As Arkansans wind down the summer with the last opportunities to grill outdoors, they shouldn’t forget the fruit, says Easter H. Tucker, interim family and consumer sciences program leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
“Grilled fruit can make for a tasty, healthy dessert,” she said. “You can use the fruit varieties listed in the following USDA Mixing Bowl recipe for fruit kabobs, but you are not limited to those. Think of your favorite fruits and get creative!”
Fruits are low in fats, sodium and calories. They are also good sources of potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folic acid.
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 peach (cubed)
1 banana (sliced)
- Place fruit chunks on a skewer to make kabobs.
- Grill or broil on low heat until the fruit is hot and slightly golden.
If using wooden skewers, thoroughly soak the skewers in water prior to using to prevent burning (approximately 30 minutes).
Source: USDA Mixing Bowl