Pitta Pockets

Pitta bread makes a great alternative to a standard sandwich. You can fill them with just about anything and have them warm or cold.

If you make a little extra for your main meal, use the leftovers to fill a pitta for a quick and healthy lunch e.g. leftover chicken casserole, meat balls, roast meat

If you have a little more time on your hands you could try this chickpea salad recipe for a tasty pitta filling

Marinade chickpeas in olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, paprika, cumin and garlic – adjust to taste. Once these have marinated for at least 1 hour, spoon into a halved and warmed pitta bread with some lettuce, cucumber and onion/spring onion. You can add a spoon of natural yoghurt with a little chopped mint or some mayonnaise if this is to your taste.

Chickpeas tinned in water are perfectly fine to use and a quicker alternative to the dried option.


I’m an ADPKD patient who was lucky enough to have a transplant in 2003 after only eleven months of dialysis. I'm the north-west Patient Advocacy & Support Officer for Kidney Care UK and my interests, other than my role within GMKIN, include sport, music and politics. Follow me on Twitter: @finnigr

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