Diabetic Dish of the Week – ITALIAN PORK PITA POCKETS

April 3, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week – ITALIAN PORK PITA POCKETS. Boneless Pork Chops, Bell Peppers, Mushrooms, and Red Onion are just some of the ingredients to make this week’s Dish. It’s 188 calories and 21 carbs per serving. The recipe comes from one of my favorite recipe sites, the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetic News and Diabetic Management. Be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/



8 boneless pork chops, thin, about 2 ounces each
2 green bell peppers, each cut into 8 lengthwise strips
2 portabello mushrooms, cut into 8 slices
1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges, separagted
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, crushed
1 teaspoon fennel seed
8 pita pocket bread halves
4 slices mozzarella cheese, (2 ounce each), low-fat, part skim, cut in half


1 – Heat oven to broil.
2 – Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray.
3 – Arrange pork chops and vegetables in a single layer on baking pan.
4 – In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and fennel seed. Brush mixture on both sides of pork.
5 – Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for about 6 to 10 minutes, or until pork has internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F and vegetables are crisp-tender.
6 – Remove from oven; divide pork and vegetables among pita pocket breads. Add 1 slice of cheese to each sandwich.
What better way to eat your vegetables than from an Italian-inspired pita sandwich? Use different colored bell peppers for a festive look.

Recipe Yield: Yield: Makes 8 sandwiches (4 servings)

Calories: 188
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Sodium: 280 milligrams
Cholesterol: 75 milligrams
Protein: 21 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams

Jennie – O Recipe of the Week – Summer Turkey Pitas

July 14, 2017 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Recipe of the Week is Summer Turkey Pitas. A light and delicious meal for the Summer Time, Summer Turkey Pitas. Made with JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast with fat-free ranch dressing as the sauce. You can find this recipe along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes at the Jennie – O website. Enjoy and Make the Switch! https://www.jennieo.com/


Summer Turkey Pitas


1 cup oil
⅓ cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons mustard
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon dried tarragon leaves
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
12 ounces JENNIE-O® Tender Browned Turkey Breast, thick sliced from the service deli
2 pita pocket bread, halved and split
1 tomato, sliced
4 tablespoons fat-free ranch dressing


1) In large bowl, whisk oil, vinegar, mustard, sugar, pepper, tarragon and red pepper flakes. Cube turkey; add to mixture. Cover and marinate overnight. Drain turkey from marinade; discard marinade.
2) Broil turkey 5 to 6 inches from heat source 10 minutes or until turkey is heated. Fill pita pocket with turkey and tomato.
3) Drizzle ranch dressing over turkey.

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