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I wanted to share what I love in a pita and see what other CCers like in theirs (with the calorie count if you have it)...

whole wheat pita...140 calories

2/3 cup of peas...70 calories

2 slices of 2% american cheese...90 calories

Total of 300 calories

I'm thinking about adding some shredded chicken to up the protein...

Edited Sep 27 2009 13:14 by sun123
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Brie cheese....

UD

Me too... brie, avocado, hummus, chicken, ham, lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, pesto, sundried tomatoes, red and yellow capsicums, pumpkin + garlic puree, scrambled egg, falafel, butter beans sauteed with garlic and olive oil...

Usually not all at once. Tongue out

Scrambled egg sounds good, will have to try that. :)

Sliced turkey breast, tomato and avocado, mmm...ok, now I'm hungry!

Feta cheese, goat cheese, (used to have, don't eat it anymore) cream cheese, (my grandma's homemade) jam, avocado, tomato, scrambled eggs cooked with tomato, hummus and (when I used to eat it) turkey (that was my favorite sandwich, especially with a tomato slice!), cucumber, falafel and all the fillings, tomato sauce with mozzarella and basil and black pepper (grilled to make a pizza!), peanut butter, nutella (yum :) ), honey, banana, apple, the list just goes on and on...

I frickin LOVE pita bread!!! Haha :D

A shorter list would be "what don't I put in a pita".

I've replaced bread with Joseph's Oat Bran and Flax Pitas (60 calories, and with Omega-3 as well).  So in terms of bread alone, I've used them for

1/4lb hamburgers (260 calories)

1 Tbs chipotle hummus (90 calories)

1 Tbs Peanut Butter, 1 tsp jam (180 calories)

1/2 chopped chicken breast, 1/2 cup black beans, 1/4cup ff cheese (295 calories)

2 scrambled eggs (200 calories)

and so on

Original Post by merylwhite1:

Me too... brie, avocado, hummus, chicken, ham, lettuce, spinach, cherry tomatoes, pesto, sundried tomatoes, red and yellow capsicums, pumpkin + garlic puree, scrambled egg, falafel, butter beans sauteed with garlic and olive oil...

Usually not all at once. Tongue out

No point in me adding much else. I think meryl covered some good stuff. I don't do pumpkin or capsicums (dunno what that is) but the rest is good. 

Left over home made smoked turkey breast with home made barbque sauce.

Salad with home made french dressing (Kinda like a salad in a crouton)

Anything I can shove in one as I walk out the door!

Biscuit

Never even thought about pitas, they sound good though. I could see myself stuffing shreded/chopped grilled chicken, salsa and black beans into one.

Original Post by 67alecto:

A shorter list would be "what don't I put in a pita".

I've replaced bread with Joseph's Oat Bran and Flax Pitas (60 calories, and with Omega-3 as well).  So in terms of bread alone, I've used them for

1/4lb hamburgers (260 calories)

1 Tbs chipotle hummus (90 calories)

1 Tbs Peanut Butter, 1 tsp jam (180 calories)

1/2 chopped chicken breast, 1/2 cup black beans, 1/4cup ff cheese (295 calories)

2 scrambled eggs (200 calories)

and so on

alecto,

Where do you get that brand of pita? From a health food store or grocery? Does anyone else have a brand of pita they really like? Personally I like my pita to be really soft and slighty nutty tasting :)

Mm broil vegetables like eggplant and peppers with tofu in the toaster oven, coated with a bit of soy sauce to make the tofu crispy, and then dump it all in a pita! Delicious...

OR a bunch of raw veggies, like lettuce, sliced tomatoes, peppers, etc with some hummus and its exactly like a hummus pita from Pita Pit, only much better and cheaper :)

I agree with whoever said it would be shorter to list what I DON'T put in a pita Tongue out

Some of my yet-to-be-mentioned favorites:

- Tuna (canned), shrimp, or flaked up leftover salmon with various different veggies & seasonings

- Tomato sauce, mozzarella, sliced chicken/turkey/lean ground beef, oregano, crushed red pepper (or anything you like in a pizza) stuffed inside as a pocket, or layered on top as an individual pizza

- Tomato, cucumber, red onion, crushed red peppers, dill

 

 

Original Post by hotrebeccainmesa:
alecto,

Where do you get that brand of pita? From a health food store or grocery? Does anyone else have a brand of pita they really like? Personally I like my pita to be really soft and slighty nutty tasting :)

 I buy them at Wal-mart - they are the only ones that carry them around here and they are in the deli/produce area.

More info here: http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2008/04/kal yns-kitchen-picks-josephs-flax-oat.html

You can also get them here: http://www4.netrition.com/josephs_bakery_pita _bread.html

One thing that is amazing in pitas is grated or julienned carrot!.. along with the other suggestions such as lamb, chicken, boiled egg, ham.

Or a nice snack is a pita filled with cheese and tomato, or cheese and marmite/vegemite (dark yeast spread), and heated in the oven or a toaster..

Thanks everyone for so many great ideas :) Today I stuffed my pita with tuna salad (tuna, light mayo, celery, relish, garlic powder, and onion salt) and it was sooo good! I'm looking forward to tomorrow cuz I'll be trying the pizza one...it's been on my mind the whole night, lol.

I went to Wal-Fart to try to find Joseph's pitas, but unfortunately they have a million different tortilla brands and only 1 pita choice. Guess that's AZ for you! So, thank you so much alecto for the link...I will definitely be buying some soon.
Original Post by alibsam:

I don't do pumpkin or capsicums (dunno what that is) but the rest is good. 

Capsicum is bell pepper in British english.  Also, courgette = zucchini and aubergine = eggplant.  I can't think of any other ones at the moment, but I'm betting there's a bunch.

Ahhh I see. I new courgette and aubergine but I've never heard capsicum before. My British coworker never used it when referring to bell peppers. 

Original Post by hotrebeccainmesa:


I went to Wal-Fart to try to find Joseph's pitas, but unfortunately they have a million different tortilla brands and only 1 pita choice. Guess that's AZ for you! So, thank you so much alecto for the link...I will definitely be buying some soon.

 Be sure to check at the deli counter - all of the wal-marts around here don't put them with the tortillas, but instead keep them right by the meat counter and the Flat Out wraps.

Besides anything that goes in a salad or burritto, I like to put any kind of leftovers in a pita. Really dosent matter what seasonings or types of veggies, any non-carby leftovers can go in. (Well, if calories were no object I would also put leftover pasta and rice in pitas!)

Today I put turkey, 1/2 a tomato, 1/2 a 6 oz avocado, light mayo, and turkey bacon into my pita...Heaven!

I'm turning into a pita addict :)

I had bbq pork in a pita tonight

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