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
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