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One holiday, many options: recipes for every kind of Labor Day celebration

Published: Sep 1, 2017

By Lisa Greene


One holiday weekend, so many party possibilities.

Maybe you want to enjoy Labor Day’s origins as a workers' holiday and do as little as possible – and that includes cooking.

Maybe you’re pumped about the start of college football.

Or rocking out the end of summer at the beach.

No matter what you’re celebrating, we’ve got you covered with a variety of festive – but still healthy – recipes. All are from Jamie Vespa, MS, RD, LD/N, a former TGH dietitian who is now assistant nutrition editor at Cooking Light magazine. 

Easy, no-fuss party dishes

Slow Cooker Thai Pork Lettuce Wraps

15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

5-Minute Avocado Green Goddess Dip

No-Bake Peanut Butter Magic Bars

Football munchies

Healthy Loaded Chicken Nachos

Roasted Strawberries with Guacamole

Chili Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos with Mango Salsa

Spinach and Kale Dip

Cookout creations

Island Turkey Burgers with Jalapeno Guacamole

Green Goddess Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Watermelon and Tomato-Basil Salad

Chopped Greek Pasta Salad

Fabulous seafood

Shrimp in Turmeric-Lime Sauce

Sheet-Pan Chili-Lemon Salmon

Chili-Lime Shrimp Crostinis with Caramelized Pineapple Guacamole

Healthy desserts

Summer Fruit Crisps with Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

You can find more of Jamie Vespa's recipes on TGH Health News and her blog, Dishing Out Health.