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Fruity Thai Pita Pockets

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Fruity Thai Pita Pockets
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  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bored with the same old sandwich at lunch? Liven up packed lunches with this Thai-influenced pita pocket: a surprising blend of fruits, spinach and peanut sauce tucked in a very portable pita pocket.

Ingredients

  • 1 can tropical fruit salad in 100% juice (15 ounces)
  • 4 whole-grain pita pockets
  • 4 cups fresh spinach (torn)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (optional)
For the Spread:
  • 3 tablespoons reserved juice from tropical fruit salad
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, crunchy or chunky
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

Directions

1. In a colander over a bowl, drain fruit salad well; reserve 3 tbsp juice.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together reserved juice, peanut butter, cream cheese and soy sauce.

3. Place drained fruit, spinach and cilantro (if desired) in bowl, mix gently.

4. Add sauce and toss.

5. Slice a small portion off each pita. Tuck the slice inside the bottom of the pita.

6. Fill each pita pocket with the fruit-spinach mixture.

7. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Will keep well overnight.

 

Notes

Time-saving idea: Purchase pre-opened pita pockets

Source:

Produce For Better Health Foundation

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 370
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 550 mg
Carbohydrates 42 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 13 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 13 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 80 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 597 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 370
Total Fat 17 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Linoleic Acid 5 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 42 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugars 13 g
Added Sugars included 1 g
Protein 13 g
Minerals
Calcium 80 mg
Potassium 597 mg
Sodium 550 mg
Copper 398 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 116 mg
Phosphorus 291 mg
Selenium 23 mcg
Zinc 2 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 161 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 54 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 4 mg
Vitamin K 152 mcg
Folate 106 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 51 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Fruits
1/2 cups
Vegetables
1 cup
Grains
1 ounce
Protein Foods
2 ounces