5 Easy BBQ Recipes

With summer winding down, I thought now would be the perfect time to post some easy bbq recipes. For me, one of the best parts of summer is getting to grill out. Since KY is known for our barbecue, I thought I would share some of my favorites with you all.

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BBQ Shrimp Skewers. <– Perfect for your favorite bbq sauce!
Spicy BBQ Chicken Thighs.
Shredded Grilled Tilapia Tacos.
Neely’s Wet BBQ Ribs. STL-style ribs.

And last, but certainly not least, a recipe from my hometown. Owensboro Barbecued Mutton.

So grab your friends and family, a couple beers and a lot of food and fire up the grill. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer. I know I will!

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10 simple summer snacks

Since it has been SO HOT lately, I thought I would share a quick roundup of some simple summer snacks. None of these recipes require the oven, some are healthy and some involve ice cream 🙂

Enjoy!

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1. Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
INGREDIENTS
• 4 cups frozen strawberries
• 3 tablespoons honey
• ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
• 1 tablespoon lime juice

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I use and LOVE my NutriBullet.

2. Fruit & Cheese Kabobs
3. Celery & Peanut Butter
4. Honey Vanilla Ice Cream
5. Real fruit popsicles.img_1072

6. Frozen grapes and cottage cheese (I stole this idea from Hungry Runner Girl)
7. Smoothies!
8. Fresh fruit
9. Sliced cucumber sandwiches
10. Caprese salad

Summer Fruit Salad

So I know it’s not officially summer yet, but the temps in the 80s for most of the week, it sure feels like it.

In the summer I am ALL about fruit. Obviously that’s when most things are in season, but there is nothing more refreshing after a hot and sweaty run than some cold and juicy fruit.

This summer fruit salad hits the spot and will be something I plan on enjoying all summer long.

We used to have a plum tree in my backyard growing up and I used to grab them off the tree in handfuls and eat them between playing tag with my brother and jumping on the trampoline. So I am so happy to see plums in this delicious fruit salad.

Enjoy!

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Fun & easy ways to beat the heat

Guys. I don’t know about y’all but I am melting with all of this heat and humidity we’ve had in the Bluegrass state. Like it’s almost unbearable. Let’s not even talk about how ridiculous my afternoon runs are. So in hopes of helping you beat the heat this summer, here are some fun tips to help you stay nice and cool. *insert emoji with sunglasses*

• Ice cream date with your BFF

• Drink LOTS & LOTS of water. Remember to hydrate with water (not with sodas or alcoholic drinks)

• Relax. Remember to take a break every now and then. Whether it’s yard work and or running, don’t push yourself. It’s more important to be safe than to finish a workout or mowing the lawn.

• Eat some fruit. Fruit contains lots of water and some important nutrients. Eating melons, berries and other fruits throughout the heat of the year is an easy & tasty way to cool down and enjoy the summer temps.

• Don’t forget the sunscreen! Please remember to take care of yourself and your skin! Use SPF 15 or higher when outside and don’t forget to reapply. Also, look for UVA/UVB protection on the packaging.

• Go for a swim!
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How do you stay cool during the dog days of summer?