Summer is the ideal season for grilling, but burgers and chicken breasts can only get your so far! If you're looking to expand your grilling horizon, why not try a kabob? It's typically the same meats you're used to grilling, with the added bonus of veggies and other tasty treats! And just in case you're looking for something really unique, we found some pretty interesting recipes!
Skinny BBQ Chicken Kabobs: This is an easy kabob recipe that will make for a great end to a fun summer day. Choose a low-sugar BBQ sauce to ensure that this recipe is not just delicious, but as healthy as possible too! To get the recipe, click here.
Ranch-Style Steak and Potato Kabobs: Meat and potatoes — a classic dish hubby loves. Now you can enjoy it on the convenience of a stick! Your husband will certainly be thanking you for this one. Just don't let him eat it in his La-Z-Boy®. Check out the recipe here!
Grilled Vegetable Skewers: Corn on the cob on a stick. This vegetable skewer is a colorful side dish option to make veggies a bit more appealing — plus it's a great excuse to fire up your grill and serve them alongside a skinny mini turkey burger! (via Proud Italian Cook)
>> What else can you put on a stick? Check out these 10 healthy recipes.
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts: With Parmesan and pine nuts, these balsamic-roasted Brussels sprouts have undergone a serious makeover! If you've had a hard time getting the kids to eat these dreaded veggies before, this could turn help things around. (via Bay Area Bites)
Buckwheat Blini Breakfast Kabobs: You know it's going to be a rough day when you're pressed for time and your picky eater refuses to eat breakfast. Combat it by making breakfast a little more fun! (via Including Cake)
Grilled Fruit Kabobs: Finished off with a white chocolate drizzle, this is a summer dessert done right! It's healthy, juicy, sweet and will really hit the spot! (via The Cookie Rookie)
Frozen Kiwi Pops: Get your kids to try some new fruit by dipping them in chocolate and freezing them! Frozen treats are great for summer and are even more fun when on a stick! (via ShowFood Chef)
What sort of fun foods do you like to serve on a skewer? Let us know in the comments below!
Spicy Cajun Shrimp Skewers: A spicy shrimp layered against a fresh veggie gives you that great summer heat! If you like a god Cajun recipe, then fire up your grill and grab your kabob sticks. Get instructions for this dish here.
Spicy Mango Cucumber Skewers: For an afternoon snack or a potluck appetizer, these sweet and spicy treats are fresh and tasty! They are the perfect healthy snack on a hot day. Check them out here.
>> Looking for other recipes you could bring to a potluck? Here are 50!
Rainbow Veggie Skewers: If you have a hard time getting the family to eat their veggies, try tempting them with the rainbow! These make for a great appetizer at a party because they are so pretty! Bring them to your next grillout and impress all the neighbors. (via Gimme Some Oven)
Grilled Salmon Kabobs: Salmon is a great entree for those trying to eat healthy. Putting it on a kabob makes it a little more fun and palatable for the family! (via Skinnytaste)
Mango Chile Glazed Shrimp: A unique flavor combo of sweet mango and spicy chile makes this shrimp recipe one for the books! It's great served up with a veggie or brown rice. (via Host The Toast)
Salad On a Stick: Salad is much more convincing to a picky eater when you put it on a stick! And even if you can't convince them, its a fun way to serve it at parties! (via Carmel Potatoes)
Baked Chicken and Waffles: This is a super fun way to serve up this recipe! Whether it's at a party or your serving up brinner (breakfast for dinner) this is a cute way to do it! (via Hello, Wonderful)
Mini Burgers on a Stick: These bunless burgers are great! Make enough for the family to each have a couple so they work as an entree or use them as a party appetizer! (via Sugar Free Mom)