June 07, 2018 0 Comments

The unofficial kickoff of summer is here: Memorial Day Weekend. Are you excited? I don’t know about you, but I am happy that the warm weather is here to stay. Summer is packed with parties, celebrations, gatherings and a lot of it involves BBQs!

But, it is important to stay on track with your health and stay focused on your goals!

Swimsuit season is not the time to derail and start gaining weight – in fact, it is the worst time for weight gain! Yes, you may be a bit more active with nicer weather BUT, the cocktails by the pool, beers in the beer garden or rooftop bar add up quickly. It is inevitable that you will be attending summer parties and you need a plan! Be it formal gatherings or last minute get-togethers – be prepared. Summer is a social time but we can still eat healthy without sacrificing flavor.

We’ve gathered 15 Healthy Memorial Day recipes that cover you for summer entertaining and weeknight grilling. We even found a healthy alcoholic beverage!!

Memorial Day isn’t all BBQs and parties though. It’s also a time to reflect and be grateful to the men and women who have given their lives for their country.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with friends and family around your table, grill, pool, or front porch. And, when you head to the grocery store, pick up the ingredients for a few of these recipes. You won’t regret it!!

15 HEALTHY MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES

Sides

Mexican Corn Salad with Shrimp

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

5 Layer Hummus Dip

Cauliflower Blueberry Coleslaw 

Skinny Shrimp Salsa

Mains

Beetroot and Quinoa Veggie Burger

Zucchini Turkey Burger

Sweet Potato Turkey Burgers

Thai Chicken with Spicy Satay Sauce

California Strawberry Cobb Salad with Avocado Dressing

Desserts

The best part! 🙂

Watermelon Fruit Pizza

Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake

Pineapple Whip

Boozy Mojito Popsicles

Sparkling Strawberry Slushie

Add champagne to make it a boozy slushie 🙂

Let me know if you try any of these and which one was your favorite 🙂

Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Remember Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom and honor those who continue to protect and serve our wonderful country!


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