Healthy and Vegan Memorial Day Recipes

Yippee!! Summer is officially here! Beach time, pool lounging, road trips, movies and outdoor parties! memorial Day marks the start of the “fun in the sun” season so kick it off with an awesome get together and killer food! Check out our fun menu of recipes below as well as some from last year and the year before; )

Berries and Brew

  • 4 strawberries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 (12-ounce) bottles pilsner beer, cold

In a bowl add the strawberries, blueberries, sugar, grenadine, and lime juice. Stir to dissolve as much sugar as possible. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring a couple of times to agitate and help create juices.

When ready to serve, divide the mixture among 4 low ball glasses. Pour 6 ounces beer into each glass and give a gentle stir. Drink!

Chips and Dip


  • 1/2  cup vegan heavy cream (1 block of silken tofu (12-ounces) and 1/2 cup of plain soy milk. Blend in blender until thick and creamy and there are no more lumps )
  • 1  8-ounce container vegan sour cream
  • 2  tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan (recipe below)
  • 2  scallions, finely chopped
  • Pinch of dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Safflower or coconut oil, for frying
  • All-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2  medium to large beets (1 red, 1 yellow), peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick
  • Sea salt
  • 1  sweet potato, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick

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Carolyn Scott

The Healthy Voyager, aka Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, is the Vegan Executive Producer, Creator, Host and Writer of The Healthy Voyager web series, site, and overall brand. A holistic nutritionist, plant based chef, best selling cookbook author, film making, screen writing, traveling, singing, dancing, fun-loving, healthy & green living wife, The Healthy Voyager aims to help people live well, one veggie at a time!

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