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Corner Kick Pita Pocket

Corner Kick Pita PocketPreparation time: 25 minutes

 
½ cup spinach, trimmed leaves
¼ cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
¼ cup carrots, shredded
1 tablespoon salsa, mild
1 tablespoon fat-free ranch salad dressing
1 (6 ½ inch) pita pocket
4 oz. extra-lean ground beef (5% fat), cooked
1 cup cantaloupe, cubed
 

Instructions: Combine spinach, cucumber, and

carrots with salsa and ranch dressing, mix well.

Cut pita in half. Using your finger, slowly open the

pocket so as not to tear the bread. Divide beef and

veggie mix in half and place in each pocket half.

Serve each pocket with ½ cup of cantaloupe.

Nutrition information per serving: calories: 247, total fat: 5.5g, saturated fat: 2.2g, % calories from fat: 20%, % calories from saturated fat: 8%, protein: 21g, carbohydrates: 29g, cholesterol: 51mg, dietary fiber: 4g, sodium: 400mg

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C, and a good source of folate, magnesium, potassium and fiber. 

 

Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC.
This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Recipe from the Cool Fuel for Kids cookbook.

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