Tips and Recipes for Grilling Skewers

One of the greatest joys of summer is grilling with friends and family. The aroma of dinner cooking over an open flame can make everyone’s mouth water with anticipation. The direct heat deepens the flavors of the food, Caramelization causes roasted vegetables to get sweeter whereas with meat, it’s a process called the Maillard reaction which causes the proteins to brown and develop that delicious grilled flavor!

Grilling Tips

Grilling is considered a healthy cooking method because it exposes food to direct heat, so little oil is needed during the cooking process. Most grilling methods also allow fat to drip away from the food. These tips will help you maximize your grilled recipes:

 

Building Balanced Skewers

Skewers are a fun way to incorporate all food groups to one dish. There is something about eating food on a stick that makes it even more enjoyable. Plus, when you’re making the skewers, the mix-and-match ingredient possibilities are endless!

The 2020 Produce for Better Health State of the Plate research found that 9 out of 10 Americans do not meet fruit and vegetable recommendations each day. Also, the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) actually highlights dairy as an important contribution to healthy eating.

So, think beyond the cheese on your grilled burger and try combining all types of delicious cheese with produce to increase your dairy consumption and fruits and vegetable servings!

For balanced skewers, build them with:

Next time you fire up the grill, try out our favorite recipes!

Grilled Pineapple, Mozzarella, and Rosemary Skewers

Philly Cheesesteak Skewers

Caramel Apple Brie Skewers