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
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!
Football season is here! Do you entertain? Go out weekly for games? It is such a tempting time to sit around with friends, drinking and eating all sorts of delicious, yet unhealthy foods. These clean eating game day recipes will be a hit with everyone. Here are Healthy Game Day Recipes that are perfect for Football entertaining!
Healthy Game Day Recipes
Game Day Appetizers
Appetizers are a game day must! These cleaned up appetizers are perfect, delicious, and indulgent in a guilt-free way!
Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings (Paleo-friendly, Grain-free, and Gluten-free. Use Ghee or Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in the sauce to make this recipe Whole30 approved)
SPRING is here and I am loving that the sun is now setting a bit later in the day! High five for daylights savings and being able to shoot recipes for you after 4pm!
Today, I want to talk about kick-starting your Spring, and your mornings, with delicious and nutritious breakfast recipes that will give you proper fuel to keep you energized and moving!
Breakfast is an important meal of the day, so why does it often get skipped over? Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite LCK breakfast recipes– some that come together in under 15 minutes, some that are grab-and-go, and a variety of types of recipes to satisfy everyone. All of the recipes are packed with good-for-you ingredients to fuel your morning.
A good idea is to prep the night before so you can get up and nourish your body!
These Baked Saucy Garlic Wings are the perfect addition to your Superbowl party, or tonight’s dinner! Slather on the garlicky, delicious sauce for some crowd pleasing wings!
First, let’s chat a bit! Remember a few months back I was in Atlanta with some bloggers for a fun Tuttorosso event with Chef Hugh Acheson?
Well, at the event, the Tuttorosso ladies set up a canned tomato tasting and we were all mind blown. Quite literally. I’ve never taste-tested canned tomatoes, because it’s not a typical thing to eat out of a can, and oh my, you guys….There is such a difference it’s really just insane. Between texture, flavor, appearance, color, and so much more. It really is interesting to check out.
SO, I decided to do a little experiment at home to show you. We have two different cans, same type of tomatoes (whole, peeled plum tomatoes). I cracked open the cans (not literally cracked), but you get the idea. Just look at the difference between these two tomatoes.
I wish you could have been in the kitchen with us when we did our little taste test.
Tuttorosso’s tomatoes were hands down the freshest, tastiest, and were uniformed (as you can see). The Tuttorosso can had no peels in the sauce, no taste from the can, etc. Canned tomatoes are used so often in recipes, and for good reason, so it definitely is a fun little experiment to try at home so you can really taste and see the difference in the canned tomatoes you are using!
Now… to the wings!
The Superbowl is right around the corner. For good measure and for some good taste-testers, I made these wings for last’s week championship game and everybody loved them!
They are perfectly cooked. Saucy, garlicky, and finger-lickin’ good.
In a small saucepan, heat butter and minced garlic and mix for 2 minutes
Add in additional sauce ingredients and mix to combine
Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes until thick and slightly reduced
While cooking, toss the wings with salt, pepper, and oil
Line on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through
Once wings are cooked, remove from the oven and toss with sauce (reserve about 1/3 for dipping)
Place back on baking sheet and place oven on broil (high)
Broil wings for 5 minutes to get them nice and crispy
Serve with additional sauce and fresh chopped cilantro
*Can use sauce in the whole or diced tomatoes, or blend up 1 cup of the tomatoes.
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January is officially here! After the holidays it’s time for us all to kick it into gear, set some new goals and resolutions, and kick start 2016 off right. Are you with me? Each week this month I’ll be sharing New Years Resolution Healthy Dinner Plans, sharing weekly dinner meals and grocery lists that you can use as a meal plan to guide you through the month.
We are going to do this together, you guys!
Those ^ are some of the things on my 2016 game plan!
We’ve spent the last two weeks with family and friends, celebrating holidays and ringing in the new year. Aka we ate out and drank a lot more than usual, so I am ready to kick it into serious gear.
Ah, 2016. It’s going to be a BIG year.
For starters, we are getting MARRIED this summer!
I am working on my cookbook which will be out later this year (!!!!), working on tons of new blog projects, and working on making more time for my health and well-being. Healthy living is so much more than just how you eat, so don’t forget to get good sleep, listen to your body, and make time for things that you love.
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What a year it has been! I am so grateful and cannot believe all that has happened this past year. I am so excited for the new year and have SO much in the works, but need to step back and reflect on the amazing things that have gone on in 2015. I can also thank all of you for all that has happened, because if it weren’t for you being here, none of it would have been possible. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart! I hope you have nourished your lives with healthy and delicious recipes this year, and that you’ll be back for even more in 2016!
LOOKING BACK AT 2015
Okay let’s take a look.
For starters and probably the biggest news. I left my full-time teaching job, and on my two-year blogging anniversary in June, I announced that I would be blogging full-time!
But wait, let me back up… in March we got ENGAGED! So now we are planning our wedding, I started blogging full-time, and…
THEN I announced that I’d be writing my first cookbook. WHOA.
I also hired an assistant, Sabrina, who helps me in the kitchen and with social media. She’s the greatest and SUCH a lifesaver.
So many announcements and changes in a short 5 month span!
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen got a makeover in 2016. A new color scheme, new fonts, an updated vibe, and based on reader feedback, easier navigation tools,!
I love some of the new search features! There are new subscribe features, easier search navigation, updated recipe finder page and other new pages, like a travel section, a life section, and a blogging resources section. All brought to you by my amazing team at J Louis Technology.
In 2015 I brought some more travel to Lexi’s Clean Kitchen.
Oh, MAN! I am just over the moon about all that is to come in 2016.
Aside from A. Getting married and B. Releasing my first cookbook later this year, which are my two most exciting I’d say ;), I have a ton of blog projects, travel, collaborations, partnerships, recipes, and so much more coming your way!
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P.S. The first project I am launching in January is a mini series with weekly dinner meal plans and printable grocery lists!
What are you hoping to see come to LCK in 2016? I would love to hear from you!