I love the flavor of vegetables fresh off the grill. Here they are with a great pineapple sauce and brown rice to complement them in every way. Enjoy!
Tofu is filled with a host of nutritional benefits. It’s easily digestible proteins promote the development of strong, healthy muscles, tissues and cells. The high calcium content of tofu helps promote healthy bones and teeth and prevent osteoporosis. Tofu is rich in minerals such as iron and selenium which helps the body to maintain high energy levels. It can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels which reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Red bell peppers are high in vitamins C and A, as well as several from the B complex group of vitamins and vitamin E among others. This combination of nutrients can help wound healing, improve dental health, boost the immune system, fight free radical damage that causes aging, protects against cataracts, reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes, improve iron absorption, prevent colds and infection, moisturizes skin, supports brain function, reduces fatigue, supports healthy skin, reduces insomnia, supports brain health and reduces birth defects.
Onions contain powerful antioxidants and are anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antiviral. They also have anti-allergic properties and are useful for treating allergy related diseases such as asthma and hay fever by blocking some of the inflammatory responses in the airways. Onions, like garlic, help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
SHISH KABOBS WITH PINEAPPLE SAUCE
1 lb. extra firm tofu, pressed, drained and cubed
1 red bell pepper cut into big pieces
1 yellow bell pepper cut into big pieces
1 large red onion cut into big pieces
12 oz. mushrooms
1 pint large cherry tomatoes
1 zucchini squash, cubed
1 yellow squash, cubed
For the Sauce:
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple
½ cup xylitol*
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 t soy sauce or tamari
2 T organic cornstarch
Skewer the vegetables and tofu as desired. Grill on the barbeque or in the oven at 350° F for about 20 minutes. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil to thickened. Serve with brown rice. ©Janice Moreland http://thekitchentwist.com