LA Weight Loss - Pita Pocket Paridse

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01-12-2006, 05:02 PM
LOL ok so I have had a little bit of extra time on my hands this afternoon who knew..... Anyway if you buy Kangaroo pita pokcets on the back of the package there is information about the pita pocket diet and so of course i want to go check out the web page and guess what you can get recipe's there how fun.... anyway im not sure what the policy is here for sharing of web pages but im gonna put the link here anyway lol

Here is a recipe they had you would have to adjust it just a little to fit into LAWL but still great idea.....

Pizza Panini Pocket
(Kaganroo Recipe Contest Winner Roxanne Chan - Albany, CA)


8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp pizza sauce
2 Tbsp minced green onion
2 Tbsp diced black olives
3 ounces sliced pepperoni
6 ounces reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1 small green bell pepper, seeded, cut into thin strips
6 Kangaroo pita pockets
2 Tbsp olive oil


In a small bowl mix together the cream cheese and pizza sauce till well blended

Stir in the onion and olives

Spread 3 Tablespoons of the cheese mixture into each pita

Fill the pitas with the pepperoni, mozzarella and bell pepper.

Brush the outsides of the pocket bread with the olive oil.

Cook the sandwiches 2-3 minutes per side in a large skillet or until the cheese melts.
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Info

Calories: 176
Total Fat: 7g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 42mg
Sodium: Approx 500mg depends on meat
Total Carbohydrates: 4g Dietary Fiber: Trace
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 24g

Ok so im off to look at the rest of the site just wanted to let you chicks know of a place for new recipe's.

01-12-2006, 05:07 PM
Britt - GROAN -- now, I'll never be happy with just putting cheese on my pita's anymore. I'd never thought of brushing the outside and heating them up. You could even play around with a tuna melt. . . (not sure that 6oz of tuna would FIT in a 4" inch pita, but still . .)

01-12-2006, 05:07 PM
Thanks Britt - can't wait to try some of these and look for myself -

01-13-2006, 10:49 AM
Wow - I've looked at several of the recipes on that site and they look so wonderful and so easy to adapt to make OP......yummy yummy - I can't wait to try to egg pita in the morning....

01-13-2006, 11:28 AM
They do look yummy dont they!! you will enjoy your egg pita pocket its great but since i have had it the past what 3 days lol i think im gonna go for something different this morning lol.

01-13-2006, 11:32 AM
I think I'm going to try that and maybe spice it up a little tomorrow morning - I can't wait - hoping to find the garlic and herb LC cheese today

01-13-2006, 11:42 AM
Good Luck finding it! If you dont find it go ahead and use the original flavor and maybe add some of your own seasonings to it.

Repo girl
01-13-2006, 01:17 PM
How do you count the Laughing Cow?

01-13-2006, 01:29 PM
Thanks for this website I see several recipes that I would like to try.

01-13-2006, 01:56 PM
Katie I count each triangle as 1 oz so for me thats 1/2 D They are really only 3/4oz but i still count as 1 and then maybe add a little bit more for whatever im using as my other 1/2 D. And Tee your welcome let us know what you try and how you like it.

01-13-2006, 02:08 PM
Britt that website had so many good looking recepies on it. I cant wait to try them out

01-13-2006, 02:08 PM
No fair Brit - I'm jealous - I only get 1oz = 1 I'm sad....I'm such a cheese lover....

Repo girl
01-13-2006, 02:12 PM
I thought that all plans got 2 oz for their dairy. What color are you on?

01-13-2006, 02:13 PM
I'm on gold - it says 1 oz = 1D

Repo girl
01-13-2006, 02:16 PM
Wow, too bad!

01-13-2006, 02:20 PM
Yea, I know - only gold and green get cheated on the cheese - pout pout pout

01-13-2006, 02:59 PM
I'm on gold and I can count 2 oz. of cheese for 1 dairy. Strange??

01-13-2006, 03:12 PM
hmmm, well now I'm confused -

01-13-2006, 03:17 PM
I'm on gold - it says 1 oz = 1D

You're the person who bought your plan off ebay, right? Im sorry, they didnt give you an accurate count. On the real gold plan, 2oz rf cheese=1 Dairy.

01-13-2006, 03:20 PM
Well thanks that is nice to know - not so sad anymore then....

01-13-2006, 03:28 PM
good thing you posted, or you never would have known:)

01-13-2006, 03:29 PM
yes, I know - I'm a happy camper now - Thanks you made my weekend!!! Can't wait to use that laughing cow cheese tomorrow morning with my egg pita pocket - yummy - making my mouth water

01-13-2006, 03:44 PM
purple pirate, the other dairy servings or 8 oz skim milk or 8 oz sugarfree yogurt.

01-13-2006, 04:30 PM
everyone has to try putting their pita on the george forman grill, mary introduced it to us and I can't eat them the regular way anymore. It makes it a crisp sandwich...sooo good.

01-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Yea, I know - only gold and green get cheated on the cheese - pout pout pout

We can only have 1 dairy on the purple plan as well.

01-13-2006, 04:39 PM
marbear - is that for 1 dairy serving -

01-13-2006, 04:50 PM

01-13-2006, 05:04 PM
1 dairy is equal to 2 oz of cheese on all plans, I think the only thing that changes with servings for plans is the protein size. (and because of that the CC change too)

01-13-2006, 05:08 PM
Thanks ladies for your help on this - it is greatly appreciated

01-16-2006, 10:17 AM
I just wanted to say that I tried the Egg pita with the morningstar sausage patties - OMG - it was sooo good. Of course, I messed b/c I didn't realize that the sausage patties count as a protein too - oh well - it was soooo good though - lesson learned for next time

01-16-2006, 11:54 AM
There is just an endless number of things we can do with these pita pockets but I had a chicken club pizza pita this weekend and it was great. I made my pizza sauce per Katies suggestion and then i added mushrooms, onions, chicken (cut into bite size chunks), cheese and a few bacon bits and cooked them on my george forman yummmmyyyyy.

Repo girl
01-16-2006, 11:58 AM
Sounds really good Britt! I am eating a laughing cow, egg pitaright now. It is really good!

01-16-2006, 12:00 PM
LOL arent they good!!! I however decided to not do the pita for breakfast this morning since I had it a lot last week however tomorrow is a different story since I start back to school tomorrow :dizzy: have to start the day off with a great breakfast!

01-16-2006, 12:09 PM
Geez, I think I've started a new addiction - going to have to try that chicken pizza pita - how did you make the sauce - this is something I'm unsure of to stay OP

Repo girl
01-16-2006, 12:13 PM
I do it two different ways. Always use low sodium tomato sauce. I either stir in garlic powder and some italian seasonings, or stir in this stuff called pizza seasoning that I bought in the bulk herbs and spices at the grocery store. The pizza seasoning is better, really spicy.

01-16-2006, 12:16 PM
I guess what I'm confused on is the low sodium tomato sauce - is this just like the tomato paste in the cans or what? I looked for low sodium marinara and can't seem to locate any - the lowest sodium I found was 440???

oh, and can you use turkey pepparoni?

Repo girl
01-16-2006, 12:19 PM
No, it should just be with the regular tomato sauce in the tiny cans that are about 4 for a dollar. Compare the regular to the low sodium. You will be astounded at the difference.

01-16-2006, 12:20 PM
Thanks Repo - that solves one of my many mysteries!!! Glad I didn't get any while I was shopping this weekend!!!

01-26-2006, 01:55 PM
hi new here, and all this pita stuff sounds so good!! what type of pitas do you buy? and can you give me the recipie for the egg/sausage breakfast pita???

Repo girl
01-26-2006, 02:02 PM
I buy the whole wheat Kangaroo pockets at Wal Mart. They are pre split, so really easy to use. I usually just use 1 egg, scrambled in the microwave with 1 wedge of laughing cow lite cheese, stuffed into a pita toasted in the toaster. (1/2D, 1/2 P,S) You can use morning star farms sausage patties, but I am not sure how people are counting them.

01-26-2006, 02:17 PM
I've been counting 2 patties as 1 protein.


01-26-2006, 02:22 PM
thanks that sounds soooo yummy!

01-27-2006, 07:15 PM
I have started checking out these pita pocket ideas...and I can't wait to try them!


Repo girl
01-27-2006, 07:46 PM
Heather- Yeah, the possibilies are endless! I made hummus today and cut a pita into wedges, and baked in the oven for pita chips. That too, was really good. Check out the recipe thread for pita pizza.