Wed December 20

Turkey and Veggie Kebabs

 This Mediterranean dinner is easy to put together and tastes amazing.

The turkey kebabs are high in protein, and the rest of the plate is filled with savory, fiber-filled veggies. It’s very satisfying without the waist-expanding carbs that most dinners are filled with.

Turkey  Kebabs

Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 min    Cook Time: 16 min    Total Time: 31 min

  • 1½ pounds turkey breast, de-boned, trimmed of skin and cut into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup almond meal (more if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of salt (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped


1.) In a food processor, blend the turkey strips until ground. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until well blended.

2.) Pre-heat your grill or grill pan.

3.) Lightly grease your hands, then press the meat into the wooden skewers until it covers about 3-4 inches in an elongated meatball shape. If the meat is not sticking then add some more almond meal.

4.) Grill for about 8 minutes per side.

Nutrition:  Calories: 254     Fat: 8g     Carbohydrates: 2     Sodium: 156 g     Fiber: 1g    Protein: 47g   


Veggie Kebabs 

Serves 4

Prep Time: 45 min    Cook Time: 10 min    Total Time: 55 min

  • 16 mini sweet peppers, in orange, red and yellow
  • 1 small yellow onion, cut into cubes
  • 16 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
  • Salt (optional)


1.) Wash and seed the peppers. Combine the peppers, onion cubes and cherry tomatoes in a large ziplock bag. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

2.) Divide the veggie over 8 skewers, alternating between pepper, onion and tomato.

3.) Place on preheated grill for 5 minutes each side.

Nutrition:  Calories: 87     Fat: 3 g     Carbohydrates: 14 g     Sodium: 10 mg     Fiber: 4 g    Protein: 2 g  

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