Dine and Dash

Think it’s too hard to eat healthily? It’s time to put that excuse to bed.

While eating healthily on the run requires a little more forethought than tearing open a bag of chips or unwrapping a triple burger, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes it just means peeling a couple of pieces of fruit and flipping on the blender, or spreading last night’s veggie dip on a tortilla for a tasty roll-up. When you need to beat the clock, a quick and easy meal can be just as healthy as any that takes hours to prepare.

Pita Chips

1 package pita bread

olive oil

Italian seasoning blend (garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper)

Cut pitas into eighths. Spritz with olive oil. Sprinkle with seasoning. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until crisp.

Serves 8

Pomegranate and Quince Smoothie

2 cups pomegranate juice

1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

½ cup quince paste*

2 cups crushed ice

Blend juice, yogurt and paste in blender for 10 seconds. Add crushed ice and blend until smooth.

Serves 4

Greek Meat Wraps

Filling

8 ounces cooked chicken, beef

or lamb

½ cup hummus

fresh arugula

4 whole-wheat or spinach tortillas

Spread hummus on each tortilla. Add meat and arugula. Roll into a wrap.

Serves 4

5 cups Romaine, washed, dried and chopped

2 tomatoes, chopped

1 cucumber, peeled and chopped

½ cup red onion, chopped

½ cup Kalamata olives

½ cups feta cheese, crumbled

2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Dressing

1⁄3 cup red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried

salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Whisk all dressing ingredients together. Toss in large bowl with remaining ingredients.

Serves 8

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