Veggie pita pockets - #MeatFreeMondays #Lenten #Fasting #Vegan

These veggie pita pockets came as a surprise because they are so simple, someone can easily overlook them. As I have mentioned before, Wednesdays and Fridays are our Fasting days (fasting from meat, dairy, eggs - that's just the food aspect of it). We try to keep things simple, but my husband does not Fast with us, so I try to also make the meals appetizing.

...back to keeping things real😄.

Veggie pita pockets are satiating, and are complete as a meal

Veggie pita pockets - making them

You only need 3 main ingredients to put together this very simple and satiating meal i.e pita bread, frozen vegetable stir-fry, and avocado.  With the right fresh vegetables (e.g carrots, bell peppers, onion), you can make your own stir-fry from scratch. As a busy, homeschooling mom, I always stock on both fresh and frozen vegetables (remember...I keep things real).

For a serving of one, you will need:

  1. 1 whole-wheat Pita
  2. 1/2 avocado (diced - feel free to improvise)
  3. 100g Stir-fry vegetables 
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional)
  5. Salt & pepper (to taste)


1. Warm up the pita in the microwave or oven (as per instructions on the packet). I like mine in the oven, for a prolonged time - the crunchiness at the edges is quite delicious. 
2. In the meantime, heat oil (cooking spray) in a pan, on your stovetop, then add the stir-fry vegetables. Saute them until they are thoroughly cooked. Add seasoning for taste
3. Transfer the stir-fry and the diced avocado to a separate bowl, and mix together.
4. Cut the pita bread in half, open the pockets and fill with the stir-fry and serve.

The creamy avocado, combined with the heft and crunch of the wholewheat pita is enough to satisfy the tastebuds.  I found no need to add any extra sauce.  I gather it would work either way.  Do give it a try.

You can also add chickpeas, lentils, or beans to your stir-fry to up your family's protein intake. My 11-year-old daughter is a picky eater who never finishes any of the dinners, however, with simple meals like the veggie pita pockets, she does not give us grief.

Do add this meal to your plant-based sandwich ideas as well, and pin or share while at it.