Listen up beauties! There’s a new indoor grill in town and it’s absolutely perfect! If you want a healthy and convenient way to cook your meats, the T-fal® Opti-Grill is for you! This groundbreaking product takes grilling to a whole new level!
If you want to enjoy a night in with the girls, but still need to watch those calories, then the T-Fal OptiGrill is every girl’s best friend. It’s an indoor grill with a “brain” that cooks food to your preference, without over or under cooking it. This is perfect for me, since I multitask when I cook and often forget that I was cooking in the first place. And there’s also my extreme fear of cooking chicken. I never know when it’s really done, but the built-in sensor that automatically adapts to the thickness of your food and cooks it perfectly is a God-send.
And listen–if you forget to defrost your meat earlier in the day, you can still cook your frozen meat when you get home without having to worry over defrosting it. All you have to do is press the button that corresponds with your meat, press frozen and ok and you’ll have perfectly cooked meat in less than 30 minutes!
From rare to well-done, the OptiGrill features seven different programs including: burgers, poultry, sandwiches, sausage, red meat, fish and manual. Plus, with its slanted edge and a removable drip tray (which fills up with all that unwanted fat and oil), the OptiGrill allows you to enjoy a burger without the bulge. And you know we all love to stay snatched!
Whether you’re new to the kitchen or a foodie extraordinaire, the OptiGrill is simple, easy to clean and quick to put away. All you have to do is turn it on, select which meat you’re cooking, place the meat on the grill, watch and listen for the sensor, by following the color chart. Yellow is rare, orange is medium and red is well-done. There’s no guessing when your food is done, or no need to peak!
Cleaning it is as simple as popping out the top and bottom plates, scrub them with a plastic brush and water. The drip tray also pops out to be cleaned as well and the rest of the unit stays clean during cooking. Trust and believe that this grill is a necessity for the busy and meat-loving home cook. And what’s best about it, is that even in the winter time, when you want that grilled flavor without dealing with the frigid weather, you can always use you OptiGrill! ($179.99 at Bed Bath & Beyond)
Don’t try bone-in meat, as the bones really mess with the evenness and doneness of your meat.
Check Out This Gallery Of Tips To Not Go Overboard At Your BBQ:
1. Eat Smart
Do you have plans to hit any and every BBQ that you hear about this summer? Well, honey, you need some pointers to keep it together! Even the healthiest eaters get overwhelmed by the array of dips and fixings at a typical summer bash. The average BBQ diner eats more than 3,000 calories in a single sitting! Registered Dietician Laura Burbank suggests 6 tips to enjoy BBQ's without losing your waistline!
2. Banish The Bun
Bread products raise blood sugar as quickly and as much as eating two tbsp of pure sugar, we still seem to fill these picnic staples with anything we can throw on the grill. Try going bun-less by eating with a fork & knife to slow down your eating. Use a lettuce-wrap approach to put some color into your meal or toss your grilled goods on top of a plate of hearty salad greens. Get your burgers: http://bit.ly/1nEGqmN
3. Don’t Chase the Ice Cream Man
Popular summer desserts like colorful ice pops include artificial coloring agents that could just as easily dye our hair, clothing or crafts. Instead, choose to naturally sweeten up your party with fruit kabobs, frozen berries with heavy cream, or homemade real-fruit popsicles. Get your fruit here: http://bit.ly/1lV00OP Get your skewers: http://bit.ly/1yOSw4l
4. Eat Naked
Most condiments are packed with unsavory additives to enhance flavor, shelf life, texture, or appearance. Season with fresh or dried herbs and seasonings and try dry rubs for chicken and ribs, pack some fresh herbs and spices into your grass-fed burger patties, or marinate your poultry or seafood with olive oil, citrus, and herbs before searing them on the grill. Get your herbs here: http://bit.ly/TxuGtd
5. H2O Isn’t Just For The Pool
Juice, sodas and sweetened teas are often made with high-fructose corn syrup and may contain brominated vegetable oil, which can wreak havoc on our bodies. Instead, pack coolers with sparkling mineral water, unsweetened tea, or offer a water cooler filled with chilled cucumber – mint or berry/citrus-infused water. Buy your water here: http://bit.ly/1nEDWF8
6. Skip The Chips
Salty & crispy snacks such as chips, pretzels & snack mixes are everywhere at summer BBQ's. To fight temptation, fill up the buffet tables with healthier foods with a crunch like salty kale chips or strips of bell peppers to dip in spicy hummus, guacamole or sour cream. Produce such as broccoli florets, carrots, jicama, cherry tomatoes and baby cucumbers also make great snacks. Buy yours: http://bit.ly/1nExspC
7. Make Faux Salads A Faux Pas
Potato salads, macaroni salad and pasta salad do not offer our bodies any true nourishment. Replacing these sides with some roasted vegetable salads or crisp, lightly-dressed coleslaw or use Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise or sour cream when making your own side dishes. Great your Greek yogurt: http://bit.ly/UKnTxn