Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Leftover Cheese’steak’ Pita

7 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 6 Comments

I made this for lunch yesterday and then again today. I almost wish I had more leftovers for tomorrow!

Here’s the idea, a little leftover lean protein, a ton of veggies, a slice of cheese and a whole wheat pita. Really, how can you go wrong?Leftover Cheese'steak' Pita

  • thick slice of sweet onion diced
  • ½ of a small zucchini diced
  • ¼ of a red bell pepper diced
  • ¼ of a green bell pepper diced
  • 2 oz of cooked chicken or turkey breast or any lean cut of meat
  • 1 slice (1oz) Muenster Cheese
  • ½ large whole wheat pita or 1 small whole wheat pita
  • Koshers salt & pepper
  • non stick cooking spray

Spray a small non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the onion and let cooke while dicing the other veggies. Add the zucchini and peppers, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Cook until just turning tender. Stir in the meat and cook for a minute to warm it up.

Push everything in the skillet close together and lay the cheese on top. Cover for a minute to allow cheese to melt.

Scoop into the pits using a spatula. Server with a side of baby carrots!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 1 Cheese’steak’ Pita
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
266 8g 6g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 4g 29g 24g

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    August 3, 2008

    This recipe sounds great.I have pitas. I have veggies. All I need is some protein, and I'm good to go. :D


    August 3, 2008

    This looks delicious. I think I'll give it a go for lunch today with some hummus and chickpeas or butter beans for vegetarian protein. I actually just baked pita bread, for the first time ever, yesterday, using this recipe and 100% wholemeal flour and they turned out fantastic! Puffed and everything, heh. And with no additives or preservatives, bonus!


    August 4, 2008

    Inspired by your recipe, I stuffed some chicken, onion and zucchini that I'd grilled on the Foreman grill into a pita with some tomato and RF provolone cheese. I threw the whole thing on the grill for a few minutes to melt the cheese and then drizzled it with 1 tsp. EVOO and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Yum!

    Laura Brandon

    August 5, 2008

    oooh, that sounds good! that's such a good idea, i'm totally going to have to try it sometime.


    August 6, 2008

    Hi Roni! If you're interested, look for Joseph's Low Carb Pita. It's 1pt and superyummy and has flax and other healthy stuff in it. I found them in front of the deli counter at WalMart.


    March 13, 2009

    OMG that is so funny! I totally have done this recipe for about a week now and this is the first time I have seen this recipe lol The other day hubby cooked up some steak and I was thinking what i could do with my portion and I knew I wanted some veggies so I chopped up zucchini spinach peppers and onions and cooked that up....orignally I was thinking a wrap but while going to grab the tortillas I saw the pitas and I was like "oh yeah" and I also tossed my veggies with a little ranch just 1 tablespoon (1 point) and put it all in the pita I loved it so much I keep doing it like every other day with whatever meat I have (which has only been steak or chicken) I feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel if I could think that up before I saw you do it and the fact that you are my cooking muse I feel like I may be able to cook myself up a decent meal here and there! Thanks for being here for us! You are an inspiration!