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.


Main Dishes

Herb Marinated Grilled Veggie Skewers

You won’t miss the meat on these delicious vegetable skewers that grill up in just a few minutes! Perfect for your next barbecue.

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.

Fast & Easy Three-Bean Salad

Try this salad if you plan to spend Memorial Day at a friend’s BBQ and want to bring something healthy that everyone will enjoy. It’s a great dish to serve during the summer, especially at barbecues and potlucks.

Side Dishes

Vegan Potato Salad

A beautiful and hearty side dish, this picnic potato salad will please everyone! And there’s no weird vegan “fake” mayonnaise in there either. Its creaminess actually comes from a walnut cream, made by combining walnuts and almond milk so there was a protein boost!

Mexican Corn Salad

This fresh, seasonal salad lends itself to local produce and loads of flavor. Experiment with customizing the amount of spice and seasoning so that it suits your taste.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

High-protein plants combined with hot spices come together for a light, metabolism boosting snack. The spice comes from harissa, which works well in a wide array of recipes. Hummus is perfect for a snack with veggie sticks, toasted flatbread or corn tortilla triangles.

Drinks & Treats

Spring Clean Juice

Here’s a fresh and delicious green juice that delivers detoxifying benefits while keeping you hydrated. It’s made with cucumber, green apple, lemon and spinach. Try serving with sparkling water and ice.

Star-Spangled Slushie

Share a healthy, refreshing slushie. It’s packed with brightly colored phytonutrients, and also full of antioxidants and energy-boosting, hydrating compounds.

Green Juice Popsicles

These ice pops are perfect for warm weather. They’re naturally sweetened with green apple and pineapple and help remind us that eating fruits and vegetables can be lots of fun.