Healthy Cookout Creations – A Multicultural Style

The summer months are always a great time to start up the grill and invite over friends and family! The problem is, while all of the food is delicious, barbeque and all of its accoutrement add up to be a not-so-nutritious splurge. To rectify this, we’re providing you with three recipes that can help you keep the flavor you crave while eliminating the fat and calories you don’t. 

Hawaiian Skewers

Hawaiian Skewers

Ingredients

  • 1-2 packages of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 14oz cans of pineapple chunks
  • 2 sweet onions, any variety
  • ½ cup Barbeque sauce
  • Lime juice
  • Wooden or metal skewers (if you’re using wooden, don’t forget to soak them in cold water!)

Directions

The beauty of this recipe is that you can make it up to a day in advance. Cut up the chicken and onions into chunks. Place the pieces in a bowl and pour the pineapple chunks, and a quarter of their juice, on top of the chicken and onions. Squeeze barbeque sauce and lime juice (to your liking) on top of ingredients and mix. Arrange the chicken, pineapple, and onion on the skewers. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then grill away!

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw
Ingredients

  • ½ cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
  • 3½ tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 16 ounces (about 6¼ cups) bagged coleslaw blend or shredded cabbage

Directions

In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper and whisk until smooth and thoroughly combined. Place slaw blend/cabbage in a large bowl and pour Greek yogurt dressing mixture over top. Stir to coat cabbage thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate until using (preferably at least 30 minutes)

Recipe from twohealthykitchens.com

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • ​4 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced jicama (or apple)
  • 1½ tablespoons lime juice
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • ⅛ teaspoon chipotle chili powder (optional)

Directions: 

Place strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, and jicama in a large bowl. In a small bowl, stir together lime juice, honey, mint, and chili powder. Pour over fruit and toss to coat.

Recipe from spicysouthernkitchen.com

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