This veggie and hummus pita sandwich is light, healthy, tasty and satisfying. And surprisingly easy to modify. With just 5 ingredients this super simple no cook sandwich recipe comes together in minutes. You can change things up by experimenting with the variety of hummus flavors available these days.
Not only will this Veggie Hummus Pita Sandwich satisfy your hunger, but it also supports your weight loss journey. It is well balanced, low-calorie, and nutrient-dense with the added bonus of dietary fiber and plant-based protein. This sandwich will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished without weighing you down.
How Many Calories and WW Points in Veggie and Hummus Pita Sandwiches?
Why Hummus is a Great Food for Weight Watchers
Hummus is an excellent choice for weight watchers for several reasons. This Mediterranean-inspired spread, made from chickpeas and bursting with savory spices, provides the perfect foundation for a guilt-free delight. Here are a few key factors that make hummus a weight-conscious option:
Low in Calories: Hummus is relatively low in calories compared to other dips and spreads, making it a great choice for those watching their calorie intake. Typically, two tablespoons of hummus contain around 50-70 calories, depending on the brand or homemade recipe.
High in Protein: Hummus is primarily made from chickpeas, which are a fantastic source of plant-based protein. Protein helps keep you feeling full and satisfied, reducing the likelihood of overeating or snacking on unhealthy options. The protein content in hummus can support weight loss by promoting satiety and maintaining lean muscle mass.
Rich in Fiber: Chickpeas used in hummus are also rich in dietary fiber. Fiber adds bulk to your diet, promoting feelings of fullness and reducing the temptation to consume excess calories. Additionally, fiber aids in digestion and supports a healthy gut, which is essential for overall well-being.
Nutrient-Dense: Hummus contains a range of essential nutrients. It’s a good source of vitamins and minerals like iron, folate, phosphorus, and vitamin C. These nutrients play vital roles in various bodily functions and support overall health while providing a flavorful and satisfying snack or meal option.
Versatile and Flavorful: Hummus comes in a variety of flavors, from classic to roasted red pepper, garlic, or spicy variations. This versatility allows you to enjoy a range of tastes while adhering to your weight loss goals. You can pair hummus with fresh vegetables, whole wheat pita bread, or use it as a spread in sandwiches and wraps, making it a delicious and nutritious addition to your meals.
Remember, while hummus is a great choice for weight watchers, portion control is still important. It’s best to consume hummus in moderation as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-dense foods.
How to Make Easy Veggie Hummus Pita Sandwiches
Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients:
1 whole wheat pita
2 tablespoons hummus
¾ cup sliced cucumbers
3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons roasted red peppers from a jar, well drained and chopped or sliced
Step 2: Cut the Pita in half across the center to form two pockets. Spread the insides with hummus.
Step 3: Fill with remaining ingredients and enjoy.
I made this with Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, Whole Wheat Pita which has only 60 calories and 1 WW Point.
While calling for sliced cucumbers and chopped roasted red bell pepper this could easily be switched around to suit your tastes and what you have on hand. Crispy lettuce and fresh chopped tomatoes would be a nice addition. Grilled sliced vegetables – such as zucchini and eggplant – would be another tasty alternative.
Veggie Hummus Pita Sandwich for One
8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Recipe source: Hungry Girl 20-Minute Meals Magazine
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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