A Healthy Long Weekend: Our Top Crowdpleasers

A Healthy Long Weekend: Our Top Crowdpleasers

T minus 10 days until Victoria Day! We’re gearing up for next weekend which will be complete with family, friends, fun and of course, FOOD. How will you be celebrating?

Whether you’re hosting an event or contributing to a potluck, we’ve got you covered with our top 10 crowdpleasers. As for us, we’ll be hosting a clean potluck using our favourite recipes from That Clean Life and will be sharing all the details in the days to come (stay tuned!).

Here are some of our top-rated healthy recipes made to feed a crowd.

1. Mushroom Lentil Burgers

There’s a good chance your May long weekend will involve a barbecue. These Mushroom Lentil Burgers take 30 minutes to make, are freezer-friendly (which means you can prep them ahead of time) and are vegan/vegetarian-friendly. Oh, they also taste incredible.

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2. Mac and ‘Cheese’

If there’s one recipe you have to share with the world it’s this one. This gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan version of one of your favourite comfort foods has passed both the "kid test" and "skeptic spouse test".

The ‘cheese’ sauce freezes well so you can prepare it ahead of time. Combine the macaroni and ‘cheese’ just before reheating and serving. You can also double it to dip veggies in or slather onto a platter of nachos.

Mac n Cheese

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3. Coconut Chicken Fingers

Don't forget about the kids! These crispy coconut chicken fingers add a healthy twist to the long weekend and are the perfect fit for little hands.

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4. Cleaned Up Chicken Salad

You should make this chicken salad, even if only for the priceless reaction you'll get when your friends find out there IS. NO. MAYO. You can throw it together in 30 minutes and easily make it vegetarian by swapping in chickpeas.

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5. Kale, Lentil & Sweet Potato Salad

You can simply make this salad ahead of time and serve cold. Or, prep the kale and lentils but leave the sweet potato cubes/wedges to grill on the barbecue! Either way, this kale, lentil and sweet potato salad is phenomenal and sure to impress the guests. Especially with a handful of crumbled feta cheese. Yuh-umm!

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6. Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice

Among our top-favourited recipes is this spicy shrimp fried rice, reportedly better than Chinese take-out! You can swap the shrimp for other veggies to make a vegetarian meal or the perfect side dish at your May long weekend party.

Shrimp Fried Rice

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7. Fish Tacos with Fresh Pineapple Salsa

This fresh and summery number would be sublime for anyone having a small get-together. Lay out the fish, pineapple salsa, guacamole, spinach and brown rice tortillas for guests to make their own tacos. You can prepare all the toppings ahead of time and bake or barbecue the fish just before eating, which is literally less than 10 minutes.

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8. Crock Pot Burrito Soup

For an affordable crowdpleaser, this recipe makes at least 6 servings for approximately $20 worth of groceries. The brown rice can easily be swapped for quinoa or couscous. Throw the ingredients together and the soup is ready to serve out of the slow cooker in 4 hours. Garnish with your choice of toppings and happiness will ensue.

Crockpot Burrito Soup

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9. Quinoa Kale Fritters with Tangy Avocado Sauce

These vegetarian fritters are best served on a bed of greens topped with the delicious Tangy Avocado Sauce. 100% clean and so delicious. Make up a double batch and grill'em on the barbecue next weekend.

Kale Quinoa Fritters

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10. Cleaned Up Shepherd’s Pie

Yes, the stars have aligned and we’ve cleaned up another favourite comfort food and kept it tasty. This shepherd’s pie is full of flavour and replaces the traditional mashed potato crust with a creamy blend of cauliflower and sweet potato. All your guests will love you for sharing this discovery.

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