Memorial Day is a time to honor and remember all the soldiers and sailors who have died during their service to the country.
It's also the unofficial start of summer and the first time people bring out their backyard grills for the season.
Our registered dietitians have shared dozens of recipes with Carilion Living over the years. We've selected just a few here to help make your cookout special—and healthy!
Choose your favorites and click or tap through to the recipes!
Corn and Black Bean Salsa
Toss a few fresh and canned vegetables together and enjoy a snack while dinner is cooking. Even better if you make it the day before.
Turkey Burgers with Spinach and Sweet Potato
If you need a sneaky way to get your loved ones to eat their vegetables, look no further than these turkey burgers.
Infuse your meats and grilled veggies with the delicious flavors of our marinades. Choose from citrus marinade, creamy turmeric marinade or herbed dijon marinade.
Grilled Shrimp With Avocado and Mango
Try this recipe and it will be easy to imagine a trip to the beach or that bucket-list trip to the islands.
Grilled Peaches and Goat Cheese Salad
Grilling isn't just for meats and vegetables. Peaches hold together and get deliciously caramelized when grilled. Try it as a side salad with this recipe.
Honey Lime Berry Salad
This is a salad in name only. It's so sweet and delicious, it makes a great dessert.
Whatever you do this weekend, we hope you stay safe, stay hydrated and take some time to remember what—and whom—the holiday is for.
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