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8 Healthy BBQ Recipes

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They’re fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

One of my favorite parts of summer is having family & friends over to enjoy good food and each other’s company. I’m a true entertainer at heart! I love to serve up delicious eats and spend time with the ones I love. There is no better time of the year to do this than summer – the weather is beautiful, the food is fresh, the kids are out of school, and everything is just better. Agreed?

We like to use our outdoor kitchen as much as possible during the summer, so having a ton of recipes to make on the grill is important. We always grill fresh zucchini and skewers, but I wanted to get some more ideas when it came to healthy BBQ recipes so my guests will really be impressed.

All of these recipes will help you enjoy all of the flavors and recipes you love about BBQ parties, but lightened up! Yes, you can still enjoy delicious BBQ food and still be healthy. These recipes are full of fresh vegetables, clean protein, and lots of flavor.

Let us know which of these healthy BBQ recipes you get to make this summer! What’s your favorite BBQ party dish to serve or bring?

1. Perfect Grilled Skewers & Kabobs

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

2. Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

3. BLT Pasta Salad from Life in the Lofthouse

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

4. Vegan & Gluten-free Sweet Potato Sliders from Emilie Eats

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

5. Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

6. BBQ Banana S’Mores from The Typical Mom

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

7. Pineapple Salsa from The Gunny Sack

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

8. Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon from Natasha’s Kitchen

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl from 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. 

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

I’m so excited to share this smoothie bowl recipe with you for a couple reasons! First, you know how much I love chocolate, especially paired with peanut butter. Is there a combination more delicious? I think not! My kids can never say no – and neither can I. ;)

Second, this recipe is from my friend Alison Lewis’ book 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes. Yes, 200 recipes! Smoothies are a great way to pack in lots of fruits and veggies in your family’s diet, and smoothie bowls make them even more fun. They’re super creamy, and you can top them with all your favorite toppings. A great interactive meal for kids!

The big difference between a normal smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the texture. You want your smoothie bowl to be super thick – almost like soft-serve ice cream! Between the thick texture and the chocolate-peanut buttery deliciousness, this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl will have you thinking you’re enjoy dessert for breakfast.

200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes has every smoothie recipe you can think of, from kid-friendly recipes, green creations, dessert bowls, and even coffee and tea bowls for those of us that need our caffeine. Some of the recipes include Upside Down Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl, Green Coconut Smoothie Bowl, and Peach Paradise Smoothie Bowl. Can you say YUM?!

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Smoothie bowls couldn’t be simpler to make. All you have to do is throw your ingredients in a blender, blend, and pour into bowl. You could even prep some DIY smoothie freezer packs ahead of time! Of course, I’d argue that the best part of a smoothie bowl is the toppings. The possibilities are endless! For this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl, we love banana, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and a touch of extra cocoa powder. I can never say no to more chocolate!

All of the recipes in 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes are great for breakfast or snacking, and I know your kids will love them. Be sure to get your copy on Amazon!

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl
 
Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. From 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes by Alison Lewis.
Author:
Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces (if necessary)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Suggested Toppings: Unsweetened cocoa powder, sliced banana, mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In blender, combine almond milk, cocoa powder, banana, peanut butter and ice. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl or bowls and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.
 

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

8 Fun Summer Recipes Kids Will Love

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They’ll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

Summer is so close, we can almost taste it! Literally – these delicious recipes are perfect for hot summer days and sharing with the whole family.

What do your kids enjoy eating during the summer? Even though we continue to pack lunches for summer camps, we love to make fun snacks that are refreshing, fruity, and healthy. Strawberries are so fresh during the summer, so we love using those in our healthy snacks. And of course, ice cream and popsicles are some of our favorite treats!

I can’t wait until summer finally gets here so I can whip up some of these fun summer recipes for my kids. My freezer is going to be packed!

1. Healthy Banana Split Bites

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

2. Mango Freeze Popsicles

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

3. Roasted Strawberry S’mores

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

4. Vanilla Bean Frozen Yogurt

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

5. Watermelon Pizza

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

6. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

7. Real Homemade Icee

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

8. Fresh Fruit and Lemonade Popsicles

Celebrate the end of the school year with these 8 fun summer recipes that both kids and adults will love! They'll cool you off during hot days and are perfect to share with the whole family.

What kind of recipes do your kids love during the summer?

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

Grilled Cheese Dippers

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

A fun twist on a classic sandwich! Your kids will love these Grilled Cheese Dippers for lunch, especially paired with warm tomato soup.

What is your kid’s favorite sandwich? We have a few different flavor combinations in our lunch rotation, including almond butter and banana and hummus veggie club. But by far the most requested sandwich in our house is…grilled cheese! Are you even surprised??

You need just 3 simple ingredients for this recipe! We’re putting a simple twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich by cutting it into fun dippers. Perfect for dipping into a thermos full of tomato soup!

I love this recipe because you can use whatever bread your family prefers, from whole grain to grain free. The recipe calls for cheddar cheese, but feel free to use your favorite.

If you need more easy lunch ideas like these grilled cheese dippers, be sure to get a free weekly meal plan! We’ve got you covered for lunch and dinner, with both classic and grain-free options.

We hope your kids love these delicious grilled cheese dippers!

Grilled Cheese Dippers
 
This recipe is from Laura's cookbook, The Best Homemade Kids' Lunches on the Planet.
Author:
Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 2 pieces whole grain bread
  • 2 slices (40 g) cheddar cheese
  • Butter, for grilling
Instructions
  1. Butter one side of both bread slices; flip over onto a flat surface. Place cheese on one slice of bread and cover with second slice.
  2. Place cheese sandwich, buttered side down, on a skillet over medium heat. Grill for 2-3 minutes, until cheese has begun to melt and bread is golden brown. Press down with a spatula, flip and grill the second side. Remove from pan onto a cutting board.
  3. Allow grilled sandwich to cool down for five minutes, cut sandwich into narrow strips, and pack in lunch container.
  4. Serve with tomato soup.
Notes
MOM Tip: Let the grilled sandwich cool down before slicing and packing it in the lunchbox. If you cut it too soon and pack it while it’s still hot, the bread will be soggy by lunchtime.
 

2 Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. This soup also freezes well, so store the leftovers for easy dinners!

Golden Bell Pepper Soup

Thank you to Amie from The Healthy Apple for letting us share this delicious Golden Bell Pepper Soup from her new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body!

Dipping your spoon into this bell pepper–sweet potato combo is like dipping into a bowl of sunshine. This soup also freezes well, so store the leftovers for easy dinners!

I am so honored to share this delicious recipe today by my friend Amie from The Healthy Apple in celebration of her new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body.

I’ve been a huge fan of Amie’s blog for awhile now because her story is so inspiring. I’ve struggled with personal food intolerances and my kids’ food allergies, but it doesn’t compare to the chronic disease Amie battled for a decade before transforming her diet and healing her body from the inside out.

This beautiful cookbook is full of 200 plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients. Amazing! For anyone dealing with food allergies or chronic disease, I highly recommend checking out Amie’s cookbook and blog. It’s amazing what the right diet can do for your body!

We are huge soup fans in our house, so I was beyond excited to share this Golden Bell Pepper Soup from Eating Clean. My favorite part about making soup is that I can cook a double batch and freeze the leftovers. That makes for easy dinners on hectic days!

This soup is so cozy and comforting, and the bell pepper/sweet potato combo makes a lovely, creamy base. I topped mine with Amie’s crouton recipe – trust me, you need it!

Be sure to check out Amie’s cookbook Eating Clean for tons of allergy-friendly recipes!

Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body - This book outlines the journey of how one woman healed from chronic illness. Filled with over 200 detox-approved plant-based recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients!

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Golden Bell Pepper Soup
 
This delicious soup recipe is from Amie from The Healthy Apple's new cookbook, Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body!
Author:
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 yellow, red and/or orange bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 teaspoon finely chopped fresh marjoram
  • 1 recipe Gluten-Free Herbed Croutons, for garnish
  • Sliced avocado, for garnish; optional
  • Finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish; optional
  • Drizzle Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce, for garnish; optional
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 4 minutes. Add the bell peppers and cook until soft, about 6 minutes. Add the sweet potatoes and broth. Season with salt and black pepper, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and add the marjoram. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Let the soup cool slightly, and then, in batches, transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. If needed, thin the soup with water. Adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper if necessary. Return the soup to the pot to keep warm until serving. Serve garnished with the Herbed Croutons and, if desired, the avocado and cilantro on top and Seriously Sensational Sriracha Sauce on the side.
 

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