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Recipe: Grilled Kabobs for Kids!

Published July 25, 2014 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling
This week I am continuing my kid-friendly grilling recipes highlighting a summertime BBQ favorite: KABOBS! Your little one can easily help you layer up some tasty kabobs using favorite fruits, vegetables and meats. What an exciting way to add health to your child's summertime diet. And remember, not only are they fun to make, but they are also fun to eat! Below are some wonderful kid kabob combinations the whole family will love!

 Hawaiian Hot Dog Kabobs!

These are great just as they are! No marinade is necessary!

You will need:

  • *Metal (grill friendly) skewers (Wooden ones may burn and fall apart under the intense heat of a grill)
  • Hot dogs (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • Pineapple (fresh or canned, cut into chunks)
  • Fresh red peppers (washed and sliced/cut into square sized pieces)

Recipe Steps:

  1. Lay out each ingredient and get your skewers ready!
  2. Preheat grill to low-medium heat.
  3. Lightly grease the grill grate. Thread hot dogs, peppers and pineapple alternately onto skewers.
  4. Grill 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally, until light grill marks appear.
  5. Serve with cheesy rice or macaroni and cheese and a side of ketchup for the hot dog bits!

Asian Chicken Chunkers

You will need:

  • Skewers
  • Chicken, cut into chucks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Green peppers
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Ground ginger
  • Garlic powder

Recipe Steps:

  1. In a shallow dish, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, ground ginger and garlic powder. Stir the chicken pieces, peppers and tomatoes into the marinade until well coated. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  2. Lay out each ingredient and get ready to layer your skewers!
  3. Grease the grill and preheat to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread chicken, peppers and tomatoes alternately onto skewers.
  5. Grill 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, until chicken juices run clear.
  6. Serve with sticky coconut rice and a fortune cookie!

Join me next week for some delicious grilled desserts for kids you won't want to miss!

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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