These Greek inspired chicken pittas are packed with tasty salad leaves and tzatziki. They are incredibly quick and easy to prepare, so when you are next short of time, don't reach for the takeaway menu – put together some delicious, healthy chicken pittas instead.
Use wholemeal pitta for extra fibre. For a more authentic Greek flavour, omit the paprika and cumin, and instead use oregano and thyme.
Yoghurt is a good source of calcium and, generally, low in fat. Traditional Greek yoghurt is higher in fat than low-fat natural yoghurt (1.35g fat per level tbsp as compared to 0.12g), but mixing the two together means you reduce the total amount of fat while retaining the creaminess that Greek yoghurt gives. Look out for low-fat Greek yoghurt, which still has all the properties of traditional Greek yoghurt with only 0.75g fat per tbsp.
Always serve snack foods with plenty of fresh salads and vegetables. Even a spoonful of chopped parsley will increase the iron and vitamin C content of the meal.
B1, B2, B6, niacin, calcium, iron, potassium, selenium, zinc * folate, copper
Very nice. My fussy 6 year old loved them (without the salad of course!) - 15 Nov 2009