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Clean Eating Memorial Day Meal Plan

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

This Memorial Day Meal Plan will make sure you and your family are eating healthy and delicious food, instead of processed junk!

Memorial Day is one of my favorite holidays. Even though it isn't something we spend much time preparing for, or even really celebrating, to me it marks the start of my favorite time of year: summer

When I was growing up, as soon as Memorial Day hit, I knew we were in the homestretch. School would be out in only a few short weeks, weekends in Maine with my cousins would be happening soon, and beach weather was upon us.

Now? Not much has changed really. Aside from the fact that I don't have school to worry about anymore 😉

Memorial Day for us is always a family affair – either a backyard cookout at my parent's house or a weekend in Maine with my extended family. This year it's the latter and it couldn't come at a better time – I was in desperate need of a break from NYC life.

Our MDW is usually pretty basic. We grill (burgers and dogs), we have a green salad and all the classic sides – pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw, dips/spreads, etc. Of course, there's also some sweets thrown into the mix as well (can't not have my dessert!).

This year though? I'M CHANGING THINGS UP! Instead of all the processed junk that's usually served, I'm bringing loads of nutritious and delicious dishes that I know everyone in my family will love. And guess what? I'm sharing my meal plan with you! So if you're looking for some healthy Memorial Day weekend inspiration, then this meal plan is for you!

CLEAN EATING MEMORIAL DAY MEAL PLAN

Here's a breakdown of the dishes we're serving
(keep scrolling for images and recipe links!)

Salads

Asian Kale + Quinoa Salad

Creamy Broccoli Quinoa Salad

Sides

Herbed Spring Quinoa Salad

Summertime Vegan Coleslaw

Entrees

Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Sweet Potato Salmon Burgers

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers (veg)

Desserts

Maple Lime Triple Berry Quinoa Salad

Healthy Raspberry Quinoa Brownies

No-Bake Frozen Berry Tarts

 

SALADS

Quinoa Kale Salad with Asian-inspired Dressing

Asian Kale + Quinoa Salad

 

vegan broccoli quinoa salad with a creamy cashew dressing

Creamy Broccoli Quinoa Salad

 

 

SIDE DISHES

Vegan Quinoa Salad for Summer

Herbed Spring Quinoa Salad

 

mayo-free vegan coleslaw recipe with creamy tahini dressing

Mayo-Free Vegan Coleslaw with Spicy Tahini Sauce

 

 

ENTREES
(which = BURGERS!)

Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers - these tasty burgers are packed with veggies and won't fall apart on you!

Beet + Quinoa Veggie Burgers

 

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Salmon Burgers - they're quick, easy and couldn't be more delicious! [gluten-free]

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes

 

tex mex quinoa burgers with grilled corn and black beans

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers (vegetarian)

 

 

HEALTHY DESSERTS

This TRIPLE BERRY QUINOA SALAD is tossed in a maple lime dressing and makes the perfect summer dessert (or breakfast!)

Maple Lime Triple Berry Quinoa Salad

 

Vegan Raspberry Quinoa Brownies -- super fudgy, chewy and HEALTHY! Plus, they're made with avocado instead of oil

Healthy Raspberry Quinoa Brownies

 

No-Bake Frozen Berry Tarts with a creamy coconut filling and a pecan-date crust! It's the ultimate summertime treat! [VEGAN]

No-Bake Frozen Berry Tarts

 

Have a fabulous weekend!
xo Alyssa

 

 

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