Tonight, I had a craving for gyros. Mmmmmm…. Can’t remember the last time I had one of those.
The task at hand: satisfy this craving as healthfully as possible.
I decided to go with ground turkey for the meat to stuff my gyro. I combined the following ingredients and formed a meat “log” which I cooked on the george foreman grill for about 7 minutes.
- 5 ounces 99% lean ground turkey
- sprinkling of dried oregano, S&P, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, red pepper flakes
Then I sliced the meat into long strips and placed atop a Joseph’s Low Carb Pita:
And topped it off with the KEY component of any gyro: Tzatziki Sauce! I mixed up the tzatziki sauce about an hour before grilling the meat. It consisted of:
- 2 tbsp Oikos plain greek yogurt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp grated cucumber
- S&P, Dill weed
- 1 clove garlic, minced
Tzatziki ingredients in the bowl:
All together now!
I used some of the leftover cucumber to make a small cucumber salad (sliced cucumber, dill weed, white vinegar):
YUM!!! This really hit the spot! I do want to note that the meat was a little on the dry side. I personally didn’t really mind because I doused it in the yummy Tzatziki sauce. Next time, I’ll either add some of the shredded cucumber to the meat or try shredded zucchini and/or onion.
Stats on the gyro: 278 calories, 24g carbs, 4g fat, 39g protein, 7g fiber
Despite this delicious dinner, the night did not end on such a happy note:
What’s that, you ask? Ohhhh… that…. Whelp, that’s my iPhone, chilling in some rice, because I apparently dropped it on my way in the door and let it sit outside in the rain for three hours. 🙁
Hopefully this rice trick I found on google with do the trick and suck all the water out!
QUESTION OF THE EVENING: What was the dumbest thing you did today?
P.S. to respond to this question click the little blue button that says “Leave a comment” … look right below this line… just a little further… You can do it! 😉