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Easy Dinner Idea

Posted by deborah neiman on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Good news: Dinner can be easy, delicious and healthy.



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300 calorie Chicken Pita Pockets

Transform tonight's chicken dinner into a delicious sandwich using a few staples from your spice rack and a 100 calorie whole grain pita or wrap. Pile on the vegetables- shredded carrots, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and romaine create an instant salad sandwich. Vegetables are nature's anti-aging superfood, so dig in and enjoy!



2 Tbs. extra-virgin olove oil

1 Tbs. red wine vinegar

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbs. smoked or regular paprika

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1/2 tsp. ground coriander

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

pinch cinnamon

1/4 tsp. salt

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1-inch strips

4 100-calorie whole grain pita pockets or wraps.

Assorted, sliced vegetables: tomatoes, dark leafy salad greens, cucumbers, carrots, red onion

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together  all the ingredients except the chicken.

2. Add the chicken strips to the spice mixture and coat well.

3. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat and cook the chicken turning once, until browned and cooked though, about 5 minutes. Divide evenly into 4 pita pockets and add sliced vegetables. Add a 1 Tbs of hummus for a creamy touch.

Makes 4 sandwiches, 310 calories each. 1 Tbsp hummus adds about 35 calories.


Dr. Deborah Neiman MD,

     Sari Greaves, RDN & Noelle Lusardi, CPT

49 U.S. Highway 202 Far Hills, NJ 07931 908-470-2235


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