Authentic gyro is hard to come by, but this recipe is just right to satisfy your craving for healthy, Greek food. Whole wheat pita is a better option for diabetics. Since turkey meat is used in this recipe, you can be sure you will get low-fat gyros.
What you need:
• 2 tablespoons of feta cheese (crumbled)
• 1 medium cucumber (peeled)
• 4 pieces of whole-wheat pita bread (whole, warmed)
• 2/3 cup of sour cream (low-fat)
• 8 tomato slices (thin)
• ¼ cup of onion (chopped finely)
• 1 ½ cups of lettuce (shredded)
• 2 teaspoons of dill weed
• 1 ½ teaspoon Greek seasoning (no salt)
• 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
• ½ pound of turkey tenderloin (breast area, cut into strips—1/4 inch in thickness)
• 1 teaspoon of olive oil
How you make it:
1. Chop a third of the peeled cucumber finely.
2. Get a medium mixing bowl and in it, combine chopped cucumber, sour cream, lemon juice, dill, and onion.
3. Slice the remaining cucumber thinly.
4. Get a non-stick skillet. Pour the oil in it and heat the skillet over medium-high flames.
5. Sauté the turkey until it loses its pink color.
6. Add in the Greek seasoning.
7. Serve the turkey with the cucumber slices, lettuce, and tomato on the whole wheat pitas.
8. Top each serving with feta cheese and sauce.
*** Each pita sandwich provides 41 grams of carbohydrates, 307 calories, 6 grams of fat, 422 mg of sodium, 28 grams of cholesterol, and 24 grams of protein.