Saturday, March 24, 2007

Not-So-Sloppy Joes and Healthy Secret Sauce

For lunch today I found another use for my current favorite bread-like food, whole wheat pita pockets. I also made a variation of my favorite low-fat, low-sodium secret sauce that is so creamy and rich with flavor that I felt very indulgent using it.

Not-So-Sloppy Joes

½ Kangaroo WW Pita
.25 lb. Extra lean ground beef (96/4)
1 T Onion
.5 t. Chili powder
Splash red wine vinegar

In a skillet sprayed with pan spray, brown the ground beef and the onions together. Add chili powder and a generous splash of red wine vinegar (about 2 t.). Warm pita half in the oven and when the ground beef mixture has reduced to where there is no longer any liquid, put it into the pita. Serve with slices of tomato and secret sauce on the side. (214 calories, 27.11 g protein, 16.93 g carbohydrates, 4.01 g fat, 230 mg sodium) not including the sauce.

Secret Sauce

1 T Sour cream, non-fat
1 tsp Prepared Mustard (I use Griffins, it is lower sodium)
Freshly ground black pepper

Simply combine the sour cream and mustard then grind the pepper into it. Mix well and prepare a few minutes before you plan to serve it. It has a decadent richness and plenty of flavor. Tonight I used it on the side with boiled boneless skinless chicken breasts. (10 calories, 1 g protein, 1.5 g carbohydrates, 0 fat, 65 mg sodium)

Here is my recap from yesterday.

Daily Dietary Recap-3/23/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1207.5 62.75 g 216.41 g999.5 mg 15.76 g 11.75%


B.T.Bear Esq. said...


Please, tell me.... you didn't....??


Joel said...

No kangaroos were harmed in the making of my lunch. Kangaroo is the brand name of the 100% whole wheat pitas I used.