Turkey Meatball Pita Sandwich

Turkey Meatball Pita Sandwich

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From: What to Eat with Diabetes 2019

Greens, sliced cucumber and fresh herbs give this healthy turkey meatball sandwich a fresh, summery flavor. Serving the meatballs in a pita pocket instead of on the traditional hoagie roll cuts down on carbs and allows the sandwich fillings to really shine. And possibly the best news? This delicious sandwich comes together in just 10 minutes.

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  • ½ (6 to 7 inch) whole-grain pita bread
  • ⅓ cup mixed salad greens
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced cucumber
  • 6 leftover meatballs, warmed if desired (from Turkey Meatballs; see Associated Recipes)
  • 1 tablespoon plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground pepper


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  1. Fill pita half with salad greens and cucumber; add meatballs. Combine yogurt, basil (or parsley), lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle over the meatballs.
  • Note: If you're following our 1,500-calorie diabetes meal plan, you'll make the Turkey Meatballs with Linguine & Fresh Tomato Sauce (see Associated Recipes) earlier in the 7-day plan, then use the leftovers to make this meatball pita sandwich come together in a jiffy.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 stuffed pita half
  • Per serving: 328 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 53 mcg folate; 107 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 770 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 98 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 749 mg sodium; 648 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Iron (22% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 3 lean protein, 1½ starch, 1 fat, ½ vegetable

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