve found that I’m often having to use multiple pans or other cooking implements to get things prepared. I don’t have a lot of extra time in my daily routine, so I’m always on the lookout for time saving ideas.
In the video above I’ll show you a practical and low cost solution I discovered for preparing quick meals with a minimum of fuss. The Cuisinart Griddler allows me to cook two meat patties along with buns or tortillas all at the same time. I just pre-heat the unit for a minute, put on my food items and come back five minutes later to a fully cooked meal. Since the unit cooks on both sides at once, I don’t have to constantly turn items or drain juices.
The unit features reversible grills for different items. One side is flat for pancakes, buns, and bread while the other is ribbed for meat and Panini style sandwiches. Cleanup is fast and easy as the grills click out for washing in the sink or dishwasher. Cooking a low carb meal couldn’t be quicker and easier. The ribbed grills allow fat and juices to drain off the back into a collection tray.
Watch the video above to see how easy this is.
In the video I used delicious Chicken-lime patties from Trader Joe’s along with whole wheat crumpets. You can easily substitute turkey, beef, or fish, and have your meals ready in minutes. While it’s better to thaw your meat beforehand, the grill works well with patties right from the freezer. Now that there a lot of low calorie bun choices, you can make a healthy low carb meal, that you take with you with a minimum of fuss.
Question: Have you ever used a two sided grill like this?