Labor Day Weekend is a time to get out in the nice weather for the last moments of summer vibes with friends and family. It’s a time for barbecues, sun, and pool time. To inspire you for your Labor Day get-together this year, we put together a list of 6 recipes that would be perfect for that last appreciation of all things summer.
Have you made any of these before? Are you interested in including these recipes in your Labor Day plans this year? We would love to hear in the comments below!
One of our all-time favorite papaya recipes comes from the talented Dana over at Minimalist Baker. These papaya boats are festive, colorful, and juicy! Even better - it’s a super easy recipe to make, perfect for a last minute surprise appetizer.
If you’re wanting to start your day off right before the festivities even start, this vegan papaya acai smoothie bowl by Avocado Pesto is the best thing you could put into your body to get some energy and feel great. It only takes about 5 minutes to put together so it won’t even take up much of your schedule. And as a bonus, it’s also gluten-free and refined sugar free - yippeez!
The ever popular and timeless green papaya salad is one of the best go-to dishes for barbecues and friendly get togethers. I can’t imagine many people who wouldn’t love the flavors that come out of a green papaya salad done right. Try the traditional recipe below from Temple of Thai and make everyone’s day just that much better.
Did you know that due to the protein-digesting enzyme, papain, papaya is actually a great natural meat tenderizer? If you’re looking for a unique and summery alternative to the usual tenderizers used on the barbeque, check out the recipe below from the Curry Guy. And don’t worry, this way of tenderizing is not just good for Indian food, it’s super versatile as long as you don’t mind a fruity boost.
Another great appetizer, have you ever tried the deliciousness of roasted fruit? These chicken, mango, and papaya kebabs from Kiss My Smoke are just the right amount of charred to bring out the best kind of flavors, while still retaining natural juiciness.
Another unique find is this fresh papaya tomatillo salsa from Kevin Is Cooking. This salsa is just the right amount of spicy and has a lot of great flavors going on. It’s recommended to refrigerate the mix at least 12 hours ahead of serving, so it’s one to make ahead of time. It would be perfect with chips, or even over grilled fish and chicken.
Lastly, don’t forget that a lot of our Herbal Papaya products are great to include in dressings, juices, smoothies, and more! We’re offering a special Labor Day Sale right now for 25% off our brand new fruit powder products. Just use the discount code HAPPYLABORDAY at checkout and enjoy your long weekend ahead!
What are you doing for Labor Day Weekend? Any exciting plans that include a papaya-filled day?
What is the importance of vitamin D in the winter? Well, firstly we need to know what the importance of vitamin D is no matter what the season is, summer, fall, spring. Without the right amount of vitamin D in your body you could struggle to regulate your calcium and phosphorus intake. When this is the case then the maintenance of your healthy teeth and bones decreases. Everyone wants that billion dollar smile, and vitamin D plays a big part in getting there, and maintaining it. Vitamin D does not just help with your outside appearance, it goes deeper into your body too. It supports your immune system, your nervous system and your brain. Seems to be an all rounder, right?!
Let’s face it, there is nothing like snuggling up inside and spoiling yourself with comfort eats when the cold weather blows in. Tempting we know.
These days, the topic of the healthiest oils for cooking is a hot one. And with the wealth of options we have available, there is some confusion surrounding the healthiest oils to use.
The matter has not been helped by new entrants who have joined the healthy oils fray. Coconut oil, for example. Or butter, which is making a comeback after a long absence triggered by claims that the creamy condiment causes diabetes, obesity and is bad for the heart, assertions that have since been refuted.