Roasted Broccoli w/ BBQ Sauce

Hi Friends!

Happy Monday. Just popping in to share a few things with you guys.

First of all, I did TONS of work on the blog over the weekend…it was exhausting but hopefully it will be helpful you guys as readers and that will make it all worth it!

Here’s what I did:

1) I finally got all of my recipes into Recipage. Check it out by clicking the Recipes tab at the top of the page. You can now search for recipes in a variety of different ways including cooking method, key ingredients and alphabetically.  You can easily print or email recipes, as well as tweet them, pin them or share them on facebook! So excited about this!!

2) I made a tab for Foodie Penpals. All the details of the program can be found there so be sure to check it out if you’re not already participating. If you ARE already participating, feel free to share the link with your readers in posts and on twitter to help continue to spread the word!

3) I updated my About Me tab!

4) I made a Workouts tab. I’ll continue to post my weekly Fitness Friday posts, but I’ve gone back and inserted some of the individual workouts into old posts on the day I did them. That way, you can go to the workout tab, choose a specific workout you want to do and it will link you to the post that contains that workout. This will allow you to bookmark and share specific workouts instead of an entire week’s work that you get in the Fitness Friday posts.

5) I made an Inspiration tab. Some of my recipes were just too simple or not specific enough to work in Recipage. I also had several series posts I’ve done like Lindsay’s Lunchbox & WIAW that were on my Recipe page before and wouldn’t work with Recipage. So, the Inspiration tab is somewhere you can go for easy lunch and dinner recipe inspiration, series posts, blog link love and other odds and ends posts.

Whew….I think that’s it for now! I’ll keep you posted as other changes occur!

I’ll leave you with my new favorite side dish. It couldn’t be easier to make…just 3 ingredients!

Roasted Broccoli w/ BBQ Sauce

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Keywords: roast side healthy broccoli bbq sauce

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice


Toss the broccoli in olive oil.

Roast at 425 for 10 min or until slightly blackened.

Combine the bbq sauce and oj in a small bowl.

Toss roasted broccoli in bbq sauce mixture.

Transfer to a clean bowl and serve


Don’t leave the broccoli in the bowl you toss it in or it will get soggy with the extra sauce

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So tell me: What was the best part of your weekend?!


Weekend Workout:

Hubby took a rest day on Saturday and I hopped on the treadmill for a quick run to loosen my legs. Started at 6.5mph and increased by .1 every minute up to 6.9 and back down.

I covered 2.21 miles in 20 min. I hit the two mile mark at 17:54 and then finished out the last 2 minutes. I felt good about this workout because I ran the whole thing, even though I wanted to stop several times. It got me sweating but still let me feel like I was stretching my legs.
Today’s Workout:

Put together a workout full of partner exercises to do with the hubby!

We took it kinda easy this workout because we were working through all the exercises and figuring out exactly how to do them. Feel free to increase the number of sets/reps you do with your partner.

A few moves that might need an explanation:
Throwdown situps– One partner sits on the floor with their knees bent. The other partner kneels on their partners feet, put their hands on their partner’s shoulders and pushes them down. The partner on the ground should engage their abs to resist as they go down to the floor slowly and then sit back up
Hamstring Drops– Have your partner kneel in front of you with their feet behind them, soles in the air. Stand on the soles of their shoes and push them forward. The partner will fall to the ground and land in pushup position, then pull themselves back up, engaging their hamstrings.
DB/Med Ball Situp Handoffs– lay down opposite each other on your backs with your feet touching, one person holding a med ball or dumbbell. Sit up and pass the weight to your partner, do another sit up and exchange the weight again. You can also lock your legs together to help your feel from coming up off the ground.
Plank Walkup Hand Slaps– Start facing each other in plank position with your palms on the floor. Both partners lower onto one forearm, then the other, then push back up onto one palm, then the other. Then lift your right hand, slap your partner’s right hand and repeat but slap their left hand.
Situp Punches– One partner lays on their back with their knees bent. The other partner kneels on their feet and holds their hands up over the partner’s knees. The partner on the floor does a situp and lightly punches their right hand across into their partner’s right hand and their left hand across into their partner’s left hand. Do another situp and repeat.
Twist and Pass– Stand back to back. Both partners twist to one side, pass a db or med ball and twist to the other side and pass it again. Two passes is one rep.
Leg Throwdowns– One partner lay on the floor. The other stands behind their head so the partner on the floor can grab their ankles. The partner on the floor lifts their legs off the floor and the standing partner throws them down to the floor. Repeat.
Wheelbarrow Pushups– One partner grabs the other partners ankles and lifts them into the air. The partner with their feet in the air does pushups. Switch partners.
Resistance Band Tricep Extensions– Each partner holds one end of the same resistance band and alternates doing tricep extensions.

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Mmm, I love dipping veggies in BBQ sauce – I like the roasting idea!
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) recently posted..{I Bleed Orange} Blood Orange Chobani Cookies

  2. Ooo I’ve never thought of putting bbq sauce on broccoli! That sounds really good! And nice job on updating so many things with your blog…I need to do that soon! Hope you have a great Monday :)
    Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health recently posted..Baby Shower and Back to School Goals

  3. best part of my weekend = it’s not over yet!! :) i get today off too.

    i have some fun projects planned – starting with a trip to michaels for supplies! i’m feeling crafty… and i have a fun new recipe planned for dinner too. i’m definitely making the most of this extra day off!
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  4. you win the productive award! :-)
    best part of the weekend: QT with my best friend and nephew.
    Tasha @ Dine & Dash recently posted..Meltdown

  5. BBQ and OJ sounds delicious!
    Nice job getting stuff done on your blog! It must feel so good. I need to sit down and spend some serious time on mine as well.
    Mattie @ Comfy and Confident recently posted..LiveFit

  6. Love the BBQ sauce idea!! How great is the recipage? It took a while for me but it was well worth it 😀

  7. Looks like you had a VERY productive weekend!

    Yesterday was a self declared couch day and productivity was NOT on the agenda. It was so needed and appreciated.

    Today, on the other hand, is a catch up day. Hopefully I will be productive!

  8. wow, you just put me to SHAME with all your productivity this weekend! I… vacuumed. That was about all I checked off my productivity list 😉

    Good idea on the broccoli! I love that there are so many ways to enjoy it. I must try your way!
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  9. Yummm! I love BBQ sauce, but I would have never thought to use it in this manner!

    Best part of the weekend … doing NOTHING all weekend except hang out with the husband, go to church, and cook. It was great!
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..My First Attempt at a Frittata

  10. can you please send that productivity my way! i need to do all that. Maybe i can pay you to do it for me. haha.

  11. I oh so wish i could get my hubby to love Broccoli! He just turns his nose up and hands it all over to me, hmmmm maybe thats a good thing :)
    Good job on the recipage, i really need to get on that!
    Donna @ Life of a Happy Blonde recently posted..The Weekend: A Reenactment

  12. This sounds like the perfect side dish for my dinner tonight! All I have is broccoli left in my fridge. It’s way too cold to even think about stepping foot outside! Love all the updates!

  13. I just can not get down with broccoli. I want to like it so bad but it’s not the veggie for me. Off to check out your new tabs!
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  14. This sounds awesome! I’m always looking for something to give my roasted veggies a little extra flavor!
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  15. Wohoo on all that stuff you got done! The Recipage thing is definitely time consuming at first, but so so worth it! The broccoli looks great too, I never thought of adding barbecue sauce!
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..WARA Restaurant Weeks 2012: Part Three

  16. I basically live on roasted broccoli for side dishes. So good!
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Taking Advantage

  17. I love me some roasted brocc, but for some reason have never even thought about doing it in BBQ sauce! You genius, you 😉
    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance recently posted..Mix Froyo & The Lettuce Monster

  18. You’ve been so productive- I’m impressed!
    I’ve never thought to roast broccoli with BBQ Sauce but it sounds absolutely delicious. And the addition of orange juice is brilliant!
    Emily recently posted..Award Show Love: The Golden Globes 2012

  19. I love roasted broccoli! I’ve never thought to pair bbq sauce with it…definitely a must try :) You made serious progress on blog work this weekend! I enjoyed catching up on things I’d fallen behind with…extra sleep, a clean house. Not super exciting but I feel refreshed!
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  20. Your blog looks great! I must try the BBQ sauce on my next batch of broccoli
    Dena @ 40 Fit In The Mitt recently posted..Fumbling Through It

  21. Love this idea! :) BBQ and roasted broccoli are a couple of my favorite things!
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..on the fitness front

  22. Um, all I can say is YUM!! I love BBQ sauce and broccoli so this has to be good.
    Jane recently posted..Fancy Food Show.

  23. BBQ sauce on broc? Never thought of that but it sounds great! I’ll have to tell my mom – it sounds like she may be able to get my dad to eat broc after all?! 😉
    Caitlin recently posted..Happiness Goals

  24. Broccoli might be my favorite food. I need to try it with some bbq sauce!
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