Labor Day – the first Monday in September, was a creation of the labor movement that was dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country – United States Department of Labor.
What better way to honor and celebrate all our hard work than by spending a relaxing day with family and friends – cooking out! Preparing to feed a group of people doesn’t have to be labor intensive. But more importantly – you can host a Paleo cookout that will have everyone (even your bread eating friends) asking for seconds.
Here is our Labor Day Round Up – a compilation of Paleo recipes that will be quick and easy to prepare.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
You can kick off your cookout with a Spinach Artichoke Dip – served with plantain chips. Feeding a larger group? Add quacamole or hummus (not 100% Paleo since beans are a legume) with a large platter of veggies for dipping.
Chopped Greek Salad
The Chopped Greek Salad is so versatile. You can serve it on a bed of lettuce, top it with Dijon Grilled Chicken, or just eat it as is. It’s one of those dishes that is better 24 hours after preparing it – when all the flavors have had time to really intensify. So you could easily make this salad the day before your cookout.
Dijon Grilled Chicken
The flavors of the Dijon Grilled Chicken are so delicious – you don’t need to do anything to it but eat it. However – it’s another versatile recipe since you could easily offer rolls or wraps to your non-Paleo guests. It’s also wonderful added to a garden salad. If you are one of those plan ahead people – you can prepare this the day before and let it marinate for up to 24 hours before grilling.
BBLT – Bison, Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato
If you want to go the more traditional route and offer burgers, the BBLT – Bison, Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato is a twist on the basic grilled burger.
Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone loves to end their meal with a little sweet treat. Since you’re making bacon for the BBLT (above), you might as well bake a little extra for these delicious Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies. You may not want to bake these a day in advance, or you might not have any left to serve your guests.
Wishing you all a relaxing and wonderful Labor Day Weekend!
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