Heart Healthy Grilled Foods

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GRILLED FRUIT & VEGGIE KABOBS

INGREDIENTS

For the kabobs:
• 2 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch slices
• 2 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut in 1/4 inch slices
• 1/2 medium red onion, diced in 1/2 pieces
• 1 medium red bell pepper, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
• 1 cup sliced fresh pineapple, diced in 1/2 inch pieces
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes
• 8 wooden skewers

For the marinade:
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 3 tablespoons lemon juice
• 1 tablespoon lemon zest
• 1 clove garlic, minced fine
• 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat grill to low, 325°-350°.
2. Assemble kabobs, alternating different vegetables and pineapple on wooden skewers.
3. Combine all ingredients for marinade in medium bowl and mix well.
4. Brush marinade onto fruit and veggie kabobs.
5. Line grill with Reynolds Wrap® Aluminum Foil.
6. Place kabobs on grill on aluminum foil and grill for 10–15 minutes, or until veggies are desired doneness.
7. Transfer kabobs to plate to cool before serving.

Nutrition Information per Kabob: 90 calories, 40 mg sodium, 1 gram saturated fat

CHILI-LIME CHICKEN KABOBS

INGREDIENTS
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 1 lime, juiced
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1/2 teaspoon paprika
• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• cayenne pepper to taste
• salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
• 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
• skewers
• 1 red onion
• 1 red pepper
• 1 green pepper

DIRECTIONS
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, and lime juice. Season with chili powder, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
2. Place the chicken, onion and peppers in a shallow baking dish with the sauce, and stir to coat.
3. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
4. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat.
5. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade.
6. Lightly oil the grill grate.
7. Grill skewers for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken juices run clear.

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 250 calories; 24 g protein; 64 mg sodium

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