Memorial Day weekend is usually considered the unofficial start to summer in the United States. There are barbecues, parties, and all sorts of celebrations, so if you’re looking for more nutritious alternatives to the traditional fare, we’ve got you covered!
Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite summer recipes to try out no matter what your Memorial Day plans are!
Raw Food Summer Rolls These beautiful rolls have edible flowers, fresh veggies like carrots, cucumbers, and red peppers, and fresh herbs like mint and basil. But your guests are really going to love the sweet and sour dipping sauce!
Buffalo Brussels Sprouts These spicy sprouts are an awesome vegan party food. Plus, with the chickpea flour, they’re also gluten-free! For the perfect party dish, pair them with the cashew-dill dipping sauce!
Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Since ice cream is a Memorial Day weekend staple, try this whole foods version featuring bananas. Want to make a different flavor? The recipe includes instructions for mint chocolate chip, pistachio, strawberries and cream, and coffee walnut!
Healthified Almond Butter Brownies Unlike traditional brownies, these delectable brownies don’t use any white sugar. They are ready in 20–25 minutes and will be a welcome addition to any barbecue.
Mocha Coconut Truffles These truffles couldn’t be easier to make, and they can definitely be made early if you’re short on time. This is a great vegan, gluten-free, soy-free dessert to help make sure everyone at the party has something they can enjoy. But remember to keep them frozen until you’re ready to serve.
No matter your plans, we wish you a happy – and healthy – Memorial Day!