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Pleasing Pita Pocket

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Recipe makes: 1 pita pocket (1 serving)

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons hummus
  • 1 whole-wheat pita bread, small size (or half of a regular-size pita)
  • 1/4 cup shredded Romaine lettuce or mixed greens
  • 1 small fresh tomato, chopped up
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh cucumber

Equipment and supplies:

  • Knife and cutting board for chopping

What to do:

  1. Using a knife, open up the pita and spread the hummus inside the pita pocket, then add the lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. Serve as soon as possible, so the pita bread doesn't soften.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 160 calories
  • 6g protein
  • 4.5g fat
  • 0g sat. fat
  • 27g carbohydrate
  • 4g fiber
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 280mg sodium
  • 7g sugars

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 small pita

Tip: If you're taking this as a packed lunch, keep the ingredients separate and put everything into the pita just before you eat it.

Reviewed by: Meredith Parkinson, RD, LDN
Date Reviewed: 04-11-2015

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