OMG IT’S A BAR-B-QUE!!

OMG IT’S A BAR- B-Q

Today is the day to make your  4th of July memorable doing it up OMG style! The grills are ready and the food is about to make it’s standing début. This year let’s throw in a little OhMyGosh magic…by adding some GRILL TIPS into the mix. Ready Set OhMyGosh!

THE GRILL! The main star of the evening!  On the 4th of July alone, an estimated 60 million barbecues light up nationwide, consuming enough energy to power 20,000 households for an entire year. And this number doesn’t even take into account the waste of paper, plastic, and food that goes into barbequing.

  • Conventional charcoal burns dirty and produces greenhouse gases. If you have a charcoal grill, look for organic or natural lumpbrands. Natural gas is the most energy-efficient; however, infrared grills are the greenest as they heat quickly, use the least energy, and use less gas than regular gas grills.
    • Grills made of cast iron or stainless steel are the safest because they remain non-toxic at any temperature. Watch out for models made from chrome-coated aluminum, which can become toxic if the aluminum oxidizes. Stay away from lighter fluids, which release VOCs into the air.
    • Be sure your grill fits your needs—the larger the grill, the longer it takes to heat and the more energy it expends. When stocking up on supplies, be sure to know how much you need. Confirm how many people you are catering for in advance so you avoid wasting food.
    • Keep it green when you clean. Keep your grill in top condition by scrubbing it down after use with an all-natural grill cleaner. If you serve bottled or canned refreshments, be sure to have recycling bins on hand. Have leftovers? Box them up in glass or stainless steel food storage containers.

Check out some of OMG’s 4th July tips through the day on our Twitter page @omgalternmed and our Facebook fan page. Happy Holidays.

Ms. OMG

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