Are you kicking off the summer with a BBQ or get together this Memorial Day? It is very easy to indulge with traditional foods like heavy pasta or potato salads, sugary desserts and some booze. But no worries, there are many ways to lighten up your menu without sacrificing flavor with this list of healthy memorial day recipes.
I’ve got a few ideas that will help– healthyFY the festivities while still making your taste buds and tummy very very happy. From light salads to healthier desserts, these 8 tasty Memorial day recipes will definitely hit the spot. So go ahead and get that grill going, this is going to be your healthiest summer yet.
1. Lightened up 7 Layer Dip
Taco Dip is always a hit at any get together, but if you want to make a healthier version try this Lightened up 7 Layer Dip. It replaces sour cream with hummus and uses reduced fat cheese.
2. Cruditè: a Truly Healthy Memorial Day Dish
If you are feeling inspired, want to stay on track with low calorie meals, while wowing your guests with your best presentation skills… This Crudite is it. It is perfect as an hors d’oeuvres, and I love that it is adorned with beautiful bright vegetables– fun, healthy and delicious. I am in!
3. Spiralized Apple and Cabbage Slaw
This spiralized apple and cabbage slaw is crispy, refreshing and bright, making it a perfectly healthy and delicious side dish.
4. Arugula-Spinach Salad (Enzymes &Probiotics Dressing)
I came up with this invigorating arugula-spinach probiotics healing salad a couple of years ago, and my guests always love it! I think the secret is the dressing, but I’ll leave it up to you to find out (grin). Serve this awesome salad as a side dish to any meal, or use it to top your favorite fish taco recipe instead of lettuce and the usual toppings.” It goes well, because of the tangy dressing.
5. Red White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
Ahh!! dessert… who doesn’t love dessert? These scrumptious Red White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are not only visually appealing, they are delicious and easy to make. I use Swerve Powdered sugar for a low glycemic version.
6. Watermelon Caprese With Balsamic Glaze
If you love the combination of sweet and salty this Watermelon Caprece with Balsamic Glaze will be the perfect addition to your healthy memorial day appetizer or even desserts.
7. Blueberry Strawberry Cones
Nothing says easy peace than these blueberry strawberry cones. You can make the cones in advance then fill’em up with fruit the morning of the event and put them in the fridge.
This Red White and blue salad is refreshing, colorful and it takes less than ten minutes to put together. What’s not to like?
Red White and Blue Lemonade
Needless to say there is no cooking required to make this refreshing, healthy Red White and Blue Lemonade perfect alternative to sugary drinks. Win win!