7 Recipes for a Healthy Memorial Day

by crblog - May 27th, 2016.
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Memorial Day is a special time of year when people come together to celebrate and remember the lives of those who have fallen in battle protecting this great country. It’s also a very common day for cookouts! If you’re looking to host your own cookout, the master-planned community of Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX has a few recipes for a healthy Memorial Day cookout.

Grilled Rosemary-Salmon Skewers

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Using the rosemary branches as skewers will help to give these grilled rosemary-salmon skewers a subtle, smoky flavor that party guests are sure to love.

Smoky Chicken

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Give your Memorial Day cookout an extra kick with this smoky chicken. The mix of paprika, cumin and lemon juice will give it that perfectly seasoned, summery flavor!

Carolina Pulled Pork

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This recipe takes a little bit of time, so you’ll want to start it the day before, but it’s worth the time. The crisp outer meat and the succulent interior meat will mix nicely and make this Carolina pulled pork a huge hit!

Country Potato Salad

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Potato salad is always a must for any picnic or cookout. With the subtle flavor of smoked ham, don’t be surprised if this country potato salad is the first dish eaten!

Deviled Eggs


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Just like the potato salad, deviled eggs are always a crowd favorite at picnics and cookouts. This recipe for deviled eggs has a healthy twist!

Grilled Jamaican Jerked Drumsticks

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Memorial Day may be an American holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t mix in some other cultures. Make your own grilled Jamaican jerked drumsticks!

Backyard Coleslaw


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Forget about the heavy, creamy dressing usually used in coleslaw. This backyard coleslaw uses a refreshing, light vinaigrette.

With open floor plans, the homes in the master-planned community of Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX are perfect for active living. Throw your Memorial Day celebration there and enjoy the time with your friends and family! Visit the Craig Ranch website to learn more about our new homes in McKinney, Texas.

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