Does your family close out summer with one last BBQ or picnic on Labor Day? Labor Day signals the End of Summer—and probably elicits a few groans from your kids if they’re not ready for the season to end and have a case of the Back to School Blues. These family fun traditions are perfect for sharing quality time, but the end of the season is always hectic, so you need to to throw together something quick 'n easy! Here's how:
The secret of great family food traditions is not planning something overly elaborate, but making sure everyone gets together to celebrate the day. Here are a few simple dishes you can prepare and eat outside.
Chicken Pineapple Kabobs
Everyone loves these grilled skewers and they can be served either hot or cold. If you’re apprehensive about grilling food, check out these Grilling Greatness Tips that help you set a plan of attack to keep things simple and stress free.
Make these Chicken Pineapple Kabobs here.
If your summer garden is still yielding yummy summer tomatoes, why not take this Labor Day celebration as an opportunity to showcase them by servings these quick and easy BLT Sliders? Best of all, these scrumptious little bites help you regulate portion control, so instead of serving everyone one gigantic burger you can adjust these down to a more reasonable serving size.
Make these BLT Sliders here.
Honey Mustard Quinoa Chicken Salad
The month of September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, so there’s no time like the present to teach your kid’s palates to love the taste of fresh greens and other complex carbohydrates that are rich in nutrients, without serving up a bunch of empty calories.
Everyone will love this Quinoa Chicken Salad because it includes a well balanced variety of healthful ingredients that give it an interesting texture that will appeal to a broad variety of tastes.
The nutritional benefits of Quinoa have resulted in it becoming known as a superfood that is not only protein rich, but also contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains.
20 Inventive Burger Recipe
Sick of the same old burger? Check out some creative cooking tip to give your tired, standard burger dish an innovative twist. Experiment with unexpected ingredients to kickstart your tastebuds for a flavorful feast.
Make an Inventive Burger here.
Pomegranate Berry Popsicles
In keeping with National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, why not skip the usual sugar laden desserts, that are typically found at BBQ’s and picnics, by instead serving these refreshingly yummy >Pomegranate Berry Popsicles.
Make these Pomegranate Berry Popsicles here.
Sweet and Spicy Mango Grilled Chicken
Mix a variety of fruits and spices in the blender to create a tantalizing marinate for chicken. This sweet spicy mix makes for a succulent dish your whole family will enjoy!
Summer Spinach Salad with Grilled Steak
Get your greens in with this iron rich salad that even kids will love. Fresh and colorful, this is a lighter way to enjoy your end of summer bash.