The common consensus among food experts is that grilled
foods are a healthy cooking option. However, here is
something to ponder over – foods cooked at very high
temperatures can be a health hazard. Second, charred food
does not taste good – it is bitter and unpleasant to eat.
So how can grilled food be considered healthy cooking? We
need to explore the subject in some detail to provide the
In order to cook healthy food by the grilling technique,
we need to consider various factors and add a liberal dose
of good old-fashioned common sense to the cooking process.
• Use a cooking thermometer: this is a gadget that you
stick into the meat to take a temperature reading. It is
better to follow recipe instructions for grilling meats;
they generally provide the right cooking temperatures.
Anything above 270 degrees is considered bad.
• Selecting meat: selecting the right cuts of meat is one
way to enjoy healthy food. Sausages and other processed
foods are not the advisable healthy option. Avoid these
foods and choose lean meats without much fat. Remove the
skin from chicken before marinating and substitute turkey
meat if you are making homemade burgers.
• Grilling meat: when you marinate meat, it reduces the
chances of it charring and burning. It is also a good way
to tenderize the meat and add flavor to the cooking.
Maintaining the grill: clean the grill thoroughly
every time you are done cooking even though you may not feel
like it. Empty out the charcoal and ash; get rid of all the
oil, grime and charred bits by giving the racks a good scrub
and polish up the grill ready for the next cooking session.
Never let charred food bits remain in the grill, they are
cancer causing and will certainly give you the works if you
end up eating a few bits.
With these simple strategies, it is possible to enjoy
healthy cooking by grilling food.