Gotta Eat-a Pita

I’ve been on a pita kick lately, and with good reason.

You can use them to wrap meat and veggies at lunch, you can scramble some eggs, cheese and turkey in the morning and eat a breakfast pita, you can even use pitas as a crust for mini-pizzas.

All in all, a handy, nutritious, tasty food.  Especially the whole wheat version.  :-)

I’ve got a recipe I want to share with you for a Grilled Veggie & Yogurt Sauce Pita that is awesome…I urge to give this a try.  It’s kind of tangy and has a Mediterranean taste to it.  It’s great by it self or with a salad.

Man, when I eat things like this it’s hard to believe that I’m eating healthy!

GRILLED VEGGIE PITA WITH YOGURT SAUCE

Ingredients:
Yogurt Sauce
1/4 cucumber
1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
1/2 clove garlic

Sandwich
1 whole grain pita (7-inch)
1 1/2 ounces feta cheese
1/3 bell pepper
1/3 carrot
1/4 medium onion
Olive oil
Seasoning of your choice

Chop the cucumber into small pieces, mince the garlic, and combine both with the yogurt to make the yogurt sauce.  Let that marinate for awhile, somewhere between an hour and overnight.  And yes, it makes a difference — the longer it marinates, the better is tastes.  Slice the pepper, carrot, and onion in thin strips and place them on the grill. Spray lightly with olive oil and the seasoning. Grill for 5 – 10 minutes,  to your taste. During the last minute or so of grilling, warm up your pita. Spread the sauce on the pita, then pile on the grilled veggies, and top with crumbled feta.

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13 Responses to “Gotta Eat-a Pita”

  1. Eva Says:

    Hi Brian,

    I just wanted to leave you a comment as I have been following your blog for abouta week now and find it VERY informative.
    Keep up the good work I will be back.
    Have to try that recipe sound very nice and superquick!

    Cheers Eva
    New Zealand

  2. Twinkie Says:

    The best pitas I’ve found are Flatouts. They come in a variety of flavors and are absolutely delicious. I’ve found that they make the best pizza crust because they actually bake up crisp. Here’s their web site: http://www.flatoutbread.com/
    They’re not in every grocery but I’ve been able to find them a couple of places in my area.

    Great blog! I’m glad I found it.

  3. southernfriedfatty Says:

    I was wondering if anyone remembers when Burger King had pita sandwiches? It was probably over 20 years ago (before pitas were everywhere). Anyway, every time I think of pita bread the jingle pops in my head, “EAT-a PITA”. No one I’ve mentioned this to remembers it. I was just want to make sure I’m not making things up :)

    They really do make good pizza crusts! I’m going to try this recipe too.

    Thanks
    SFF

  4. loseweightwithme Says:

    EVA — Thanks for the warm words…they’re appreciated! :-)

    TWINKIE — Thanks for the heads up about Flatouts. I had never heard of them.

    SFF — Um…I don’t remember that , either. :-) Darn, and I thought I was oh so clever with the Eat-a Pita hedline!

    Brian

  5. Damien Says:

    If burger king did have a pita, they would find some way of making it unhealthy :) And yeah, they do make awesome pizza crusts!

  6. Monica Says:

    I am a pita fan and your recipe is absolutely gorgeous.
    I’ve already subscribed to your blog feeds. Thanks for posting so many good things!

  7. Kathy Says:

    Love pitas and use them in so many ways. I have a favorite restaurant who will make me a gyro with grilled chicken strips, onion, and tomato on a warm pita. I skip their sauce because it is made with the full-fat yogurt, but I do make mine at home in the same way you do.

  8. Jesse Says:

    First love your blog…I may be one of those folks that just can’t consume wheat of any kind, pita bread included. I’ve grown accustomed to wrapping everything in either romaine or ice berg lettuce. For those that can tolerate the pita, though, sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for all your info! I find it very helpful.

    Jesse

  9. Kery Says:

    Oh, my. Pita bread is one of my current favourites, too. The local supermarket only sells one variety (it’s probably not whole-wheat) but no matter what, it’s soooo good… And it’s always better than good old white bread when I’m in a hurry, or have to deal with a planned-lunch-catastrophe that leaves me with having to fix a quick lunch solution for work before I depart half a hour later. :D

  10. loseweightwithme Says:

    DAMIEN — I laughed my butt off at the Burger King crack; thanks for commenting!

    MONICA — Thank you! Be sure to keep coming back, I’ve got some changes planned for the near future. :-)

    KATHY — Oh man, that sounds delicious!

    JESSE — My ex-sister in law couldn’t handle wheat, either. I do believe that you’re better off doing what you’re doing and wrapping it in a lettuce leaf! And thanks for the kind words. :-)

    Brian

  11. Awesome and Quick; filled Pita bread « So there! Says:

    […] Pita bread Here is an awesome recipe I stole of  the Lose Weight Me blog. Here is the link I hope you don’t mind […]

  12. chari Says:

    yes burger king had the pita in the 80’s. I ordered them as a kid. They would give you the pita bread and you could fill it up with veggies and such from the salad bar. I loved them! I totally remember the jingle too, eat a pita. It was very catchy.

  13. chari Says:

    I found the info about the pita’s at burger king in the early 80’s from findarticles.com. Here’s a brief paragraph that I cut and pasted:

    According to information provided by Restaurant Trends, in Middletown, N.J., from the second quarter of 1983 through the first quarter of 1984 the Burger King salad bar’s strength in individual unit menu mixes has been eroding.

    Salad bars do sink in popularity during the colder months, but the average 2.98% of overall unit sales Restaurant Trends reports for the 1984 first quarter means a lot of customers are shunning this particular salad bar.

    A look at the sales trends a reported for Burger King’s salad in pita bread validates this view.

    The pita bread product’s only purpose is to make the salad bar more attractive. After an interlude of popularity last fall, sales of this product have slumped, and Restaurant Trends says that some units that previously reported the pita salad are no longer selling it.

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