1.      Combine chilies, brown sugar and lime juice in a large bowl. 

2.      Season pork cubes with salt and pepper; add to chili mixture and toss to coat.  Allow to marinate 3-4 hours.

3.      Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray.  Preheat to medium (350 degrees).

4.      On each of 4 skewers, alternately thread bell pepper, onion and pork.

5.      Place skewers on grill and grill about 6-8 minutes per side. 

6.      Remove from grill and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information (per serving):  Calories 230, Fat 6g, Cholesterol 83mg, Sodium 100mg, Carbohydrate 13g, Fiber 1.5g, Protein 30g.


White Bean Chicken Chili

Makes about 8 cups


2 cups (about 1/2 pound) chicken breast cut in small chunks

1 Tbsp. Meijer olive oil

1 (48 oz.) jar white northern beans—do not drain

1 1/2 Tbsp. McCormick ground cumin

1 1/2 cups Salsa (mild, medium or hot depending on your preference)

2 cups Meijer shredded Monterey jack, Colby jack or cheddar cheese


1.      In a large pot sauté chicken in olive oil until no longer pink.  (Shortcut:  Use shredded rotisserie chicken).

2.      Add beans, cumin, and salsa and heat until bubbly.

3.      Reduce heat to low and add cheese, stirring until melted.

Serving Suggestion:  Scoop up chili with Meijer tortilla chips and reduced fat Meijer sour cream

Recipe source:  Meijer, Easy Meals Healthy Families guidebook, 2013.

Game Day Greek Burgers

Serves 4