12 Healthy Dishes Served on a Stick

By , Denise Tausig
The kids might be back in school and store shelves are filling with fall merchandise, but we’re not ready to let go of summer just yet. With the weather still warm and Labor Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of one of summer’s favorite foods: the kabob! Popping meats, veggies, fruits and even whole sandwiches on a stick is a great way to add fun and variety to your meals and parties, no matter the time of year. Plus, presenting a meal on a stick will certainly grab the attention of little picky eaters.
Reflect on a summer of sun and fun by assembling and cooking up a few of these crowd-pleasing healthy kabobs. 

Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs Bacon-wrapped mushrooms and tangy marinated chicken combine in this carnivore-friendly kabob. 177 Calories, 7g Fat, 14g Carbs, 15g Protein

Chicken Kabobs
 This easy, healthy grilling recipe is the perfect place for kabob newbies to start. 
350 Calories, 8g Fat, 11g Carbs, 56g Protein

Skinny Cheeseburger Slider Kabobs
An American classic goes mobile. Serve these sliders-on-a-stick at your next cookout! 173 Calories, 5g Fat, 16g Carbs, 16g Protein

Honey Chicken Kabobs This recipe recommends mushrooms, onion and yellow peppers, but feel encouraged to mix and match with your favorite veggies from the farmers market, too! 202 Calories, 6g Fat, 15g Carbs, 24g Protein
Ginger-Lime Chicken Kabobs The fresh flavors of ginger and lime easily combine with chicken—plus a serving of fruit and two whole servings of veggies—in these tasty kabobs. 355 Calories, 14g Fat, 19g Carbs, 38g Protein

Antipasto Kabobs An Italian favorite goes mobile in this easy hors d’oeuvres option. 72 Calories, 5g Fat, 2g Carbs, 5g Protein

Cobb Salad Party Kabobs Skip the utensils at your next get-together and serve your Cobb salad on a stick, instead. 139 Calories, 9g Fat, 3g Carbs, 11g Protein

Peanut Butter-Banana Sandwich Kabobs 
A lunchtime classic gets a fun makeover in this recipe that is sure to please kids of any age. 235 Calories, 7g Fat, 39g Carbs, 6g Protein

Watermelon-Feta Kabobs Party guests will love the unique combination of flavors in this kabob. The hint of refreshing mint makes it perfect for warm-weather gatherings. 64 Calories, 4g Fat, 3g Carbs, 5g Protein
Fruit Kabobs with Coconut Yogurt Dip Enhance the flavors of your favorite seasonal fruits all year long by dipping them in this simple three-ingredient coconut dip. 40 Calories, 0g Fat, 9g Carbs, 1g Protein
Orange and Black Fruit Kabobs Keep this idea in your back pocket for a healthy Halloween snack. Encourage kids to take a break from the candy with these orange and black fruit kabobs. 27 Calories, 0g Fat, 7g Carbs, 1g Protein

Kid-Friendly Waffle Kabobs Remix your morning breakfast routine by presenting your fruit and waffles on a stick. 56 Calories, 1g Fat, 9g Carbs, 1g Protein

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What is your favorite kabob recipe? Which of these recipes will you be trying?