A Memorial Day Recipe Roundup

By Jamie Weber

If you need last minute Memorial Day Weekend recipes that add a healthy touch to your weekend, here you go. These recipes are easy to make, look pretty on the table, and keep you fueled on nutrients for a fun weekend.

Memorial Day Mint Mocktail

Make it a goal throughout the weekend to start your day with a fresh green juice. Social commitments can sometimes throw a wrench into our healthy eating plans, but starting your day with a juice will make you feel energized to make better decisions at your friend’s BBQ.

Fiber-Rich Fig Smoothie (With Lots of Greens)

If you’re working hard cooking for a big family BBQ and are finding yourself low on time to eat some lunch, just grab these simple ingredients, add them to your blender and fill up on nutrients. It’s important to consume fiber-rich meals before big dinners and parties so you don’t find yourself grabbing every single dish that’s in sight.

Tropical Avocado, Mango & Papaya Salad

When it’s time to start making those BBQ sides, nothing says “Welcome Summer” more than a salad with avocado, mango and papaya. This is so simple to make, and can easily be made to feed a crowd.

No-Mayo Raw Avocado Slaw

This is a BBQ staple. Surprise the guests by using avocado instead of mayo in this delicious raw slaw that will have everyone talking about you and your cooking, in a very good way.

The Burger that Beets

Just because you’re being healthy doesn’t mean you have to pass on the burger at the BBQ! This burger “beets” all the others. It’s loaded with nutrients and tastes amazing. Try topping it with sweet potatoes instead of cheese.

No-Bake Red Velvet Cake Bites with Coconut Icing

Of course, you can’t have a BBQ without a dessert! These no-bake treats are perfect for your Memorial Day Weekend BBQ. They are festive, and you can make them red, white and blue by adding a blueberry on top of the icing.