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Cheese and Veggie Pitas

This vegetarian pita sandwich recipe is easy to make for a crowd. It’s also easy to pack and take to work so you don’t have to eat out at lunch time.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 pita

  • Calories 170
  • Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Protein 8 g
  • Fat 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Dietary Fiber 4 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Sodium 275 mg
  • Potassium 580 mg

This Recipe Serves 8

Ingredients

4 whole wheat pita pockets
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 ¼ ounces reduced-fat Swiss cheese
½ cup hummus
¼ cup sunflower seeds
4 romaine lettuce leaves
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 large tomato, cut into 4 equal slices
1 medium cucumber

Instructions

  1. Slice one side of each pita to open pocket, but do not cut all the way through. Set aside.
  2. Spread ½ tablespoon of mayonnaise in each pita.
  3. Slice Swiss cheese into 4 even slices. Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus on each cheese slice and sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds on top.
  4. Layer lettuce leaf, onion slices, tomato slices, and cucumber slices on top of hummus.
  5. Stuff each pita with sandwich filling and cut in half.

From Healthy Calendar Diabetic Cooking, 2nd Edition by Lara Rondinelli-Hamilton, RD, LDN, CDE, and Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough

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