Preparing the perfect low-calorie meal is easy. Just follow this simple recipe.
Prep time: 8 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 Tbsp olive-oil
8 Tbsp low-fat tzatziki or yogurt dip*
4 c baby spinach leaves
12 fresh or frozen precooked turkey meatballs (plain or home-style)
1 Tbsp allspice
1 Tbsp oregano
4 whole-wheat pita pockets, cut in half
1 Tbsp mint flakes
If needed, arrange meatballs on a plate and microwave about 2 minutes on defrost setting.
Place olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mint, allspice, and oregano; mix. Break meatballs into small chunks and add to skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Stuff pita pockets with baby spinach leaves. Spoon turkey mixture into pita and top with a dollop of tzatziki or yogurt dip. (*If you can’t find prepared low-fat tzatziki or yogurt dip, make your own by mixing 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 cup minced cilantro.)
Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 375 calories, 14.5 g fat (4 g saturated), 650 mg sodium, 39 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 25.5 g protein