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Roasted Pork Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce

    Creamy yogurt horseradish sauce is the perfect sandwich topping for leftover pork, chicken or beef.

    Roasted Pork Pita Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

    When it comes to a healthy and easy lunch, I am the Queen. With a busy 17 month old in charge around here, I have very little time to sit and ponder what I want to eat. In fact, it’s usually around 2PM that I realize I haven’t eaten yet.

    A few secrets to creating a nutritious and tasty lunch plate: 

    How to create a nutritious lunch plate

    Eat the Rainbow:

    You eat with your eyes first so fill the plate with color. When we do our weekly grocery shopping, we always start in the produce section and we don’t leave until we have every color of the rainbow. Today’s lunch features, red, green and white. (Yes – onion and garlic are white and FULL of health benefits.)

    Cook Once, Eat Twice:

    On the weekends, I love making a large roast such as my Aunt Paula’s famous Garlic Studded Pork Loin Roast. It’s always too much for the three of us but the leftovers are perfect all week long for salads, tacos, sandwiches, stir-fries and more.

    Maximize Every Ingredient:

    Let’s be real, I love Miracle Whip as much as the next gal. (No really, I crave it some times!) But guess what? It’s mostly corn syrup and salt. It takes just a minute to create a delicious yogurt-based horseradish sauce that adds protein and tons of flavor. Other great sandwich toppings include avocado slices, hummus, arugula, tzatziki, salsa, fresh herbs, or black bean and corn salsa.

    Need a little crunch to go with your sandwich? Check out this great slideshow from Cooking Light: Top 10 Healthy Chips on the market. Pretty thrilled to see my favorite TERRA Sweet Potato Chips on the list! ;-)

    No fork required this time.

    Roasted Pork Pita Sandwich with Creamy Horseradish Sauce

    Roasted Pork Sandwich with Horseradish Sauce

    4.8 stars average
    Creamy yogurt horseradish sauce is the perfect sandwich topping for leftover pork, chicken or beef.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 1

    Ingredients
     

    • 1 whole wheat pita
    • ½ c baby spinach (arugula would be great too)
    • 2-3 oz leftover pork roast (or chicken or beef)
    • ¼ c plain low fat yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon horseradish
    • ½ clove garlic (grated)
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions
     

    • Split open pita and fill both halves with equal amounts of baby spinach and leftover pork roast.
    • In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, lemon juice, horseradish, garlic, salt and pepper.
    • Drizzle creamy horseradish sauce over the pork or serve along side the sandwich as a dipping sauce.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 30.6gProtein: 27gFat: 8.2gSaturated Fat: 2.8gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 567mgFiber: 6.5gSugar: 3.7g
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

    40 Comments

    1. Liz…NOM! Came here for the roasted pork! Between you and Cassie, I have pork on the brain and menu to make on Sunday for next week, LOL! It’s the paleo way…to cook over the weekend to carry you thru busy-busy weekdays. LOVE the creamy yogurt horseradish dipping sauce idea and the tips. Thank you! xo

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