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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich

Pack this healthy Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich for school or lunch! It’s protein-packed to keep you going all afternoon, and the best part is you can make it in under 10 minutes.

With school and work starting up again after summer vacations, many of us are in need of new lunch options to throw into the mix. Personally, I always try to bring my lunch to work because it is cheaper, healthier, and I love knowing what I am eating. While I’ll always love sandwich classics like PB&J and turkey & cheese, I also get excited when I find a new go-to like this Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich.

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If you love Greek salads, this chicken pita sandwich is for you. It has all the delicious flavors of a true mediterranean meal, packed into a healthy and hearty whole wheat pita. I used my homemade avocado hummus for this sandwich, but any tasty packaged hummus will also work.

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I love the crunch from the cucumbers and the tangy bite from the feta and olives. Feel free to leave out the chicken for an equally satisfying vegetarian lunch option. I hope you love this as much as I do!

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Mediterranean Chicken Pita Sandwich
 
Prep time
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 4-5 oz. cooked rotisserie chicken
  • ⅛ cup diced cucumber
  • 2 Tablespoons crumbled feta
  • 2 Tablespoons roasted red pepper, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons kalamata olives, chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons minced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ⅛ cup hummus (try my avocado hummus)
  • 2 whole wheat pitas rounds, sliced in half
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix the chicken, cucumber, feta, red pepper, olives, red onion, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Spread the hummus inside each pita half. Divide the chicken mixture between the four pita halves and serve with additional hummus and cucumber slices.
 

Snacks

Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill

Try these Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill for a healthy, low-calorie snack. It’s a quick and easy vegetarian, low carb, gluten-free snack idea.

Try these Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill for a healthy, low-calorie snack. Cucumbers are packed with water, so this snack will help keep you full before your next meal. Vegetarian & Gluten-Free snack. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

Last week, I was scrounging through the fridge looking for an afternoon snack, but quickly realized my options were limited. We were going away for the weekend, so we had very few groceries left in our fridge (I always try to use up anything I can before I go away because I hate waste).

Seeing as how we didn’t have any of my go-to snacks (Greek yogurt, fruit, hummus, etc.),  I knew I was going to have to get creative. I pulled out the ONE vegetable we had left, a cucumber, and started messing around. Let’s be honest, cucumbers are pretty darn boring on their own because they’re basically all water. I knew I needed to add something to make these cukes exciting enough to please my taste buds.

Try these Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill for a healthy, low-calorie snack. Cucumbers are packed with water, so this snack will help keep you full before your next meal. Vegetarian & Gluten-Free snack. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I remembered the yummy cucumber salad from our favorite deli in Philadelphia, the Famous 4th Street Delicatessen, and set out to recreate the tasty vinaigrette they use. (Side note: If you are ever in Philly and you love deli food, you MUST go to 4th Street Deli. The sandwiches are double the size of your head and the quality of the food is A+++).

I whisked together a basic dressing of red wine vinegar, olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper and drizzled it on the sliced cucumber spears. Then I sprinkled feta crumbles and finely chopped dill on top of the spears for an extra punch. The result was a delicious mid-day cucumber salad! The cucumber soaks up the flavor from the vinegar and the feta gives the cucumber a delicious taste that will remind you of a fresh Greek salad.

Try these Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill for a healthy, low-calorie snack. Cucumbers are packed with water, so this snack will help keep you full before your next meal. Vegetarian & Gluten-Free snack. ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com

If you are are looking for a quick and low-calorie mid-day snack, you gotta try these yummy cucumber spears!

 

Cucumber Salad with Feta and Dill
 
Prep time
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 large cucumber, cut crosswise and then cut into quarters, lengthwise
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • ⅛ cup feta cheese, crumbled (about ½ oz)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill (or ½ teaspoon dried)
Instructions
  1. Place the sliced cucumber spears in a shallow dish. In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers. Sprinkle with the feta and dill. Serve immediately.
Notes
I recommend eating this snack right away because I found the cucumbers become a bit soggy if left out for awhile.
 

 

Try this healthy, low-calorie snack: Cucumber Spears with Feta and Dill ll www.littlechefbigappetite.com