Mr. Pita by Sara Lee

For whatever reason, I cannot find an image of Sara Lee’s Mr. Pita to show you, but this is the best pita ever.

Normally commercially prepared pita bread is anywhere from 130 – 170 calories. Sara Lee’s pita bread is 90 calories for white and 80 calories for wheat. This is for the entire pita, not half like some other fakers out there. I discovered this amazing wonder at my last trip to the grocery store. I walked up to the pita section and I see this lady grabbing handfuls of bags of this pita. She had to have grabbed 20 bags of pitas. I thought, wow, this lady means business. So I waited till she was done and checked out the package to see what was so special about them. I was amazed at how low in calorie they were and grabbed a couple bags for myself. It is a good thing there were some left! I was so pleased that I almost followed her around the rest of the store to see what else she picked out.

The pita itself did not lose any of it’s deliciousness in the reduction of calories. It doesn’t taste any different to me than any other brand out there. I highly recommend it to you and would not personally buy another brand now that I have found this flat bready goodness.

I have made some lovely pita pizzas that I have been very pleased with.

Cheeseburger Pita Pizza
1 pita
1/8 lb ground beef
4 mushrooms
1 slice bacon
2 slices American cheese
1/2 tsp minced onion
1 tsp ketchup

363 calories, 16.3 fat, 7.8 g sat. fat, 1.4 g fiber, 31.5 g protein

Garlic Pita Naan
1 pita
1 tbsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp minced onion
1/2 tsp parsley
cooking spray

95 calories, 1 g fat, 18.6 g carbs, <1 g fiber, 3.1 g protein

I made the garlic naan recipe last night. It was a surprisingly perfect addition to my curry and was the inspiration for this post.

BHG New Dieter’s Cookbook

I am currently using the Better Homes & Gardens New Dieter’s Cookbook to get most of my recipes. I spent a good amount of time in the bookstore looking over it before I bought it. I liked that all of the entrees were between 200-300 calories and all of the sides were 100-150 calories. I also liked that most of the entree recipes were enough food to fill you without the sides and most of the sides looked like they would make good entrees. I also liked that every recipe had a picture. Not just any picture, but a picture that looked appetizing.

I bought the book, picked a recipe, and went home and made it. I chose the Spinach Lasagna Rolls that were calculated at 214 calories per roll. I changed a few things. I used whole wheat noodles, fresh spinach, fat-free cottage cheese, no tomato sauce, no nutmeg, and added 2 sweet italian sausage links. I also thought that since it was so low in calories that I would have 2 rolls instead of 1. Though I have to say, 1 roll would have been enough especially since I served it with broccoli and mozzarella cheese.

My Version with Nutrition Info

It came out so good and I was very pleased that I bought the book.