Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Sweet ‘n sour no-cook ham kabobs

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Chilling time: 1–2 hours (optional).


  • 2 ten-inch skewers
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 one-inch pineapple chunks (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 green bell pepper, cut into 4 strips
  • 4 one-inch ham chunks (1/2 ounce each)
  • 2 tablespoons Wish-Bone Oriental dressing (or similar, sweet 'n sour dressing)


On each skewer place a tomato, a pineapple chunk, a pepper strip, and a ham cube. Repeat, then end with a tomato. Lay kabobs in a shallow dish and drizzle with dressing. To allow the flavors to blend, cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours if desired.

Yield: 2 kabobs. Serving size: 2 kabobs.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 233, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Sodium: 1,205 mg*, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 fruit, 2 vegetable, 2 lean meat, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2.

*This recipe may not be suitable for people who need to limit their sodium intake.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.