Everyone seems to be searching for Labor Day food recipes these days. Labor Day, which marks the unofficial end of the summer season, is happening this weekend. Celebrated outdoors with a small gathering of family and friends, the Labor Day Weekend is usually about sharing appetizing dishes while honoring the contributions of hardworking American workers.
To keep your Labor Day spread keto-friendly, opt for a low carb spin off of your favorite recipes. So, here’s a roundup of the most delicious low carb Labor Day food recipes, from grilled meats to sinful desserts.
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1. Keto Italian Chicken Skewers
Enjoy your last outdoor celebration of summer by sharing these flavorful chicken skewers. Made by Catalina of Sweet and Savory Meals, these Keto Italian Chicken Skewers are easy to prepare and require only a few ingredients. The skewers are so tender and full of flavor, and best paired with any low carb salads or sides.
This recipe requires marinating the meat for a few hours to give it a delicious flavor and aroma. And with only 2 grams of carbs per serving, these low-carb skewers will keep you on ketosis while celebrating Labor Day Weekend.
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2. Keto Zucchini Sliders
When hosting an outdoor party for Labor Day, you’ll want to serve something that your guests can eat with their hands and polish off in a couple of bites. This is why sliders are the perfect Labor Day foods. But since you’re watching your carbs, opt for a zucchini bun instead.
These Zucchini Sliders from Bree of Keto Pots would be a great recipe to follow. Instead of the usual burger buns, the recipe uses zucchinis, one of the best low-carb veggies. Its sweet and mild taste works perfectly well with the juicy and flavorful beef patties.
3. Keto Pizza Roll-ups
Pizza is another crowd favorite during Labor Day gatherings. But instead of serving the usual pizzas, whip up a batch of these delicious keto pizza roll-ups. Made by Jasmine Espinal of Stylish Cravings, these finger foods are incredibly tasty.
They are so easy to prepare too and require only four ingredients. If you don’t have the time to make your own marina sauce, you can buy it from the store. Just make sure you choose the low carb variety or something sugar-free.
Related recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe
4. Low Carb Honey Garlic Pork Chops
Labor Day is said to be the last barbecue party of the season. So, grab the opportunity and follow this Honey Garlic Pork Chops recipe from Zona of Zona Cooks. Pork chops may be messy to eat, but these chops are guaranteed to become a crowd favorite, thanks to their flavorful glaze, made of ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and minced garlic.
This recipe is more suitable for those on a low carb diet and not keto since it contains a moderate amount of carbs that could kick you out of ketosis. You can also adjust the ingredients if you want to lower its carb content, such as replacing honey with natural low carb sweeteners.
5. Keto Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs
Memorial Day and Labor Day are said to be the “hot dog season” in America. It is during these holidays that Americans consume the most number hotdogs. If you want to stick to the tradition by serving this famous Labor Day food, then check out this Bacon-wrapped Hot Dogs recipe from the Maya Krampf the blogger at Wholesome Yum.
It’s the perfect low carb alternative to the traditional hot dog buns. The best part is, this recipe is super easy to make, and you’ll have them ready in less than 20 minutes!
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6. Keto Grilled Steak Rolls
Do you want to serve something that your guests have probably not eaten before? The Keto Grilled Steak Rolls from the team at Ketovale would be a great recipe to prepare. You can choose a sirloin steak or flank steak for this recipe, depending on your preferences.
As for the veggies, make sure you stick with the low carb varieties. This recipe uses zucchini and bell peppers in different colors. With only 5 grams of carbs per serving, this is the perfect Labor Day food for keto dieters.
7. Keto Vanilla Cupcakes
Once you have cooked all the savory treats, it’s time to prep something sweet. After all, Labor Day is a celebration of hard work, so everyone deserves a special treat. Delight your guests with these keto vanilla cupcakes from Katrin, the Sugar-free Londoner.
These luscious cupcakes are made from keto-friendly ingredients such as coconut flour, almond flour, cream cheese, and granulated low carb sweetener, so they are totally safe for your low-carb diet. Topped with vanilla-flavored low carb frosting, these delicious cupcakes are the perfect Labor Day treat.
An alternative are these delicious Cinnamon Frappuccino Keto Cupcakes
8. Keto Rocky Road
These Keto Rocky Roads are so hard to resist. Made by Paola of Gnom-Gnom, these delicious desserts are packed with nutrients and healthy fats to help you stay in ketosis. You’d be surprised to know that this dessert is surprisingly easy to prepare, and you only need a few ingredients as well.
All you need are marshmallows, hazelnuts, almonds, blueberries, dark chocolate chips, and butter. Paola uses her own recipe for marshmallows which are virtually carb-less, extra fluffy, chewy and just 3 ingredients! Or, you can buy a packet of low carb ones. With only 7 grams of carbs per slice, feel free to grab as many bites as you can!
9. Low Carb Strawberry Smoothie
To complete this roundup of delicious low carb Labor Day Food recipes, here’s a smoothie that’s guaranteed to be loved by everybody. This Strawberry Smoothie from Harper and Annissa Slusher of Simply So Healthy is made with granulated Stevia, so it’s totally safe for anyone following the low-carb diet.
It takes only five minutes of your time to prepare and requires pretty basic ingredients. In fact, you probably have all these ingredients lying somewhere in your kitchen. If you don’t have the luxury of time to do grocery runs, and you need a low carb beverage to serve on Labor Day Weekend, then this is the recipe that you need.
Want more delicious smoothie recipes? My Smoothie Recipe eGuide is full of healthy low carb and keto smoothies.