Cookout-Approved Labor Day Side Dishes

Posted By ,August 28, 2014

baked sweet potato fries

Labor Day is coming which means the last holiday cookout of the year!  During this time, it is easy for families to make food choices that may not be the healthiest for everyone at the party, especially those who are diabetic. But, there is no need to worry.  We’ve got you covered with some delicious side dish recipes.  Emphasis is often put on the main dishes of a barbeque, but the side dishes are just as important as the meats and proteins they compliment.  Here are four healthy side dishes that are safe for those who need to watch their waist lines as well as their sugar levels.

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Fries are always a solid side dish, especially for grilled or barbequed foods.  Choose a healthier alternative to the deep fried white potato favorites and try these spicy baked sweet potato fries this Labor Day.  For this recipe, you will need:

Prep Time:1 Minutes
Cook time:1 Minutes

6 sweet potatoes, cut into fries
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
¼ tablespoon cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425.