Let's Hear it for the Three "Pita"!
by Keleigh May on January 22nd, 2015

Chicken Pepper Pitas
  • 1 chicken sausage diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced peppers
  • 1 tablespoon hummus
  • 1 whole wheat pita pocket
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Dice one chicken sausage.

*Nugget bought roasted garlic chicken sausage from Trader Joe's. 
Saute chicken sausage with bell peppers over medium heat.

*Nugget got a frozen bag of organic peppers from Whole Foods (bell peppers are on the Dirty Dozen, so make sure to buy organic!)
Cut pita pocket in half. Spread hummus on the inside. Fill with sausage and peppers then top with cheese. Toast on a lined cookie sheet at 350 for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the pita is crispy. 

*The whole wheat pita pockets were purchased from Trader Joe's.
Serve warm, or pack in your lunchbox to enjoy later.
*Nugget took all of these photos, I think I might need to hire her to take all my food picutes. 

Pita Pocket 3 Ways

Second way we used the pitas we purchased was to make Chicken Fajita Pitas, leftovers can be frozen and reheated another day!
To make a geat snack simply toast your pitas the perfect way to enjoy hummus. 

To toast pita:
Quarter and divide the pita to give you eight (8) total pieces.  Spread the pieces on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 5 minutes.  Turn them over and bake for 5 additional minutes.
When planning your meals each week, its important to look at ways you can maximize ingredients and save money.  When you buy a loaf of bread, its only a matter of time before it goes bad and I'm sure you or someone you know has thrown away bread that has started growing new bread.  Why not use what you purchase in different ways so you don't waste any of it?  To make sure that we used all the hummus, we used it to add some moisture to our Chicken Pepper Pitas as well as a nice snack with our pita chips.  We also used the peppers in both the pita recipes, as well as in a chili that Nugget prepared.  Another dollar saved!   Going clean but need to save your green, where there's a meal, there's a way!

Midweek Check-In With Nugget

Throwback Thursday: Hummus

So this is a mini "throwback Thursday" post.   Although it is unclear where hummus actually orginated, it is thought to have started in the area of Egypt around the 13th Century.  The main ingredients of hummus, which are chickpeas, sesame, lemon and garlic have been eaten for hundreds of years, but when they officially became the hummus we know and love to eat today, is unclear.  No matter when it was created, it has become a staple in homes across the country.


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