BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CookingSchools.com, an online directory of culinary arts schools, reveals tips and tricks for grilling up delicious, healthy food this summer.
According to a June 1st article published by The Express-Times titled "Get grilling: Healthy tips, safe cooking temperatures," there are plenty of healthy ways to enjoy eating food off the grill this summer. The article says grilling is actually one of the healthiest methods of food preparation. To reduce saturated fat while adding unique flavor, the article suggests mixing ground beef with cooked whole grains. Vegetables, including peppers and lettuce, can also be prepared on the grill.
In addition to offering tips for the calorie conscious, the article also offers a guide for the appropriate cooking temperatures for meats. When cooking ground beef, the article suggests heating to 160 degrees. It says relying on the temperature of the meat, rather than the color, as an indicator of if it is done. For poultry, the temperature should be 165 degrees. Cuts of steak should be cooked at "145 degrees for medium rare, 160 degrees for medium, and 170 degrees for well done." The article adds that all meats cooked on the grill should be eaten within two hours from the time they were prepared.
Andrew Girard, a representative at CookingSchools.com, an online directory of culinary arts schools, agrees that grilling is a great way for dieters to stay on track through the summer months. "Initially, those who are trying to lose weight might feel that the abundance of barbeques will be a stumbling block to their diets. However, that's not the case," he explains. "Grilling is certainly one of the healthiest food prep methods available. With the proper methods and with the right foods, there is no reason why the calorie-conscious can't enjoy delicious foods while staying on track with their diets."
Girard emphasizes the importance of following temperature safety guidelines when preparing meats on the barbeque. "Grilling is a fun method of cooking, but it is important to remember that there are serious health risks associated with consuming undercooked meats," he advises. "If you want to learn more about grilling techniques and the different dishes, try enrolling in a culinary school or cooking class!"
CookingSchools.com is the leading source for information on culinary degrees, culinary schools and cooking programs. Maintained by Monster.com, a popular resource for job seekers and employers, CookingSchools.com helps prospective chefs, teachers, restaurant managers and culinary students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their needs. CookingSchools.com is an affiliate of ArtSchools.com, a similar directory featuring the top colleges for art majors.
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