Warm weather means outdoor grilling, which is good news for anyone recovering
from gastric bypass,
sleeve gastrectomy or another bariatric surgery. As you adopt healthier ways of preparing
your meals, grilling can become a reliable option for fast and tasty meals
without the fat. Try something new for dinner with this weight loss-friendly
and heart-healthy recipe from the
American Heart Association: Rosemary-Peach Chicken Kebabs with Orange Glaze.
- Cooking spray
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes (trim
all visible fat)
- 2 ripe and firm peaches, cut into 16 wedges (1 inch each)
- 1 green pepper, cut into 16 squares (1 1/2 inch each)
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. grated orange zest
- 3 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
- 3 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp. honey
- 1 1/2 tsp. corn or canola oil
- Spray the grill rack with cooking spray and heat on medium.
- Thread the chicken, peaches, and peppers onto four metal skewers, alternating
each ingredient. Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Whisk orange zest and juice, rosemary, honey, and oil to form a glaze.
Set aside two tablespoons of the glaze, and brush the rest on the kebabs.
- Grill the kebabs for six to eight minutes. Turn once about halfway through
cooking, and brush with the reserved glaze throughout the cooking. If
they are cooking too quickly, move the kebabs to a cooler place on the grill.
Nutritional Information and Tips
A one-kebab serving is 202 calories, with 5 grams of fat, 14 grams of carbohydrates,
and 25 grams of protein. Avoid using peaches that are not firm, as they
will fall apart during cooking. If you can’t find peaches that are
firm enough, you can replace them with any other stone fruit, such as
plums or nectarines. Talk to your weight loss surgery team to find out
how this recipe meets your personalized nutrition plan.
At The JFK Bariatric Institute, we offer a variety of options for
bariatric surgery in Atlantis and continued support throughout your recovery to help you learn a healthier
way of eating. Talk to a nurse today and request a referral to a weight
loss surgery expert by calling (561) 548-4JFK (4535).