Technology is a beautiful thing. With the help of smart phones, we can not only take high-quality pictures of the Labor Day food porn we’re eating, but also share it instantaneously on social networks. Then again, as evidenced by previous Struggle-Plate roundups, tech is a blessing and a curse because some peoples’ holiday dishes should not be seen by anyone.

As always, we’ve scoured Instagram for the most awesomely disgusting dishes from peoples’ celebrations of this final long weekend of the summer. Check them out below—although, your stomach would probably be thankful if you didn’t.


This “dessert” looks more like a weeks-old pot pie drenched in gravy

Caramel Apple Blondie Pie #eatlocal #apples #desserts #baking #southernliving #laborday #wildwonderful

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Ditching the buns doesn’t automatically make barbecue—and potato salad!—healthful

 

I love mom’s potato salad! And my brother is a pretty good grill cook. However, I seriously cannot wait to get back into the swing of things tomorrow. Mom is a little happier with the idea of us moving, so I feel less stressed, so hopefully I’ll eat better this week. I will make better choices. Clean eating here I come! And I’m planning to go to the gym tomorrow afternoon. I’m seriously missing it. I don’t usually like to go more than 2 days in a row without going and today is day 3! I am trying to focus on the bigger picture: losing this belly and making gains. #goals #labordayfood #homemade #food #cleaneating #getfit2015 #getmucles #getbacktowork #getbackontrack #icandothis #gym #workout #loseweight #weightloss #getfit #fitlife #letsgo #myfitnesspal #caloriecounting #macros A photo posted by Cait (@skintyminty25) on


#SelfAwareStruggle

I can’t have gas or charcoal grills on my balcony so the next best thing is the good old #georgeforeman #labordaystruggle

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Lol, “plated struggle plate”

 


Those ribs look dry

Labor Day bbq #labordaybbq #mikeshardorange #mikeshard #TagStaGram #love #friends #tagstagramApp #photooftheday #selfie #amazing #followme #follow4follow #like4like #look #instalike #igers #picoftheday #instadaily #instafollow #fun #iphoneonly #instagood #bestoftheday #instacool #instago #summer #follow #colorful #style #swag

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Here’s why you should never attempt a “BBQ hot dog” by putting brisket on top of it

 

Perhaps the purest #bbq ‘hotdog’ ever… Bbq brisket on a bbq half sweet potato, w/bbq smoked jalapeño (chipotle) sauce atop. #labordaybbq #homemade A photo posted by Anand K. (@anandk229) on


Right idea, very poor execution

Finally in the mood to bake! Cookie brownies 🍪😋 #labordaybbq #yummy A photo posted by JaNe 😎💁🏻👸🏻💚 (@bebejane2000) on


 

Is this cookout food or a level from the Sega Genesis version of Earthworm Jim?

 


 

Energy-stuffed dates: FOH

⭐️ENERGY STUFFED DATES (great for #LaborDayBBQ too) – for those with #nutallergies use SUNFLOWER BUTTER by @kalot or fresh made #Sunbutter.😋 👉🏻ALMONDs: 1 oz (28 grams, or small handful) serving of almonds contains (1): Fiber: 3.5 grams. Protein: 6 grams. Vitamin E: 37% of the RDA. Manganese: 32% of the RDA. Magnesium: 20% of the RDA. They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus 👉🏻Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals. Its a good source of energy, sugar and fiber. Essential minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc are found in dates. It also contains vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. 👉🏻Dates also help to relieve #constipation due to high fiber content and help aid in bone strength due to mineral content! #osteoporosis ⭐️Not to mention – they help people suffering from #anemia level out IRON in their bodies. ⭐️Can you say PERFECT snack?👍🏽 #fitvegans #rawvegan #vegan #paleo #vegansofig #whatveganseat #trainhard #plantbaseddiet #meatfreeathlete #lift #crossfit #eatforbeauty #dairyfree #meatfree #glutenfree #nongmo #vegetarian #bodybuilder #fruitarian #bestrong #weighttrain #weightlift #strongbody #weightlosstips A photo posted by Fit Vegans 🍎 (@fitvegans) on