15 Simple and Fun Memorial Day Weekend Recipe Ideas

15 Simple and Fun Memorial Day Weekend Recipe Ideas 8

We thought we would give you a little healthy recipe inspiration for your Memorial Day Weekend. Here are some simple and fun recipes for your outdoor entertaining. Whether you are getting together with family or friends, we have you covered.

1. Anti-inflammatory Pineapple Coconut Smoothie Recipe 

This cooling, high-powered smoothie is essentially a virgin piña colada. Serve as is, or spike it with organic rum or vodka for the adults.

2. Fizzy Iced Raspberry Green Tea Recipe

Avoid soda and coolers. Make your own healthy punch with this delicious recipe that is appropriate for ages young and old.

3. Black Bean Salsa Bites Recipe

This is a great idea for appetizers. Simply serve up the black bean dip on a cracker or cucumber round and top with salsa. Simple and elegant.

4. Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce

Serve these chicken skewers as an appetizer or main dish.

5. Arctic Char with Grilled Pear

This is such a simple recipe, but very elegant without much fuss.

6. Grilled Orange Herb Chicken Recipe

This recipe is sure to become a staple. It is so simple to make and tastes great too.

7. Kale and Bacon Caesar Salad

This hearty salad is a unique way of preparing a caesar salad. Trust us, once you try a kale caesar, you won't want to go back.

8. Mexican Bean and Avocado Salad

A staple recipe for a backyard barbecue or pot luck.

9. Grilled Vegetables

Try these 6 powerhouse vegetables instead of the usual. Grilled asparagus, sweet potato, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, romaine, and cabbage will impress your friends and family and keep them healthy too.

10. Grilled Corn on the Cob

It is not exactly corn season yet, but if you happen to have some organic corn on the cob stashed in the freezer, or are able to find it at your local health food market, then you must try this simple but delicious way of preparing corn on the grill.

11. Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Skip the sugar-laden, store-bought stuff and dress your barbecue items with this delicious sauce instead.

12. Homemade Ketchup

Most store-bought ketchup contains high-fructose corn syrup, among other questionable ingredients. Try this simple-to-make version and you will never go back.

13. Chocolate Avocado Fudge Pops Recipe

A cool and healthy sweet ending to any summer meal. Fun for the kiddos and healthy too!

14. Gluten-free Whole Grain Apple Crunch Recipe

Modify this delicious recipe by adding seasonal fruit like rhubarb and strawberries to the apple mixture. Note: If you add rhubarb, you will need to add a bit more sweetener to the filling ingredients.

15. Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

This seasonal recipe is delightful over yogurt and/or granola. Serve it in parfait glasses in layers for a beautiful presentation. Or spoon it over organic ice cream!

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Randy is the co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com and The Healthy Shopper. She has been working in the natural health industry for over 20 years. She is very passionate about healthy living by choosing natural and organic as much as possible, has a personal love of cooking and sharing healthy recipes and is a fitness enthusiast.