Craving a fast and healthy lunch? This simple sandwich packs a lot of flavor and nutrition, which makes it ideal for an easy weekday meal. I love stuffing leftover ingredients from previous meals into a pita pocket, sprinkling in a little cheese, salt, pepper, and calling it good. Simple, fast and satisfying. Who has time for much more?
The beginning of a new year can be a hectic time for many of us. Simple, healthy and accessible meals is where it's at for me in 2015. I love the idea of planning my meals a week in advance to make grocery shopping, cooking and eating way more enjoyable.
I made these pita sandwiches with some of the leftover bits from dinner salads and a batch of my Carrot Oat Breakfast Cookies, plus some other odds and ends in the fridge — the amounts and even the ingredients themselves are flexible, so make your pockets with what you have. These were a highlight to my workday and I hope you all enjoy them too! Dig in!
Mediterranean Veggie Pita Sandwich
1 whole wheat pita, sliced in half
1/4 cup hummus, baba ghanoush, bean dip, or other spread (see Recipe Note)
1/4 cup shredded carrots
Handful baby spinach
1/4 cup chickpeas
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
2 teaspoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
2 teaspoons chopped Kalamata olives
Salt and pepper to taste
Spread the dip inside each pita pocket. Divide the rest of the ingredients between the pockets. Eat immediately or pack into a container for lunch. Refrigerate if making more than 4 hours in advance of eating.
- For the dip, I used White Bean & Artichoke Dip from my meal plan this week. You could also use homemade hummus, baba ghanoush, or any other leftover dip.