A New Twist on Summer Grilling
Fruits also benefit from being brushed with vegetable oil prior to grilling so they don't stick. Ideally, fruit should be cut uniformly so they cook at the same rate and placed away from the heat. Be careful with soft fruits as they will heat up fast. For added flavor, brush them with margarine, sugar, and cinnamon. Try this with pineapple: Remove the skin and slice width-wise making sure each piece is about the same thickness. Get your son or daughter involved and have them use a small circular cookie cutter to remove the core and create uniform rings. Your family will enjoy a nice caramelized healthy treat.
Get the kids involved. They can choose the types of fruits and vegetables they want to grill. Plus kids love eating anything on a stick. Soak the sticks in water for 30 minutes and place half-sliced nectarines or tomatoes and mushrooms for fun kabobs. Have a tasty fruit and veggie filled August!
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