Memorial Day Weekend traditionally marks the start of summer – the perfect time to fire-up your grill and enjoy some fun in the sun over a delicious, healthy meal.
Whether you’ll be enjoying the holiday with a cookout at the beach, picnic in the park, or a simple gathering at home, this easy holiday menu will help you spend more time with your family and friends, and less time in the kitchen! That’s because you can make much of it in advance. That way, you can quickly pull it all together for a stress-free, delicious meal!
And let’s not forget, with all the festivities, to take time to celebrate the real reason for this holiday – a time to pray for our soldiers, fly the flag, and remember those who’ve given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy!
Easy & Festive Memorial Day BBQ Menu
Red, White & Blue Berries & Cheese Tray
(Simply cut fresh organic strawberries and grass-fed cheese into cubes. If you’re dairy-free, substitute the cheese with pineapple or banana chunks. Then arrange with fresh organic blueberries and raspberries, as shown above.)
Secret Ingredient Guacamole
(A party is simply not a party without a terrific chip and dip. I promise, this homemade guac rocks! If you’re grain-free and wondering what to dip? Try plantain chips. Seriously, they are amazing!
Memorable Main Dish
Southwestern Chicken Burgers
(These flavorful burgers can easily be made ahead and kept uncooked in your freezer – just defrost overnight in fridge, then pop on the grill when ready to serve.)
Apple-Carrot Coleslaw with Poppyseed Dressing
(This delightful coleslaw can be prepped a day or so in advance and then tossed together a few hours before serving.)
Cultured Potato Salad
(This probiotic-rich potato salad actually tastes better when you make it ahead of time, and allow the flavors to meld in the fridge for 12-24 hours.)
Festive & Fun Dessert
“Old Glory” Mini Cupcakes
(The perfect finale to your patriotic holiday celebration! These festive mini-cupcakes can be made up to two days in advance. Then top with fresh fruit about an hour or so before serving.)
Wishing you and yours a very Happy Memorial Day Weekend! With joy and blessings, Kelly