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Crunchy PB & Fruit Fondue Pita Pockets August 2, 2014

Jamie says: Last weekend I raced my 16th triathlon, Top Gun Sprint Triathlon in Fort Desoto. I love everything from packet pick-up to body marking (this was the first time I had tattoo numbers!) to buying my race day song on iTunes (Yeah by Joe Nichols was my song of choice) to waking up at 4:30 in the morning to being surrounded by athletes. I was blessed to be recognized on the podium with another Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Can you believe that? Two RDNs made the top 5 in our age group. The power of nutrition! Want to know what I ate the day before? My pre-race day lunch was Crunchy PB & Fruit Fondue Pita Pockets.

Crunchy PB & Fruit Fondue Pita Pockets

Crunchy PB & Fruit Fondue Pita Pockets

I loved the crunch, the combo of chocolate and peanut butter, and the juiciness of the fruit.

Everything tastes better with chocolate

Everything tastes better with chocolate

And I absolutely love a glass of cold milk. It balances out the thickness of the peanut butter (and adds protein and 9 essential vitamins and minerals). I made these a second time, too, but this next time I microwaved the pockets, which made the chocolate melt and the fruit more preserve-like. Both options were tasty, but I think melted is the way to go!

Serve with cold skim milk for a fueling protein-punch

Serve with cold skim milk for a fueling protein-punch

Crunchy PB & Fruit Fondue Pita Pockets

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole wheat pita (Toufayan Bakeries)
  • 4 fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp all-natural peanut butter (Publix)
  • 20 dark chocolate chips (Ghirardelli)
  • 1/4 cup Fuji red apple chips, organic (Bare Fruit)

Directions:

  1. Cut pita in half and gently peel open. Place on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Slice strawberries.
  3. If peanut butter is refrigerated and hard to spread, scoop into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 10 seconds. Stir. Repeat at 5 second intervals until softened. Spread peanut butter inside both pita halves.
  4. Fill pitas with strawberry slices, blueberries, and dark chocolate chips.
  5. If desired, microwave stuffed pitas for 20 seconds and then at 5 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Add apple chips to pita. Enjoy!

Servings: 1

Serving suggestion: Serve with a glass of fat free milk

  • Nutrition note: Fuel and replenish with carbohydrates (whole wheat pita, fruit, milk), lean protein or protein with good-for-you fats (fat free milk and peanut butter), and a little unsaturated fats (peanut butter). Dark chocolate in moderation adds flavor and a little antioxidant boost.
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