Recipe of the Week — Grab-and-Go Breakfast Pitas and a whole lot more!

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Recipe of the Week — Grab-and-Go Breakfast Pitas and a whole lot more!

Grab and Go Breakfast PitaArticle by AARP via

We missed our post on the “Recipe of the Week” last week because we have been so busy preparing for the Start R.I.G.H.T. Challenge Kickoff this coming Saturday, September 15. To make up for the missed post, we are linking you to this great collaboration piece that AARP and the American Heart Association did last year. This article outlines a week’s worth of heart healthy meals that look amazing! To give you a sample, we’ve posted the “Grab-and Go Breakfast Pitas” Recipe for you to look over — is your mouth watering yet? You can find links to the rest of the recipes at the end of this post. Happy and healthy eating!


Diet is an integral piece of keeping your heart healthy. With this seven-day supply of heart-friendly meals (and snacks), you will be on your way.

Grab-and-Go Breakfast Pitas

Serves 4; 1 stuffed pita half per serving

2 6-inch whole wheat pita pockets

1 teaspoon canola or corn oil

1/4 cup chopped green onions (about 2 medium)

2/3 cup soy-based sausage crumbles

1 cup egg substitute

2 tablespoons salsa (lowest sodium available)

In a medium skillet on medium-high heat, warm the pitas slightly, about 30 seconds on each side. Transfer to a plate and cover with another plate to keep warm.

Pour the oil in the skillet, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the green onions for about 2 minutes, or until beginning to soften.

Stir in the sausage crumbles. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until just heated through.

Pour in the egg substitute. Reduce the heat to medium low. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until set, stirring often.

Cut the pitas in half. Spoon the egg mixture into each. Drizzle with the salsa.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)
Calories                         148
Total Fat                         2.5 g
Saturated                   0.5 g
Trans Fat                    0.0 g
Polyunsaturated         1.0 g
Monounsaturated       1.0 g
Cholesterol                       0 mg
Sodium                             425 mg
Carbohydrates                  20 g
Fiber                             3 g
Sugars                          2 g
Protein                               12 g

Try these other Heart Healthy Recipes to round out your week!

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Reprinted with permission from American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals, Copyright © 2009 by the American Heart Association.