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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Sausage & courgette/zucchini kebabs

Sausage & courgette kebabs

I always think kebabs make a change, and they can be eaten outside using a BBQ or even indoors by using the oven or grill! The grandchildren all like to help out in the kitchen from making Grandma a cup of tea ... they put the tea-bag in my special Grandma mug, and carefully pour the milk in, to making their own individual pizza toppings, cheese, tomatoes and pepperoni are favourites and of course the pizza base can be made the low carb way with cauliflower!



Image result for grandma mug

... but I digress, back to kebabs. These sausage and courgette kebabs are great for children and adults alike, but it is definitely a meal that children aged from say three can help out with. They can make their own dinner, have fun threading the skewers, but do take care and supervise, they love to watch and learn. Adults too can enjoy a sausage and courgette kebab or two - see what you think.

Tip, I always use the more meaty chipolata sausages those with at least 90% and above meat content.

Ingredients:
Makes 8 small skewers
2g carbs per serving

2 thin courgettes or 1 fat one, cut into quarters lengthways
½ red, yellow or orange pepper, cut into fat strips
3 chipolata sausages
8 cherry tomatoes
a little oil, for brushing

Instructions:
These have been given as if a child is helping so obviously amend to suit your circumstances ...
1. Ask your grown-up helper to turn the oven to 200C/ 180C fan/gas 6. Cut the courgette and pepper into chunks with a knife or scissors (or ask your grown-up).
2. Cut each sausage into 3 or 4 pieces with your scissors (or ask your grown-up to do this).
3. Push the wooden sticks through the cherry tomatoes, peppers, courgettes and pieces of sausage in any order, making sure the pointy end is facing away from you.
4. Brush your skewers with olive oil and put in a baking dish. Ask your grown-up helper to put them in the oven for 20 mins or until the veg are soft and the sausage cooked.

These can also be cooked on a BBQ or grill.

Serve simply with a salad or finger snacks such as celery, carrot or pepper sticks.

Image result for green salad pictures


Recipe idea from here

All the best Jan

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely idea for the children

Thanks.

Jane:)

The Happy Whisk said...

Hold the sausage for me but please, more vedge. Yum.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Jane - I'm sure your children will love helping you make these. Enjoy ...

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Ivy ... yes definitely more veg and hold the sausage for you!
Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A delicious and easy recipe! And I love your cup. So cute!

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Martha - this is such an easy recipe idea and can be adapted to suit children or adults.
Yes, it is a cute mug !

Many thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan