With the world more health obsessed than ever, it’s not uncommon to see red meat getting sidelined for plant-based diets, burgers getting swapped out for beans, and omnivores getting some serious side-eye from vegans.
While it’s a great idea to load up on fruits and veggies, let’s not forget that meat—particularly beef—comes with some pretty essential nutrients. Iron, for example, supports red blood cell health (athletes/gym-goers/runners, we’re looking at you—healthy red blood cells are important for getting adequate oxygen during exercise), whereas vitamin B12 also contributes to cell health and helps prevent anemia.
Avoid the omnivore’s dilemma and go for the best of both plant and meat worlds by enjoying them together. These nine creative kebab recipes, each packed with beef, veggies, and fruits, are the perfect place to start, giving you well-rounded nutrition in every skewer.
1. Easy Grilled Steakhouse Kebabs
Get all the steakhouse flavor with none of the stuffy steakhouse atmosphere. Here the strip steak is cubed and soaked in classic flavorings such as Worcestershire and Dijon mustard, while mushrooms, onions, and bell peppers add some crisp veggie action.
Keeping up your strength is essential for active living. The nutrients in beef—such as zinc, iron, and protein—help you stay strong.
2. Steak Fajita Skewers With Cilantro Sauce
One of the rules of a healthy diet is to “eat the rainbow,” and these skewers are an easy way to do just that. With multicolored bell peppers and a bright green cilantro sauce, this isn’t just a meal that’s pretty to look at, it’s also packed with lean protein, antioxidants, and several essential vitamins.