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Inside-Out Cheeseburgers

Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it just melts off? Instead, form the burger around the cheese so you can char the meat and safeguard the more delicate flavors. Use any mixture of hard or semihard cheeses--Emmentaler and Gouda or Asiago and Parmigiano-Reggiano also pair well.

» Inside-Out Cheeseburgers

Strawberry Shortcake

Besides succulent fresh, ripe strawberries, the key to a great strawberry shortcake lies in the quality of the biscuit. And this one is top-notch. These tender, sweet buttermilk biscuits are made with a blend of cake flour and whole-wheat flour and lightened by substituting reduced-fat cream cheese for some of the butter. As a delicately tangy alternative to whipped cream, we use a blend of cream and reduced-fat sour cream.

» Strawberry Shortcake

Deviled Eggs

Try experimenting with this basic recipe by adding your favorite mix-ins--like pickle relish, finely chopped red bell pepper or salsa--to the yolk mixture.

» Deviled Eggs

Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems.

» Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Country Potato Salad

This updated picnic potato salad gets subtle flavor from smoked ham. If you can find them, small, thin-skinned early potatoes are best in this salad.

» Country Potato Salad

Three-Bean Salad

It's true, beans are good for your heart, and this tangy cold bean salad makes it a delight to get more of them in your diet. Plenty of added veggies supply crunch along with nutrients and fiber. This salad is great made in advance so it's perfect for a potluck.

» Three-Bean Salad

Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad

A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is loaded with broccoli and peppers. Smoky ham and sweet raisins give it plenty of punch. Enjoy the leftovers for a fuss-free lunch. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

» Broccoli, Ham & Pasta Salad


Kick off the summer season with these delicious, healthy Memorial Day recipes.

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the longer, warmer days mean fresh peaches, berries, tomatoes and peppers are finally in season. Most of us enjoy a long Memorial Day weekend and inevitably host, or attend, an outdoor party. Whether you’re grilling a simple dinner on the deck, feeling patriotic with our Red, White & Blue Menu, or heading out for a picnic on the beach, our collection of healthy Memorial Day recipes is delicious for every celebration.

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes: Main Dish Recipes

These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and...
Smoky grilled onion and your favorite barbecue sauce...
This simple but substantial main-course salad gets its...
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness...
Reduced-fat sour cream and mayo make a sumptuous, creamy...
This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger...
These festive wheels of steak, Boursin cheese, spinach and...
Dazzle your guests, and keep the kitchen cool, by baking...
Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it...
Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy...
This hearty steak and potato salad is inspired by salpicón...
Slow-cooked onions add moisture and flavor to these lean...

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes: Side Dish Recipes

A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water...
This updated picnic potato salad gets subtle flavor from...
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from...
The mellow grilled eggplant melds perfectly with the smoked...
Grill the vegetables for this refreshing soup earlier in...
Enjoy this crunchy, refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-...
The salty, lemony and spicy flavors make each cauliflower...
This three-bean salad has far less sugar than typical...
Try experimenting with this basic recipe by adding your...
A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is...

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes: Dessert Recipes

Poaching the peach halves in their skins gives the syrup a...
This cherry ice cream pie is a simple summertime sweet...
The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate...
Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree...
We like to use chocolate with 60-72% cacao content in these...
Besides succulent fresh, ripe strawberries, the key to a...
Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand, and what better...
A summer pudding is a British warm-weather wonder—not...
This no-bake cherry cheesecake is an easy summertime treat...
EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed...

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