By Pam Ofstein, MS, RD, LDN
eDiets Director of Nutrition Services
You’re probably familiar with a pita, a “pocket bread” whose origins trace back to the Middle East. Today, pitas offer the perfect convenience food, especially for those seeking healthful choices. Often made with whole grains, when stuffed with lean protein, healthful salads or veggies and a little sauce, a pita is ideal as an on-the-run meal. Better yet, relax then enjoy every bite in leisure.
The Pita Pit is one of the most popular restaurants in the U.S. and Canada that focuses solely on this wonderful, wholesome grain pocket. With so many choices, it can be challenging. But one favorite is their delicious Hummus Pita, a whole wheat pita loaded with spinach, tomatoes, onions, black olives and tzatziki sauce for just 380 calories. Not only does it taste great (love that Mediterranean flavor) but with 12 grams of protein and zero cholesterol, it is packed with 9 grams of fiber; it’s a great way to boost up that fiber daily! If you are looking to decrease the calories a tad more, don’t forget, you can always go lighter on tzatziki sauce (order it on the side).
Another great option is the all new Spicy Black Bean Pita! This vegan option will satisfy your taste buds and be a friend to your waistline. It includes a black bean patty in a whole wheat pita with spinach, tomato, onion, cucumber, pepperoncinis and ancho chipotle sauce. That’s a lot of flavor for just 420 calories, 11 grams fat (only 1 g saturated fat!), 19 grams of protein and a whopping 14 grams of fiber!
If you like seafood (like me), the Pita Pit has you covered. For just 340 calories, you can order the Tuna Pita with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. This energizing meal provides only 4 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber and is packed with 38 grams of protein!
These are just a few of the delicious options available. With so many healthy selections, you’re sure to find a satisfying meal at the Pita Pit!
To see the full menu of Denny’s Healthy Dining fare, visit Healthy Dining Finder and pick your own favorite. Enjoy!
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