May 21, 2023 2 min read
Get ready to kickstart your fitness goals and indulge in healthy, mouthwatering meals as Memorial Day weekend ushers in the unofficial start of summer. To inspire your weekend menu and gear up for the season, here are some delightful recipe ideas for a healthy Memorial Day weekend:
Grilled Chicken Skewers: Begin by marinating chunks of chicken breast in a delightful blend of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and your preferred selection of herbs and spices. Skewer the marinated chicken together with vibrant veggies like bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. Grill the skewers until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the vegetables acquire a slight char. Serve this delicious ensemble with a side of whole grain rice or quinoa.
Veggie Burgers: Craft your own delectable and nutritious veggie burgers by combining black beans, quinoa, grated vegetables (such as zucchini and carrots), breadcrumbs, and an array of spices. Shape the mixture into patties and proceed to grill or bake them until they reach a firm consistency and are cooked through. Serve these flavorful patties on whole grain buns, accompanied by lettuce, tomato, and your favorite toppings.
Greek Salad: Unite chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese in a bowl. Prepare a dressing by combining olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss all the ingredients together and allow the flavors to meld by refrigerating the salad for an hour before serving.
Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad: Dice seedless watermelon into cubes and toss them with crumbled feta cheese, fresh mint leaves, and a splash of lime juice. This revitalizing and flavorsome salad is the perfect accompaniment for a scorching summer day.
Grilled Fish Tacos: Opt for a firm white fish like mahi-mahi or cod and marinate it in lime juice, olive oil, and your preferred assortment of spices. Grill the fish until it easily flakes. Assemble the grilled fish inside whole wheat tortillas and garnish with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt or a light citrus dressing.
Fruit Skewers: Thread a variety of colorful fruits onto skewers, such as strawberries, pineapple chunks, grapes, and melon balls. Serve these refreshing fruit skewers as a light and healthy dessert option.
Infused Water: Ensure you stay hydrated throughout the holiday weekend by preparing delicious infused water. Add slices of citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, along with fresh mint leaves or sliced cucumber, to a pitcher of water. Allow the flavors to infuse by refrigerating the pitcher for a couple of hours before serving.
To make it even more convenient for you, we've compiled all the recipes and complete instructions on a dedicated Pinterest board specifically tailored for a Healthy + Happy Summer! Explore the board for additional tips, recommended equipment, and recipes that go beyond what we've covered in this blog.
Remember to strike a balance between your meals and regular physical activity to stay active throughout the weekend. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend while embracing a healthy lifestyle and preparing yourself for the joys of the summer season!
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