Shish kabobs are a fun and easy meal to prepare and are the perfect party food. Eat clean and add flavor, color and textures to your meal with a variety of fruit, vegetables and lean protein. (I’ve never seen a skewer with chips or candy on it– just sayin’…) Get those skewers ready; it’s time to add a little mouth-watering spark! I’ve included my YouAnew Create-Your-Own Kabob favorites, but feel free to substitute in your must-have meats, fish, fruit and veggies.
Pineapple Chicken and Veggie Shish Kabobs
What You’ll Need:
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
1/4 Cup Canola Oil
1/3 Cup Bragg Liquid Aminos (or other refined sugar free/low sodium soy sauce)
1 tsp Freshly Minced Garlic
1 Small Ripened Pineapple Cut into Cubes (smell the bottom–if it smells sweet, it’s ripe)
4 Chicken Breasts Cut into Cubes
1 Large Onion (vidalia is a favorite)
1 Cup Button Mushrooms
1 Large Red Bell Pepper Sliced
What You’ll Do:
Begin by cutting the chicken, vegetables, and fruit into 1-2 inch cubes for a quick and even cooking. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, pineapple, liquid aminos and minced garlic. Marinade chicken (beef or shrimp) in the fridge for 1-2 hours. When preparing Shish Kabobs to be grilled, one extremely important step (that is so simple but easily forgotten) is soaking the skewers! You must soak the skewers for about 30 minutes in warm water to prevent them from catching on fire (kinda critical) while cooking on the grill. Once the skewers are finished soaking in the warm water and your protein is marinated, it is time to skew! Place all of the ingredients onto the skewer in your preferred order. When finished skewing, it’s time to cook! Grill Kabobs until the meat is thoroughly cooked (about 20 minutes). Serve with brown or basmati rice. Enjoy!!
Recipe makes 4 Servings. Each serving contains 380 calories, 33 grams of protein, 25 grams of carbs, 16 grams of fat. High in vitamin C, allicin (promotes cardiovascular health), bromelain (natural digestive enzyme and anti-inflammatory) and selenium (great for prostate health).
Special thanks to our YouAnew Lifestyle Nutrition Intern, Chelsea, for the fabulous inspiration and kabob pics!! (Kabobs are one of Chelsea’s Favorite YouAnew Meals…)