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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

Smashed Chickpea Quinoa Salad (replaces potato salad!)

Summertime Asian Quinoa Slaw

Entrees

Herbed Turkey Burgers

Sweet Potato Salmon Burgers

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers (veg)

Desserts

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Orange Almond Flour Cake

 

SALADS

Make this Asian Kale Quinoa Salad for dinner - you won't regret it! It's easy, healthy and delicious!

Asian Kale + Quinoa Salad

 

Creamy Broccoli Quinoa Salad (gluten-free + vegan)

Creamy Broccoli Quinoa Salad

 

 

SIDE DISHES

Smashed Chickpea Quinoa Salad - takes place of that not-so-healthy potato salad at you next cookout or backyard party!

Smashed Chickpea Quinoa Salad

 

Summertime Asian Quinoa Slaw - a healthy and refreshing twist on a classic recipes. This doesn't use any mayo, dairy or processed ingredients [vegan + gluten-free]

Summertime Asian Quinoa Slaw

 

 

ENTREES
(which = BURGERS!)

Herbed Turkey Burgers served with grilled zucchini buns. And if you don't have zucchini, use eggplant!

Herbed Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Buns

 

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 made with black beans, grilled corn and topped with mango salsa. They're the best dang veggie burgers you'll ever taste!

Tex-Mex Quinoa Burgers (vegetarian)

 

 

HEALTHY DESSERTS

Best Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies - they're gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free and PERFECT!

Coconut Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies with dairy-free chocolate chips

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

 

Clean Eating Orange-Almond Flour Cake [gluten-free]

Orange Almond Flour Cake

 

Have a fabulous weekend!
xo Alyssa

 

 

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