Your Labor Day plans probably look different this year. But whatever you’re doing this weekend, food should be involved — even if you’re sticking to a low-carb diet. We’ve rounded up some low-carb Labor Day recipes for you to whip up this weekend, whether you’re staying home or attending a socially-distanced barbecue. These recipes pack all the flavor you expect from an end-of-summer dish, minus the carbs.
First up is the infamous lettuce burger. Before you disregard a burger without a bun, hear us out: if you dress your burger correctly and load it up with crunchy veggies, sharp cheese, and low-carb sauce, the bun will be old news. This recipe does it right with bacon, caramelized onions, and creamy dressing.
Who needs a bun when your dog is wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese? Indulge your hot dog cravings with these barbecue bacon cheese dogs, and forget the buns for now. When it comes to low-carb Labor Day recipes, we dare you to find something better.
If you want wings but are sticking with a low-carb diet, cauliflower can save the day. These keto-friendly buffalo cauliflower bites have zero flour without compromising for taste. Serve them with blue cheese sauce and celery sticks for a tangy side dish or main meal.
When you’re on a low-carb diet, taco salads should be a part of your weeknight dinner rotation. The reason is that they taste amazing and have little carbs, so you can fill up until you’re satisfied. This version features slow-cooker chicken with toppings like avocado, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing.
Lastly, no spread is complete without dessert. This red, white and blue low-carb dessert pizza is the perfect way to end your Labor Day meal. With strawberries, blueberries, and yummy cream cheese, it does not disappoint.
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