Seasonal Recipe

September 19, 2013

As your kids get their colored folders, spiral notebooks and pencils ready to go, you can prepare for the start of school too. Stock the fridge with some healthy ingredients to make your kids a delicious and nutritious lunch that will keep them energized and alert.

Try spicing up their typical lunchtime sandwich by making this hummus and veggie pita recipe. It combines fresh ingredients that provide the nutrients necessary for your kids to make it through the busy school day.

Hummus and Veggie Pita Sandwich
Serves 1

Ingredients
  • 1 whole wheat pita
  • 3 tablespoons hummus
  • ¼ cup baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper slices
  • 4 cucumber slices
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Split pita bread in half and spread 1 ½ tablespoons of hummus in each pita pocket.
  2. In a small bowl, toss together spinach, red pepper and cucumber with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Divide the veggie mixture evenly between both pita halves and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per pita): 199 calories, 6.5 g fat, .9 g sat fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 343 mg sodium, 31.6 g carb, 7.6 g fiber, .5 g sugar, 7.7 g protein