Healthy Labor Day Recipes & Menu Ideas

by DanicasDaily on September 4, 2011

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND, almost Labor Day everyone!!!!  I cannot believe summer is “officially” over and it’s almost time for day light savings time.  I thought it would be fun to browse my recipe section and give you all a bunch of healthy recipes and menu ideas you could make for your end of summer cookout this Labor day!

I picked out everything from Grab & Go Appetizers to healthy salads, everything you need to GET YOUR GRILL ON!, Slow Cookin’ and, of course, dessert!

image63 (1)

The best part about these Weight Watchers Labor Day Recipes ~ they are all points+/calorie friendly, easy to make and deeeeliciooouuus!!!!

COCKTAILS!!

image16 (1)

* All you NEED are these Summer Berry Pomtini’s ~ with or without alcohol, 3 points+

GRAB ~ N ~ GO

TWO things I highly recommend that EVERY Weight Watcher have at their parties in addition to any of the treats below are BIG POWER FOODS TRAYS!!

These two options give you something you can go back to over and over again!

VEGETABLE TRAY ~ Mix Fat Free Greek Yogurt with Ranch for a quick dip

FRUIT TRAY ~ Use your FAVORITE flavored Chobani Greek Yogurt for dip!

image20 (1)

My favorite EASY appetizer of all time ~ BRUSCHETTA and a fancy one too

Pesto & Sun Dried Tomato Cream Cheese/Pesto Spread, 1 Point+ for 2 Tbsp

* Janetha’s Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms ~ 5 MUSHROOMS for only 2 Points+

* Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, 1 Point+ each

* Gina’s Skinny Baked Jalapeno Poppers, 1 Points+ each

* Marisa’ Breaded Cheese Stuffed Zucchini, 2 HALVES for 3 points+

* Better than Shrimp Cocktail ~ Shrimp Scampi, 6 shrimp for 3 points+

* Holly’s Garbanzo Guacamole 2 Points+ per 1/4 cup

* Susan’s Simple Salsa, 0 points+

* Party Bean Dip with Baked Tortilla Chips, 4 Points+

HEALTHY SALADS

image24 (1)

* A Healthier Potato Salad, 3 points+ per 1/2 cup

* VEGAN Pasta Salad, 5 points+

* Harvest Grain Salad, 4 points+

* Creamy Dill Macaroni Salad, 4 points+

* No Cook Summer Garden Pasta Salad

* Crunchy Feta, Bacon & Pecan Salad, 4 points+

* Sunomono, 1 Point+ per 1/4 cup

BEANS!

image4_thumb (1)

* Slow Cooker Molasses Baked Beans

* Quick & Easy Slow Cooker Baked Beans

* Slow Cooked Chipotle Beer Baked Beans, 4 points+

GET YOUR GRILL ON

image2-300x230 (1)

* Have a Grilled Pizza Party!

* Bacon Inside Out Cheeseburger Sliders

* Bacon Cheeseburgers with sweet potato fries

* Bacon, Maple Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Fries

* Grilled Chicken Sausage & Veggie Skewers

* POM Infused BBQ Chicken with Fresh Corn Salad

* Grilled Chicken Fajitas

* Grilled Fish Tacos

* Shrimp Skewers with Tropical Brown Rice

* Grilled Tri Tip Carne Asada Steak Salads

* Grilled Eggplant Lasagna

* NO GRILL ~ You can still “BBQ” ~ Crockpot Spicy BBQ Brisket with a Healthy Asian Slaw

* Don’t forget, you can always COOK with BEER & drink it too!

image45 (1) 

EASY DESSERTS

image49 (1)

* Nectarine Raspberry Sorbet, 3 points+

* Meyer Lemon Sugar Cookies, 1 points+

* Nectarine Crisp with Low-Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt, 5 points+

* Watermelon Bomb!

* 3 Ingredient Berry Cobbler

* Easy Rocky Road Squares, 3 points+

* Just for fun ~ A RAINBOW CAKE OR CUPCAKES!

Q’S

What are you all making this Labor Day to celebrate the unofficial last day of summer?

We just got back home from our fun filled Lake Tahoe mini vacation.  We had a blast hiking, biking, donating our $$ gambling, catching a hilarious comedy show and eating so much deliciousness.  I am so ready to get back into my routine and catch up with you all on emails, comments, etc, but, for now…..it’s time to catch up on my zzzzzz’s.

Night all

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:


Danicasdaily.com is not meant to be a substitute for any professional advice, guidance, or counseling. Any information contained on this site reflect Danica's experience and is not intended to take the place of medical advice from a physician. Weight Watchers® and PointsPlus® are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc. The number of Points+ provided for food on this site was calculated by Danica based on published Weight Watchers information. This site does not imply sponsorship or endorsement by Weight Watchers International, Inc. Danica does not guarantee the Points+ information is correct. I am not associated with Weight Watchers and they have not endorsed this site. I highly recommend joining WW and attending regular meetings as a way to successfully lose weight.



Site Designed by: Zesty Blog Consulting