Updated: Feb 9
By Clare Keating, All Bodies Nutritionist and ex-chef
How delicious do these look 🤤 They were devoured after about 2 minutes of making them and now I NEED to make some more!! Such a simple yet nutritious and fun dinner
This dinner is perfect for those nights that you want to feel like you're splurging on a take-out treat but also want to keep to your goals!
Lamb, as in the case of all red meats, is a great source of iron. Women and runners may require more iron than their male or non-athlete friends.
This easy dinner provides a balance of protein, carbs and fats so that you feel satisfied after the meal.
Calories: 430, Protein: 38.2, Carbohydrates: 32.5g, Fat: 14.6g
400g extra lean lamb mince
100g feta, crumbled
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 bunch mint, leaves chopped
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
8 small wholemeal pita breads
180g plain, unfavored greek yoghurt
2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons
4 cups rocket leaves
In a large bowl mix together the mince, feta, red onion, mint and salt and pepper. Roll the mixture into 24 golf ball-sized balls.
Add the oil to a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the meatballs to the pan and cook for 12-15 minutes, turning the meatballs every few minutes to brown all sides.
Warm the pita bread in the microwave, oven or a frying pan and spread with some greek yoghurt. Add 1/2 of rocket and 1/8th of the cucumber ribbons to each pita and top with 3 meatballs. Fold the pitas in half and serve