Have A Delicious Labor Day Weekend With These Recipes

Much like the rest of the summer holidays, Labor Day Weekend is going to look a little different this year. Large backyard parties, local festivals, and weekend trips may not happen this year because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat unhealthily. We fully support eating, especially when the food fulfills two things: 1) it supplies you with tons of nutrients; and 2) it tastes amazing.

The sad reality is that people use Labor Day Weekend or Memorial Day Weekend to justify excessive meat and carb consumption. This is not justification; this is overeating. When you overeat on Labor Day Weekend, it almost sets you on an unhealthy, weight-gaining path that continues through the fall and winter, which is prime holiday (i.e. eating) season. If you need guidance for how much to eat, click here to learn how to control your portions.

Most of the food that people eat over Labor Day Weekend can be rough on the digestive system. The amount of meat and carbs people eat is much greater than the vegetables or fruits that are consumed, save for the watermelon or pineapple slices and the lettuce and tomato on burgers. Let’s change that narrative and start making healthier recipes! Below, you’ll find five delicious plant-based recipes that will excite your taste buds and liven the Labor Day festivities.

Kale Salad With Avocados And Pears:

Get ready to blow your taste buds away. They won’t know what hit them when you make this sweet and tangy kale, pear, and avocado salad.

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Chili Lime Grilled Corn On The Cob:

Crank up the heat with this grilled chili lime corn. It is a delectable side that is perfect for a picnic in the backyard this summer.

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Grilled Peach Salad With A Honey Vinaigrette:

This refreshing salad comes right in the nick of time. Take advantage of the scrumptious seasonal peaches before they’re gone!

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Grilled Marinated Eggplant:

Labor Day is all about grilled recipes. This recipe highlights the eggplant, which is marinated in a beautiful citrusy, herbaceous, garlicky marinade.

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Frozen Watermelon Pops With Cucumber And Lime:

You can’t go your entire Labor Day Weekend without a refreshing dessert to cool you down from all that time in the sun. Take a bite of deliciousness when you make these watermelon pops..

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