Grill up a Healthier Memorial Day Spread

Memorial Day picnics are an American institution, but they can be a speed bump in your quest toward a healthy summer lifestyle.

We set out to give you some menu items that will fill your belly with delicious flavors without making you feel like you have to leave your party early to get a three mile in before bed.

So, without further ado …

Citrus Pesto Turkey Burgers

There is nothing like a good burger at a cook out, but let’s face it, traditional cheeseburgers are terrible for you. The answer? Our Citrus Pesto Turkey Burger is short on unhealthy fats without sacrificing taste. In fact, we practically guarantee that our citrus pesto spread will light up your mouth with so much flavor that you’ll be looking for other things to put it on.

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Pasolivo Yam Fries

Yam Fries are a great side to serve up at your cook out. They elevate the traditional french fry to something sweeter, more flavorful, and far healthier alternative. If you want to take them to even more memorable levels, put out a myriad of different dipping sauce—something to please every palate.

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Italian Basil Corn on the Cob

Nothing says the kick-off to summer like a juicy corn on the cob. What you might not have thought about changing the experience by changing up the seasoning. Sure, salt and pepper are classic and never go out of style, but do something different this Memorial Day and add a little Italian Basil Seasoning to the mix. You won’t regret it.

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Fresh Fruit and Lemon Curd Tart
with Shortbread Crust

Healthy doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your desire for some sweets this Memorial Day. Our Fresh Fruit and Lemon Curd Tart with a Shortbread Crust will satisfy that craving while throwing in a complex texture and flavor profile just for fun. But here’s a quick tip from us, you might want to grab a piece early on. It won’t last long.

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Pasolivo Continues to Garnish Recognition at Home and on International Stage

Pasolivo continues to rack up awards at local festivals and top international competitions alike.

Pasolivo Wins at NYIOOC

At the New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) in April, 530 awards were bestowed on the 1000 entrants, and only 73 of those awards were given to American producers.

Pasolivo’s oils were well represented among those 73. Our Classic, Cucina, and Tuscan extra virgin olive oil varieties all took home the gold, and our California Blend took home silver.

 

 

Pasolivo Represents Well in California

The California Olive Oil Council recognized three of our olive oils last month when it released its 2018 winners.

Our California blend received a Gold rating while our Classic and Cucina oils brought home Silver.

Pasolivo recently racked up accolades at the 2018 Olive Festival in Paso Robles, California as well.

Its Tuscan Extra Virgin Olive Oil blend took home awards for being Best of Class and Best of Show. Pasolivo’s Citrus Olive Oil also took home a Gold while our Cucina, Garlic Lemon, and California oils took home Silver. Our Classic oil was awarded a Bronze.

 

 

An Easy Menu for a Fun Family Day

Tomorrow is a day set aside internationally to remember the importance that family plays in our personal lives, our communities, and the world. Social media will be overflowing with people posting pics and videos under the hashtag #FamilyDay.

For our part, we wanted to pass along a menu that wouldn’t keep you in the kitchen all day while still giving your family fun, substantial meals and snacks to accompany the memories and activities you’ll be creating.

Family Day Breakfast
Hash brown Waffles

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This statement is never more true than when there is a fun-filled day of activities lined up for your entire family.

Our hash brown waffles are not only fun to make and look at, but topped with eggs and your favorite protein, they provide hours of energy and only minutes of clean-up.

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Family Midday Snack
Granola Bites

Breakfast is over, and it’s onto the first activity. There’s only one problem. Less than 30 minutes in, and the kids are already talking about how hungry they are.

No problem, you’ll be prepared. Our granola bites are both filling and healthy, so you won’t mind giving them as many as they want to hold them over until lunch.

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Family Day Lunch
Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Whether you plan on coming home for lunch or packing a cooler, our turkey salad sandwiches offer a healthy and more cost-friendly alternative to stopping at the local fast food restaurant.

These sandwiches are lean and mean in the best possible way. Serve these up with some tortilla chips and some fresh veggies, and you’ll be ready for round #2 of activities.

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Family Day Evening Snack
Rosemary Popcorn

Your outside adventures have concluded, you’ve returned home, and everyone is getting cleaned up and ready to settle in for the evening. There’s only one problem, they’ve burned off their lunch running, swimming, and playing and there is still an hour or so before dinner.

Our rosemary popcorn is perfect for a pre-dinner snack. It’s not heavy enough to ruin their appetite, but it does take off the edge and prevent a family full of hanger. Put a bowl of our popcorn out on the counter and you’ll be parent of the year.

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Family Day Dinner
Philly Cheesesteak with Lemon Aioli

You’ve had a long day, but while the kids settle in and relax, you still have dinner to make. We’ve got you covered.

Our Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are second-to-none and don’t require a lot of hassle. Best of all, you can have the kids cue up a movie and serve dinner in the living room because these sandwiches don’t make much of a mess.

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Let Us Know About Your Day

Don’t forget to let us know how your day went. Send us pictures of your adventures by tagging us and using the hashtag #MyPasolivo. We love to keep up with our Pasolivo family.