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5 Reasons for Cooking Outdoors

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Relive your childhood memories with outdoor living!

Remember a time before information overload?  Before kids were allowed to have cell phones?  Before there were tvs and tablets in every room?

Do you remember where all of your fun, joy, and entertainment came from when you were a child?   It came from nature! From being outside. It came from playing crazy games in the backyard with friends and family and the neighborhood kids.

If you have kids, how much time do they spend outside? How much time do you spend playing with them? How often are you outside as a family making memories?

And if you don't have kids yet or your kids are grown up and moved away, how much time do you spend outside? Do you invite friends and family over just to hang out and spend time together?

Life is so short and we want you to be able to have those quality moments with the ones that you love. And if those moments can happen outside, like they did when you were younger that's even better!

Why consider cooking outdoors as part of your lifestyle? There are many reasons to consider outdoor cooking each week! Here are 5 great benefits you'll get by cooking in the backyard:

1.  Outdoor living is a healthy lifestyle.

The air is cleaner outside which helps with your health, there is so much room to run outside that kids are getting the daily exercise that they need to help them grow into healthy adults.

Being outside helps with eye health; New research is showing that our ever increased exposure to artificial light may be having a negative impact on nearsightedness, never mind the damage that constant exposure to screens is having on our eyes.

Let's not forget the most important reason for spending time outside, especially in the summer...THE SUN!! Vitamin D is crucial to the mental and physical well being of all human beings. That's why when it's dreary outside for a long time people are generally less happy, they are not getting enough Vitamin D. 

It's been proven that being outside helps both with our psychological health but also improves the quality of our sleep.

2. Cooking outdoors means healthy eating.

We are all conscious of our food intake especially when it comes to meats. Grilling outdoors is a healthy way of cooking food. Unwanted fatty oils of the meat are dripped off the meat, which means calories are reduced, but nutrients like riboflavin and thiamine are maintained. 

We also don’t use butter when we grill meats which mean healthier food!  Veggies that are grilled are also more nutritious, especially those which are low in water content - you could even make a marinade to add additional flavor using herbs, spices, seasonings, as well as something like Gundry MD Polyphenol Olive Oil to bind it all together. Aside from being healthy and nutritious, the utmost part is that the food tastes finger-licking good!

3. Cooking outside is practical.

Cooking indoors makes the house warmer and this could lead to your air conditioner inside the house working overtime which also leads to bigger electric bills. To avoid such bills, especially in the summertime, outdoor cooking is the best option!

Complete grill island bars like the  Fire Magic Grill Island System are excellent focal points and can be used as an entertaining area for all celebrations. No need to have reservations at a hotel banquet hall and no need to worry about the possible mess inside your house if a party is held outdoors.

4. Outdoor cooking is entertaining & a stress reliever.

When you are cooking outside in the company of your friends or relatives while enjoying a nice wine or ice-cold beer, you feel relaxed, at ease, and like the world is just a background?  Having the people you cherish join you while cooking and eating outdoors and enjoying nature, the sunset or the stars above is an excellent way to remove stress

When family and friends are socializing, you don’t want to be left out on the latest happenings just because you are inside your house cooking while everyone is having fun outside.  Cooking in an outdoor oven is an excellent choice for togetherness!

Take the opportunity to show off your cooking skills when friends and family are at your home! The best way to do that is when you have your outdoor kitchen complete with a wood-burning pizza oven!  

5. Outdoor cooking is valuable.

Every penny you invest in your outdoor kitchen is worth it. The real estate value of your home increases with a trendy outdoor kitchen for cooking and entertaining. 

When you invest in first class outdoor kitchen appliances, you certainly invest wisely!  Having the best outdoor kitchen accessory typically means investing in stainless steel grills and island components. Stainless steel is considered an “all-season steel” because it lasts much longer and doesn’t rust despite the weather conditions it must survive.

Where should you put your investments? Definitely on something that would give you a better way of living! You and your family deserve a life that embraces laughter, cherished moments, and healthy living!  You can find all that and more in an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. 


Visit our selection of outdoor kitchen islands and bars today.

Our desire is to get people outside again so that you can make those lasting memories. Remember the world of the magic that happens when people get together and spend quality time having fun!