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Appetizing Kebab Recipes To Try At Home

Appetizing Kebab Recipes To Try At Home

Summer is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start grilling! It can be hard to find a variety in our grill foods, and we might always stick to the same reliable, yet boring, recipes. Shake it up at home with these delicious kebab recipes!

1. Sirloin Kebabs

Sirloin Kebab Recipe

    Peppers, grape tomatoes, pork sirloin, and of course pineapples come together to make this an amazingly juicy and delicious kebab recipe that’s perfect to grill on any day. Don’t forget to let it marinate overnight, and add some onions for even more healthy flavor!

    2. Perfect Chicken Kebabs

    Perfect Chicken Kebabs Recipe

      Prefer chicken over pork? Give these chicken kebabs a try. I like to add pineapple to any kebabs, so I think it would make a great addition here.

      3. Bacon Pineapple Kebab

      Bacon Pineapple Kebabs Recipe

        What kind of cookout would it be without bacon? This recipe even shows you how to make a delicious Hawaiian sauce to glaze the kebab when you’re done – so good!

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        4. Vegetable Kebabs

        Vegetable Kebabs Recipe

          If you’re vegetarian and would like to skip the meaty bits, a good veggie kebab recipe is a must. These also make a great side dish or snack to pick at while waiting for the main course!

          5. Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs

          Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs Recipe

            These are my favorite. Teriyaki sauce always adds tons of flavor. You can never go wrong with a good Asian style dish!

            6. Sambal Chicken Skewers

            Samba Chicken Kebabs Recipe

              Like a little spice in your food? This recipe combines brown sugar and sriracha to make a spicy, tasty glaze.

              7. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers

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              Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers Recipe

                Bacon strikes again! (We’re starting to see a theme here…) This time we’ve added a healthy addition of asparagus. Simple, yet delicious.

                8. Grilled Salmon Kebabs

                Grilled Salmon Kebabs Recipe

                  If you’re a seafood lover like me, you’ll really enjoy this kebab recipe. Salmon paired with a few cuts of lemon and topped with oregano. It’s delicious.

                  9. Rainbow Veggie Skewers

                  Rainbow Veggie Skewers Recipe

                    Here’s another veggie kebab; only this one is much better for those who are looking for something to really impress with their presentation skills! Lay these out on a tray and you’re sure to start a few conversations.

                    10. BBQ Chicken Kebabs

                    BBQ Chicken Kebabs Recipe

                      Here we have the good old fashioned BBQ chicken kebabs. No list of kebab recipes (or any other grill foods, for that matter) would be complete without a little BBQ sauce.

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                      11. Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebabs

                      Honey Sriracha Shrimp Kebabs

                        A little bit of spicy, and a little bit of sweet. The perfect combination to satisfy your pallet, while not being too difficult to cook. Besides, who doesn’t love sea food?

                        12. Seekh Kebabs

                        Seekh Kebabs Recipe

                          If you’re feeling a little adventurous and have a desire for something a little different, these seekh kebabs are the perfect recipe for you! An amazing blend of mutton and herbs creates a taste you’ll never forget.

                          13. Grilled Chili Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Pesto

                          Grilled Chili Chicken Skewers with Cilantro Lime Pesto

                            As if chili chicken wasn’t delicious enough, this recipe adds a delicious cilantro lime pesto to garnish and enhance the flavor. Kebabs never tasted so good.

                            14. Bacon Bourbon BBQ Chicken Kebabs

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                            BACON BOURBON BBQ CHICKEN KEBABS

                              Bacon, bourbon, and BBQ? What more could you ask for? It’s not officially summer until you start cooking with BBQ sauce and bourbon, right? These would even be good if you put them on a hoagie roll with some onions and peppers.

                              15. Sausage & Broccoli Kebabs

                              Broccoli and Sausage Kebab Recipe

                                This one reminds me of Italian wedding soup on a stick. The broccoli is a really nice touch with the sausage and tomatoes. Wrap the sausage in bacon or spinach leaves for even more flavor and some vitamin A!

                                Now you have 15 kebab recipes you can cook at home during the grilling season. If you need help learning to cook the perfect kebab, this free guide will help. Happy grilling!

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                                Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                1. Exercise Daily

                                It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                • Eat unprocessed foods
                                • Eat more veggies
                                • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                  5. Watch Out for Travel

                                  Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                  This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                  If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                  6. Start Slow

                                  Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                  If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                  7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                  Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                  My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                  If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                  I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                  Final Thoughts

                                  Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                  Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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