“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Crunchy Balsamic and Bleu Cheese Veggie Pocket

September 7, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Crunchy Balsamic and Bleu Cheese Veggie Pocket. Easy to prepare and only 167 calories per serving. These are made using Whole Wheat Pita Pocket, Lettuce, Purple Cabbage, Artichoke Hearts, Purple Onion, Cucumber, Tomato, Crumbled Bleu Cheese, and Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Crunchy Balsamic and Bleu Cheese Veggie Pocket
If you only have 10 minutes to throw lunch together, you’ll want to try this quick and easy recipe — with its light blend of fresh vegetables and refreshing kick of vinegar, this is the perfect sandwich for a warm spring day!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 10 minutes

1/2 six-inch diameter whole wheat pita pocket
1 leaf green leaf lettuce
1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
1 canned whole artichoke heart, quartered
2 teaspoons finely diced purple onion
1 tablespoon finely diced cucumber
2 tablespoons finely chopped tomato
1 tablespoon crumbled bleu cheese
2 teaspoons commercial lite balsamic vinaigrette

Directions
Yield: 1 pocket
Serving size: 1 pocket

1 – Wrap outside of pita pocket in foil or plastic wrap before filling (to prevent the pocket from splitting while stuffing). Place lettuce leaf in pocket, then fill with cabbage, artichoke, onion, cucumber, and tomato. Sprinkle with bleu cheese and drizzle evenly with vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 167 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 3 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 462 mg, Fiber: 4 g
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