Labor Day Recipe! What’s On The Grill??

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Ingredients perfect for the Labor Day cook-out!

Grilled Yams, Corn & Arugula Avocado Salad!


Arugula Avocado Salad


Florida Avocados

grilled yams

Grilled Garnet Yams


Grilled Corn

Simple Labor Day Meal!
Grilled Yams- Tips & Tricks:

  • 1 large yam, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
  • olive oil-flavored cooking spray
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Prep: 5 m            Cook: 25 m         Ready In: 30 m

  1. Preheat a grill for high heat. When the grill is hot, lightly oil the grate. Coat the strips of yam with olive oil cooking spray and season with salt.
  2. Arrange the yam strips on the grate crosswise so they don’t fall through. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes per side, until tender and glazed. Serve with butter.

**Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.


Arugula Avocado Salad:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 ounces arugula leaves
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 hearts of palm, chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

Prep: 5 m

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil and lemon juice to make dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine arugula, avocado, tomato, and hearts of palm. Toss with dressing. Top with pine nuts and cheese.

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Raining Day Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies


Its raining out and I wanted to share on of my favorite cookies recipe. Munch on breakfast cookies loaded with real apple, honey and cinnamon—none of the artificial stuff! These cookies are baked with chewy oats and walnuts, so you can get your fill of fiber and don’t feel bad about it!

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies


  • 1 large (223 grams) apple
  • 1 cup (244 grams) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup (72 grams) cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup (85 grams) honey
  • 1 cup (80 grams) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (90 grams) whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C), then spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Meanwhile, peel the apple and grate it using a fine grater or food processor. Squeeze out as much excess water from the grated apple as possible.

In a large bowl, mix the wet ingredients: applesauce, cooking oil, honey and grated apple. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients: oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined, and stir in the chopped walnuts.

Use a 1/4 cup–size measuring cup to portion out 12 medium-size cookies onto the cookie sheet. Leave about 1–2 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10–15 minutes, until cookies are golden brown.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 6 |  Serving Size: 2 medium cookies

Per serving: Calories: 366; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 268mg; Carbohydrate: 45g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 18g; Protein: 6g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 191mg; Iron: 16%; Vitamin A: 0%; Vitamin C: 35%; Calcium: 3%

Energizing Tips (optional)

  • Spread cookie with 1 tablespoon of your favorite nut butter for more calories, fat and protein. (Per serving: Calories: 461; Fat: 28g; Carbohydrate: 49g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 20g; Protein: 10g)
  • Add 1 cup of reduced-fat milk for dunking and drinking to increase calories, fat and protein. (Per serving: Calories: 488; Fat: 25g; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 30g; Protein: 14g)

and heart-healthy fats.