Heart Healthy Tailgate Party for the Save Mart 350 Race #FreshFinds

Save Mart Heart Healthy Tailgating #FreshFindsEating healthy is something many people are trying these days. It’s not always easy (especially when you are doing something fun). Summer parties, birthday parties, weddings and everything in between usually serve food that aren’t the best for your health. That’s one reason why I love tailgating. Even if there are several people that want several different things, it’s really easy to satisfy them all by simply throwing it on the grill. 

Veggies for Shish Kabobs #FreshFinds

If you want to eat healthy and show your heart some love, I have a heart healthy recipe for you. Shish Kabobs are great on the grill and delicious too! They can be as simple or elaborate as you want. I simply washed and chopped some bell peppers (green, red & yellow), zucchini squash, grape tomatoes and chicken. 

Ready to Grill Shish Kabobs #FreshFinds

Now I have some tips for you – these are tips I found after I made my Shish Kabobs. Make sure you soak your skewers in water for 30 minutes prior to sticking your meat and veggies on them. This will prevent fire (luckily, we had no fire). Marinade and season your meat and veggies before you stick them on the skewers (if you forget, they still taste fine when you do it while they are on the grill). Once you do all that, you’re good to go. I didn’t worry about making them pretty; however, they were wonderfully colorful looking.

Tailgate Grilling on Father's Day #FreshFinds

I individually wrapped our Shish Kabobs in foil (with no marinade). My hubby started up the grill and got them on there. This was our test run for tailgating on Father’s Day. While they were grilling with foil on, that is when I found all those helpful hints I gave you earlier in the post. 

Grilling Shish Kabobs on Father's Day #FreshFinds

Once our Shish Kabobs cooked for a bit with the foil on, we unwrapped them and let them grill naked. Then I grabbed some teriyaki sauce and just splashed it everywhere (yes, I made a mess). The nice looking New York steak was for the hubby on Father’s Day. He still enjoyed the Shish Kabobs but, hey, a man needs his steak on Father’s Day. 

Great Day for Tailgating #FreshFinds

It ended up being an amazing day. The sun was shining and it was a perfect day to grill up some food on the tailgate. You can get all of these yummy ingredients at Save Mart stores. I have a lot of fun shopping there because of their great variety. Save Mart is gearing up for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Race in Sonoma, California. The race takes place on June 23, 2013. For more information, you can visit the Race Sonoma website. Be sure to like Save Mart on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay up on the latest news and promotions. 


  1. kabobs are the way to go in the summer! we LOVE them

  2. rtchelseaday says:

    I love shish kabobs. So fast and easy!

  3. Sabrina Radke says:

    I’m loving that idea, totally stealing it for our next cookout!! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Holy smoke Batman…lol everything looks so good. We love veggie kabobs to here in our home. Very good tips..Thanks for sharing this!

  5. Yummy!! I love that you shared a healthier way to tailgate as it is coming into the season! That way you don’t have to feel as guilty!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. mmm veggie kabbobs are so yummy!

  7. great tip on how to keep the grilling healthy, veggie kabobs, I love it!

  8. Sabrina Radke says:

    I love this because we LOVE to cookout and we are really trying to make healthier choices for our family. I’ve never even thought about grilling veggies I just usually cook them inside, this is great because I won’t be stuck in the kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It really is wonderful! You can also just throw a bunch of veggies into some foil, season and grill. Anything to get out of the kitchen over a hot stove this summer.