By Lauren Cox, Closer to Your Food

It’s not too late to enjoy BBQ no matter where you live. As the summer comes to a close, we just wanted to remind you that there’s still plenty of time to get outside and fire up the barbie. We’ve compiled our tried and true favorite BBQ recipes for you to enjoy. Remember to BBQ meats safely to avoid the formation of carcinogenic HCAs, which you can read more about here. It’s always a good idea to marinate meat first to help keep it healthier. We hope you try some of these tasty recipes!

Download all 5 Marinade and BBQ Sauce Recipe Cards: BBQ Sauce and Marinades

Download Recipes for Grilled Clams, Cojita Corn, Basil Peaches, Hot Dogs and Lemon Skewers: BBQ Veggies and Hot Dogs


Here’s a preview of some of our favorite BBQ recipes:

BBQSauce GrilledClams Lemonskewers Marinade


Closer to Your Food is a wellness blog focused on eating and cooking for health and sustainability with recipes
and lifestyle tips formulated around a plant-based diet and home-grown local foods. Chef Lauren Cox holds a B.A. from the le Cordon Bleu in Culinary Management with over 8 years of fine dining experience in private dining, catering and Michelan star restaurants. For more information, please visit and follow Closer to Your Food on Twitter and Facebook @Closer2YourFood. 

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