Sizzling Summer Best Outdoor Grilling Recipes

Sizzling Summer Best Outdoor Grilling Recipes

Sizzling Summer Best Outdoor Grilling Recipes

So, guys, summer is right around the corner, and I looked up today the most trending and best outdoor grilling recipes for your reference to get you started cooking and entertaining outside. Enjoy the sun, the outdoors, and your favorite BBQ grill with these delicious options for summer BBQ.

Have you got your grill ready yet this year? Maybe your BBQ season is in full swing already? What do you like to serve and prepare on the grill? Any tips? Please, be sure to share in the comments, and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for a special treat!

Grilled Balsamic Asparagus

Grilled Balsamic Asparagus

Love eating asparagus! Have you tried grilling it with balsamic vinegar dressing?

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Grilled Garlic Cilantro Chicken Skewers

Grilled Garlic Cilantro Chicken Skewers

Nice recipe! Seems so simple, but chicken is one of the best proteins to grill!

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Dijon Grilled Catfish

Dijon Grilled Catfish

I had catfish just last week, not grilled, but I bet it would taste amazing! It melts in the mouth!

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Kielbasa Sausage & Grilled Vegetables in Foil

Kielbasa Sausage & Grilled Vegetables in Foil

We have baked potatoes in oil, and I have seen corn being grilled in foil, but this is so interesting – this is kind of like cooking everything in one pot – certainly looks delicious!

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Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings are just a great BBQ treat

Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings are just a great BBQ treat

Something about grilled chicken is absolutely super tasty! I am looking forward to having some BBQ treats this summer – a lot!

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You must, must, MUST try this Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken :

You must, must, MUST try this Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken :

This looks like things that I cook at home – adding grilled chicken to fresh grape tomatoes, and zucchini pasta looks like a perfect combination!

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Grilled Chicken Sliders  

Grilled Chicken Sliders

If you are looking to feed a crown at a party with bite-sized portions, this is a great option!

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Grilled Chile Chicken Tacos @

Grilled Chile Chicken Tacos @

The slightly grilled tortilla here will add so much flavor! Don\’t skip that step!

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Grilled Greek Chicken Souvlaki Quinoa Brown Rice Bowls @HodgsonMill

Grilled Greek Chicken Souvlaki Quinoa Brown Rice Bowls @HodgsonMill

Another variation of grilled chicken – love those brown marks!

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Grilled Wrapped Stuffed Mini Peppers 😍 LOVE this amazing appetizer! 🍴 👉

Grilled Wrapped Stuffed Mini Peppers 😍 LOVE this amazing appetizer! 🍴 👉

I will have to try this one! I always see bags of sweet mini peppers for sale in our stores, now I have a great idea for making with them!

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Grilled Pork Tacos w/ Mexican Corn Salsa are my fav! �

Grilled Pork Tacos w/ Mexican Corn Salsa are my fav! �

Pork tacos are also a delicious option! Pork is another great protein to grill!

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Grilled Sweet & Sour Meatball Kabobs @VealMadeEasy Get ready to ! >.

Grilled Sweet & Sour Meatball Kabobs @VealMadeEasy Get ready to ! >.

I haven\’t had grilled meatballs yet, especially sweet and sour ones, I will need to try this this summer!

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Honey Grilled Shrimp

Honey Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp is an awesome dish! Don\’t forget you can do this, or you will have missed this opportunity!

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Grilled Mexican Shrimp Cocktail @ElYucateco �

Grilled Mexican Shrimp Cocktail @ElYucateco �

Not a bad idea for a hot day!

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Who doesn\'t love grilled scallops?

Who doesn\’t love grilled scallops?

Me! I don\’t like scallops, sorry! I will, however, list this recipe – it\’s not all about me and what I like, right?

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Grilled Vegetable, Olive Flatbread, and Hummus Plate [Vegan]

Grilled Vegetable, Olive Flatbread, and Hummus Plate [Vegan]

Nothing is better than this!

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This for Grilled Sweet Potato Fries is so easy. Make them tonight!

This for Grilled Sweet Potato Fries is so easy. Make them tonight!

I can see how delicious this will be because I like potatoes, especially sweet potatoes! I also want to try this recipe this summer!

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Grilled Onions! Check it out:

Grilled Onions! Check it out:

This would be a great dish, I am thinking I might need some more special BBQ gear for making this recipe! Do you have any ideas?

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Grilled Sweet Potato Boats With Black Bean Mango Salsa [Vegan] �

Grilled Sweet Potato Boats With Black Bean Mango Salsa [Vegan] �

I love baked potatoes that are made on open fire – I suppose these ones would taste just as good!

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Cheesy grilled corn dip - it\'s for today!!! Get the easy to make -

Cheesy grilled corn dip – it\’s for today!!! Get the easy to make –

I need to have this in the summer – I cannot imagine summer without grilled corn!

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Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Meal from @RealHousemoms

Grilled Chicken Fajita Foil Packet Meal from @RealHousemoms

I like fajitas but we don\’t make them very often. Looks yummy!

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Yummy grilled onion rings

Yummy grilled onion rings

I don\’t think this would be the first thing I would eat just because our grill is always so busy with meat options, and we mostly eat onion rings in restaurants, not at home, but I would love to try these!

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Grilled vegetable recipes that look almost too good to eat via @bonappetit

Grilled vegetable recipes that look almost too good to eat via @bonappetit

Do you read recipe magazines, and have you ever tried making more upscale food options? We have never grilled leafy greans, but the picture looks lovely!

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Grilled Halibut with Mango Sauce -

Grilled Halibut with Mango Sauce –

If you don\’t cook fish that often much like we don\’t, this could be a great tutorial in this recipe, I recommend this!

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Grilled Sweet Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin @SmithfieldFoods & Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Grilled Sweet Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin @SmithfieldFoods & Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Looks like our dinner – and we have many of this in the summer – looks lovely! Pork and slaw – the best food!

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Grilled Avocados with Tomatoes & Cilantro-Almond Pesto -->

Grilled Avocados with Tomatoes & Cilantro-Almond Pesto –>

Grilled avocados? That\’s interesting!

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Grilled Apricots with Almond Pistachio Ricotta [Vegan]

Grilled Apricots with Almond Pistachio Ricotta [Vegan]

I have made this recipe before! This is divine! Be sure to try it when fresh apricots become available!

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Make TASTY campfire grilled pizzas using English muffins: �

Make TASTY campfire grilled pizzas using English muffins: �

Making pizza on the BBQ is still on my bucket list – will try it this year hopefully! Looking forward to those days on the patio with the family!

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Fragrant Grilled Chicken wings for Friends. Enjoy Dish !! :-) :/�

Fragrant Grilled Chicken wings for Friends. Enjoy Dish !! 🙂 :/�

Don\’t these wings look appetizing!

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Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli | Minimalist Baker ... - �

Grilled Corn with Sriracha Aioli | Minimalist Baker … – �

When you think corn is just fine grilled as is, think again, and just look at this sauce!

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Try watermelon savory style with my CILANTRO LIME GRILLED WATERMELON

Try watermelon savory style with my CILANTRO LIME GRILLED WATERMELON

We haven\’t tried this yet!

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Grill Lovers\' Grilled Angel Food Cake With Nectarines & Blueberries Recipe

Grill Lovers\’ Grilled Angel Food Cake With Nectarines & Blueberries Recipe

Finally a cake recipe that can be cooked on the grill! Amazing!

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Grilled Pineapple Caprese by @betsylife

Grilled Pineapple Caprese by @betsylife

OK, why haven\’t I made this before, why haven\’t I have come up with this dish?

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Get ! Spanish Style Grilled Marinated Pork

Get ! Spanish Style Grilled Marinated Pork

OOOOOh, I love all Spanish food, grilled pork will definitely not going to be an exception!

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Grill Lovers’ Oriental Grilled Vegetables Recipe (Servings: 4)

Grill Lovers’ Oriental Grilled Vegetables Recipe (Servings: 4)

This recipe works for me – so colorful! Love colorful food!

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Break out the grill for these Grilled Pork Burritos

Break out the grill for these Grilled Pork Burritos

I want this – now, and I have just had dinner!

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With all of these recipes ready to go, be sure to stock up on your proteins and lots of delicious veggies to cook up! I know the bill for any BBQ party if you want to use any of these summer best outdoor grilling recipes will be quite hefty! Every time we decide to throw a party, we feel like we have got our bank accounts literally sizzle away in the sun! Hope this is not what will happen if you can win a great new giveaway on our blog –

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Vera Bradley x Girl Starter/TLC – a new reality show empowering young female entrepreneurs – TOMORROW 5/19

Vera Bradley and Girl Starters Airs on TLS

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As a lifestyle blogger, I am starting to be more visible in media, and often receive information about various initiatives that are taking place, and I pick the most interesting ones to share with my followers! So happy to let you know today about this event that will be starting tomorrow to promote young females who are working hard on putting their dreams into reality. Catch this new show on TLS on Friday, May 19th at 7pm EST.

Vera Bradley partners with the NEW TLC reality competition series Girl Starter, described as a blend of reality hits such as “Shark Tank,” “The Apprentice,” “Project Runway” and “American Idol,” produced by Al Roker’s production company (AL Roker Entertainment), the show is aimed at empowering young female entrepreneurs ages 18-24 and those interested in supporting their dreams.

The competition follows six steps of early phase business building, from ideation through pitch and features entertaining challenges, vibrant guest stars and a grand price of $100,000 in funding and services. The Girl Starter x Vera Bradley episode will air TOMORROW night and features Vera Bradley Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Barbara Bradley Baekgaard as a guest judge.

Vera Bradley and Girl Starters Airs on TLS

Vera Bradley and Girl Starters Airs on TLS

New Indiegogo Campaign – Support New EverSleep Sleep Tracker Device

EverSleep device

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Sometimes I receive information from PR companies about new products that are coming up in the market, and I am often approached to help with campaign funding publicity. This happens when companies come up with new products or services, and set up campaigns to help them fund the release of the product. I am always happy to post about a product that I think might be interesting for my readers.

A new campaign that is just starting today is EverSleep crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

EverSleep Personal Sleep Tracker is the only consumer sleep tracker using the same oxygen monitoring technology healthcare professionals use.
Only EverSleep provides personalized coaching to help solve sleep problems. Users download a simple analysis engine app that details nightly sleep measurements and explains the causes of any abnormalities in snoring, insomnia, breathing disturbances (that can be caused by sleep apnea), pulse rate, micro-motions, and continuous blood oxygen levels.

EverSleep functions include non-intrusive measurement of blood-oxygen, severe and mild snoring, pulse abnormalities, sleep fragmentation, autonomic micro-motions, and time in bed.

A little bit of the history of the product: David Tobler and Chris Crowley are medical device engineers with successful careers focused on “pulse oximetry” oxygen monitoring technology.  Craig Pickerill is a very successful sleep clinician and entrepreneur, building a chain of sleep laboratories throughout the central US. The founders realized that “fitness bracelet” sleep monitoring doesn’t tell the user WHY they are sleeping badly.  Free “snore” apps only tell you something that you already know, you are snoring!  The consumer has to choose between an ineffective $129 bracelet, or an uncomfortable $1200 in-hospital sleep study prescribed by their doctor. The key to true clinical sleep lab monitoring is oxygen measurement – used to detect sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea a medical description for interrupted breathing during sleep. Your body’s oxygen plummets and your pulse rate increases to compensate for the missing oxygen.  These interruptions can be minor, or they can catastrophically “ruin” your sleep for the entire night. Thus was born EverSleep!  With clinical grade oxygen monitoring, pulse rate monitoring, and extremely sensitive motion detection, we differentiate between many types of sleep problems.  It’s a simple, comfortable, inexpensive consumer home health device that delivers much of the benefit of a true sleep lab.

 

What I Carry In My Bag and Tips on How to Get Through the Day – Try BODYARMOR LYTE

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BODYARMOR. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Every day here is different. Some days are busy and hard to keep up with. Other days I actually get to enjoy the weather with my toddler, and check out local parks. It all depends. One thing stays the same for me though, and that is what I do to stay energized and healthy throughout the week – not very easy to do, but I am glad I can keep up with my lifestyle with these few tricks.

1. Staying hydrated is everything. I love running around, but without proper hydration this is simply not possible with my workload. I have to be sure that I am able to catch my breath, and keep going throughout the day. I have promised myself to be drinking more water this year. Sometimes it is water that I drink. Sometimes it is coffee and tea that I love so much. Sometimes it is the drinks that I grab in the fridge that my kids love, and now I can enjoy with them as well.

My kids love drinking BODYARMOR drinks, and now I got into drinking BODYARMOR LYTE which is their new drink.

BODYARMOR LYTE

BODYARMOR LYTE

  • 20/cal per serving
  • Naturally Sweetened
  • Contains coconut water, electrolytes and vitamins

Check out BODYARMOR LYTE website if you are interested in learning more about this drink, and trying it. BODYARMOR LYTE is heavy on hydration and LYTE on calories. BODYARMOR SuperDrink is a premium, sports drink that provides superior hydration. It is packed with electrolytes, coconut water and vitamins and is low in sodium and high in potassium. BODYARMOR contains natural flavors and sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources.

Here is where these drinks are sold in our area: Safeway/Albertson’s, Fred Meyer, and then QFC

2. Keeping a bag of nuts and seeds always handy. I know that nuts are fatty sometimes, but in a small amount I find that they help me stay energized and able to function just as much as water does.

BODYARMOR LYTE

3. Sometimes a protein bar is another great source of energy for me. I don’t often take those because of the sugar content that I am working on avoiding right now, but I am guilty of getting those on occasion, and putting them in my bag – they help me when I have a sudden feeling of hunger, and nothing else is available. We often go to parks with my toddler, and after all the running around I do need a healthy snack!

BODYARMOR LYTE

4. Cheese! This is another source of my daily energy! As I avoid carbs at all possible costs, I need to have a high fat diet to be able to function! Finding a favorite cheese that I can eat can be a bit challenging, as there are some that I don’t like as much, and as I am lactose intolerant it can be sometimes difficult to find the right one, but when I do, having those thin slices of cheese, or cubed cheese can be life changing! My husband has recently purchased a home slicer, and now we enjoy a lot of home sliced cheese, and it makes a huge difference.

5. Exercising daily may seem and sound like it would be draining, especially if you are lazy like me, or more, and if you are not used to exercising but I find it can actually give me more energy and an ability to function better on busy days. For me, walking and running is what I like to do. Of course, household chores are a great exercise, and having a busy toddler helps a lot as well. Exercising does not have to be specific gym type of activities, this can be simply part of your daily physical activity, what you do anyways, just doing more of it, for longer periods. Carrying a toddler around is not a lot different from lifting weights. Hiking and walking is about the same as using a treadmill.

6. Getting a good night’s sleep works wonders for me. Sometimes the level of stress is unavoidable – it can be job stress, family issues, or health scares – and there is nothing we can do about these things. We can’t just forget about them, throw them out of our lives, or avoid them. The stress is there, and will not go away; it often reminds about itself with every next phone call or email message. What we need to do most of the time is learn how to cope with it, and things we can do to allow our bodies regenerate the energy we use, and help our mind rest, and sleep is the easiest and most powerful way to deal with stress levels in my opinion.

Hope this post is helpful if you are struggling to keep up with your life. Most of these pieces of advice are so simple, and logical, yet it is surprising how difficult it might be to actually follow them, and stay on top of your daily activities, supplying your body with the energy to help keep you going. Let me know in the comments if there are any other things that you do daily to help you stay energized.

How I Get Ready For the Sunny Weather – What Is In My Bag?

Protect your skin from Sun exposure

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I often notice that fellow bloggers showcase what they use daily for their skincare, and today I wanted to show what I use as well. I am actually a Brand Ambassador for an amazing company called Goddess Garden – have you heard about them? I use a lot of their products to help me battle the sun and deal with the sun effects on my skin.

Goddess Garden

Goddess Garden

Goddess Garden

Our winters and cold seasons are not particularly sunny here in North-West, especially this year, as the sun is just now starting to lurk out from the skies once in a while. I am gearing up for the summer season though because when the sun does get out here, we certainly spend a lot of time outdoors. We have a nice backyard as well as the front yard where our kids play and frolic while we enjoy a sip of a cold drink, or just chill in the pool.

All this summer activity never goes unnoticed for our skin, and I am just so happy to work with a company that understands that we have to protect our skin using the most natural products that we have available for us.

I have first learned about Goddess Garden at a ShiftCon conference I have been to in NoLa last year, and I was amazed at the quality of these products. This company creates a wide range of skincare and sun repair products that can help us cool off from the sun, nourish our skin with vitamins, and create that screen that will protect the skin from sun exposure.

My skin is becoming more and more reactive again now as I grow older. In my youth my skin has been plagued by acne, and then it kind of stopped breaking out a lot for a while, only to come back again now that I am getting older. Add to that seasonal skin irritations, dry skin, a few wrinkles, and you get yourself a full package of wonders – what do I do with my face, I never know.

I do try to use natural and organic products for my skin, as much as I can. Goddess Garden products contain organic ingredients so I can be sure that I am using the best products available for my skin.

Natural products

I am starting to feel the aging, and I do try to postpone this process with products, and yet I know that one of the biggest culprits is actually the sun. I feel like when I spend less time in the sun, my skin looks and feels better. I know we are all used to thinking that tanned skin is beautiful, but it is so important to watch the sun exposure, and protect the skin with the first rays of sun. Here are a few facts:

An Australian study followed 903 adults under the age of 55 for 4 ½ years. Part of the group had strict daily sunscreen requirements and the other part had no sunscreen restrictions at all. After 4 ½ years, the sunscreen wearers showed a dramatic decrease in skin aging. Check out this article –  Push the Pause Button on Skin AgingA study led by Philippe Humbert, MD, head of the Department of Dermatology at the University Hospital of Besançon, showed chronic exposure to UVA radiation accelerated the aging of skin five to seven years.

Have you started using the sunscreen this year yet? Do you use it every day throughout the year? Check out Goddess Garden products if you are looking for sunscreen containing products – I love the firming primer and pre-sunscreen serum I am using. The serum has this amazing scent – I could us this as a perfume – it reminds me of essential oils. Love the sunscreen as I know it does its job, and makes me feel confident that my skin is protected properly.