Healthy Labor Day BBQ recipe ideas

Hi friends! Happy Sunday!! I hope that those of you who are off work tomorrow are enjoying a relaxing weekend.

It’s been a pretty good one over here, and the Pilot and I have cranked through a legendary to-do list we crafted together. Baby’s room is almost done -I will definitely post pics when it is!- and we went through a huge purge, revamp, fall cleaning spree. I also convinced the Pilot to take out the Halloween decorations. If Starbucks has pumpkin spice lattes, the pumpkins, fall decor, and Dia de Los Meurtos skulls are coming out.

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Welcome baaaaack. 

Are you grilling or hanging out with friends tomorrow? We’re going to hit the gym in the morning and spend the rest of the day poolside with friends. I put together some of my favorite healthy BBQ and party recipe ideas if you’re looking for a little last-minute inspiration.

The best pasta salad you will ever have

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We made a batch of this to go with dinner last week, and it was just as good as I remembered. Its name exists for a reason. 🙂

My version of the Burger Lounge veggie burger

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These are hearty and savory twists on the usual burgers; plus, they’re packed with veggies. 

Pineapple veggie chicken skewers with spicy peanut butter sauce  

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A refreshing twist on the usual kebobs, and the sauce is AWESOME.

Orange and mint fruit salad


Classic fruit salad infused with fresh mint and bright orange. 

Gluten-free vegan banana pudding 

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Paleo molten chocolate almond butter cakes

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Garlic butter sweet potato fries

Kale salad with carrots, apples, raisins and a creamy curry dressing

Also, there are some CRAZY AMAZING sales going on this weekend! 

Here are some of the best I’ve seen:

Extra 20% off and free shipping at Williams-Sonoma (code: LABORDAY)

30% off sale at Anthropologie (code: EXTRA30)

30% off at Madewell (code: YESANDYES)

30% off J. Crew (orders over $125 with code: GETSHOPPING)

Bloomingdale’s 20% off sale and clearance (code: BIG20)

Up to 40% at Nordstrom for their end-of-summer clearance

 40% off at Banana Republic (code: BRFALL)

Hope you have a great night!



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  1. You read my mind! Today is a much needed rest day, but filled with a list of to do’s one of which is to some online shopping! Then off to True Foods Kitchen for an inside out quinoa burger. Happy Labor Day!

  2. Yum! This summer I added pineapple to some curry chicken kebobs…best decision ever!! Thanks for the recipe ideas and for the sales to look at 🙂 Studying for an ochem final, but I gotta get a few study breaks in 😉

  3. I must try that molten cake! 😀

  4. Happy Labor Day! Wow, I can’t get over this burger. I’ve been struggling with good veggie burger recipes forever, and the texture of this looks incredible. I can’t wait to give it a shot!

    xx Jill

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  5. That Paleo molten chocolate almond butter cake?! OMG. I think I totally deserve a treat like that 😉

  6. That veggie burger looks fabulous!!

  7. I completely agree with pulling out the Halloween décor – the skulls are too cool! Can’t wait to see pics of the baby’s room – and to try that molten chocolate almond butter cake!!!

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