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Composed Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Channel your inner food stylist while arranging the beans and vegetables for this show-stopping composed bean salad recipe. Serve at a potluck or for a beautiful salad at brunch alongside grilled chicken, scallops or fish.

» Composed Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Muffin-Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

Skip rolling and cutting dough and use your muffin tin in this healthy strawberry shortcake recipe. Look for lemon curd in the store near jams and jellies or skip it and combine the berries with 2 tablespoons sugar in Step 4.

» Muffin-Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

Three-Herb Potato Salad

In this healthy and creamy potato salad recipe, yogurt replaces half of the mayo and we keep the potato skins on for more fiber and potassium. The herbs give this potato salad a fresh and bright flavor. Feel free to experiment with your favorites.

» Three-Herb Potato Salad

Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Romaine lettuce takes on a nice charred, smoky flavor with a quick trip to the grill in this healthy wedge salad recipe. Avocado makes the dressing extra-creamy without any cream. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish.

» Grilled Romaine with Avocado-Lime Dressing

Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

The batter for this healthy one-bowl brownie recipe is stirred together right in the saucepan used to melt the butter and chocolate—no mixing bowl needed and less cleanup for you. Using shredded zucchini in this healthy dessert recipe creates a tender, moist brownie with about half the amount of butter and sugar found in a classic recipe—and it’s virtually undetectable in the baked brownies.

» Chocolate Zucchini Brownies

Mexican Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Everyone will love this Mexican-inspired pasta salad recipe. We lighten up the creamy dressing with avocado for a healthier version of a picnic favorite.

» Mexican Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Hawaiian Turkey Sliders

Grilled pineapple tops flavorful turkey burgers to give this easy slider recipe Hawaiian flair.

» Hawaiian Turkey Sliders


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

In this healthy chicken thigh recipe, bottled barbecue...
Grilled pineapple tops flavorful turkey burgers to give...
The smoky flavors of grilled shrimp and corn in this...
In this whole grilled chicken recipe, the backbone is...
This quinoa veggie burger recipe is a meat-lover’s burger:...
In this healthy chicken salad recipe, a combo of mayonnaise...
Rich, lean bison meat takes to the juniper-infused marinade...
This green salad recipe with berries is a delicious way to...
In this healthy vegetarian kebab recipe, herbed yogurt does...
We lightened up the creamy dressing in this healthy chicken...
This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger...
Cobb salad meets pizza in this summery pizza salad recipe....
This healthy buttermilk chicken breast recipe has all the...
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...
These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and...
Smoky grilled onion and your favorite barbecue sauce...
Escabeche, a quick pickling of already-cooked food, is a...
This Asian-style chicken kebab recipe gets a sweet,...
Dazzle your guests, and keep the kitchen cool, by baking...
A potent blend of citrus zests and juices along with a...
Make your BBQ or cookout easy with this slow-cooker beef...
For a healthy variation on creamy chicken salad, we’ve...

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes: Side Dish Recipes

Channel your inner food stylist while arranging the beans...
Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced...
Romaine lettuce takes on a nice charred, smoky flavor with...
In this healthy and creamy potato salad recipe, yogurt...
Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe...
Forget mayonnaise-laden coleslaw. The bright, clean flavors...
This healthy side salad recipe follows one of the essential...
This makeover of a Midwestern classic tops layers of...
Traditional three-bean salad gets a healthy, fresh spin...
Everyone will love this Mexican-inspired pasta salad recipe...
A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water...
This updated picnic potato salad gets subtle flavor from...
This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors of...
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from...
Traditional Caesar salad gets a nutrition and flavor boost...
The mellow grilled eggplant melds perfectly with the smoked...
Though gazpacho originated as a soup made with bread, today...
Red and green cabbage and bright orange carrots make a...
This quick, healthy Greek pasta salad recipe is tossed with...
As delicious as it is beautiful, this spring pea salad...
White gazpacho is made with bread, almonds, grapes and...
A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is...
Tossing potatoes with a little good vinegar while they are...
Avocado, fresh chives and spinach are blended right into...
In this healthy potato salad recipe, a white-wine...
This vinegary German-style potato salad recipe is a lighter...
In this simple green side salad recipe, white-wine vinegar...
Tossed with mayo, celery, hard-boiled eggs, onion and...
Old-fashioned macaroni salad sometimes contains jarred...
This refreshing, simple Cuban salad recipe captures the...
This vegetarian pasta salad recipe is perfect for your next...
This easy gazpacho recipe is heaven on a hot day. Just...
Using the slicing blade of a food processor on Brussels...

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes: Dessert Recipes

The batter for this healthy one-bowl brownie recipe is...
In this healthy strawberry daiquiri-inspired ice cream pie...
Layering the ingredients in this coffee cake recipe right...
In this healthy one-bowl dessert recipe, strawberries and...
Poaching the peach halves in their skins gives the syrup a...
This healthy yellow cake recipe is perfect for making a...
Skip rolling and cutting dough and use your muffin tin in...
This cherry ice cream pie is a simple summertime sweet...
Easy buttermilk biscuits top this healthy peach cobbler...
In this healthy ice cream pie recipe, crumbled gingersnaps...
Cookie recipes usually require you to combine the liquid...
This healthy pound cake recipe isn’t just delicious—it also...
The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate...
Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree...
This muffin-tin mini cheesecake recipe is an adorable,...
Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand, and what better...
In this healthy grasshopper mint and chocolate ice cream...
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...
In this healthy ice cream pie recipe, crumbled gingersnaps...
Try this Mini Berry Cream Pies recipe the next time you...
People likely won’t even notice that these delicately nutty...
We combine cran-raspberry juice with sparkling white grape...
Fresh strawberries and rhubarb meld together under a crisp...
In just 15 minutes, you can have this delicious streusel-...
This summer berry fruit salad recipe makes enough for a...
The nutty flavor of cornmeal adds depth and a sunny golden...
Simple and perfect, this strawberry-and-ricotta dessert...
Chocolate cream pie isn’t just a diner special—it’s the...

Healthy Memorial Day Recipes: Drinks & Cocktail Recipes

This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus...
This bourbon-spiked lemonade cocktail recipe is a spirit-...
In this refreshing white sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the...
Pineapple juice adds plenty of sweetness to this no-sugar-...
In this pink sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the added sugar...
In this red, white and blue sangria recipe, we’ve skipped...
This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh...
In this nonalcoholic sangria recipe, we’ve skipped the...
Pressing the raspberries through a fine-mesh sieve will get...
We’ve knocked back the sugar quite a bit in this healthier...
Traditionally a ’ti punch (as in petit, pronounced “tee”)...
You'll feel like you're on a tropical getaway...
This ginger punch is flavored with lemon juice and...
Turn fresh rosemary, cucumbers and lemons into grown-up...
This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all...

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