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12 Secretly Healthy And Delicious Memorial Day Recipes

By: Alex Orlov | Life


Kicking off summer with a food-filled celebration? It’s easy to give in to tradition and indulge in calorie-laden barbeque favorites like cheeseburgers, heavy pasta salads or sugary desserts. But there are plenty of ways to lighten up your menu without sacrificing flavor. Whether you’re hosting your own feast or contributing to a potluck party, we’ve got a few ideas that will slim down the festivities while still making your tummy and taste buds happy. From lean shrimp skewers to a smarter sangria, check out these 10 tasty Memorial Day recipes. Fire up that grill, it’s about to be your healthiest summer yet!

1. Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers
No meat? No problem! These black bean patties are a tasty alternative to beef for your vegetarian (or flexitarian) guests. They’ve got only one gram of fat, but still pack 12 grams of protein apiece. Make sure to moisten your hands when creating the burgers so the mixture doesn’t become too sticky.

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2. Roasted Asparagus
The quintessential spring vegetable, asparagus is an excellent source of fiber, folate and vitamins A, C and K. Use a spice-infused olive oil as a marinade, then roast your vegetables the oven with feta and pistachios for a decadent finish. Your dish will be ready for serving in 20 minutes.

3. Tequila-Glazed Grilled Shrimp
Take your BBQ south of the border with some scrumptious shrimp. Orange juice, tequila, jalapeno and garlic combine for a magnificent marinade. Serve this dish as an appetizer or grill up some veggies with your shrimp for a refreshing dinner.

4. Strawberry Rhubarb Sangria
This fruit-filled booze has just five grams of sugar per serving, which is way less than the average sweet cocktail. So raise a glass of homemade sangria instead! Your immune system will thank you for the healthy dose of vitamin C.

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5. Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Red meat can still be part of a healthy diet so long as you choose lean, high-quality cuts, and Memorial Day is the perfect time to grill up some steak! Plus, our tangy chimichurri sauce has extra arugula for extra phytochemicals.

6. Pork Lettuce Wraps
A crisp lettuce crunch is a wonderful replacement if bread is a no-go. You’ll be a party superhero if you serve up umami-filled pork wraps with plum sauce and fresh limes. Bonus: Pork cooks quickly so you can whip these up easily if an impromptu get-together occurs.

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