Sweet, simple and oh so yummy these Strawberry Pita Nachos are the perfect post-workout or anytime treat!
~by Regan Jones, RD
As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux I was compensated to manage this recipe contest.
I feel like I haven't blogged in ages.
It's not that I've been cooling my heels:
- ICYMI, I just launched a brand new e-course. (So excited!)
- I've also been hauling around two kids to every extracurricular activity we could possibly
overschedule before and after school and on the weekends. (This madness has to stop!)
- And I've committed myself wholeheartedly to a weekly workout routine that I'm not letting anything sidetrack. (You already know about this via my post detailing how I was having a showdown for my favorite spot in BodyPump.)
I'll confess that I've also been dabbling in some indulgent baking pursuits following my reclaiming of a long lost bread machine that I'd left at my dad's house YEARS ago. And these recipes don't exactly fit the "healthy" framework I've built for you here on Healthy Aperture.
(Sidenote: I'm struggling on whether or not to share those recipes here. It's not for "shame". I don't believe in food guilt. But I know most of you come here for the healthy recipes. Would you be disappointed if the recipe for these ooey-gooey splurge-worthy homemade cinnamon rolls showed up in your Inbox? Feel free to answer that at your leisure.)
Anyway, all this launching, driving & pumping has me reaching for some SUPER quick recipes, and especially healthy snacks.
Say hello to Strawberry Pita Nachos!
This month, Toufyan Bakeries challenged The Recipe ReDux to show off how we use their pita breads to create a new favorite, healthy recipe. They sent us an amazing selection of their pitas, which are all produced here in the U.S. (In fact, Toufyan is the U.S.'s largest pita company producing more than 100 different pita products. Very cool.)
I gave serious thought to a stuffed sandwich or pita pizza; maybe a crunchy salad or even a dip to go with homemade pita chips (that's the thing with pitas, they're soooooo versatile!) But I landed where I feel most comfortable -- with a healthy, sweet treat that takes no time to make.
What makes these Pita Nachos special is a combination of the sweet crunch you get with just a tad of toasting and the addition of cinnamon sugar to Toufyan sprouted grain whole wheat pita.
Then, it's all topped off with the creaminess of a homemade chocolate yogurt drizzle and the seasonal fresh taste of strawberries. You could easily sub in another berry depending on the season. But I think the chocolate-strawberry combo is perfect.
And lest you think I've offered up some sugar bomb that's going to derail your healthy eating habits (I'm saving that for when you guys give me permission to post these cinnamon roll muffins), these sweet nachos also provide a big fiber + protein punch, thanks to the sprouted grain pitas. Give 'em a try!
But before you go -- be sure to check out all the other recipe creations my fellow ReDux members are sharing this week via the link below:
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Strawberry Pita Nachos
Makes 2 servings
- 1 Toufyan whole wheat bread pita bread (I used the organic sprouted variety), cut into 8 wedges
- 1/2 teaspoon melted butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
- 3 tablespoons plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- Garnish: additional chocolate syrup
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Brush oil evenly over pita wedges and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake for 10 minutes or until just crisp. Arrange chips on a plate.
- Combine yogurt and chocolate syrup in a small bowl; drizzle over chips. Top evenly with strawberries. Garnish with additional chocolate syrup, if desired.