Laura's quick and easy "flexitarian" sandwich is a good source of fiber/protein and her flexitarian ingredient suggestions are in parenthesis. The recipe was analyzed for calories and nutrition using the first ingredient listed.
The nutrition facts for this delicious sandwich can be found at Calorie Count!
Caprese Pita (1 sandwich)
1 oz. fresh mozzarella, chopped (alternative: 1/4 cup white beans, rinsed/drained - or add both as Laura does!)
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp low fat Italian dressing or Lemon-Flax Vinaigrette (see below)
1 whole-wheat pita pocket, cut in half
Mix mozzarella and/or beans, tomatoes, basil, pine nuts and dressing together. Stuff mixture into pita halves. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts for Vinaigrette.
1/4 C lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
1/4 C flaxseed oil
1/4 C white balsamic vinegar
1 T Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk ingredients and place in a small jar with a lid; lasts in the refrigerator for about 7 days.