Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer! Registered Dietitian Mia Syn is here with easy ways to makeover your Memorial Day weekend menu with a nutritious twist.
1. Build better-for-you burgers. Offer lean animal protein and plant-based protein options, whole wheat buns and veggies buns, nutritious condiments and fillings such as pickles, sliced tomatoes, onions and lettuce.
2. Use the grill for veggies too, and make a summery pasta salad. My grilled veggie pasta salad is made with chickpea pasta, grilled corn and zucchini, cherry tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, seasonings and avocado.
3. Serve a fruit-focused patriotic dessert. An easy and festive one to make is a red, white and blue trifle made with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and coconut whipped cream.
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