The ultimate barbecuer's delight, full of protein, antioxidants, color, and flavor. Paleo and keto-friendly.

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  • Preparation Time

    45 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    15 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating

  • Serves



  1. 3 Tbsp / 45 ml olive oil
  2. 1 Tbsp / 15 ml lemon juice
  3. Salt or substitute to taste
  4. Rosemary to taste
  5. ½ tsp / 1¼ g ground black pepper
  6. 1½ lbs / 680 g (total) meat or meaty plant-based proteins of varying colors, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • Skinless chicken* or turkey,* white or dark meat
    • Lean beef*, pork*, and/or wild game, cut into bite-sized pieces
    • Fatty beef cut such as porterhouse (for a keto version), cut into bite-sized pieces
    • Organic tofu** and/or tempeh
    • Seitan and/or fu
    • 4 cups / 300 g mushrooms of various types (button, crimini, oyster, portabella, exotic edibles), cut into bite-sized pieces
  7. 4 cups / 600 g cherry tomatoes of varying colors (red, orange, yellow, purple) or:
    • 5 firm medium (4 oz / 120 g each) heirloom or regular tomatoes, cut into cubes
  8. 6 fresh garlic cloves, mashed
  9. 4 sweet bell peppers of varying colors (red, orange, yellow, purple), cut into 1-inch/2½-cm squares
  10. 3 red/purple and/or yellow onions, cut into 1-inch/2½-cm squares
  11. 1 medium zucchini/courgette, sliced into ⅛-inch/¼-cm rounds
  * Preferably organic pastured ** Preferably sprouted


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine ⅓ of the olive oil with the lemon juice, mashed garlic, salt/substitute, rosemary, and ground black pepper.
  2. Pour this mixture over meat/plant-proteins, tomatoes, sweet peppers, onion, and zucchini. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours
  3. Piece together skewers of the marinated ingredients, alternating colors.
  4. Heat pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and put skewers on it, turning every 5 minutes. Cook for 15 minutes and serve.
Serving size: 2 shishkebabs Exchanges per Serving: 3 Protein, 1 Veg

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  1. I just looked through the menu and there’s actually things you shouldn’t eat or at least I don’t, chicken and Turkey skin(no) that’s not a burning fat. mayonnaise(no) you should use dark mustard with the seeds in it. sweeteners(no) use spices to flavor.

    • Hi, Fawn. To which menu are you referring? The keto menu? Poultry skin is actually encouraged on a keto diet, and has a favorable monounsaturated fat composition compared to dark poultry meat. As for mayonnaise, it is a source of fat, which is needed to make a keto diet work. In others of our diet plans, mustard and herbs/spices are recommended, and are even “free” to encourage high use. No worries.

  2. Not techy at all. Not sure what you are asking me. I’m a newby in my 2nd wk. Still trying to feel my way around the screens. I feel like I’m hit and miss. My 2nd wk menu appears to be almost the same as the 1st. Is it suppose to be about the same foods and quantities? I’m just not sure I’m doing everything I’m suppose to be doing with these screens?? I’m not even sure you will get this reply?? LOL

  3. Hi there I’m new! Please have patience with me but does everything have to be organic? To lose weight? My wife tried a plan that called for that and we could not afford it but we both need to lose weight. I would like an easy to follow plan where I could make the decision what I want to eat for let’s say dinner out of your choices for me to lose weight. I’m anxiously awaiting your answer. Thanks

    • Mike that’s so great. Are you eating just the list of foods or are you making recipes from the foods. I just started today and know in a day or 2 I will be wanting to make dinners with recipes as so I won’t feel like I am dieting. Good job!

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