National BBQ Month Recipes


We all know how summertime = outside time. The more time we spend outside, the more I crave a good barbecue.


A simple way to have great BBQ at night is just by marinating the meat in the fridge during the day, and you'll have a meal in no time! Below we included our family's favorite marinade variations and a simple but great product that you can purchase in the store!


Side Dishes:

  • At the time of cooking, grab some bell peppers (whole without stems) and cover with your healthy oil of choice and lightly salt and pepper - place skin side down on the grill with the meat and rotate - they take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to get cooked depending on your meat cooking temperature and another 10 minutes if you choose to remove the skin - wait 10 minutes then remove the skin. We like to slice them up and add fresh parsley or other garden herbs with garlic and olive oil.

  • Our family favorite is grilled red onions! They take about 15-20 minutes to cook up.

  • Take a whole onion and slice it into about 1-inch thick sections. Cover with a healthy oil of choice and salt and pepper. Place on grill and turn over 7 minutes in.


Our go-to marinade per pound of meat:

  • 1 TB Dried onion flakes

  • 1-2 TB Powdered garlic

  • 2 TB Minced garlic

  • 1 tsp smoked paprika (regular can work, but smoked gives a better flavor profile)

  • 1 tsp ground chili powder or, for more spice, cayenne pepper

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 4 TB Honey or molasses

  • 4 TB avocado oil or olive oil

  • 4 TB Apple Cider vinegar

  • 1 TB Coconut amnios

  • Salt & Pepper to taste


Lamb or Goat:

  • Above but add oregano, thyme, rosemary, and a dash of red wine vinegar.

  • We will often substitute the oil for butter for our lamb.

In-Store Product:

It comes as hot and spicy, classic marinade, or citrus herb marinade


This is the best and healthiest marinade I have seen in stores. We've tried all three of them and love them; even one year old approved! She didn't even mind the hot & spicy that had a bit of a kick.

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