How to Have a Real Food Memorial Day BBQ
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How to Have a Real Food Memorial Day BBQ

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 12:09 pm
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BarbecueMemorial Day is just a few days away. This time of year is often the beginning of barbeques, picnics and beach bonfires. It can also be a season full of artificial, junk food. Instead of starting the Summer off with unhealthy foods, why not treat your friends and family to a Memorial Day get-together with lots of fresh, real foods! We’ve put together some delicious natural food ideas and recipes for you to enjoy this holiday.


The temperatures are rising so it’s important to make sure to have plenty of water available for your guests. Flavor up your water a bit by trying some Fruit-Infused Water. If you want to offer a bit more variety, try this homemade lemonade (with honey instead of sugar!) recipe or Sweet Tea (made with honey).


The weather will likely be warm, so keep your appetizers cool. Try making a huge fruit salad with lots of in-season fruit. Don’t add anything to it, just use real fruit. It will be so refreshing! Another idea is to make little salami roll-ups. Take a slice of salami and put a small slice of cucumber and a little bit of tangy cheese (goat cheese, feta cheese, etc). Roll it up and put a toothpick in it to hold it in place. Another delicious variety of this is to put a small cherry tomato, a leaf of basil and goat or feta cheese in the salami. Delicious!

Main Dish

Fire up your BBQ and grill up some fresh meat or poultry, but stay away from hot dogs and pre-made burgers full of artificial ingredients. Kabobs full of fresh meat, poultry or seafood and veggies are also a perfect real food idea! Or if burgers are more your style, here are 99 Homemade Burger recipes made with real ingredients for you to consider! Add some fresh corn to your grill too and be sure to use this 20% off any single purchase of loose Corn coupon from SavingStar too!


Surprise your guest with a delicious, yet healthy dessert. Try these Cupcakes with Homemade Frosting. Or if you want to serve something a bit cooler or maybe something special for the kids, make these Homemade Fudge Pops, made without any white sugar!


Let us know what natural goodies you’ll be serving at your Memorial Day parties!

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