For something different at your next barbecue, try these island-inspired ham skewers. Loaded with fruit, peppers, red onion and zucchini, and brushed with a spicy brown sugar-coffee mixture, they are a nice alternative to steak and chicken kebabs. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line an extra-large baking sheet with foil; lightly coat foil with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar, thyme, ground coffee, paprika, allspice, garlic powder and, if desired, cayenne pepper.

  • Trim fat from ham; cut ham into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 1/2 ounce each). On twelve 12-inch metal skewers, alternately thread ham, sweet peppers, zucchini and onion. Add an orange piece to the end of each skewer. Place skewers on the prepared baking sheet; carefully sprinkle with about half of the brown sugar mixture. Turn and sprinkle with the remaining brown sugar mixture.

  • Roast skewers about 24 minutes or until zucchini and onion are crisp-tender, carefully turning once halfway through roasting time. To serve, sprinkle with cilantro.


Variation: For a gas or charcoal grill, place skewers on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 12 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, turning once and sprinkling with remaining brown sugar mixture halfway through grilling time.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; 4.5 g total fat; 1.5 g saturated fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 554 mg sodium. 390 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 13.4 g protein; 560 IU vitamin a iu; 67 mg vitamin c; 27 mcg folate; 24 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 22 mg magnesium;