Multi Grain Pita Sandwich With Ground Chicken and Tzatziki
Made multi grain pita sandwiches with ground chicken, onion, lettuce and tzatziki although I didn’t have cucumber so it was lacking that.
1 lbs ground chicken
Half red onion
2 handfuls romaine lettuce
5 baby portobello mushrooms
3 generous scoops 0% fat Greek yogurt (I prefer Fage brand)
3 cloves garlic
2 multigrain pita sandwiches (for 1 each)
Red pepper flakes
Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
First I sautéed the ground chicken with the diced up mushrooms and onion. Added turmeric, red pepper flakes, Mrs Dash and oregano as well. When it was almost done I placed the rack on low setting in the Foodi and switched to air crisp on 375F for 10 minutes. While that’s going put the Greek yogurt in a bowl with a tbsp of olive oil, juice of a lemon, dill, Mrs Dash, garlic powder, chop 3 cloves garlic very finely minced. Mix all together and put in fridge. If you have cucumber you can grate half one, squeeze out the excess liquid and add that too.
The last 3 minutes I put the pita sandwiches on the rack, then cu5 them open and put some lettuce in, then tzatziki, then meat, more tzatziki and leftover lettuce on the side on the plate.
Per sandwich it’s 500 calories.
As we're no longer allowed to eat fatty foods or processed foods because we are following a low fat/low sodium/low sugar diet, breakfast meats such as bacon or sausage are off the menu as well which is something my husband is having a bit of trouble with.
So I decided to try and create a healthier version for us and see if that is something he can live with. The first few came out a bit bland and not quite what I had in mind but finally it is to both our liking so here is what I do:
16 oz pack of ground chicken makes four 4 oz patties. Use 2 when you're making the egg sandwiches and you can use the other two the next morning if you're following a diet like we are.
I add Mrs Dash garlic and herbs and original Mrs Dash, a tbsp of ground fennel seeds, a sprinkle of cinnamon (really not much so be careful with that), red pepper flakes. Mix well and form the patties, brown them in one tbsp of avocado oil.
When done put aside on a plate. I then add a cup of eggbeaters mix in the hot skillet and cut in 4 parts when done. Put aside on a plate as well.
Lastly I split the muffins and put them face down in the skillet just to warm them through a little as we don't have a toaster. I slice up an avocado, divide in 4 parts so each muffin part has some avocado on it. Then add one egg part on one muffin part, sausage on top, another layer of egg and if you like you could add a spoonful of fresh salsa for flavor and put the other muffin part on top. Or keep them open faced if you prefer that.
whole wheat muffins
Mrs Dash garlic and herbs
Mrs Dash Original
red pepper flakes
ground fennel seeds
16 oz pack ground chicken
This ome is pretty self explanatory! You can also use rotisserie chicken if you don’t have time to fix your own which would bring the time to prepare this down to 5 minutes! Quick, healthy lunch or dinner!
Liquid egg whites
Multigrain sandwich thins
Babybell Light Mini Cheese
Avocado oil 1/2 tbsp
Mrs Dash onion and herbs 1/2 tbsp
Heat up 1/2 tbsp of avocado oil in a skillet and pour the egg whites in, cook until done.
While that is going, put half an avocado sliced on the sandwich, slice up the cheese, put egg on top with some seasoning and done. Enjoy!
Attached nutrition facts are -10 g calories and -2 g sugar in the totals as that was for my coffee in My Fitness Pal app.
Recipe and picture by Jon Chavez.
Cooking appliance used: george foreman grill (equivalent).
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