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!
--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)
- 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)
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!
- 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
Photo courtesy of Taste of Home
Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market
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