Did you know that strawberries are packed with essential vitamins, dietary fiber, potassium, and disease-fighting phytochemicals? One serving- about eight strawberries or one cup- has only 45 calories and more vitamin C than an orange. Step Ahead's Nutrition Director, Sari Greaves R.D.N., says "strawberries are one of the most versatile fruits that pair well with both sweet and savory dishes. Try this easy to assemble sandwich for a refreshing summer meal!
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Makes 4 servings, 200 calories per sandwich half.
2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half (such as Sahara 150 calorie pita loafs)
1 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
4 medium strawberries, sliced
1 bunch watercress, arugula or any leafy green
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
4 tablespoons (about 1/4 cup) plain hummus (such as Sabra)
1. Combine chicken, strawberries and crumbled feta in bowl. To make the sandwiches, spread 1 tablespoon hummus inside each pita half. Fill with chicken mixture. Top with onion, cucumber, and leafy greens.
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Recipe adapted from www.californiastrawberries.com