Plant-based and Memorial Weekend go together like sunshine and lemonade. Bet you never thought you would see those two ideas together! Don’t panic. Yes, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer. There will be lots of burgers and hotdogs on the grills. Roll your eyes as your neighbors make a big deal out of getting a fire started. The good news is that you are ready for this weekend. You can enjoy all kinds of plant based sides and desserts and make this the best Memorial Day Weekend yet!
Let’s Get Going With The Sides
Instead of reaching for the store bought hummus, why not make your own? Forks Over Knives provided inspiration for this recipe. Normally made with with chickpeas, the white beans in the pantry worked out just fine. The combination of garlic, basil and thyme made it really special. I will be adding this one to my hummus collection.
You can check out more incredible options for sides right here on Black Girls Eat. Here a few to consider:
Please The Crowd With Plant-Based Desserts
Of course you have room for dessert. There are plenty of non-dairy options to choose from. Leaning into plant-based nutrition doesn’t just start and end with breakfast, lunch and dinner. How about these sweet treats?
If none of those work for you, an easy No Bake Strawberry Pie just might be the answer!
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