I think one of the most challenging things about the SCD diet or any special diet is feeling left out at holiday meals. We can’t eat hot dogs and brats, but we CAN eat really colorful, yummy foods. Unfortunately, for big get-togethers it is usually easier for the host to buy the cheapest food. That’s one reason why I enjoy hosting. I can have every part (or most) of the meal legal for me. So if you are hosting a Memorial Day get together I have a very simple menu plan for you! Not only that, but I think every guest will love it- even the kids! My kids LOVE avocado burgers and cooked carrots. If you are not a fan of peach cobbler then switch it to apple or cherry. If you are heading out to a party, this is an easy menu to throw into some portable containers and either heat up when you get there or put in a thermos so it’s ready to go. I promise you, people will be ogling your food because it LOOKS (and TASTES) so good! Here is your Easy and BEST menu for Memorial Day! Enjoy!
If you’ve been following along with my SCD Weekly Menu you know that I am in LOVE with avocado. So what better way to celebrate a holiday? And you want me to add bacon to my burger, what? Yes m’am! My mouth is watering just thinking about this burger. Things to note: purchase SCD legal bacon. What does that mean? No sugar, no nitrates. YES uncured. Check your labels.
One thing I learned early on in the SCD diet is that you don’t have to spend a lot of time on vegetables to make them taste great. Roasting and grilling them will bring out their natural flavors. These recipes are super duper simple. You only need olive oil, salt and pepper and you are good to go! It doesn’t get easier than that, right? This recipe suggests using grill pan, but I would just throw them on the grill in a veggie basket.
Make sure you soften the carrots beforehand so they are fully cooked when you are done grilling them.
Ah, dessert. It’s on the menu! You can enjoy so many delicious treats on the SCD diet, this is only one of them. I love me some warm peaches! To make this SCD legal be sure to use honey instead of maple syrup. Enjoy!
Happy Memorial Day and let me know what yummy foods you are cooking up this week!