George Foreman Evolve Grill

I didn’t want to like this grill. I have the jumbo sized George Foreman grill that was working for my family quite well. However, I think I’m in love. 🙂 Seriously, the new George Foreman Evolve Grill ranks up there with sliced bread.  Why?  Well, first you can get all of these plates for it:

  • Cross-hatch grill plates (2) – Perfect for grilling chicken breasts, fresh fish and more.
  • Mini-Burger plate – Serve up low-fat turkey sliders in minutes.
  • Griddle plate – Cook up breakfast, lunch or dinner without adding extra oil or butter for healthier meals.
  • Cupcake/muffin plate – Whipping up six muffins or cupcakes is a snap with this easy-to-use plate.
  • Panini plates (2) – No need to butter bread when making panini in the George Foreman Evolve™ Grill.
  • Deep-dish baking plate – From lasagna to veggie-packed casseroles, the deep-dish bake pan provides another versatile usage for the George Foreman Evolve™ Grill.
  • Omelet plates (2) – Flipping omelets used to require lots of butter or oil to prevent sticking, however, with the George Tough™ nonstick coating, making omelets is simpler and healthier than ever.
  • Waffle plate –The waffle plates makes preparing golden, delicious waffles on the grill easy and convenient.
  • The plates I got to try out were the deep dish, standard, and cross hatch.  We’ve made steaks in there and they were yummy.  However, we used the deep dish plate and made brownies.  Yes, you heard me correctly:  I made brownies in a George Foreman Grill!  That is a statement that I am finding that I have to repeat over and over, because no one believes me!  Best of all, they aren’t any different than the ones I would have thrown in my oven!  Some of the features on this new grill include:

    • George Tough™ nonstick coating for oil-free cooking
    • Patented slope for fat to drip away
    • Drip tray that is dishwasher safe for collecting grease drippings
    • 84 square-inch cooking surface
    • Precise Digital Time and Temperature Control
    • Removable dishwasher-safe plates

    These removable plates are awesome too.  You can either wash them by hand or throw them in the dishwasher!  We tried both, and they were pretty simple to clean.

    I really like this grill.  All the pitfalls of the older versions have been corrected with this one.  I love the digital timer and temperature control.  The removable plates were also a pretty sweet deal!  I’d highly recommend the George Foreman Evolve Grill.

    This post was written for Family Review Network & George Foreman HealthyCooking who provided the complimentary product in exchange for my honest review

    Nature’s Path Breakfast Favorites

    My kids love breakfast!  They love cereal.  However, mommy likes to mix it up a bit for them, so when I can find products out there that are both healthy and great tasting, I am very happy.  You wouldn’t think it would be hard to find products that encompass both those, but it is.

    One of the things we recently tried in our house was waffles from Nature’s Path.  I personally am a waffle fan.  They are one of my personal favorite breakfast foods.  We tried both the Nature’s Path Gluten-Free HomeStyle Waffles and the Nature’s Path Flax Plus Red Berry Waffles.  Now, the berry waffles were eaten by my husband and kids before I even got to try one!  I got one bite when I was ripping it apart for Will.  Needless to say, these were very good since they were gone so fast.  I did get to try the gluten free waffles myself.  They too were good.  The one thing I noticed right off the bat is that when these waffles come out of the toaster, they are soft instead of crunchy.  I have never had waffles come out that way.  I think that made them even better.  It gave the waffles more taste.

    The other breakfast good we got to try was Nature’s Path Hot Oatmeal. The two flavors we tried were Veri Berry™ and Chocolada Almond™. Again, these were huge hits in our house. Not only did they taste good, they even smelled good! I noticed when I took the bowls out of the microwaves that the oatmeal wasn’t all dried out like what normally happens with other brands. When I added the water to the oatmeal, there was no guessing on how much I needed to put in there for it to turn out perfect. Madison loves this oatmeal so much that she still asks for it all the time. The oatmeal is vegan and contains more than 25g of whole grains per serving.

    Nature’s Path has several other breakfast foods. I recommend checking them out for all your breakfast needs. They are a huge hit in my house and they will be in yours too.