Healthy recipes for Labor Day.
You might be thinking that benefits of healthy food sounds amazing, with all the diseases that it prevents. But on our daily basis, it’s way more easy to go and buy a burger or sandwich to lunch and so.
Keep in mind this is process, where you need to start adding your lifestyle as little steps, so you don’t feel overwhelmed with all the changes and end up quitting an amazing way of feel, think and proyect yourself.
For example, this weekend it’s Labor’s Day, and you’ll be super busy with all the activities, and having fun in the sun, taking advantage of the last days of summer. Don’t you? Then why to butter eating healthy, you’ll start in September...
Don’t lie to yourself, start this commitment now, even if you’re going to eat some fast food sometimes, I’m trying to invite you to eat at home and prepared your own meals, as many times as you can, you don’t know how many calories you'll reduce buy only replacing one meal for a healthy meal in the day.
Speaking about Labor’s day, I came up with some fun ideas that you can put on practice for these weekend. Stop punishing yourself thinking what to eat now that you start this new lifestyle, here’s some ideas for you and your guests to enjoy a day of relax, fun, games, BBQ, and sun.
Starter: Corn in a cob
I love corn in a cob, it’s super easy to do, you can eat it with your hands and combine it with lots of toppings.
Put your cobs on the grill, far from the heat, roll them from a time to time to avoid it overcook.
Once you start looking the corn just a little caramelized and shinny. Pull them out of the grill and spread some butter and salt.
Now here’s the fun part, you can add anything you want to the cob to make it more tasty, for example, sometimes for my guests I use some ranch dressing and smir the parmesan with a little bit of Chili and Paprika.
Don’t forget to have fun with the cooking, corn it’s a healthy and digesting food, that gives you only few calories.
Main Course: BBQ Ribs with pineapple sauce
Here in Houston we love BBQ, it’s easy and you got that smoky flavor on your meat, that it’s simply irresistible. Also, there’s a lot less pans and pots to clean, and you’ll be ready to enjoy your weekend right away.
When we talk about healthy food or recipes the ingredients are the key, it has to be as clean, organic and hormone free that you can, I normally use pasture raced pork or poultry, those are antibiotics free. Not only the meat has to be A+ also has the sauce to avoid high-fructose, sodium or benzoate
1 rack of baby back pork ribs
1 cup organic ketchup
3/4 cup organic maple syrup
1/4 cup organic blackstrap molasses
1 cup crushed pineapple with juice
2 tbsp spiced rum
1 tbs organic Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce, (ensure that it's gluten-free)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cayenne
In a medium sized pot over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, maple syrup and molasses. Keep at a low simmer for 2-3 minutes.
While your pot is simmering, add the remaining ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Add the blender ingredients to the simmering pot and stir for 3-4 minutes more. Then turn off the heat.
To prepare the ribs, line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil (enough to wrap the ribs).
Take 3/4 cup of the sauce and mix with an equal amount of water. Pour this evenly around the ribs, then lightly wrap the foil around them.
Place the ribs in a 275 degree oven for 3 hours. This process steams the meat, making it tender while infusing it with flavor.
After the ribs have finished cooking, remove from the oven. Using tongs, place on a large platter to carry to your grill.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Use the remaining sauce to generously brush both sides of the ribs.
Place the ribs on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes each side. Serve immediately.
Even Better Guacamole:
And now to add to these amazing Labor’s day meal, what else could go perfect with? Off course !Guacamole!, Avocado is a good fat and has Vitamin K and C.
Slice three avocados, remove skins and scoop them into a bowl. Then gently mash them to your desired level of chunky or smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir everything together.
And that’s it! hope you liked these awesome recipes for #LaborDay. Send me your comments and photos of your preparations.