I don’t need much of an excuse to fire up the grill and cook some food. For me, it’s the best way to cook your meals, and you should try and use it as often as possible. However, for whatever reason, some people are put off grilling as they think it’s bad. Well, I’ve got news for anyone that thinks like this; it’s not! To illustrate this point, take a look at some mind-blowing benefits of grilling your food.
Good For Your Health
There’s a common misconception that grilling is bad for you. This is because people associate grilling with barbecues that involve burgers and sausages. In reality, you can grill lean meat on a BBQ, as well as vegetables, and a lot more. Following on from this, the art of grilling is healthy. Any fat from the meat drips off below the grill, and you don’t have to oil up a pan or anything like that. Plus, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that meat retains more nutrients when grilled compared to frying or baking. So, contrary to what you might think, grilling is actually one of the healthiest ways of cooking your food.
Saves Money On Energy Bills
When you grill your food on an outside BBQ, you’re not using up any energy from inside your home. If you cooked your food in your cooker or in the oven, it would result in a sky-high gas or electric bill every month. But, by substituting in some grilling from time to time, you can save money on your energy bills. A lot of people counter this by saying that grills are expensive pieces of equipment. Not entirely true, you can find some of the best gas grills under $500, which is fairly cheap. Especially considering you’ll use it often, and it lasts many years. Plus, I’ll also add that grilled food tastes nicer so there’s less waste, meaning you waste less food money. Is this strictly true? Who knows, but I see more clean plates in my house when the grill is used!
Enhances The Flavors
You thought I was joking when I said grilled food tastes nice, didn’t you? Well, I did say it partly as a joke, but it got me thinking; does grilled food taste better? So, I did my research, and it turns out I’m right! Grilling on a BBQ can enhance the flavors in meat and veg. The extreme heat helps to caramelize the food and bring out the natural taste from the sugars inside. Also, you get that charred taste which adds additional flavoring too. Seriously, you could grill a chicken with no seasoning, and the charring will make it far tastier than a plain pan-fried chicken breast. To add to this, grilling helps cook food evenly without it drying out – adding to the taste once more!
Unfortunately, you can’t grill everything you eat. But, if you’re ever making a meat or fish dish, I strongly advise you fire up the grill. After all, you can see how beneficial it is for you!