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#BaptistHealthy Easy Eats: Grilled Veggie Kabobs

With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, are you planning a cookout with your household? So many times, only the protein is on the menu.  Consider this your helpful reminder that vegetables are not only a nutritious but also a delicious addition to any meal, especially when they are grilled on the barbecue or roasted.

Brighten up your cookout with colorful fruits and veggies. Some veggies are great for the grill, either alone like corn or potatoes, or threaded onto kebab skewers. When slicing, use thicker and even cuts so that the veggies cook faster and uniformly. Maximize their flavor by marinating them with herbs and spices. You can even prepare these a day ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to eat.

Grilled Veggie Kebabs
Makes 8 servings 

Ingredients

Vegetable marinade

Grill-friendly Veggie Skewers

*Don’t have skewers? Skip the skewers and cut veggies ¾ inch thick lengthwise, instead of circular.

Preparation

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 80, Fat 5g, Carbohydrate 8g, Sodium 78mg, Protein 2g.






About the Author:
Lucette Talamas is a registered dietitian with community health at Baptist Health South Florida. She holds a bachelor’s degree in food science and human nutrition from University of Florida and a master of science in nutrition and wellness from Benedictine University. With additional experience as a clinical dietitian, Ms. Talamas enjoys providing practical nutrition information to promote healthy lifestyles that can help prevent and manage chronic diseases. Her expert tips and advice have appeared in print and broadcast media, including The Miami Herald, South Florida PBS, CBS Miami, Telemundo and Univision. Active in professional nutrition organizations, Ms. Talamas received the 2018 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award from the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.