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20+ Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

by Jeanette on May 23, 2014 · 5 Comments
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I would like to thank all the men and women who have sacrificed their lives serving our country so that we might be able to enjoy our freedom. May God bless American and the families of all those who have lost loved ones while serving our country.

20 Healthy Memorial Day Recipes © Jeanette's Healthy Living

I don’t know how Memorial Day weekend snuck up on me, but it did. Honestly, the past month has been crazy since we were living in a hotel for nearly three weeks before being thrown in the a whirlwind of activities, including BlogHer Food in Miami, three high school senior proms and a graduation.

So, I’ve just started thinking about what we’re going to make this coming weekend as we celebrate the beginning of summer vacation for two of my boys. With all four of my boys home, it’s a treat so I know I’ll be busy in the kitchen and hopefully grilling too if the weather’s nice. I hope you’ll find some cooking inspiration in this roundup of 20+ Healthy Memorial Day Recipes.

Everyone loves dips, so I’m thinking of starting off with a couple of fun appetizers:

Shrimp Taco Dip

Shrimp Taco Dip © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Fresh Tomato Burrata Cheese

Easy Fresh Tomato Burrata Cheese Pesto Dip © Jeanette's Healthy Living

9 Layer Mexican Dip

9 Layer Mexican Dip for a Crowd

Roasted Corn Avocado and Black Bean Salsa

Corn Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Corn, Black Bean, and Avocado Salsa

I love serving lots of different salads for everyone to choose from – the more the merrier. So here are some festive salads that would be perfect:

Power Berry Avocado Almond Salad

Power Berry Salad with Chia Seeds and Almonds

Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing

Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad

Mexican Corn Quinoa Salad

Mexican Corn Quinoa Salad © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Mexican Corn Esquites Salad

Mexican Corn Salad Esquites © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing 

Mexican Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


I’m planning on firing up the grill this weekend – there’s something special about the first couple of barbecues of the season. I’ll probably make one chicken and one fish dish for variety.

Spicy Korean Barbecue Chicken Sliders

Spicy Korean Chicken Sliders

Smoked Red Curry Coconut Chicken

Smoked Red Curry Coconut Chicken with Greek Yogurt © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Roasted Chili Orange Salmon

Chili Salmon with Peach Kiwi Avocado Pepper Salsa © Jeanette's Healthy Living

 Smokey Peruvian Chicken

Smoky Peruvian Chicken © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Grilled Thai Chicken with Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce

Thai Grilled Chicken with Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Chili Garlic Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs

Chili Garlic Greek Yogurt Chicken Kebabs with Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce

Salmon with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce


And, of course, we’ll want to top off our celebration with a few sweet treats:

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

Healthy Chocolate Cranberry Walnut Cookies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies

Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Gingered Blueberry Shortcakes with Light Creamy Topping

Gingered Blueberry Shortcakes with Light Creamy Topping © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

Strawberry Almond Cream Tart © Jeanette's Healthy Living

Skinny Berry Cheesecake Trifle

Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle © Jeanette's Healthy Living

What are you making this Memorial Day weekend? I’d love to hear!

Wishing you a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

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  1. What a great roundup, Jeanette! Everything looks delicious and would be a wonderful addition to any Memorial Day potluck or barbecue. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend :)

  2. These are fun. The shrimp taco dip in the glasses looks so good!

  3. What a scrumptious roundup, Jeanette! I love many of salads you have posted. Yum!

  4. That is one colorful line-up! Have a wonderful weekend, Jeanette!

  5. Beautiful roundup Jeanette – I’m especially loving all the summer fresh salads. I hope you’re enjoying a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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