Are you getting enough protein in your diet? Join the 30-Day Protein Challenge and make this delicious Fall Steak Kabobs with Apple Cider Marinade. This post is brought to you by The Beef Checkoff and The Motherhood. All delicious opinions are my own
Fall Steak Kabobs with Apple Cider Marinade
While you guys are sipping on your Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pulling out your adorable fall wardrobe, I’m still sweltering in 90 degree heat.
When fall doesn’t arrive in Florida…you have to create your own. We Floridians have to be a tad bit more creative when it comes to incorporating fall into our lives – which is why I’m taking fall to the grill. Taste the season with these Fall Steak Kabobs with Apple Cider Marinade plus check out why I’m joining the Protein Challenge!
Why I Joined the Protein Challenge
Every morning, I wake up feeling great. I have 2 boiled eggs for breakfast, along with my cup of coffee. By the time I finish eating, I’m ready to conquer the world. I wish I could tell you that the feeling lasts all day. But that’s where you lose me. In the midst of errands, toddler wrangling, work and a constant stream of interruptions – I may have lunch around 3-4 pm – that’s if I get to eat at all. The afternoon crash hits me, hard. By the time dinner rolls around, I’m starving – shoveling in the equivalent of 2 meals in about 5 minutes. Barely enough energy to stay awake, I checkout – barely tucking my kids in before my head hits the pillow. Not my best parenting. And then the cycle starts over the next day.
I knew that I needed a big change. But here’s the thing, I’m NOT a diet girl. So when I was invited to try the 30-day Protein Challenge with The Beef Checkoff, I was skeptical at best – stomping my feet at worst. But here’s the thing. The Protein Challenge makes it easy to add just a little bit more protein throughout our day – avoiding the crash and curbing hunger – so we can reach our pre-baby weight goals. Plus there are tons of FREE tools to get us going:
- 30-day calendar
- Pantry stocking cheat sheet
- Lots of FREE recipes
- Printable food journal
- Dining out tips
- And more
So here I am, a few days underway – already feeling better. Little changes make a huge impact.
Fall Steak Kabobs with Apple Cider Marinade Recipe
Since dinner is where I struggle the most, I aimed high with this Fall Steak Kabobs with Apple Cider Marinade. Needless, to say, WOW. Talk about an easy way to incorporate more protein in my day – these steak kabobs are amazingly simple to make and so delicious! The hint of apple cider sweetness on the steak makes this such a winner for the fall season. Plus the easy to portion skewers help me to stay on track. Here’s the recipe:
Fall Steak Kabobs with Apple Cider Marinade
- 2 lb. Sirloin Steak Tips cut into large 1 inch chunks
- 1 Large Sweet Potato peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
- 1 Large Sweet Onion chopped
- 1/2 Cup Apple Cider
- 2 TSP Soy Sauce
- 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Sweet Onion
- 1/4 TSP Salt
- 1/4 TSP Black Pepper
- 6 Bamboo Skewers soaked in water.
- Place your sweet potato into a microwaveable bowl. Cover. Microwave for about 3-4 minutes on high - until potatoes are cooked but firm.
- In medium bowl, combine cider, soy sauce, cider vinegar, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Add steak tips. Marinade for at least 30 minutes (ideally 3-4 hours in the fridge).
- Skewer your steak, sweet potatoes and onion on your bamboo skewers.
- Grill on medium high for about 10-12 minutes, turning once during cooking.
- Serve warm.
How delicious is this recipe for the fall season? Love Steak Kabobs too? Then be sure to check out this Spicy Portuguese Beef Steak Kabobs Recipe for more fall grilling inspiration!
Protein Challenge Twitter Party
Join me for the #ProteinChallenge Twitter Party for tips, inspiration, recipes and details on how the 30-day Protein Challenge can help you. Don’t forget to RSVP for a chance to win! Here are the details:
- Date: Thursday October 20, 2016
- Time: 1 pm EST
- Hashtag: #ProteinChallenge
- Prizes: $50 Visa Gift Cards – 5 winners!
- RSVP to win: http://vite.io/ProteinChallenge
Us moms need protein to keep up with our kids. And if inserting more protein in my day can curb hunger and give me the stamina to avoid the afternoon crash? Bring it on. It’s not a diet. It’s a lifestyle change – it’s a parenting change. I can do this. And you can too. One small change in your diet can make a HUGE difference in the way you feel. The 30 Day Protein Challenge is a fun, step-by-step way to help you get an optimal amount of protein throughout your day. Join the Protein Challenge now and let’s do this together.