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Get Your Lean and Green On With These Teriyaki Skewers

Get Your Lean and Green On With These Teriyaki Skewers

Why we love These Sugar Free Teriyaki Skewers

finished teriyaki skewers with 0 sugar

Summertime is the perfect time to fire up the grill and cook up some delicious skewers. Most people think that healthy food has to taste bad, or that it’s going to be hard to make. These sugar free teriyaki skewers are packed with flavor and are perfect for a healthy and easy weeknight dinner. The skewers can be grilled or cooked in the oven, and the asparagus and mushrooms can be roasted or grilled. So grab your favorite vegetables, some quality meat, and get ready to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal.

You don’t have to Cheat On Your Diet

We just wrote a whole article with tips about cheating on your diet and the dangers of it. But you don’t have to do it! There’s always a vacation, summer break, winter holiday, or other excuse that would leave you wanting to “cheat” but these recipes and tips can you help you. We get it.

You want to cook a healthy meal for your family, but you don’t want them to feel like they’re eating a diet meal. That’s why when we discovered this marinade we had to tell you about it. This recipe will let you enjoy a delicious and healthy meal with your family without sacrificing flavor or your health goals.

It’s the perfect way to make lean and green meals taste great. Our recipe is simple and easy to follow, and it takes only minutes to prepare. Plus, our marinade is completely sugar free and only has 5 calories per serving.

So grab your favorite vegetables, some quality meat, and get ready to enjoy a delicious and healthy meal.

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Quality Protein

Butcherbox ribeyes for teriyaki skewers

We love getting our meat from Butcherbox. For us, the biggest benefit is the predictable price. We know how much we’re going to spend every month, and we never have to worry about prices fluctuating at the store. We also appreciate the quality of the meat. As of today, Butcherbox is offering two 10 oz ribeyes plus 5 lbs of chicken and a pack of burgers for free in your first box!

It’s all sourced from local farms and is absolutely delicious. The variety is also great. We never get bored with our Butcherbox because there’s always something new to try. And we love the member deals! They’re always putting out new offers that make it even more affordable. Overall, we highly recommend Butcherbox to anyone looking for quality protein.

Check out other recipes we’ve made with Butcherbox proteins HERE, HERE, and HERE

For this recipe we are using 2 ribeyes that we trimmed the fat from and cubed.

The Secret’s in the Sauce

Kinders Teriyaki Sauce

I found the Kinder’s zero sugar teriyaki marinade on accident. I was browsing the store aisle to create my own marinade and just saw it. I’m so glad I did. The flavor is just like what you’d expect from a traditional teriyaki sauce but without the guilt or worry of throwing off your weight loss goals!

We used roughly 1/4 of the marinade to coat the beef and then a little more to brush the completed skewers just before we smoked/grilled.


Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique but it didn’t originate in Japan. Teriyaki actually was originally used in Hawaii by the Japanese.

Another fun fact about this marinade. It can be used as a cooking sauce. Just add it to the skillet with some chicken!

Teriyaki Skewer Veggies You Love

bell peppers, mushrooms, and asparagus

Most of our recipes, we find by starting with someone else’s dish. Yup. We give credit where credit is due and there is nothing original out there except what you build on from what you’ve seen somewhere else.

The original skewer recipe we found was not teriyaki and it didn’t have bell peppers. But we love both those things so we added them.

We’re using 1/2 cup of asparagus per serving, 1/2 cup of baby bell mushrooms (de-stemmed), and about 1/2 cup of bell peppers per serving. That makes this meal a complete lean and green on a stick! (or metal skewer like we used).

How to Assemble Lean and Green Teriyaki Skewers

Start By Marinating the Meat in the Teriyaki Sauce

After cubing the steak add it to a food safe plastic ziplock bag. Pour the Teriyaki marinade over the top (about 1/4 cup) until it’s covered. Seal the bag after forcing as much air out of it as possible. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Prep the Asparagus for Your Teriyaki Skewers

Cut your asparagus into 1/2 inch pieces. Also start by removing the bottom part of the stem. Honestly we don’t know why but it just seems like it wouldn’t taste good.

Prep the Peppers for Skewering

I’m sure there are people who will think we’re wasting food but we don’t officially core the pepper. We simply cut down the four sides and the chop what we can off the bottom of the pepper.

Make sure to cut large enough pieces to be added to the skewer later.

Prep the Mushrooms to Skewer

If you by a small box of baby bell mushrooms you’ll be set. Just pop the stems off them (unless you want the stems) and you’re ready to go. This is really a matter of preference.

Skewers Assembled prior to grilling

Lean and Green Teriyaki Skewers Assembly

To assemble the Teriyaki skewers, we recommend using metal skewers like these.

They cool down quickly after cook and never catch fire. No matter how long we smoke the bamboo skewers, they tend to burn up on us.

Start with a pepper piece. Slide it to the bottom near the ring. Add one to two pieces of your marinated steak. Follow that with two pieces of asparagus. Top it off with a mushroom.

Repeat the process until you reach the top of your skewer. Two servings should create four full skewers. If you have extra veggies just add them to a separate stick.

Add More Flavor

Use the remaining teriyaki sauce to brush the veggies on all sides. We find that when you grill on indirect heat, this adds just enough extra flavor to the complete lean and green.

Prepare Your Grill

We use a Traeger smoker which helps keep the teriyaki skewers from burning. But if you’re using a grill we recommend cooking on indirect heat.

Set the grill to medium high. Add the skewers and cook for about 10 minutes before flipping them. We enjoy medium rare and cooked until about 135 degrees (about 10 minutes indirectly per side). Remove from grill when ready and let rest so they can be served on the plate!

We hope you enjoy our Teriyaki Skewers recipe! We love them because they are a lean and green meal that is full of flavor. The teriyaki marinade gives the meat a delicious flavor, and the asparagus and mushrooms add a touch of sweetness. This dish is also perfect for those on the Optavia diet, as it is high in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Share your thoughts and other ideas for using this awesome sauce! We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below or post on our social media channels. Tag us in your photos too! We love seeing what you create.

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Picture of Teriyaki Skewers Finished

Teriyaki Ribeye Skewers With Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Peppers

Sugar free and delicious! This lean and green approved skewer recipe tastes amazing and won't take you away from your health goals!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Smoke Time 30 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Lean and Green, Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, BBQ
Servings 2
Calories 390 kcal


  • 4 Skewers


  • 12 oz Ribeye Steaks 2 x 6oz each (Butcherbox)
  • 1/4 Cup Kinder's Sugar Free Teriyaki Marinade
  • 1 medium Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup baby bella mushrooms Stems removed
  • 1/2 Cup Asparagus cut into 1/2 inch pieces


  • Trim the fat from the Ribeye steaks and cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Add the steaks to a zip lock bag and cover with marinade (Leave enough marinade to brush skewers later) Seal and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Prep the veggies by cutting the bell pepper into 1/2 inch pieces. Make sure to de-stem the mushrooms, and cut the asparagus
  • When ready to cook prepare the skewers by adding 1-2 pieces of meat, 1 pepper piece, 1-2 asparagus pieces, and 1 mushroom. Repeat until all four skewers are prepared. Brush the skewers with remaining marinade
  • Preheat the grill to medium high(If smoking, set to smoke). Smoke skewers for 30 minutes. Set smoker to high. Grill for approximately 5 minutes on each side or until meat is 135-140 (or your preferred doneness).
  • Enjoy!


NOTES: Cooking times vary on all grills.  Make sure to check protein for desired doneness.


Serving: 2skewersCalories: 390kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 36gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 253mgPotassium: 740mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2142IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 4mg
Keyword grill, lean, Lean and Green, Sugar Free
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