Grab N' Go Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Grab N' Go Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Sep 03, 2015

September is Fruits & Veggies More Matters ® Month and the theme is Grab N’ Go!!  Fruits and Veggies are the perfect Grab N’ Go snack for anyone – and it doesn’t always have to be a banana or an apple! 

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--Try jicama peeled and sliced into strips, tossed with fresh lime juice and chili powder – have them ready-to-go in small containers that are easy to Grab N’ Go!

--Try making fruit nachos with sliced Asian Pear or Fuji Apple topped with peanut butter, raisins, and slivered almonds – have these plated up and ready to Grab N’ Go for a healthy dessert or snack!

--Use toothpicks to skewer mini mozzarella balls, yellow & red cherry tomatoes, & fresh basil for mini caprese bites for an afterschool snack or appetizer that is easy to Grab N’ Go – you can dip them in balsamic dressing if you like or eat them plain.

--Sugar snap peas, bell pepper strips, & cheese cubes are the perfect crunch, savory, & colorful Grab N’ Go snack combination – have them ready-to-go in bags for the kids and the adults!

 

Here is a Grab N’ Go inspired recipe that is perfect for a Labor Day weekend bbq or party that everyone will love!

Grilled Fruit Kabobs with Honey Lime Glaze

 Minutes to Prepare: 25       Minutes to Cook: 6      Number of Servings: 6 (1 kabob is a serving)

 Ingredients

  • 12 Medium-sized fresh strawberries, washed, green stems removed
  •  18 chunks of fresh pineapple, (cut into approximately 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" chunks)
  •  12 cubes of cantaloupe (cut into approximately 1" by 1" chunks)
  •  Juice of 1/2 of a Lime
  •  3 Tablespoons Honey
  •  6 metal or wooden skewers (if using wooden, remember to soak in water first prior to grilled to prevent burning)

Directions

1. Place a pineapple chunk onto a skewer followed by a strawberry and then a chunk of cantaloupe. Repeat the pattern with another chunk of pineapple, strawberry and cantaloupe and place one more pineapple chunk at the end of the skewer. Set aside on a tray and repeat step 1 with the remaining 5 skewers.

2. Mix the lime juice and honey together in a small bowl and evenly drizzle over the fruit kebobs or use a basting brush to evenly coat the fruit.

3. Grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until the pineapple has slightly browned (with grill marks into the honey glaze on the fruit).

4. Enjoy alone or serve with your favorite yogurt!

Tips

  • Try using different fruit such as apple slices, peaches, plums, nectarines, or any other hardy fruit that won’t turn to mush on the grill.
  •  Skip the skewers and place fruit inside of an aluminum foil pack (just be sure to spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray where the fruit lays).

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 95     Protein: 0.9gm    Total Carbohydrates: 24gm    Fiber: 2gm   

Total Fat: 0.6gm    Cholesterol: 0mg    Sodium: 5mg

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Photo courtesy of Taste of Home

 

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market

 



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