25 Healthy Labor Day Recipes

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

Get ready for Labor Day weekend with these 25 Healthy Labor Day Recipes from burgers to drinks to no bake desserts!

 A montage of labor day dishes.

It’s the end of August and it’s almost Labor Day! Oh Labor Day – the “last” chance to over indulge in summer foods before diving right into fall goodies. I like to think of it as the perfect end of summer party, with all the bbq-ing and sangria-ing and no bake dessert-ing. Enough -ings, if you want to celebrate Labor Day but you don’t want to feel guilty about indulging, these healthy Labor Day recipes are perfect for you. From burgers to drinks to desserts, eat up and enjoy!

HEALTHY LABOR DAY RECIPES

MAIN DISHES (BURGERS TO SANDWICHES/TACOS TO SALSAS TO SALADS)

Side on shot of black bean and quinoa burgers on parchment paper.

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Strawberry BBQ Sauce (V+GF)

Side shot of vegan quinoa beet burgers on a parchment paper. Quinoa Beet Burgers (V+GF)

Roasted strawberry barbecue sauce in a glass with a spoon in it.

Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce (V+GF)

Top down shot of a white plate with grilled mexican street corn.

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (V+GF)

Easy greek panzanella salad on a long white dish with a wooden spoon on the side.

Easy Greek Panzanella Salad

A batch of sticky spicy sesame cauliflower wings on parchment.Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings (V+GF)

Quinoa and corn salad with honey lime dressing on a long white plate.

Quinoa and Corn Salad with Honey-Lime Dressing (GF)

Top down shot of crispy cauliflower tacos with chipotle crema on a black slate.Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Chipotle Crema (V+GF)

Grilled peach, basil and goat cheese pizza on a marble countertop.

Grilled Peach, Basil and Goat Cheese Pizza

Side on shot of a caprese sandwich with parsley pesto cut in half. Caprese Sandwich with Parsley Pesto

Black bean salsa in a glass bowl on a wood table. Black Bean Salsa (V+GF)

Top down shot of balsamic grilled vegetables in a silver foil tray.

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables (V+GF)

Overhead shot of lemon garlic grilled zucchini with a bowl of olive oil on the side. Lemon Garlic Grilled Zucchini (V +GF)

A bowl of strawberry jalapeno salsa with a tortilla dipped in.

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa (V+GF)

Watermelon feta salad on a square white plate with a blue spoon on the side. Watermelon Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction (GF)

DRINKS

Top down shot of two watermelon mojitos in tall glasses. Watermelon Mojitos (V+GF)

Three glasses of stone fruit sangria on a marble countertop.

Stone Fruit Sangria with Peaches & Plums (V+GF)

Two tall glasses of blackberry limeade with straws. 5-Ingredient Blackberry Limeade

DESSERTS

Three round glasses of watermelon granita with spoons in them. 3-Ingredient Watermelon Granita (V+GF)

No bake brownie energy bites in half a coconut.

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites (V+GF)

A slice of vegan mango coconut cheesecake on a blue plate. No Bake Mango Cheesecake (V+GF)

Top down shot of watermelon mint popsicles on a bed of ice cubes. 3-Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles (V+GF)

Top down shot of grilled stone fruit on a black slate. Grilled Stone Fruit with Coconut Cream (V+GF)

A tub of vegan strawberry coconut ice cream with a scoop.

No Churn Vegan Strawberry Coconut Ice Cream (V+GF)

Three scoops of vegan creamy chocolate avocado ice cream in a ramekin.Vegan Creamy Chocolate-Avocado Ice Cream (V+GF)

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6 comments

  1. Okay, but I need all of these recipes… like NOW. J, I feel like this is a greatest hits compilation post for you. I see so many of my faves in here. But most importantly, that black bean + quinoa burger with strawberry bbq sauce… um, can I have like 4 of those? Times two? Plus, the cauliflower wings, plus all the desserts? Looks like I’ll be having my own personal BBQ soon. Haha. Love it, Jess! xoxo

  2. tonya conteh says:

    I’m loving this roundup. Quick and easy! After all, it’s Labor day. Enjoy the holiday!

  3. Oh my goodness, I want/need ALL of these recipes in my life for the upcoming holiday weekend! What an amazing collection, Jessica! Especially drooling over all those grilling recipes. 😉

  4. GiGi Eats says:

    Hand over those BALSAMIC GRILLED VEGETABLES!!!

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