Family-Friendly Ideas for Celebrating Memorial Day

Posted on May 27, 2016
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Memorial Day is the perfect time to get the family together and enjoy some great food. Make it a true family affair by getting the kids involved in the kitchen as you cook-up some healthy and refreshing summer treats that won’t do a number on your digestive system.

Recipes

Take a break from the burger with the following ideas!

Chicken and Pineapple Skewers

Lean white meat is packed with protein and easier to digest than fattier alternatives. (Serve a firm-fleshed fish, such a shrimp, to the seafood lovers.) Canned fruits are easier to digest, so go with your favorite brand of canned pineapple. Little ones can help assemble ingredients; older kids can thread the fixings onto skewers.

Bison with onions and peppers

Thread cubes of this lean meat onto a skewer with pearl onions and pappadews.

Alternatively, you can try this bun-less ‘slider.’

Savory sides

Hungarian Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers are among the easiest vegetables to digest and they are easy to obtain during the summer months. This light salad features just a few ingredients, but still packs lots of flavor. While you will have to do the chopping, the kids can help mix the dish.

Dessert options

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

For dessert, try this simple recipe. It doesn’t require any added sugar and you can use low-sugar jam to further reduce the overall sugar content and make it easier to digest. Kids love the taste and the fact that they get to eat with their fingers.