Types of food to serve at your Labor Day cookout

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Labor Day is the last big holiday of the summer, so it is a marvelous opportunity to serve all your favorite summer foods. If you intend to host a memorable Labor Day cookout, it is important to plan the menu so that you will serve refreshing summer party foods. Think of all summer foods that are seasonal, colorful and ridiculously delicious. A Labor Day cookout is a perfect way for families and friends to bond so you need to serve foods that will lift your spirits and keep the celebrations all day long. Besides, it is advisable to eliminate any frostings but without sacrificing taste.

Salads

Eating healthy is important but on a Labor Day cookout, no one has the time. It is, therefore, essential to craft salads that will hit the spot for both the flavor conscious and healthy; a freshly chopped Italian Salad will do the trick. You overindulged during the summer and Labor Day is here, and you are not feeling your best. You want to clean out your system and that of anyone else with whom you might share the fate. A burst of fresh peppers, lettuce and tomatoes will work perfectly well. This salad should not be overly dressed so that the taste of the vegetables can come alive.

Smoothies

Smoothies are a wonderful way of adding optimal amounts of nutritious vegetables and fruits to your Labor Day meal. Fast and healthy, they can be enjoyed any time of the day. Depending on your tastes and preferences, you can choose to have a green smoothie- made from leafy, fresh veggies, incredibly healthy and packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, a cleansing smoothie, a tropical smoothie- made with mango, coconut water, pineapple and banana, a summer smoothie, cashew-nut smoothie or a delicious chocolate smoothie. Instead of fruit juices, have these smoothies as they are a richer source of fiber.

Desserts

For a sweet end of your Labor Day meal, serve desserts. It is time to make great memories for your Labor Day cookout. When the summer sun is shining, it is hard to contemplate spending time whisking, beating and baking on the last big holiday of the summer. Instead of focusing on heavy after-meal options, serve a light and refreshing alternative; a cookie. When serving a dessert for a Labor Day cookout, it is important to introduce a crisp, sweet and more refreshing flavor to the meal. When putting together a Labor Day cookout menu, it should be all about realizing a balance of flavors. So remember with a sweet and refreshing dessert you can bring the meal to a delicious close.

The nest time you are hosting a Labor Day cookout and are looking for meals that taste like a million dollars, try the foods above. They are simple to prepare, easy on your pocket and the epitome of comfort meals. By the end of the day, you will have impressed your guests with these individual meals.

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