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.
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:
Roasted Corn Avocado and Black Bean 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
Broccoli Cauliflower Carrot Salad with Greek Yogurt Honey Dressing
Mexican Chopped Salad with Lime Cilantro Dressing
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
Smoked Red Curry Coconut Chicken
Grilled Thai Chicken with Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce
Chili Garlic Greek Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs
Grilled 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
Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Gingered Blueberry Shortcakes with Light Creamy Topping
Skinny Berry Cheesecake Trifle
What are you making this Memorial Day weekend? I’d love to hear!
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 🙂
These are fun. The shrimp taco dip in the glasses looks so good!
Angie@Angie's Recipes says
What a scrumptious roundup, Jeanette! I love many of salads you have posted. Yum!
sue/the view from great island says
That is one colorful line-up! Have a wonderful weekend, Jeanette!
Kelly @ Inspired Edibles says
Beautiful roundup Jeanette – I’m especially loving all the summer fresh salads. I hope you’re enjoying a great Memorial Day Weekend!