Monthly Health Challenge- September 2015

If you did or tried last months health challenge you should be accustomed to having many veggies in your home which will make this new health challenge a breeze.

September Health Challenge Is: Eat 3 different veggies per day.

Many times when we have a vegetable at meal times it is the same vegetable throughout the day. Let’s make meal time a bit more colorful and have a different vegetable at each meal during the day. This could be as easy as carrots and hummus for snack, cucumbers and salmon for lunch or roasted brussel sprouts with dinner.


Or if you are really struggling to have a vegetable at each meal, pack all three together at one meal instead. Try roasted potatoes, squash, and onions for a side dish or kabobs are also a great way to mix up a few vegetables at one meal.


It’s fresh veggie season and soon it will over so let’s enjoy every last minute of it together.




Peach Vinaigrette Marinade and Kabobs

Recently, when I visited Door County I picked up a bottle of peach balsamic vinegar. Then I thought, what am I going to do with it??? Ahhh, make a marinade, and have kabobs. So, to the experiment lab(the kitchen) I went. Now sometimes when this happens, we end up with a good meal, and sometimes, not so tasty. I figured the best night to try this was when my son was working, because my husband is a little more open minded that my son.

To my surprise, it was a success. So, I will share with you what I did.

First, if you are using wooden kabobs sticks, you must soak them for at least two hours in water to prevent a fire. (My husband appreciates this part, because he is the griller at our house.)


And now for the marinade.

Peach Vinaigrette Marinade

1/4 c. peach balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tsp. minced garlic

4 TBSP. honey

pepper to taste

1 tsp sea salt

2 TBSP dijon mustard (not pictured, sorry)

I combined all these ingredients, and poured them over bite sized piece of pork loin and left them marinade for two hours before preparing my kabobs.


In the mean time, I prepared all my veggies and fruit for the kabobs. This can be whatever you like. I used what I had at the time.


Then it was time to get creative. Prepare your kabobs using the soaked sticks and prepare your grill.


Ours grilled for about 20 minutes. Kabobs need to be turned often to ensure grilling all the way around .


Let the kabobs sit for 5-10 minutes before eating.

They were so yummy. Of course you could use chicken in place of pork, if you prefer.

I hope you find yours as tasty as we did.