Something On A Stick Day

Today is "Something on a Stick Day!" Yeah, we had no idea that existed either, but we’re celebrating (why not?) with four recipes you can put on a stick. After all, if the internet declares this a special food day, who are we to ignore it? Any excuse to celebrate with delicious recipes is ok by us! Enjoy!

Low Carb Salad On A Stick, Italian Style

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Recipe makes 2 servings, Per serving (2 skewers):

Calories 114, Total Fat 7.5g, Protein 8g, Carbohydrates 7g.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into large chunks (1 bag of chopped romaine lettuce will work)

  • 8 large black olives, pitted

  • 8 small cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes

  • 6 slices of reduced-fat salami, each slice cut into fours, see shopping tips

  • 8 teaspoons Walden Farms Italian Dressing

  • 2 teaspoons Parmesan cheese

  • 4 wooden, bamboo or other disposable skewers (such as plastic)

  • Instructions: 

  • To make each salad stick:
  • Place 1 little triangle of salami on wooden stick.
  • Make a small stack of lettuce (about ¼ cup of lettuce) and thread onto stick.
  • Next, add 1 olive
  • Add 1 more stack of lettuce
  • Add 1 tomato
  • Repeat these steps two more times ending with 2 triangles of salami on top
  • Place on serving plate. Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons salad dressing and sprinkle ½ teaspoon Parmesan cheese on each.
  • These can be prepped in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Drizzle the dressing and sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

 

    Bourbon Chicken Skewers

    Recipe makes 4 servings, 2 skewers is one serving.  

    Calories 225, Protein 23g, Total Fat 5g, Carbs 18g.

    Ingredients: 

    • 1/3 Cup Walden Farms Calorie Free BBQ Sauce

    • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

    • 2 Tablespoons Bourbon

    • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt

    • 1 Teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar

    • 1 Tablespoon Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce

    • 1 Pound Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs, Cut Into 1 inch Chunks

    • 1 Medium Zucchini, Cut Into 1 inch Thick Pieces

    • 4 Green Onions, Cut Into 2 inch Long Pieces

    Instructions: 

    • In a small saucepan, combine BBQ sauce, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, vinegar, and 1/8 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 3-5 minutes or until thickened; remove from heat.

    • On eight 8-10 inch skewers, alternately thread chicken, zucchini, and green onions, leaving 1/4 inch between the pieces.

    • Brush with sauce mixture.

    • For a charcoal or gas grill, grill skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn and brush with remaining sauce. Grill 5-7 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink, turning occasionally.

    Chicken Veggie Skewers W/ Macaroni & Cheese

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    *Serves 2 

    Per Serving: Calories 322, Protein 38g, Total Fat 2.5g, Carbs 20.5g, Fiber 2.5g

    Ingredients: 

    • 1 Pkt. CarbEssentials Macaroni & Cheese

    • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

    • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

    • 1/4 each yellow, red, & green bell peppers, chopped

    • 1.5 cups skinless chicken breast, chopped

    • bamboo skewers

    • 1/2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

    Instructions: 

    • Cook CarbEssentials Macaroni & Cheese according to packaging instructions.

    • In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, garlic powder, Italian seasoning & a pinch of salt & pepper.

    • Add bell peppers & chicken, toss with tongs until coated.

    • Thread the chicken and bell peppers onto skewers.

    • Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Add skewers to pan and cook until chicken is charred and peppers are tender, 4 minutes per side.

    • Remove from pan. Plate skewers and serve with CarbEssentials Macaroni & Cheese.

    Brownie-Kabob's

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    Per Serving (3 sticks): Calories 183, Carbs 9g, Protein 22g, Total Fat 5.5g

    Ingredients: 

    • 1 Eat Me Guilt Free Chocolate Brownie

    • 1 Eat me Guilt Free Blondie Vanilla Brownie

    • 4 Strawberries

    Instructions:

    • Divide brownies into six pieces each.

    • Cut strawberry into three pieces.

    • Set aside

    • Layer on kabob as follows: strawberry slice, Blondie Vanilla Brownie, strawberry, Chocolate Brownie and strawberry.

    • Repeat on each of the six kabobs.


    Bri Harmon
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