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Our Best Healthy Kabob Recipes

Heat up the grill for a simple backyard pleasure. These meat-, veggie-, and fruit-skewered kabobs will help you welcome the season in healthy fashion.

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    • Asian Beef Kabobs

      Beef cubes, thick slices of corn on the cob, and peppers sizzle on the skewer in these Asian-marinated kabobs.

      Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water at least 30 minutes before using. It also is helpful to pierce the corn first with a metal skewer or a paring knife before threading it onto a wooden skewer.

    • Mushroom Plum Chicken Skewers

      Juicy chicken breasts, button mushrooms, and firm, ripe plums or peaches make this a light and tasty summer treat. With just 244 calories and 8 grams of fat per serving, they can be savored without hesitation.

    • Caribbean Tofu Skewers

      This vegetarian kabob features extra-firm tofu, fresh pineapple, and Jamaican jerk seasoning for a tangy take on a backyard standard.

      Tip: Cut ingredients to approximately the same size. When all ingredients are similar in size, they finish cooking at the same time.

    • Turkey Kabobs with Orange-Mustard Glaze

      Skewer turkey breast tenderloin, yellow summer squash, and cherry tomatoes to make this less-than-200-calorie grilled summer kabob.

    • Grilled Salmon Skewers with Melon Salsa

      Six minutes on the grill is all it takes to cook an omega-3-rich salmon dinner, complete with a honeydew, lime, and sweet pepper marinade.

      Tip: To make threading salmon on skewers easier, leave the skin on and use the freshest possible fish.

    • Ginger Shrimp Skewers

      Cayenne pepper and orange peel are two of the divine flavors in this light summer kabob. Add snappy pea pods to your skewer to get a mix of textures with each bite.

      Tip: To save time, check your supermarket or local fish market to see if it carries peeled and deveined cooked shrimp.

    • Asian-Style Turkey Kabob

      A tangy marinade whipped up with white wine, orange juice, soy sauce, and spices adds oomph to inexpensive slices of turkey in this zingy Asian-inspired kabob.

    • Thai-Spiced Scallop Kabob

      You won't believe a dish this healthy is packed with so much flavor until you take your first spicy bite. Sea scallops measure about 1-1/2 inches in diameter and will take in all the flavor of the vegetables you grill with them.

    • Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Peanut Dip

      A quick roast over a fiery grill and these kabobs transport you to the Far East with their spicy mix of ginger, cardamom, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and red pepper.

      Tip: If you're using foods that tend to spin on a single skewer, such as shrimp, use two skewers. Space skewers about 1/4 inch apart and thread food on both skewers so the food can be easily flipped for even doneness.

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      Cool Antipasto Kabobs

      No need for a grill with this one--choose from a variety of fresh vegetables and reduced-fat cheeses for these colorful kabobs that you can make ahead and marinate for 24 hours.

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