The festivities have come to an end and it’s time to get healthy! Key West has great winters with perfect weather for grilling. It’s a way to get amazing flavor while cutting out the fat intake.
Some of my favorite grilling items are kabobs! Lots of fresh veggies, some pink shrimp and grill worthy fresh fish such as cobia, mahi, or any variety of snapper steaks are a healthy choice for grilling – and make an amazing meal.
I love skewering shrimp and seasoning in a jerk style marinade, fresh muddled mojo, or even simply garlic and key lime. Using salt and pepper properly also makes the dish that more flavorful. I am a strong believer that too little salt is just as bad as too much.
Use just a little fat to lightly coat your veggies and proteins and make sure your grill is hot so that your grilled items don’t stick to your grill. Using coconut oil is a healthy option and adds great flavor.
-assorted veggies cut up
-5 scallions finely chopped
– 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
-1 tbsp Garlic minced
-1 tsp ground allspice
– . cup minced onion
– . cup olive oil
-1/2 cup orange juice
-1/2 minced scotch bonnet no seeds (add the whole thing if you like a lot of heat)
First turn on your grill and let it get hot! While the grill is heating up skewer your assorted veggies (zucchini, squash, mushrooms, etc.), scallion, fish, and or shrimp. Once they are skewered marinate with your jerk marinade and get to grilling.
Serve with a nice avocado salad of mixed greens, red onion, and tomato. Dress with a squeeze of lemon, drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and you are on the way to healthy eating!