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Low Carb Labor Day Recipes for Grilling and Picnics

September 2, 2020

Your Labor Day this year may involve a smaller, more intimate gathering, but this also allows you to focus on some special dishes that may not feed a crowd but are perfect for a select group. Whether you’re enjoying a picnic in the great outdoors or grilling in your backyard, this is your chance to savor the flavors of fresh vegetables and fruits in season, like squash, tomatoes, corn and peaches.

 Low Carb Labor Day Menu: Vegetables in Season

Take your pick from these fresh recipes that you can mix and match to create the menu of your choice. I’ve included some easy low-carb kebab recipes, grilled chicken and salmon cakes as lighter main dish ideas, but you can substitute your own favorite burger, chicken or steak recipe. And the perfect ending to your meal? A low carb dessert bursting with fresh peaches.

 Salads and Sides

 Chopped Cucumber and Tomato Salad

 Quick, Fresh Tomato Salsa

 Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime-Cilantro Butter

 Grilled Green and Yellow Squash with Basil

 Main Dishes

 Grilled Chicken with Peach Salsa

 Fresh Salmon Cakes with Avocado-Tartar Salsa

 Asian Tuna Kebabs

 Lemony Chicken, Shrimp and Vegetables Kebabs

 Chili Beef Kebabs

 Dessert

 Peach Buttermilk Sherbet

 For more portable, picnic-style low carb recipes, check out my tips for a low carb Labor Day picnic. And if you’re craving a juicy burger, here are some of my favorite low carb recipes for building a better burger, plus some sensational side dishes.

 

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