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Macro-Friendly Memorial Day Recipe Roundup

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Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer! It’s the time to fire up the grill, break out the swimsuits, and spend time outside enjoying the warm weather. Of course, part of that enjoyment includes delicious Memorial Day foods!

If you’re looking for easy, macro-friendly Memorial Day recipes that will please a crowd while also helping to keep you on track and in alignment with your health and fitness goals, here’s our roundup of Memorial Day recipes!

Pasta Salads

Chicken Taco Pasta Salad (High Protein!)
We’re thrilled to bring you a flavorful recipe that's guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and nourish your body – our Chicken Taco Pasta Salad! This vibrant and delicious dish combines the best of both worlds: the irresistible flavors of tacos and the wholesome goodness of a pasta salad – it’s unlike any other dish you’ve tried!
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Macro Friendly Chicken Taco Pasta Salad
Macro-Friendly Big Mac Pasta Salad
Our Big Mac Pasta Salad is going to be your new favorite way to eat pasta salad! This high-protein, loaded salad has all the fixings you love about a Big Mac, tossed in protein-packed pasta, and a creamy dressing to deliver a flavor explosion in every bite.
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High Protein Big Mac Inspired Pasta Salad
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
Loaded with protein from chickpea pasta and grilled chicken, this easy-to-throw-together recipe promises a flavorful and satisfying twist on the traditional Caesar salad.
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bowl of chicken caesar pasta salad
BLT Pasta Salad
Get ready to indulge in a salad that brings together the beloved elements of a BLT in a pasta form, perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a light lunch! Bursting with flavor and texture, this salad is a perfect balance of freshness and indulgence!
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bowl of BLT pasta salad
High Protein Italian Chicken Pasta Salad
Bursting with flavor and packed with protein, this higher-protein pasta salad includes everything you love about this popular picnic dish but with a healthier twist. With multiple protein sources and the added nutrients from crispy bell peppers, this dish is sure to be an instant classic at your next get-together. It also makes the perfect meal prepped lunch!
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Macro Friendly Pasta Salad
This Macro Friendly Pasta Salad is customizable, can be prepared in advance, and is the perfect balance of carbs, protein, and fat. You’ll definitely want to add these ingredients to your shopping list and make this recipe as soon as possible!
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Classic Sides

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
Bursting with an array of colorful vegetables, this side dish is a perfect accompaniment to any meal. The combination of tender chickpeas, crunchy vegetables, and tangy dressing will transport your taste buds to the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean.
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bowl of healthy chickpea salad
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
Our Loaded Baked Potato salad is a delicious twist on the classic potato salad that's perfect for every get together! This savory creation combines the comforting goodness of baked potatoes with the rich flavors of cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and tangy Greek yogurt dressing.
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bowl of loaded baked potato salad
Watermelon Feta Salad
This light and vibrant salad is a perfect summer treat, offering a burst of flavor in every bite with juicy watermelon, tangy feta cheese, and fresh basil leaves. Easy to prepare and packed with color, this salad is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your next gathering or a delicious addition to any meal!
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pass around plate of watermelon feta salad
Macro Friendly Lightened Up Broccoli Salad
This vibrant dish combines crisp broccoli florets, zesty red onions, sweet dried cranberries, and crunchy sunflower seeds, all tossed in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing. It's a refreshing and nutritious salad that will leave your taste buds craving more!
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bowl of lightened up broccoli salad
Macro Friendly Greek Yogurt Egg Salad
Indulge in a lighter and healthier version of a classic favorite with this Greek Yogurt Egg Salad recipe. The creamy and tangy Greek yogurt replaces traditional mayonnaise, offering a delightful twist to this beloved dish. Packed with protein, bursting with flavors, and incredibly versatile, this salad is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or straight from the bowl!
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Macro Friendly Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
This vibrant and refreshing salad combines tender chicken, crisp celery, sweet red grapes, crunchy almond slivers, and zesty green onions, all tossed in a creamy Greek yogurt dressing with a touch of sweetness. Packed with protein, nutrients, and a burst of flavors, this salad is perfect for a light lunch, picnic, or as a crowd-pleasing side dish!
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Macro Friendly Lightened Up Macaroni Salad
Packed with crunchy vegetables and a tangy dressing, this salad is perfect for summer barbecues or as a quick and easy side dish. This recipe swaps the traditional mayonnaise dressing with a creamy Greek yogurt base, adding a protein-packed twist to the classic dish.
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Grilled Street Corn
Juicy corn on the cob is grilled to perfection, boasting a smoky char that is brought together with zesty chipotle lime spread. Topped with crumbled Cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and a sprinkle of spices, this dish captures the essence of Tex-Mex street food right in your backyard!
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3 pieces of street corn grilled
Black Bean Corn Salsa
This vibrant and flavorful salsa is a true crowd-pleaser, perfect for parties, barbecues, or simply enjoying as a delicious snack. Packed with a medley of black beans, sweet corn, and a burst of fresh veggies, all tossed in zesty lime juice and spices, this salsa will complete your Tex-Mex dishes!
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Lightened Up Coleslaw
This delightful twist on a classic favorite uses a combo of light mayo and creamy Greek yogurt, resulting in a lighter and healthier version without compromising on flavor. Crisp cabbage, colorful carrots, and a tangy yogurt dressing create a refreshing side dish that will add a burst of freshness to any meal!
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bowl of lightened up SLAW

Grilled Proteins

Grilled Turkey Burger
Enjoy a healthier twist on the classic burger with our Grilled Turkey Burger recipe! Made with lean ground turkey and a flavorful blend of ingredients, these burgers are juicy, tender, and perfect for your next outdoor grilling party.
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two grilled turkey burgers
Grilled Garlic Shrimp
Succulent shrimp, infused with aromatic garlic and kissed by the grill, create a mouthwatering dish that is sure to be a family favorite. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, this recipe delivers a burst of deliciousness!
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plate full of grilled garlic shrimp
Macro Friendly Fajita Grilled Chicken
Tender and juicy boneless chicken breasts are marinated in a zesty blend of lime juice, chili powder, and spices, then cooked to perfection on the grill. Whether you're serving it in warm tortillas, atop a bed of fresh greens, or as a filling for your favorite Tex-Mex dishes, this dish is sure to become a crowd-pleasing favorite.
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Macro Friendly Chicken Caesar Burgers
What do you get when you combine the sharp, creamy, and crisp flavors of a chicken Caesar salad with the heartiness of a burger? A Chicken Caesar Burger that takes flavor and satiety to a whole new level. Our Chicken Caesar Burger is going to be your new favorite way to enjoy the flavors of a Caesar salad! Plus, it’s an easy weeknight dinner that’s ready in just 20 minutes!
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Drinks

Berry Ranch Water
This vibrant and refreshing beverage combines the bubbly essence of seltzer with the smoothness of tequila, a splash of zesty lime, and the luscious sweetness of berry Mio. With just a few simple ingredients, this drink will your #1 choice for summer gatherings!
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low calorie berry ranch water drink
Berry Sangria
Embrace summer with our easy sangria recipe, packed with the vibrant flavors of the season. With a medley of fresh mixed berries, a splash of zesty orange liqueur, and the option for a sparkling twist, this recipe is the perfect drink to sip at your next summertime gathering!
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low calorie berry sangria drink
Frozen Strawberry Margarita (Low Calories)
Cool down and unwind with this refreshing and healthy Frozen Strawberry Margarita. Made with simple and fresh ingredients, this delicious cocktail is perfect for any occasion.
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Berry Vodka Lemonade
Bursting with the natural sweetness of fresh blueberries and strawberries, this delightful cocktail is the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. With the smoothness of Tito's vodka and the zing of zero-sugar lemonade, this drink is a crowd-pleaser for any gathering or simply for sipping and relaxing.
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Desserts

Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bars
Lime is one of the most refreshing natural flavors. Combine that with the creaminess of cheesecake and the sweetness of graham crackers and you get an irresistible treat. But that’s not the best part: our Key Lime Cheesecake Protein Bites pack in a nice serving of protein, so you can hit your goals while also enjoying sweet treats – It’s a win-win!
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3 key lime cheesecake bars with limes
Macro Friendly Lemon Cookies
Indulge in the zesty delight of homemade Lemon Cookies with this simple and delicious recipe. These soft, pillowy cookies burst with bright lemon flavor and are perfect for satisfying your citrus cravings.
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Macro Friendly Strawberries and Cream Popsicle
With just a handful of ingredients, these frozen treats are a delightful way to savor the sweetness of summer. Whether you're lounging by the pool or seeking a refreshing dessert, Strawberries and Cream popsicles are a guaranteed hit for all ages.
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Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles
Indulge in the perfect blend of creamy peanut butter, ripe bananas, and vanilla protein powder, all frozen into delightful popsicles. This refreshing and nutritious treat is not only easy to make but also perfect for those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth while staying on track with their health goals.
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close up of banana chocolate yogurt popsicles
Macro Friendly Berry Trifle Cups
Indulge in the delightful flavors of summer with these irresistible Berry Trifle Cups. Layers of fluffy angel food cake, fresh berries, and homemade whipped cream come together in a dessert that's as beautiful as it is delicious.
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