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by Caitlin H.

August 29, 2022

Labor Day Keto Party

Labor Day is around the corner! That means you’ll be invited to a barbecue or two to celebrate the unofficial end of summer.

If you’re on the keto diet or watching your carbs, you’re good to go with chicken, sausage, shish kebabs or hotdogs on the grill. But what about the wide array of sweet and savory side dishes spread out on the table to go with them? Just because you’re doing it keto doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a delicious cheese to go with your main dish!

Let’s balance things out with some sweet and savory, delicious, keto-friendly recipes. You can make these yourself and take them to your next summer meeting.

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Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad

Serves: 20
Total Carbs: 4g

Potato salad is a classic salty and savory dish at summer barbecues. Replace starchy potatoes with cauliflower and hard-boiled eggs and paprika for a great alternative. No one would be able to tell the difference!

Recipe courtesy Pak Lions

Jalapeño Poppers

Serves: 8
Total Carbs: 1g

It’s hard to go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon, and that’s exactly what this recipe calls for. Scoring the seeds reduces the harshest pungency. And filling it with cream cheese and wrapping it in bacon creates an incredible flavor that will have everyone coming back for more.

Recipe courtesy That Low Carb Life

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries

serves 6
Total Carbs: 4g

French fries are one of the classic side dishes that pair well with barbecue mains such as burgers and hot dogs. Which is why this baked zucchini makes just the thing to bring. They are incredibly easy to make, delicious and so satisfying.

Recipe courtesy Low Carb Spark

BBQ Roasted Almonds

Serves: 8
Total Carbs: 9g

Any keto kid knows that almonds are a true staple of the diet. A perfect handful for a crunchy snack, and many keto recipes use them as a star ingredient. Add a pop of flavor with this recipe, which takes advantage of a creative combination of spices to create smoky, barbecue flavor. (Note: You will need to soak the almonds overnight, so be sure to do this beforehand!)

Recipe Courtesy The Keto Diet App

Mediterranean deviled eggs

Serves: 24
Total Carbs:

Don’t let the gray color overwhelm you. These keto-diet friendly deviled eggs are nothing short of scrumptious. They combine Mediterranean flavors like tomato, basil, and olives with classic deviled egg ingredients like mayo and mustard for a unique flavor that will thrill your taste buds and make your belly swell!

Recipe Courtesy I Breathe I’m Hungry

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eaton mess

Serves: 4
Total Carbs: 8g

This recipe from Australian blogger Have Butter Will Travel packs a fresh, summery flavor and is similar to meringue (without the added sugar). You do not need an oven to make this and it is ready in just 15 minutes. Your friends and family will love it!

Recipe Courtesy Have Butter Will Travel

Lemon Fat Bomb

Serves: 16
Total Carbs: 0.5 g

It takes five simple ingredients and 15 minutes to make these scrumptious little bites of cheesecake-flavored heaven. The lemon flavor gives them something extra. Plus, you can make them ahead of time to make great summertime barbecue finger foods!

Recipe Courtesy Savory Tooth

Raspberry Vanilla Muffins

serves 6
Total Carbs: 6g

Muffins may not seem like an obvious dessert to bring to a barbecue, but these special morsels (and their fun, bright colors) are great enough for not everyone to enjoy. They’re topped with vanilla raspberry frosting, making an excellent substitute for cake. count on us. They’ll all be gone within minutes of setting them up!

Recipe courtesy Low Carb Spark

Raspberry Pi Bars

Serves: 9
Total Carbs: 9g

Raspberries are among the more keto-friendly fruits, and they steal the show as the primary flavor of these pie bars. The simple almond crust is eggless, and the fresh-tasting filling gives it a light, summery flavor that all barbecue guests will appreciate.

Recipe courtesy Keto Connect

Brownie Cheesecake

Serves: 10
Total Carbs: 6g

We couldn’t forget the chocolate lovers out there! Meet brownie cheesecake with this truly delectable recipe that combines fuzzy brownies and sugar-free cheesecake for a sweet dream that’s just the thing to finish off your meal.

Recipe Courtesy All Day I Dream About Food

Try one of these incredible recipes at your next Labor Day — or any summer barbecue — for unique keto- and low-carb-friendly recipes everyone will love!

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Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager

Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go Community Manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about connecting with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes that moderation is key, and that people will have the most weight loss success when they engage in common sense healthy eating and fitness.

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