Recipe: Pineapple-Teriyaki Shrimp Kebabs

2 07 2010

(Yield:  4 servings of 2 kebabs)

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

48 large peeled and deveined shrimp
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 bell pepper, cut into wedges
20oz can of Pineapple chunks in juice
¼ cup of low sodium teriyaki sauce

8 skewers (10 inch)

Directions

  1. Coat grill rack with cooking spray and preheat gas or charcoal grill.
  2. Prepare sauce by combining juice from canned pineapple and teriyaki sauce.
  3. To prepare kebabs, thread shrimp, pineapple chunks, bell pepper wedges, onion wedges alternately onto each of 8 skewers.
  4. Brush kebabs with teriyaki-pineapple mixture.
  5. Place kebabs on grill rack and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Turn kebabs over, brush with teriyaki-pineapple mixture, and cook for another 4 minutes or until shrimp are done.

Nutritional Information per serving

Calories   120 Carbohydrates   9g Fiber  1g Protein   18g Fat 1g Sat. Fat   0g

© Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS and Randy Bird Sports Nutrition, 2010.





Pineapple Grape Smoothie

28 04 2010

Here is a great way to get grapes into your diet!  This recipe has a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein; perfect for post-workout recovery.

Ingredients:

6 ounces pineapple juice
1 cup red seedless grapes
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup ice

Directions:

Blend together juice, grapes and yogurt.  When mixed well, add ice and blend until slushy.

Nutrition Information per serving:
Calories   255 | Carbohydrates   53g | Fiber  1g | Protein   13g | Fat 0g | Sat. Fat   0g

© Randy Bird, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS and Randy Bird Sports Nutrition, 2010.