Healthy Labor Day Recipes (Paleo & Gluten-Free)

Savor the last long weekend of the Summer with these gluten free and paleo healthy labor day recipes to make at home or bring with you on-the-go!

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

Healthy Labor Day Recipes

Labor Day Weekend is bittersweet! It’s the last long weekend of the Summer where everyone gets a chance to soak in the last of the sun with final beach days, BBQ’s, and the chance to make all of those summer recipes you’ve been pinning and saving. I’ve rounded up some favorite appetizers, side dishes, main dishes, and treats to satisfy every person at your home this weekend with these healthy labor day recipes!


Labor Day Appetizers

These late summer appetizers are perfect to make at home or to share!


Labor Day Pasta Salads and Sides

Sometimes the salads are the BEST part of a BBQ


Labor Day Cocktails

Make them as cocktails or mocktails!


Labor Day BBQ Ideas

Get that grill lit up, because we need to fire up the end of summer!


Labor Day Desserts

A sweet finish to the end of summer!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 49

This week’s Dinner Plan is filled with comforting, hearty, dishes that are perfect for these chilly nights! From my favorite one-pot Lemon Chicken to the Deconstructed Taco Soup, this Dinner Plan will not disappoint!
New to the meal plans? You can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far
Weekly Dinner Plan Week 49 | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Monday: Lemon Roasted Chicken with Garlic, Capers, and Artichokes [dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free]

Tuesday: Sausage Peppers and Onions [whole30 compliant, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, no sugar added]

Wednesday: 30-Minute Taco Soup [dairy-free and paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese, gluten-free, egg-free]

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Stir-Fry with Garlic Scallion Cauliflower Rice [egg-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly]

Saturday: Out

Sunday: Slow Cooker Brisket & Hearty Brisket Tacos [dairy-free, egg-free, no refined sugar]

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Make a swap this week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

 


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Lexi’s Weekly Dinner Plan Week 47

This week’s Dinner Plan is filled with some of my favorite Fall recipes! From easy Slow Cooker Chicken to Gluten-free Brussels Sprouts Pizza, this week’s menu is definitely a WINNER!
Lexi's Weekly Dinner Plan Week 47 [gluten-free, paleo-friendly] | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

New to the meal plans? You can find them all, equipped with *free* printable shopping lists, in our easy Meal Plan Tab on the blog! If you’ve been loving them, we’d love to hear your favorites so far!

Lexi's Weekly Dinner Plan Week 47

Monday: Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken with Perfect Roasted Veggies [dairy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly, Whole30 compliant if you use oil of choice or ghee]

Tuesday: Healthy Broccoli Soup [30 minutes or less, vegetarian, paleo-friendly if you omit the cheese]

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Shepherds Pie [dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly]

Friday: Out

Saturday: Rustic Tomato Vegetable Soup [dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, vegan]

Sunday: Brussels Sprouts Pizza [gluten-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly]

Grab your free printable shopping list HERE!

Make some sides this week from the Lexi’s Clean Kitchen Cookbook!

 


As always, if you have meal plan feedback, please send me an email at Lexi@Lexiscleankitchen.com! I’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Hawaiian Chicken over Coconut Rice

Hawaiian Chicken with Coconut Rice {dairy-free, no refined sugar} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Hawaiian Chicken over Coconut Rice is such a flavorful combination of sweet, savory, and smoky! Grilled pineapple, sweet coconut rice, and chicken in a flavorful tomato sauce = Summer dinner perfection!

Hawaiian Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This weekend was so nice. We continued celebrating our engagement with friends, we started the planning process, and even saw a possible venue! It’s really an exciting time and going to be a fun year. I’m excited to share with you details along the way. With all the future planning ahead; wedding, exciting Lexi’s Clean Kitchen endeavors, and so on, I’m officially ready for SPRING! Warm weather is calling my name despite the current not-so-warm weather in Boston.

Hawaiian Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I’m channeling the warmer days through this chicken dish.  I love the unique sweet flavors! Dairy-free, no refined sugar, and so simple to throw together! I used jasmine rice in this, but feel free to substitute it for cauliflower rice to make this low-carb and paleo-friendly!

Hawaiian Chicken | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Hawaiian Chicken over Coconut Rice

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:35 Serves 4

Ingredients

Marinade

Coconut Rice

Cauliflower Rice

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon oil of choice
  • 2 tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring marinade ingredients to a boil over high heat. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Turn off heat and set aside for later.
  2. Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Slice into thin, long strips.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in chicken. Cook until all sides are opaque. Pour sauce over chicken and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked.
  4. While cooking, make the coconut rice or cauliflower rice.
  5. For the coconut rice:aAddall ingredients to a small saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until liquid dissolves. Take the pan off the heat and let sit covered for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside until ready to serve.
  6. To make cauliflower rice: In a medium skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot add in the cauliflower, coconut milk, and salt. Saute over medium-low heat for 5-8 minutes until cauliflower is fully cooked through.
  7. Place rice of choice on desired serving plates. Top with chicken, grilled pineapple, a few spoonfuls of the sauce, and chives for garnish. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

  • *Make rice in an Instant Pot! Pour all rice ingredients into the instant pot. Select MANUAL and set the pressure cooker to high pressure for 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes is up, let the pressure cooker slow release for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the top and fluff with a fork.
  • **Recipe updated May, 2017.
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Nanny’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Nanny's Sweet & Sour Meatballs {Paleo-friendly, perfect for passover, low-carb} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Nanny’s Sweet and Sour Meatballs are a family staple holiday recipe, made a little bit cleaner! We love this slightly sweetened sauce paired with the gluten-free meatballs for a perfect holiday meal.

Nanny's Sweet and Sour Meatballs | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Last week I talked a little about Passover and my family. Specifically my nanny (also known as grandma). This little lady (little, like me), is extremely special to me.  She is also a mean cook in the kitchen. I’ve learned many tricks of the trade from her, especially when it comes to Holiday cooking. I also dedicated my cookbook to her! If you’ve made Nanny’s Potted Chicken, you already know how fabulous her cooking is!

When she gave me her Swedish Meatballs and Rolled Cabbage recipe, I knew it was something I wanted to adapt to be a tad cleaner. After a few trial and errors, I’ve made a sauce almost identical to Nanny’s. Note: We used to call these Swedish meatballs in our family, but sweet and sour is way more appropriate!

Nanny's Sweet and Sour Meatballs | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Nanny's Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:35 Yields 6

Ingredients

    Sauce

    • 2 teaspoons oil of choice
    • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, mined
    • 1 28 ounce can tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice
    • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • A squeeze of lemon juice
    • 1/2 tablespoon fine sea salt, more to taste

    Meatballs

    Directions

    1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, until they start to caramelize and brown.
    2. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
    3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, taste and adjust spices as necessary.
    4. In a bowl, combine meat, almond flour, egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well and roll into balls.
    5. Gently add the meatballs to the simmering sauce. Use a spoon to spoon sauce over meatballs to cover them in the sauce as they cook.
    6. Let simmer over medium-low heat for an additional 15 minutes, or until the meatballs are fully cooked and no pink remains. Serve warm.

    Recipe Notes

    • *Nanny uses a blend of half ground chuck and half ground veil in her original recipe.
    • **Nanny's original sauce recipe: 1 can cranberry sauce (whole or jelly), 1 28-ounce can tomato sauce, 1 can Sauce Arturo, a little lemon juice.
    • ***Photos updated March, 2017
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