Rachael Recommends || May 2024

Posted by Rachael McDonald on May 24, 2024

Rachael Recommends || May 2024

With longer days, warmer weather and more sun, it seems only fitting that this month we look to the outdoors for inspiration. In this issue I'll share some of my favorite crowd-pleasing grilling recipes, along with my recommendation for the best savory sauces to spice up any dish. To finish, I will present a compelling blog that makes a case for getting your daily dose of sunlight.

I hope this inspires you to enjoy the outdoors, gather your friends for a backyard BBQ, and to be sure to soak up that sun! Thanks for reading. Cheers to your health and to summer!

Bacon Jalapeño Poppers

You're drooling too? Seeing these, how could you not want to make them ASAP? This appetizer is sure to satisfy and please any crowd. Serve them or bring them to your next BBQ, or even enjoy them as an app for a family weekend dinner!

Make them with dairy cream cheese if you like, but I really think following the recipe as written will yield the most delicious result!

Cilantro Lime Skewers

Are you ready for it to feel like summer? Make these chicken skewers and feel the summer vibes! This fusion of flavors will have your guests singing your praises at your next gathering.

These would be delicious served with cilantro lime rice, or a fresh fruit salad. They also pair well with the dessert shown next!

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Grilled fruit is a fun and light way to enjoy dessert in the summer. Try this recipe as-is, or sub peaches for the pineapple. With either option, I'm sure this is a recipe you're going to return to time, and time again this summer. Bon Appétit!

Product Highlight

Primal Kitchen Sauces

At Fitness Collective, we love all things Primal Kitchen. From their sauces, to marinades to mayos. Snag some of these to upgrade your summer grilling dishes! 

Article: The Powerful Health Benefits of Sunlight

Better clarity, better mood, and better rest. This just scratches the surface of what sunlight can do for you!