Inviting a few friends over for a backyard barbecue is the quintessential summer get-together…it’s a relaxing, intimate, low-key way to spend an afternoon.

But keeping it healthy and showing your friends a good time aren’t mutually exclusive. A few blog posts ago I shared how you could bring the healthy to the BBQ – with burgers and booze still on the menu – and today, in my new episode of Nourished, I’m sharing five delicious and nourishing recipes that are friend tested and BBQ approved.

From a potato salad swap (that’s a definite crowd-pleaser) to a refreshing, tropical dessert, I’m helping you craft the perfect plant-based menu to rock your next barbecue!

What We’re Cookin’ On This Episode of Nourished

Kumato Gazpacho

Beat the heat and chill out with my modern take on a classic gazpacho.

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Grilled Potato Salad

No barbecue is complete without potato salad, right? This grilled version is mayo-less and so delish that it’ll have your friends begging for the recipe.

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Black Bean Burgers

Forgo the frozen veggie burgers and elevate your burger game with my black bean burgers.

Top it off with this Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing for an extra creamy punch of flavor.

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Grilled Fruit Skewers with Maple Grapefruit Glaze

Don’t turn off the grill just yet, let the sizzle continue with my grilled peach and pineapple skewers. Paired with my banana ice “cream” this dessert can conquer the severest of sweet tooth cravings!

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Now that your menu is set it’s time to get grilling!

AND…because I love to make things as simple as possible for you, I’ve put together the grocery list (for the ENTIRE menu) below, just click, print and you’re good to go!

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Once you’ve had a chance to watch the episode, I’d love to hear from you. What are some of your favorite healthy meals to make or bring to a BBQ?

If you don’t have one, which recipe from this episode are you most excited to dig in to?

Conversation sparks inspiration, so leave your thoughts in the comments below! As always, thanks for watching and cheers to savoring every last bite of summer!



P.S. If you’d like to watch Nourished when it airs (or if you want to stream it live), you can get the how-tos on that here –> PHTV Channel 4.

You can also subscribe to The VM List (on the right sidebar of this blog) and get every episode delivered right to your inbox! PLUS you’ll also get my free e-book, Eat Better, Feel Better, Live Better that’s mentioned at the start of this episode!