This is a holiday weekend here in the States… Memorial Day. While we honor our fallen heroes, we also tend to have barbecues and picnics. Here are some of my favorite healthy Memorial Day recipes so your holiday weekend can be delicious, healthy, and fun. Start with these patriotic veggie burgers made with heirloom tomatoes and all-American pickles.
Healthy Memorial Day BBQ or picnic menu
Homemade BBQ sauce This is great on chicken, tofu, or tempehVegan sloppy joesSteak and roasted potato salad Super-easy to do on the grill. Add in some portobello mushrooms for a vegetarian option. Photo by Rustic Garden Bistro.
Pesto corn on the cob: Mix pre-made pesto with olive oil and brush the mixture on freshly grilled corn on the cob instead of using butter.
German potato salad with vegan coconut bacon bits
Quick mustard potato salad: Bake or boil potatoes until cooked. Cut into cubes and toss with Joe’s Mustard Sauce for a healthy take on potato salad.
Mango-nectarine salsa with lightly salted (or baked) corn chips.
Crispy Asian slaw instead of heavy cole slaw. Use black sesame seeds to give it plenty of visual appeal.
Strawberry-rhubarb-cherry pie Substitute canned cherries if you can’t get fresh strawberries or rhubarb.
Have a safe, healthy holiday.
All of our recipes are gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and made with plant-based ingredients to help you build a healthy life. We support Meatless Monday. Look for Tuesday reviews, Wednesday essays, Thursday how-to’s, and Friday giveaways (when available).