Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  280
  • Protein  20 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  20 g
  • Cholesterol  55 mg
  • Sodium  47 mg
  • Potassium  374 mg
  • Phosphorus  171 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  1.5 g

Shish Kebabs Lower Protein

Shish Kebabs are a quick and fun way get your protein and veggies, and they're not just for summer barbecues. Dawn, a DaVita dietitian from Ohio, grills her kidney-friendly Shish Kebabs right in the oven.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe provided by DaVita dietitian Dawn from Ohio.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1 kebab


  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef, cut into 1-1/2" cubes
  • 2 medium onions, quartered
  • 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1-1/2" squares
  • 2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2" squares


  1. Combine vinegar, oil, pepper, garlic powder and oregano to make marinade.
  2. Place the meat and vegetables in covered container and marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Load up the skewers, alternating meat and veggies.
  4. Grill over medium heat for 10 to 30 minutes, depending on desired degree of doneness.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2-1/2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Dawn uses sirloin steak for her Shish Kebabs, but you can use whatever meat you prefer.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling to avoid burning them during the cooking process.
  • This lower protein version of Shish Kebabs has a smaller beef portion compared to the original recipe on The nutrients have been adjusted to reflect this change.


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