Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes

While Memorial Day parties may look a bit different this year, it doesn’t mean you cant make some yummy and healthy recipes. Give these healthy memorial day recipes a try this weekend or anytime this summer.

Chicken Pizza

healthy chicken pizza

Ingredients for Pizza Dough:

  • ¼ oz. active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (100 – 110° F.)
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 – 3¼ cups whole wheat flour, divided use
  • ½ tsp. fine sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil, divided use

Ingredients for Pizza:

  • ½ cup all-natural pizza sauce, no sugar added
  • 4 oz. cooked chicken breast, boneless, skinless, shredded
  • 2 cups fresh arugula
  • ½ oz. shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup cherry tomato halves
  • ¼ cup sliced black olives

For Pizza Dough:

  1. Place yeast, water, and sugar in a medium bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, or until yeast becomes foamy.

  2. Combine 3 cups flour and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to yeast mixture. Mix with clean hands until mixture does not stick to your hands. Add additional flour if needed. Roll dough into a ball. Brush with ½ tsp. oil. Place in a bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise for 2 hours.

  3. Punch down dough to remove air; knead and roll into a ball. Brush with ½ tsp. oil. Place in a bowl; cover with a towel. Let rise for an additional 2 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 450° F.

  5. Roll dough until it will no longer stretch. Let rest for 5 minutes. Continue to roll until it reaches your desired diameter, about 10 to 12-inches, and about ½-inch thick. Place on baking pan lightly coated with spray.

  6. Brush with remaining 1 tsp. oil.

    For Pizza:

    1. Spread pizza dough evenly with pizza sauce, stopping ½-inch from edge.

    2. Top evenly with chicken.

    3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until crust is golden.

    4. Top with arugula, cheese, tomatoes, and olives.

       

Taco Salad

taco salad

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Blend (or packaged low-sodium taco seasoning)
  • ¼ cup water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into strips
  • ½ medium ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (to taste; optional)
  • 6 cups shredded lettuce
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  3. Add taco seasoning and water; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 minutes, or until most water has evaporated. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  4. Heat a medium nonstick skillet pan over medium high heat. Lightly coat skillet with spray. Add tortilla strips; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until crisp and golden brown. Set aside.
  5. Mash avocado in a small bowl with a fork.
  6. Add lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt (if desired); mix well.
  7. Divide lettuce evenly between four serving bowls. Top with turkey mixture, tomatoes, avocado mixture, and tortilla strips; serve immediately.

Watermelon Salad

grilled watermelon

Ingredients

  • ¼ medium watermelon rind washed, cut into 1¼-inch thick wedges
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place cookie (or baking) rack over baking pan. Season watermelon with salt. Place on prepared rack. Let watermelon drain for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

  2. Preheat grill or broiler on high.

  3. Lightly brush watermelon with oil.

  4. Grill (or broil) for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until grill marks appear and watermelon softens slightly.

     

Lemonade Pops

lemonade pops

Ingredients

  •  cups water divided use
  • 3 Tbsp. raw honey
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat ½ cup water and honey in small sauce pan over medium-high heat; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until well blended. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Combine honey mixture and lemon juice in a bowl or pitcher. Gradually add remaining water to desired taste.

  3. Pour evenly into four ice pop molds; freeze for at least four hours, or until set.

     

    Have a safe, healthy and fun holiday. Check out more recipes here

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