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shop. save. smile.: celebrate Memorial Day with create-your-own shish kebabs

Super 1 Foods | Posted Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 06:00AM

Create-Your-Own Shish KabobsRaise the flag of remembrance. Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26) is the time to commemorate the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in service of the country. It’s also time to celebrate the summer and roll out seasonal food favorites for picnics and family outings.

The NuVal® Nutritional Scoring System, offered in all Super 1 Foods stores, can help shoppers pick food choices. Marinated shish kebabs layered with seasonal vegetables and skinless chicken breasts (NuVal 56) or lean pork (NuVal 44) are healthy options that add color, flavor and fun to a family meal.

Vegetable pairings that work well on skewers and grills include mushrooms; onions; cherry tomatoes; chunks of green, red or yellow peppers; lightly boiled potatoes; pineapple and zucchini. Most of these have NuVal 100 scores.

Grill lean by choosing “loin” and “round” cuts of red meat and pork, and buy “choice” or “select” grades of beef instead of “prime.” These have the least amount of fat.

Idea: Offer a selection of vegetable, meat and poultry options. Guests can skewer and customize their own creations.

Idea: Provide marinade choices ranging from spicy tomato-based barbecue sauce to a simple sweet and sour honey vinaigrette (perfect for pork).

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