Friday, July 6, 2012

Healthy BBQ Idea

There are so many reasons to love summer! One of the being the great opportunity to BBQ!

BBQs are a great way to spend time with friends and family, but lets face it, no one wants the guilt of eating fatty hamburgers and hot dogs all summer long!

Here is a great healthy alternative to try at your next BBQ: Chicken, prawn and veggie skewers!

Chicken and prawns are lower in saturated fats than your typical burgers and dogs and the veggies will bring added vitamins and minerals you would be missing out on!

Sure, they take a little more time to prepare, but its relatively easy and fun!

I start by chopping up the veggies I decide to use. I usually go with ones that are on the heartier side so they can withstand the high heat from the grill. For our little BBQ on the 4th I picked, bell peppers (all colors!), broccoli, and mushrooms.

I usually cut them pretty big so they don't cook too fast!

Meanwhile, I cut up some white meat chicken and marinated it in a Island Teriyaki sauce and held that in the fridge. Depending on what type of prawns you buy, you may have to be peeling and washing those while the chicken is marinating.

Next, its skewer time!

You can arrange the veggies, chicken, and prawns any way you'd like! You can mix it up and make some skewers with both chciken and prawns or keep them seprate depending on people's diet preferences/allergies. All veggie ones are great too!

Once they are on the grill, make sure to rotate them with tongs so that everything cooks evenly.

Now they are ready to serve!

Yummy! These are a great healthy alternative to any summer BBQ! I encourage you to try different combinations, marindes, etc.

Happy Grilling!

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