This weekend should be fun. We celebrate with family and friends with food and drink. Hooray! What are the classics that you always make? Burgers for sure – some sort of salad, maybe chips and salsa, or a dip. Don’t forget the decadent desserts too! This year I looked toward the Tone it Up girls for some healthy spins on classic recipes. Have a yummy delicious and festive weekend!
5 HEALTHY MEMORIAL DAY RECIPES!
Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
• 1 pound 98% fat free organic ground turkey
• 1/2 cup egg whites
• 3 tbs olive oil
• 3 tbs fat free feta cheese
• Dried organic unsweetened cranberries
• Fresh crushed garlic
• 1/4 cup spinach
• Salt & Pepper to taste
Divide 1 pound of organic low fat ground turkey into 4-5 patties. Next, add in cranberries, feta, garlic & spinach to each patty with your hands. Combine egg whites and olive oil in separate, medium sized bowl. Take 1 patty and dip in the egg mixture the moisture. Once all ingredients are thoroughly combined, form a patty. Grill over medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked. Serve with a whole wheat bun or on portobello mushrooms with your favorite condiments.
Chickpea Patties (vegetarian)
• 2 cups Garbanzo Beans, mashed
• 1/4 cup Carrot, grated
• 1/2 Onion, minced
• 1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed
• 1 tsp. Paprika
• 1 tsp. Cumin
• 1 tsp. Turmeric
Thoroughly mix ingredients to together in a bowl. If the mixture is too crumbly add water slowly (no more than 1 Tbs at a time) until it reaches a smooth yet ﬁrm consistency. Form the mixture into 4 burger sized patties. Grill for about 3 minutes on each side or place in a greased skillet (we like using organic cooking spray or a little bit of grapeseed oil) and cook until evenly browned.
Serve with a whole wheat bun or on portobello mushrooms with your favorite healthy condiments.
Garlic & White Bean Hummus!
• 1 1/2 cup cooked white beans
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 2 Tbs olive oil
• 3 Tbs lemon juice
• 1/2 tsp salt
• pepper to taste
• red pepper flakes for garnish
Add all ingredients to food processor or high speed blender and puree until smooth. Keeps for 4-5 days in a covered container in the fridge. Serve with veggies, Kale chips or healthy flatbread!
“Cheesy” Buffalo Brussels Bites
• 3 cups of Organic Vegetable broth
• 2 -3 cups Brussels Sprouts
• 2 Tbs. grapeseed oil
• 5 Tbs. Nutritional Yeast
• 4 Tbs. Tabasco Buffalo Sauce
• 2 tsp. garlic, minced
In a medium saucepan, bring vegetable broth to a boil and add Brussels Sprouts. Allow to simmer for about 3 minutes, or until they turn bright green. Drain and rinse in cold water for 30 seconds before cutting each sprout in half.
Next, heat a sauté pan on medium with grapeseed oil. When warm, add garlic and sea salt, allowing to simmer for one minute. Add halved brussels sprouts to the pan, cut side down and allow to cook until brown, about 6-8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before tossing with tabasco and nutritional yeast. Serve warm or cold and garnish with carrots & celery sticks! YUM.
Grilled Summer Peaches
4 – 8 servings
• 4 peaches
• 4 Tbs. grapeseed Oil
• 4 tsp. of raw honey
• Optional – Greek Yogurt for garnish
Preheat grill to medium. Halve and pit your peaches and brush them all around lightly with grapeseed oil. Place them on the grill cut side down. Grill for 3-4 minutes until grill marks appear. Flip and grill the other side. Serve warm, with a drizzle of honey. If you like add a spoonful of Greek Yogurt!
Susy Sedano is a Content Producer at Digital Wellness, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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