Remember yogurt doesn't have to be only for breakfast. Yogurt makes a great snack — and with some toasted almonds added, it can be used to make a dessert. Plain, fat-free yogurt can be added to savory dishes to decrease saturated fat, like in the Greek dish, Souvlaki (see recipe below).
National Dairy Council Digest, Jan/Feb 2005; Volume 76: Number 1.
Yield: 5 servings
Serving size: 1 stuffed pita
5 whole-wheat pita pockets
1 1/4 pounds boneless pork chops, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 cucumber peeled, seeded and shredded
8 ounces plain fat-free yogurt
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Bamboo skewers, soaked in warm water
1. Prepare an indoor or outdoor grill.
2. Slice one side of each pita to open pocket, but do not cut all the way through. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, combine pork cubes, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. Marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
4. In a medium bowl, mix cucumber, yogurt, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
5. Skewer 6-7 pork cubes on each skewer and grill over medium-high heat for 3 minutes each side.
6. Toast pita bread and fill each pita with 1/2 cup pork and 1/2 cup sauce.
Nutrition Information: 335 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 3 Saturated Fat, 69mg Cholesterol, 338mg Sodium, 36g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Dietary Fiber, 7g Sugars, 32g Protein
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