This week my obsession for pita bread has been taking over. Pita is a treasure from the Middle East that has concurred every foodie’s heart. I love pita bread so much since it fills you up quite quickly and there are so many recipes you can make with it. And no, I am not talking about making big ass kebabs (even though they do have the word ‘abs’ in them), because they will not strengthen your Fit Girl habits. I am talking about healthy pita recipes that will keep the calorie count relatively low, fill you up, AND taste delish. Here are Fitgirlcode’s 4 favourite pita recipes:
1. Pita burger
First off we have the Happy Healthy Guide’s infamous pita burger. Burgers don’t always have to be greasy, and that is proven with this healthy pita burger recipe. In our Guide we suggest using the following ingredients: pita breads, lean ground beef, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, onion, and finally, low-fat yoghurt. Stuff these ingredients into the pita bread pockets, and a home run it will be!
2. Pita sandwiches
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Another pita recipe from our Happy Healthy Guide is the pita sandwich. It is almost impossible to scrap sandwiches from your weekly meals because they just taste too good. I am French, so I definitely cannot avoid my love for baguette. However, baguette doesn’t help when it comes to living a Fit Girl life, therefore I try to use pita bread as a healthier alternative. According to our Guide, if you simply spread some pesto on the pita breads and then stuff them with chicken, low-fat mozzarella, tomatoes, and top it off with some onion paprika powder chives, you’ve got the perfect healthy lunch.
3. Tomato and mozzarella pitza
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Yes, you heard that right, I said pitza and not pizza. Pitza is the new cool! As you can see from the picture, you can use pita to make healthy mini pizzas. You haven’t even heard the best part yet, these pitza’s only take 1.5 minutes to make in the microwave. How to: spread tomato sauce on the pita bread, place the mozzarella and tomatoes on the base and place it in the microwave for 1 minute and a half. Bam! Isn’t that just the most convenient delicious lunch ever? Side it with a small salad and you have the perfect food combo, in just 2 minutes.
4. Falafel and pita
Interested in eating vegan? The first step to eating vegan is discovering the lovely wonders of falafel. Falafel is a deep fried ball most often made from chickpeas, and is nowadays the world’s known meat replacement. Even though you can just eat them as a snack, since they taste amazing on their own as well, I prefer to make them with pita. In our Fitgirlcode Guide we describe the recipe in full with the ingredients being pita, falafel, lettuce, tomato, cream cheese light, and low-fat yoghurt. As usual, you just stuff the ingredients in the pita pocket and there you go! Your very own vegan lunch break. 😉
From burgers, to pizza, to veganism, pita is the underdog of foods and will take over your world as you begin to realize its magic. Pita, a long-lasting ingredient that can also simply be eaten as a snack with some hummus? We need more!
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