Memorial Day Cookout… Healthy Style!

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Happy Memorial Day! Let us thank all the troops for their tireless efforts to defend our country each day!

I celebrated with a healthy cookout filled with omega-3s and green veggies! It was a full grill!

full grill

The Menu:

Watermelon Seltzer Cooler (RECIPE BELOW)

Salad with avocado, cucumbers and tomatoes

Grilled salmon with peach compote

grilled veggies

Grilled vegetables (brussel sprouts, asparagus, peppers)

Grilled sweet potatoes

Such a great way to spend an evening on the patio! 

watermelon cooler

WATERMELON SODA

  • 1/2 medium watermelon, chilled, plus ½ cantaloupe (optional)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup seltzer
  • Cut enough watermelon into 1″ pieces to measure 8 cups. Stir sugar and 1/3 cup water in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. Set simple syrup aside.
  • Purée melon pieces (not balls) in a blender until smooth; strain juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or pitcher (you should have about 4 cups juice). Discard solids. Whisk in simple syrup, lime juice, and salt. DO AHEAD: Purée can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover and chill.
  • Add seltzer to watermelon purée.

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