Healthy Memorial Day Recipes & Ideas

You guys have been working hard to stay in shape and eat healthy, so don’t let a holiday like Memorial Day get you off track. Memorial Day weekend is the start of the summer and that means bathing suit and bikini season (for my bikini workout click HERE) is right around the corner! Here are a few things I like to eat during summer holidays…

 

Going to grill? Try veggies, grilled fish and even fruit! I don’t eat meat anymore (except for occasional fish), so I prefer veggie hot dogs. My favorites are the ones made by Yves and you can find them at Whole Foods and many other grocery stores. They taste almost the same when you grill them and they are lower in calories, fat and cholesterol!

 

 

 


Looking for a traditional summer side dish? Well, you can still have that potato salad if you make it light! Try this recipe I posted last year: Potato Salad with Herbs and Squash

 

 

 


Other great side dish options include grilled corn, a bean salad (try garbanzo, pinto or black but make sure they are low sodium), green beans or make a healthy slaw.

 

 

 


Don’t go crazy with desserts! This is not the time to indulge in cupcakes, ice cream or other high-cal foods. I like watermelon or making my own fruit cups:

Red, White and Blue Fruit Cups

Ingredients

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh blackberries
  • 2 TBSP Stevia, Truvia or other natural sweetener
  • 1/2 pint low-sugar frozen yogurt or Greek Yogurt

*Serves 4. Prep time is about 10 minutes.

Directions

Slice strawberries and combine in a bowl with blue and/or blackberries. Sprinkle berries with stevia or other sweetener (avoid sugar!).  Serve berries in small cups with spoonfuls of yogurt.

 

 

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