With Summertime coming to a close and Autumn just around the corner, Labor Day festivities are a great time to get together with friends, toast to a new season, and enjoy the end of summer with one last hoorah. Maxed out on all your go-to party recipes and need a little inspo? Relax. That’s what we’re here for. Check out our list of healthy and delicious Labor Day BBQ ideas you and your friends will love! Trust us, these fantastic recipes will make preparing for you Labor Day party a true labor of love.
Mediterranean Millet Wraps
RECIPE VIA: http://nutritionstripped.com
For a trip to Mediterranean flavor country that is every bit healthy as it is tasty, these Mediterranean millet wraps are definitely the way to go! This hearty grain that is rich in plant-based protein and fiber pairs beautifully with Mediterranean seasons, and is also an excellent source of magnesium. The best part? This fantastic dish only takes 10 minutes to prepare, leaving you plenty of time to get dolled up for your Labor Day party!
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Labor Day is a perfect time for dusting off the ol’ grill. But not everybody’s on the burger bandwagon. For a perfect grill-inspired veggie dish you and your veggie-loving friends can enjoy, this beautiful and vibrant eggplant salad with heirloom tomatoes is just what the doctor ordered. Colorful, easy to prepare, and nutritious, this powerhouse salad full of lycopene, beta-carotene, potassium, vitamin C and fiber is just the thing to take you from Labor Day to a fresh fall start!
Zucchini and Cauliflower Skewers
RECIPE VIA: http://www.delish.com
Zucchini, Cauliflower, and Feta? Don’t mind if we do! Sometimes the best things come in simple packages, just like these clean, simple, and super delish zucchini and cauliflower skewers. Not only is cauliflower cancer-fighting and vitamin rich, it also supports detoxification, which is a perfect way to re-set after a fun summer. Vegan? No sweat! Ditch the feta and you’re good to go!
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Looking for a sizzling seafood dish this Labor Day? We thought so! This recipe for grilled scallops with orange-scented quinoa will have you grabbing for seconds in no time.
Scallops are loved by many for their mild and fresh flavor, but did you also know that scallops contain a variety of nutrients that can promote cardiovascular health, and even protect against colon cancer? That’s right! Will all of that good news, this scallop dish is a no-brainer.
Healthy Klondike Bars
RECIPE VIA: http://detoxinista.com
Room for dessert? We thought so! No Labor Day event is complete without a little something for your sweet tooth, but those store-bought sweets are jam packed with stuff you can’t even pronounce. This Labor day, try a healthy twist on an old classic with these paleo, non-dairy klondike bars your guests are sure to melt over!
Got some Labor Day faves we left out? Let us know! We love expanding our repertoire! Comment below to share!