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Healthy Grilling Tips For Your Memorial Day

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We all know how great food tastes when it’s prepared on a propane grill. But can that great-tasting food also be healthy?

You bet it can! Follow these five simple tips to make your summer grilling menus as nutritious as they are delicious.

Five Healthy Propane Grilling Tips

  1. Find healthy inspiration – Look for delicious and healthy propane grilling recipes? Here are some resources to help you get started:
  2. Cook to safe temperatures – Use a food thermometer to make sure your meat, poultry, seafood, and other cooked foods reach their safe minimum internal temperature. You can learn more about food thermometers here.
  3. Avoid HCAs and PAHs – Cancer-causing Heterocyclic Amines (HCA) and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) can form when you cook high fat meats at high heat for long periods. Use leaner cuts of beef, pork, or skinless chicken in smaller sizes (skewers work great), combined with a PAH/HCA-busting marinade (olive oil + mint family herbs such as basic, mint, rosemary, thyme, and oregano) to minimize PAH/HCA formation.
  4. Pack on the fruits and veggies – Tomatoes, onions, peppers, zucchini, pineapple, mango, and even apples are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They taste great on the grill, too!
  5. Make your own healthy sides – Swap the traditional store-bought baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni salad and potato salad – which are usually loaded with saturated fat, sodium and sugar – for healthier homemade versions. Salads – bean, fruit, or leafy green – are also great.

Enjoy a healthy Memorial Day with your propane grill!

Did you know that most cylinders you get at a propane tank exchange are only filled to about 75 percent of capacity? That won’t happen when you get your propane cylinder refilled at Irish Propane.

Visit us today to have your 20- to 40-lb. propane cylinder refilled at our Buffalo or Rochester locations so you’ll have enough gas on hand for the holiday and beyond!

Please note: At Irish Propane, your safety and comfort are always our priority. Please see our COVID-19 Service Update Page to learn more about how we are working to keep your family and our crews safe and your propane deliveries coming through this challenging time.

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