Grill Well with Sweet Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Sweet Grilled Fruit Kabobs

Having prediabetes does not mean you have to remove these foods from your diet. It simply means to be mindful, think about what you’re eating, and make small changes over time.

With BBQ season in full swing, adding fruit to the grill is the perfect side dish or dessert to complement any of your BBQ creations!


  • 3 peaches, cut in quarters, pit removed
  • 1 pint of strawberries, each cut in quarters or in half (depending on size), stems removed
  • 1 pineapple, cut into wedges (without the skin or core)
  • Small, seedless watermelon, cut into 2” x 2” chunks
  • 4 kiwis, skin removed, cut into quarters
  • Medium lemon, cut into segments for juicing
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon star anise powder, ground finely
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 bag of large marshmallows (optional)


  1. Pre-heat grill on medium-high.
  2. Season grates with oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Wash all fruit thoroughly before placing on cutting board.
  4. Cut fruit into appropriate sizes to fit onto wooden or metal skewers. Remove all pits, seeds, and the pineapple core.
  5. In a mixing bowl, combine olive oil, juice from lemon, sugar, half of cinnamon, and half of star anise powder. Mix thoroughly with a whisk.
  6. Gently place fruit pieces into oil, sugar, and spice mixture. With clean hands, coat each piece thoroughly.
  7. Remove fruit and place on clean cotton towel or paper towel to remove any excess oil. Refrigerate until the grill has been pre-heated.
  8. Place fruit and large marshmallows (optional) in an alternating pattern on the skewers.
  9. Reduce grill heat to low and add fruit skewers.