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33 Healthy Recipes to Celebrate Labor Day

It’s that time of year again — summer is winding down, and Labor Day weekend is upon us! As multifamily professionals, a three day weekend is a perfect time to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. But, for many of us, Labor Day weekend also means BBQs, picnics, and parties. While all of that fun is exciting, it can be a major obstacle when it comes to staying on track with our health goals.

But don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! Here are 33 delicious and healthy recipes you can share with your residents and still enjoy your favorite Labor Day activities while also promoting a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re planning a Labor Day extravaganza to celebrate the end of the season, or just looking for some good old-fashioned comfort food to enjoy with your family and friends, there’s a recipe for everyone.

So fire up the grill, break out the picnic blanket, and get ready to enjoy some yummy, nutritious food!

Drinks

Drinks are an essential part of any party, and Labor Day is no exception. These fruity, refreshing drink recipes are perfect for sipping in the summer sun.

Watermelon Mojitos

Peach Wine Slushies

Strawberry Peach Sangria (pictured)

Sparkling Cojito

Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco

Homemade Frozen Lemonade (non-alcoholic)

Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule


Starters

What’s a celebration without some tasty appetizers to get things started? These starters are light and flavorful, while leaving plenty of room for the main event.

Strawberry Jalapeno Salsa

Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

Avocado Salsa

Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (pictured)

Mediterranean Sweet Potato Bites

Texas Caviar

Strawberry Balsamic Crostini


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Entrées

These entrées are perfect for a guilt-free summertime feast. From grilled chicken and steak to salmon burgers and shrimp, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

BBQ Jackfruit Sliders (pictured)

Shrimp Rolls

Chicken and Mango Skewers

Turkey Burgers with Spinach, Feta, and Tzatziki

Vegetarian Chili

Garlic and Lime Marinated Flank Steak

Tomato Jalapeno Salmon Burgers


Sides

Everyone knows that an entrée is only as good as its sides. These sides are the perfect crowd-pleasers for those who are still looking to celebrate while also getting their veggies in.

Creamy Potato Salad

Greek Cucumber Salad

Air Fryer Carrot Fries (pictured)

Grilled Mexican Street Corn

Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

Grilled Summer Squash with Chimichurri


Desserts

No party is complete without a little something sweet. These desserts are a heavenly way to round out your Labor Day feast.

Light Greek Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Frosty Watermelon Ice

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Parfaits (pictured)

Strawberry and Rhubarb Crisp

Greek Yogurt Popsicles

S’mores Pie


And there you have it! 33 recipes to get you – and your residents – through Labor Day weekend without sacrificing your healthy lifestyle. So whether you’re grilling for a crowd or just whipping up something for yourself, give one of our recipes a try. We’re sure you and your community will love it. Happy cooking!

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