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Labor Day BBQ Recipes

Posted on August 25 2019

Labor Day BBQ Recipes

Labor Day is right around the corner and with it comes good friends and good food!  And this year, whether you are at the pool with family or hosting a backyard BBQ for the neighborhood, we’ve got the perfect recipes to keep you on track this holiday. 

With hamburgers, skewers, potato salad, and slaw, there’s something for everyone at the table.  Not to mention, we’ve done our best to find recipes for an assortment of health programs like Whole30, Ketogenic, Paleo, Carb Cycling and more!  

See what recipes sound good to you and have a holiday filled with healthy and delicious food!

MAIN DISHES

HAMBURGERS

Labor Day calls for grilling and there’s nothing more classic to throw on the barbecue than a good old fashioned burger.  But don’t run out to buy pre-made patties when you can whip up something far better at home. Check out the Wholesome Dish for the best classic burger with simple, delicious ingredients.  Use lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for your veg and add a bun if you choose!

GRILLED STEAK

Steak on the barbecue is always a good idea. Especially when it’s Whole30, Keto, Paleo, carb free, and better yet, heavenly.  This skirt steak with chimichurri sauce has wholesome ingredients that you’ll love. See What Great Grandma Ate for the full ingredient list and recipe.

CHICKEN KEBABS

Nothing fits warm weather better than kebabs.  Not only are they easy and fun to make, kebabs can be made just the way you want them.  Add your favorite meat, veggies, and seasonings to a stick and you’ve got a healthy masterpiece.  But if you need inspiration or a head start, try these Garlic Balsamic Chicken Kebabs by The Whole Cook.  They are flavorful, beautiful, and made wholly for everyone to enjoy this holiday.

CHILI

As September makes the transition into Fall, chili recipes are always a go to for healthy, delicious, filling food.  With adaptations everywhere, there’s a chili out there for everyone. But if you are looking for one packed with flavor and Whole30 friendly, then this Wicked Spatula recipe is just for you.  Easy to make and full of yummy ingredients, this chili is perfect to double up and share this Labor Day.  

YUMMY SIDES

PASTA SALAD

It’s a backyard BBQ classic and can be packed full of healthy veggies.  Simply cut up your favorite veg, like cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, and onions, add them to noodles, and cover it in a light dressing for fresh flavor everyone loves.  Need more help? Check out this mediterranean pasta salad by Gimme Some Oven for the perfect side dish!

POTATO SALAD

Potato salad is another perfect pairing for your main dishes this Labor Day.  And it doesn’t have to be unhealthy! Filled with celery, red onion, dill, and more, The Bettered Blondie’s classic potato salad will leave you feeling good and satisfied.  

COLESLAW

Always an easy and delicious side, coleslaw remains a classic that can be made super healthy!  Try switching out the creamy dressing for a lighter homemade vinegar one. Or combine the two, like The Wholesome Yum does.  Her recipe is low carb, Paleo, and made with 5 simple ingredients!

BROCCOLI SALAD

When pasta salad, potato salad, and coleslaw isn’t enough, broccoli salad is the way to go.  Made with broccoli, grapes, onions, nuts, and more, Simply Whisked creates the perfect dairy-free recipe with simple, wholesome ingredients.  Not to mention, there’s no sugar added, a major bonus for our Whole30 and Paleo communities!

CORN ON THE COB

What’s better than corn on the cob on a sweet summer’s day?  You can dress it up or eat it straight off the grill. Whatever route you choose, we are sure it will be tasty.  But if you need an idea, check out this grilled lemon and herb corn on the cob. Created by Paper and Stitch it adds a yummy twist to something we already love. 

We hope you Ladies have a wonderful Labor Day spent relaxing and enjoying time with family and friends!  And if eating good food is in your weekend plans, we hope you make healthy choices, especially when there are recipes out there as yummy as the ones above!

XOXO, 

Flex it Pink

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