Increase the amount of grains in your diet by adding them to a pita stuffing. Not only do grains add valuable nutrients but they also let you reduce the amount of meat.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003
In saucepan, bring 3/4 cup (175 mL) water to boil; stir in bulgur. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until no liquid remains, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, sauté beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off any fat from pan.
Add carrot, zucchini, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Add tomato juice and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer until liquid is almost evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in bulgur, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the coriander and lime juice.
Cut top third off each pita; place inside each bottom. Line each with lettuce leaf and some of the cucumber. Spoon in beef mixture; top with tomatoes, remaining cucumber, yogurt and remaining coriander.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 413 mg
- Protein 23 g
- Calories 372.0
- Total fat 7 g
- Potassium 818 mg
- Cholesterol 32 mg
- Saturated fat 2 g
- Total carbohydrate 59 g
- Iron 35.0
- Folate 36.0
- Calcium 8.0
- Vitamin A 60.0
- Vitamin C 35.0