Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Healthy Meal of the Week

Hey all!  So who’s ready for something healthy?  I know I am after the last few days (donuts at work, can’t resist, lol).  The healthy meal this week is “Hummus-Stuffed Pitas” with steamed sugar snap peas both from the April 2012 issue of Cooking Light.  So far Scarlett and I like all of it, Aaron isn’t home from work yet so no feedback from him yet.  This one he may not be fond of especially with all the hummus (I don’t think he’s ever had it before) and all the veggies. 

Anyway, check out the recipe below, try it out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments!

Hummus-Stuffed Pitas


1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 (8-ounce) container plain hummus
4 (6-inch) whole-wheat pitas, halved
4 green leaf lettuce leaves, halved
1 ¼ cups thinly sliced English cucumber
¾ cup thinly sliced radishes
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
½ cup crumbled feta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper


Combine rind and hummus.  Divide hummus mixture evenly among 8 pita halves (about 1 ½ tablespoons each).  Divide lettuce, cucumber, radishes, onion, and cheese evenly among pita halves. Sprinkle with pepper.

Serves 4 (serving size:  2 pita halves)

Nutritional information:  344 calories; 14.9g total fat (2.4g saturated fat; 7.4g mono.; 3.6g poly); 13.1g protein; 47.1g carbohydrates; 7.7g fiber; 13mg cholesterol; 3.9mg iron; 758mg sodium; 141mg calcium

Steamed Sugar Snap Peas


3 cups fresh sugar snap peas
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or tarragon
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Steam peas 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Combine peas, mint or tarragon, butter, salt and pepper; toss well.

Serves 4 (serving size:  ¾ cup)

Nutritional information:  46 calories; 3g total fat (61.8g saturated fat; 0.8g mono.; 0.2g poly); 1.4g protein; 3.7g carbohydrates; 1.3g fiber; 8mg cholesterol; 1mg iron; 96mg sodium; 22mg calcium


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