new spins on labor day favorites

 This Labor Day, surprise your friends with a plant-based menu of everyone's backyard favorites. It all starts with choosing what dishes you want to serve, so we've come up with a classic weekend meal and then modified it to fit your lifestyle.AppetizersAll great parties have something to nibble on from the get go! A go to snack that everyone enjoys is chips and salsa, but you can always get creative with your dips. Besides the standard Pico de Gallo, add in a sweet and spicy dip to keep things interesting. Here's a tropical option for you to try:Dice 2 large mangoes, and mix with 1 finely chopped large jalape?o. Add in 1 medium diced purple onion, _ cup chopped cilantro, and the fresh juice of 2-3 limes. Sprinkle with a dash of salt and watch your friends go wow over this delicious treat. Any extra salsa goes great as a topping on grilled tofu!SaladA large salad is always a party pleaser! Options are endless, from a classic Caesar to a chilled pasta salad. To keep it green, order Veestro's family sized portion of our kale and quinoa salad that's been lightly tossed in a tahini dressing and topped with flavor packed tempeh bits.Main Dish

Nothing says summer get together like the burger! Making a truly great veggie patty can be time consuming, so we've got two that you can choose from or order both. Our classic veggie burger has the rich flavor of braised tempeh and tamari with an assortment of hearty plants like brown rice, mushrooms and black beans. For a different twist, order up a few of our quinoa patties with their zingy red bell pepper, garlic and paprika flavors!

Side Dish

No plate is complete without a complimentary side dish. You could easily grill upsome corn on the cob or wrap up cubed potatoes, chopped onion, dill, olive oil, salt and pepper in aluminum and roast it until soft, but we've got something a bit more indulgent! Serve the veggie burgers alongside our savory mushroom risotto. The luxurious blend of shallots, white wine and organic Arborio rice will leave everyone wanting more. You can even put it in your own serving dish and pass it off as a home cooked meal. It's so delicious no one will know, and we'll never tell!


Don't forget the best part! Order up a family sized chocolate cheesecake or raspberry cheesecake to dish out a little decadence at the end of the party.

With the tantalizing flavor of plants, Veestro will make your Labor Day meal the talk of the season!

Related Blog Posts

don't like what you see in the mirror? these 3 things are ruining your skin.

what do these celebrities have in common?

eating your way through diabetes

our favorite plant-based beauty products

5 best summer drinks

breaking up with caffeine

10 ingenious ways to cool your house without ac

debunked: 5 myths about veganism

what successful people eat for lunch

5 tips for plant-based eating while traveling

how to make the most of earth day

7 ways to beat allergies naturally

5 surprising benefits of coconut oil

mushrooms—the vegetable that never was

the 4 best food documentaries you can watch on netflix tonight

best meals of 2017 - blogger edition

how long do vegetables last?

holiday happiness checklist

how to trick your kids out of treats

make meatless monday a routine

mindful eating

5 organic oils for health and beauty

why participate in meatless monday?

american classics redux

four hacks for summer

3 plant-based bbq tips for july 4th

5 tips for traveling plant-based

7 tips for eating less meat

5 ways to care for the planet

10 tips for going plant-based

5 simple ways to cut out dairy

why eating less meat is better for the environment

5 things you might not know about meatless monday, but should.

the all ages cocktail hour

massage that kale

father's day for the earth friendly dad

this memorial day rock the meatless bbq

celebrating mom

8 weeks to summer: kickstart your weight loss

how to manage your allergies

earth day & passover-a day for celebration

attention all humans

meal replacement replacement meal

maple season-yum!

springtime holidays

leaders in plant-based nutrition

beat the spring forward blues

noodles, pasta, spaghetti, hoorah!

time to start your seeds

celebrating national frozen food month

why be meatless?

jane esselstyn on women's heart health

how to survive the super bowl binge

2016 resolution for health

how to stick with your resolutions

this holiday say yes to dessert

meet the esselstyns-they're a plant-based family

tips for busy back to school time

preserving the harvest

zucchini love

junk food day?

trucker takes vegan road to weight loss

lower your cholesterol the easy way. eat more fiber.

strawberries are jammin!

why are we overweight? duh, it's the food!

cool & hydrated as a cucumber

tips for avoiding high cholesterol when eating out

asparagus season

how to survive the summer bbq

pea it out!

it's cinco de mayo-get your bean on

sprouting 101

dine out much? you're increasing your chances of high blood pressure!

a smarter source of energy: geothermal

live long and chive on

get amped for national public health week!

maple sugaring

starting your garden

confused about the new food guidelines? veestro's got you covered!

good news: you control your health care

my thanksgiving secret...

do food labels make your head spin?

losing your mind? try these memory boosting superfoods!