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8 Recipes for a Yummy, Healthy Labor Day

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Labor Day weekend is just about here and we've all been looking forward to this 3-day weekend for quite some time along with the relaxation and food that often comes with it!

You can still enjoy all of the amazing flavors of late summer that you typically find at BBQ celebrations this weekend – while staying on track with your health and weight loss goals.

It’s easy when you pick some of the sumptuous yet satisfying and completely nourishing recipes in this article, below! You will find rich flavors that taste great on the grill, a refreshing drink recipe you have to try, and even dessert recipes that will help you hydrate and crush your sweet tooth.

You don’t have to have a “cheat day” to indulge! Just bring your own dish to a party, or display a variety of foods at your own that will still make you feel good while being the perfect yummy finger foods…

8 Yummy, Easy, & Healthy Labor Day Recipes

1) Refreshing Frozen Lemonade

Let’s start with a drink! Before we get into the food recipes, this is a healthy yet refreshing drink recipe you’ll want to share – and features NEW 310 Lemonade. The best part is, you can pick your flavor of 310 Lemonade as the star flavorful ingredient – so it’s completely customizable!

It makes a fun “mocktail” that also helps to alkalize your body and kick up your metabolism for greater calorie-burning.

New 310 Lemonades feature real lemon crystals – for intense lemony taste and bright and citrusy flavor. Not only that, but they contain a special green tea extract to support energy and metabolism, apple cider vinegar for a healthy gut and digestion, and electrolyte minerals to balance your pH.

All of that for only 5 calories per serving, and no sugar or artificial sweeteners. Just big juicy, fruity taste to satisfy your sweet tooth and your urge for something tasty and refreshing that isn’t just water!

Get this yummy 310 Frozen Lemonade Recipe here.

 

 2Quinoa and Kale Salad

kale and quinoa salad on white plate

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Need a new addition to your healthy Labor Day salad recipes?! This one is a crowd-pleaser, for sure – even for those that don’t typically eat clean and healthy.

This recipe will thoroughly prove that something as healthy as kale doesn’t have to be boring! With zesty citrus flavor, a naturally sweet touch from maple syrup, addicting crunch from almonds, and hearty additions like quinoa and avocado, it’s a salad you’ll surely celebrate!

Get this Quina and Kale Salad Recipe here.

3) Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest

grilled asparagus with lemon zest

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Who said everything on the grill has to be meat?!

For a healthy, flavorful, and nutrient-packed side dish, try this sumptuous asparagus recipe! In this simple yet enticing side dish, you toss asparagus with olive oil and spices, then grill it, and top it with fresh lemon zest! It’s the perfect addition to your plate and a nice complement to chicken, fish, red meat, and even pasta.

Get this Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Zest Recipe here.

4) Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp

grilled shrimp with lime

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This next recipe may be one of the most exciting ways to cook up shrimp for backyard BBQs! It includes a spicy, savory seasoning that you coat the shrimp in pre-grilling.

The shrimp cooks up in 2-3 minutes, so you have succulent, juicy, lime and spice infused shrimp in record time! And the best part is, you can be totally creative about how you enjoy the finished result… Add the shrimp to a salad, wrap them in lettuce wraps, or eat them off skewer sticks – the choice is yours!

Get this Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Recipe here.

5) Grilled Chicken Kabobs

grilled chicken kabob skewers

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When it comes to easy, healthy Labor Day recipes, this one is up there at the top - taking a unique spin on typical grilled chicken kabobs!

The marinade in this recipe is a nice mix of sweet, salty and tangy, with olive oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Since you drench the chicken and chopped veggies in the mix, the flavors soak in to bring out the intense taste – and then you just thread them on skewers and grill them. To top it off, this recipe can be prepped and cooked in 30 minutes (minus the marinating time)!

Get this Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe here.

6) Grilled Turkey Burgers

turkey burger wrapped in butter lettuce

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If you want to switch up your usual chicken or beef dishes, these grilled turkey burgers are one of the best healthy Labor Day BBQ recipes! They’re a crowd-pleaser, yet have only 205 calories per burger – so you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in a juicy burger.

The prep is easy, with simple, hearty ingredients like egg, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, and spices mixed with ground turkey. Once you grill the patties, feel free to add all your favorite healthy toppings like tomato, lettuce, onion, cheese, avocado and pickles! 

Get this Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe here.

7) Peach Mango Hydrate Popsicles

After you have your healthy meal, give yourself a yummy and refreshing treat to satisfy your sweet tooth and rehydrate your body! You’re absolutely going to love these delicious popsicles starring 310 Peach Mango Hydrates.

Your body needs to continually stay hydrated for optimal health and weight loss, yet it can be hard to drink as much water as you need – especially at a party. But 310 Hydrates help multiply the benefits of water – with electrolyte minerals that bring and keep water in your cells more efficiently.

So while you’re enjoying scrumptious popsicles after your meal, they’re also working to benefit your body and mind, and help you feel your best. Not to mention they also contain B and C vitamins to support energy and immunity.

 Get this Peach Mango Hydrate Popsicles here.

 

8) Healthy Fruit Pizza

fruit pizza with granola crust

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Now that you have a healthy, delicious beverage for your celebration, you can’t forget the dessert! And luckily, you can recreate a typically unhealthy sweet treat using body-nourishing ingredients instead.

In this recipe, you make a yummy granola crust with luscious Greek yogurt filling, and then add a variety of fresh fruit! Plus, the recipe includes only healthy, energizing and satisfying ingredients like rolled oats, coconut oil, honey, almond flour, and immune-supporting fruits!

Get this Healthy Fruit Pizza Recipe here.

Which of the easy, healthy Labor Day weekend recipes, above, are you excited to whip up first?! Let us know in the comments, below! Plus, find more clean, nutritionist-approved recipes for deliciously healthy eating on the 310 Nutrition Blog.

 

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