We want to offer you a simple recipe to enjoy pita for breakfast. Pita or pitta has become very popular in the country. This is a soft, slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour that originated in the Near East. Also known as Syrian Bread or Arabic Bread, it resembles other slightly leavened flatbreads such as Iranian nan-e barbari, South Asian flatbreads, Central Asian naan, and pizza crust.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends at least half of your grain servings consist of whole grains. There’s a good reason for this — whole grains are more nutritious and provide more health benefits. The healthiest type of pita bread is one made with whole grains, such as whole-wheat.
Try this quick and easy pita recipe for breakfast…
Natural spray oil
2 cups packed baby spinach (or 1 cup frozen, then thawed and squeezed)
3 eggs, beaten
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste
1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese
2 whole wheat pitas, warm
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Spray with oil, add spinach and cook, tossing often, until just wilted, about 1 minute. Add eggs, salt and pepper and cook, tossing gently, until fluffy and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, add mozzarella and toss again. Spoon egg mixture onto pitas, fold in half and serve right away or wrap in foil to eat on the go.
Per Serving: 340 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 325mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 39g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 21g protein.
Nutritional values of pita bread
Depending on what bread you eat, either white or whole wheat, you will get different nutritional values. However, regular bread is not that much healthier than pita bread because while it beats pita bread in some areas of nutritional value, it is nearly equal to it in others. For instance, in a 60 gram slice of whole wheat bread, you get 4 grams of fiber, which is almost four times as much as in pita bread. Whole wheat bread has fewer carbs, too, with a 60 gram slice only adding nearly 28 grams of carbs; pita bread adds 33 grams for the same helping. In the area of sodium, the two kinds of bread are nearly equal, so you won’t be eating less salt if you opt for regular bread for your sandwich.
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