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Brain Power Pita Pockets

Packed with antioxidants, B vitamins, and protein, these pitas will give your brain a midday boost.

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Packed with antioxidants, B vitamins, and protein, these pitas will give your brain a midday boost.

Servings
pita

Ingredients

Tahini sauce:

  • 1 cup low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Pita pockets:

  • 4 large whole wheat pita breads
  • 8 ounces soft tofu, well-drained and cubed
  • 4 ripe plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup sprouts (alfalfa, sunflower, or mung bean)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and cut into thin wedges

Preparation

1. To make Sauce: In a small bowl, mix all sauce ingredients until blended.

2. Slice an edge from each pita bread and carefully open pockets. In medium bowl, combine tofu, tomatoes and spinach. Add 1/4 cup of sauce and toss gently to mix. Spoon the mixture into each pocket. Divide sprouts and avocado among the sandwiches. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon of tahini sauce. Serve right away.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves: 4
  • Calories 385
  • Carbohydrate Content 51 g
  • Cholesterol Content 1 mg
  • Fat Content 15 g
  • Fiber Content 15 g
  • Protein Content 19 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 390 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g