With the long weekend coming up (thanks to Labor Day), there’ll be BBQ parties, picnics, beach gatherings, and even pool parties here and there. However, even if you’d rather stay home, we know that the holiday will be so much better with some good and healthy food. For that reason, we’ve come up with this list of appetizing recipes you can enjoy with your family and friends. Feel free to mix and match them for one memorable Labor Day feast!
Breakfast Coconut Recipes
To start the day right, here’s a healthy recipe that uses coconut oil, honey, and some oats! It’s called Nutty Coconut Oil Cluster Granola. Created by Natalie of Tastes Lovely, this light treat is going to be your new breakfast favorite.
Everyone loves pancakes for breakfast. That is why we’ve made sure to include it on our list. And for this Labor Day, we’ve prepared one pancake recipe to complete your breakfast. Check out this Cinnamon Pancakes with Honey Cream Cheese Topping from Healthy Mummy!
Sides Coconut Recipes
Rich in dietary fiber, vitamin A, and antioxidants, butternut squash goes perfect with any recipes. Sad to say, many find it intimidating to handle. Thankfully, A Food Centric Life has this easy-to-prepare Roasted Butternut Squash recipe. Give it a try!
Vegetables are indeed satisfying and nutritious. And obviously, cauliflower is one of these veggies. No matter how you like to cook it, your body will thank you in many ways. Among all cauliflower recipes, we believe Paleo Leap’s Roasted Curry Cauliflower recipe is a must try.
Main Courses Coconut Recipes
Because it’s a few days to go before the Labor Day holiday, you have more time to prepare one great dish like this Baked Coconut Chicken by Love and Zest. It’s very tasty and filling, too!
If you are a fan of chicken, then you’d love this Kerala-Style Fried Chicken with Coconut Oil recipe from Bon Appetit. Like the Baked Chicken recipe above, it can be prepared days ahead. So, when the Labor Day holiday comes, all you have to do is cook for a few minutes and eat!
Desserts Coconut Recipes
Averie Cooks has this sweet treat that’ll definitely complete your holiday – Soft Batch Dark Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Cookies. They are soft and chewy. They’re also healthy and nutritious since they’re made of coconut oil and sugar!
If you are looking to satisfy your sweet cravings without that guilt feeling, try Coconut Mama’s Coconut Oil Fudge recipe. With just one bite, you can say that chocolates and coconuts are a match made in heaven!
Smoothies Coconut Recipes
Made with yogurt, orange juice, and whole fruits, every sip of this naturally sweet Orange Julius Smoothie by Jessica Gavin gives you a whole lot of nutrients to keep you energized for the busy days ahead. Plus, the good thing about this is that it can be made in just 5 minutes.
As the name suggests, this Triple Berry Smoothie is made of three different berries – strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. When blended together, we create one smoothie that has a lovely lavender hue. Thanks to Vitamix for sharing this awesome smoothie!
There you go! We hope you can put up one satisfying menu for the coming Labor Day holiday.