Labor Day:

A public holiday of festivities held in honor of working people!

Celebrate Labor Day 2016 the right way! Spend the day relaxing with friends & family with the fun tips and recipes we have put together especially for YOU!

Summer is quickly coming to an end and the heat is slowly fading. With that said, most people choose to spend their Labor Day OUTDOORS!

FIRST THINGS FIRST: PROTECT Your Skin with SUNSCREEN!

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1. The ozone layer is depleting and your body needs shielding from harmful rays.

2. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
3. It helps to prevent facial brown spots and skin discolorations.
4. It also helps to reduce the appearance of facial red veins and blotchiness.

5. It slows down the development of wrinkled, premature aging skin.

Secondly: DRINK LOTS OF WATER

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Drinking water also helps the skin do it’s job of regulating the body’s temperature through sweating. Feed your body. Water is essential for the proper circulation of nutrients in the body. Water serves at the body’s transportation system and when we are dehydrated things just can’t get around as well.

ONCE YOUR ARE HYDRATED…Enjoy a Fancy, Fun Festive Cocktail!

Frozey Navels:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 46 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, softened
  • 2 c. frozen peaches
  • 2 c. peach schnapps, like DeKuyper
  • 1/2 c. orange liquor, like Grand Marnier
  • Sliced peaches, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a blender, pulse orange juice concentrate. Add frozen peaches, schnapps, and orange liquor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and garnish with peach slices.

Piña Colada Sangria:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 750-ml. bottle white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2 c. pineapple juice
  • 1 c. Seltzer
  • 1 c. chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 c. coconut rum
  • 1/4 c. maraschino cherries

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a pitcher combine white wine, pineapple juice, seltzer, pineapple, coconut rum, and maraschino cherries. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. Garnish with pineapple and serve.

THIRDLY: Be The Talk of the Party with the CUTEST Holiday Flare!

Labor Day Nail Inspiration:

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Last But Not Least: FUEL the Body!

A Few Fun Healthy Recipes:

Bunless Burgar Bites:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 c. plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. yellow mustard
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese, cut into squares the size of your meatballs
  • 6 pieces Bibb lettuce, torn into large pieces
  • 1/3 c. dill pickle chips
  • 1/3 c. cherry tomatoes

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make slider mixture: In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, Worcestershire, and mustard and season with salt and pepper. Mix until fully combined, then form into meatball-sized slider patties.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook meatballs until your desired doneness, 12 to 14 minutes for medium.
  3. Top meatballs with cheddar and cover with lid to melt, 2 minutes.
  4. Assemble appetizer skewers by layering slider, lettuce, pickle, and tomato.

 

Banana Split Kebabs:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 bananas, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 24 1″ pieces pineapple
  • 12 large strawberries, rinsed, dried, and halved
  • 2 c. chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. peanuts, chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make kebabs: Thread two pieces of banana, pineapple, and strawberry onto skewer. Repeat process to assemble 23 more skewers. Place all on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate in microwave. Do so in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until completely smooth.
  3. Drizzle chocolate over fruit kebabs and top with chopped peanuts. Freeze until ready to serve.

Chicken, Tomatos, And Corn Foil Pack:

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 c. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter (OR butter substitute)
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh basil, for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat grill to high. Cut 4 sheets of foil about 12″ long.
  2. Top each piece of foil with a chicken breast, tomatoes, corn, and garlic. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon olive oil and top each with a pat of butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fold foil packets crosswise over the chicken and vegetable mixture to completely cover the food. Roll top and bottom edges to seal closed.
  4. Grill until chicken is cooked through and vegetables tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Garnish with basil and serve.

 

Wishing you all a SAFE, HAPPY & RELAXING Holiday!

xoxo – Puresthetics