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Fruit on kebabs

Nutrition information
Serving: 2 kebabs (198 grams)
Servings per recipe: 6
Calories: 80 (0 from fat)
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fat: 0 grams (0 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 1 gram
Sodium: 0 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 20 gram (3 fiber, 16 sugars)


Recipe tip

Leftover fruit from the kebabs can be used to make a fruit salad or frozen to put in smoothies. If you want to treat yourself to a small bowl of ice cream, use the fruit as healthful topping for a splash of color and an extra boost of nutrition!

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Grilled fruit kebabs

Tropical fruits like pineapple contain nutrients to help protect your body from the sun’s damaging rays on warm summer days.

Ingredients

12 wooden skewers
24 strawberries, stems removed
1/2 of a fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch-by-2-inch cubes
3 medium peaches, cut into 1-inch-by-2-inch cubes
*optional: 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

Directions

  1. Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Place one strawberry on the skewer, then alternate between pineapple and peach cubes until you have 9 pieces of fruit on the kebab (4 pineapple cubes, 4 peach cubes). End with one more strawberry. Repeat for each skewer.
  4. Place kebabs on the grill. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes, turning frequently (about every 60 seconds). Sprinkle brown sugar in the last 1 to 2 minutes of grilling, turning several times to coat all sides (if desired*).
  5. Serve immediately.

Makes 6 servings

Carb choices per serving: 1

*Option not included in nutrition facts.












 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department

First published: 06/14/2014
Last updated: 06/15/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department