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Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill

barbecue safety tips kidsDo you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family?   It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live.  For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day.   Often times grilling season usually ends, in late September or later depending on where you live, when the temperatures start getting cooler outside.  Grilling makes it easy to invite family and friends over for get-togethers, parties, celebrations, and holidays.  Many families love to make some of their favorite meals on the grill because it is healthier and the grill adds a distinct flavor to your food.   So pull out your gas or charcoal barbecue grill and invite your family and friends over to catch up.

Disclosure:  This post is for informational purposes only.  All opinions reflected in this post are my own and may differ from your own opinions.

You Can Cook Healthy Recipes on the Barbecue Grill

Many people are discovering new ways to cook healthy meals on the barbecue grill including the use of fruits and vegetables in addition to your favorite meats.  There are tons of healthy recipes that are perfect for cooking on the grill.  You can also find recipes that are low fat and gives you the opportunity to cook healthy choices for you and your family.  As you are cooking the food on the barbecue grill you will notice that most of the grease drips out, so you will need to be careful so that you don’t overcook meats.  Overcooking can lead to dried out and tough meat.

Grilling Adds a Distinct Taste to Your Food

Grilling your foods on the barbecue grill can add a distinct taste to your food, especially, if you are using charcoal and wood chips to help add flavor to your food.  Also, there are 100 of different types of marinades that you can use.  Marinades add flavor but be aware some marinades add additional calories and fat to your meal.  Look for healthier alternatives such as lime juice, vinegar, lemon juice, or rubs to add flavor to your meat without adding additional calories and fat.   If your marinade recipe uses oil, you can choose a healthier oil such as olive or canola oils.

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10 responses to “Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill”

  1. Andrea Avatar

    One of my favorite things about summer! Thanks for the tips!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Your welcome Andrea. 🙂

  2. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club Avatar

    My husband and I love to grill…yum:) Great tips!

    1. Christy Avatar

      It has been a while since we last grilled out. I cheat and use a george forman grill for hotdogs. 🙂

  3. Anna M Avatar

    We had a freak snow storm in the beginning of spring right after we took our grill out and I guess with the extreme temperature change and perhaps the weight of snow on the knobs, we ended up with a gas leak. Flames ended up coming out of two of the knobs and melted them!) It is such a scary thing to deal with when you’re not prepared! Lesson learned.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Bummer Anna. I hope am glad everyone was okay and didn’t get hurt. That could have been disastrous.

  4. Emma White Avatar

    We have a lovely BBQ and I must admit when we have one the kids are kept miles away from it. Great article x

    1. Christy Avatar

      That is awesome Emma, glad you make sure that the kids are kept safe. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Making Our Life Matter Avatar

    I wish my backyard was big enough for a grill. We just remodeled our deck, and our furniture takes up the majority of space. But these are great tips for other families!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Awww, they make some neat table top grills to sit on top of a table. I hope that you enjoy your new deck. Thank you for sharing.