May 20, 2023 2 min read
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and it's a great time to kickstart your fitness goals and enjoy healthy, delicious meals.
Here are some recipe ideas for a healthy Memorial Day weekend that will help inspire your weekend menu and gear up for the season:
Grilled Chicken Skewers:
Marinate chunks of chicken breast in a mixture of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and your choice of herbs and spices. Skewer the marinated chicken with colorful veggies like bell peppers, onions, and cherry tomatoes. Grill until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are slightly charred. Serve with a side of whole grain rice or quinoa.
Make your own delicious and nutritious veggie burgers using a combination of black beans, quinoa, grated vegetables (such as zucchini and carrots), breadcrumbs, and spices. Form the mixture into patties and grill or bake them until they are firm and cooked through. Serve on whole grain buns with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite toppings.
Combine chopped cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, Kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese in a bowl. Dress with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Toss everything together and let the flavors meld in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad:
Cut seedless watermelon into cubes and toss with crumbled feta cheese, fresh mint leaves, and a squeeze of lime juice. This refreshing and flavorful salad is perfect for a hot summer day.
Grilled Fish Tacos:
Choose a firm white fish like mahi-mahi or cod and marinate it in lime juice, olive oil, and your favorite spices. Grill the fish until it flakes easily. Serve the grilled fish in whole wheat tortillas with shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and a dollop of Greek yogurt or a light citrus dressing.
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.
Stay hydrated during the holiday weekend with delicious infused water. Add sliced citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges, along with fresh mint leaves or sliced cucumber, to a pitcher of water. Let it infuse in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving.
We’ve made it easy to get all the recipes and full instructions by creating a Pinterest board just for your Healthy + Happy Summer! Check it out for even more tips, recommended equipment, and recipes beyond this blog.
Remember to balance your meals with regular physical activity and stay active during the weekend. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend while maintaining a healthy lifestyle and gearing up for the summer season!
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