Summer Grilling

Summer is almost here and if your husband is anything like mine the grill is primed and ready.  Beyond its serious summer vibes, the grill is also one of the best ways to ensure a healthy meal without having to seriously meal plan or overthink things. Since they require almost no thought or preparation, kabobs are my favorite, healthy go-to grill meal. With an assortment of lean meats and vegetables, they’re just what the doctor ordered!

Kabobs

You really can’t get any easier (or healthier!)- than this! Here are some of our favorites:

Chicken Pesto Kabobs:

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1.5 inch pieces and  marinated in pesto for an hour

2 pints Cherry tomatoes

*** Alternate chicken pieces with cherry tomatoes on a skewer and grill for 10-12 minutes on medium high heat turning once.

Salmon Lemon Kabobs:

1 1/2 lbs. salmon fillet, skin removed, cut into 1″pieces

2 lemons, sliced very thin into rounds

***Alternate salmon and lemons with 3 salmon pieces and 2 lemon slices on the kabob. Brush with olive oil and then combine oregano, sesame seeds, cumin, salt and red pepper flakes and season the kabob. Grill on medium heat for 7-8 minutes turning once.

Vegetable Kabobs:

2 cups cremini mushrooms

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1.5” slices

1 green bell pepper, cut into 1.5” slices

1 red onion, cut into 1.5” slices

1 zucchini, sliced into ¼-” slices

1 yellow zucchini, sliced into  ¼-”slices

*** Alternate the vegetables to your liking. Then combine 1/4 cup olive oil, 3 cloves pressed garlic, the juice of 1 lemon, 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and salt and pepper to taste and brush on the kabob. Grill on medium heat for 8-10 minutes turning once.