Happy 4th of July. It’s a day on which we gather and celebrate the founding of this great nation, and the many freedoms we enjoy as a result. At Elevation Medical Weight Loss, we know that you probably aren’t feeling very “free” with so many traditional July 4th foods not fitting your diet goals. So in order to help you stay on track, here is one of our favorite healthy grill-out recipes: Low-Carb Beef Kabobs.
This is one of our favorite beef kabob recipes. The ingredients call for cherry tomatoes, but you can omit the tomatoes for an ultra low-carb meal, which is perfect for those who are on the HCG diet plan or who were instructed to eat low-carb for the next few weeks or months.
Recipe serves 6 (274 calories each, 10 g carb per serving)
|2 lb lean beef, cut into 1-in. cubes||1352 calories|
|6 oz mushroom caps||44 calories||8 g carb|
|1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks||33 calories||4 g carb|
|1 yellow bell pepper, cut into large chunks||25 calories||6 carb|
|1 large onion, cut into large squares||60 calories||14 g carb|
|30 cherry tomatoes||92 calories||20 g carb|
|2 cup eggplant, cubed||40 calories||9 g carb|
|TOTAL||1646 calories||61 g carb|
|For the marinade: mix everything below in a bowl|
|1/4 cup vegetable oil|
|1/2 cup soy sauce|
|1/4 cup lime or lemon juice|
|1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce|
|1 tsp minced garlic|
|1 tsp pepper|
|1 tsp salt|
Have marinade in a large bowl or gallon ziploc bag. Mix the cubed beef, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and eggplant in the marinade. Stir or flip every 30 minutes. Let sit for 2 hours.
Soak the skewers in a shallow pan of water for 10-15 minutes. This is to prevent the skewers from breaking upon grilling.
Turn on the grill.
Place beef kabobs on grill. Grill for 7-10 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness.
Recipe serves 6. Enjoy this tasty meal with your family on this wonderful 4th of July holiday!