from Nutrion and Wellness Solutions by Heather Fink, MS, RD, CSSD
Summertime is a celebration of warm weather, outdoor exercise and fresh foods! Cooking fruits, vegetables and a variety of meats on the grill can be a fun and nutritious way to refuel from long workouts. Whether you are preparing a meal for yourself, your family, or your entire training group, review the following tips for keeping your outdoor kitchen safe and healthy.
Prepare to Grill
Grilling meat or fish may require you to plan 24-48 hours in advance of your meal, in order to prevent food borne illnesses. Always thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator or microwave, not on the countertop in your kitchen. Marinating your meat or fish should also take place in the fridge. Before you cook your thawed and marinated foods, wash your hands, grill and cooking utensils. Check out Homefoodsafety.org for a 45-second video on the four simple steps you can take to avoid food poisoning this summer.
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