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Greek Gyro Sandwhich with Tzatziki Sauce

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As a note to my readers: the AARP and American Diabetes Association gave me this product to try and compensated me for my review. All opinions from here forward are my own, and I only recommend products I truly believe in. 

Last week I told you guys about the Let’s Be Well Box, and how I’ve been using the tools in the box.

One of my favorite items in the box is the 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook. You guys know I have an obsession, and a library full of books dedicated to learning how to cook good meals. I was so excited to be able to add this book to my collection – especially when it comes to making meals that are good for my blood sugar.

As someone with Type-2 diabetes, I’m always very conscious about my carbohydrate intake. I’m usually looking for foods with a low glycemic index, or that are packed with complex carbohydrates if I do have something that’s a bit carb heavy.

I picked this recipe from the book for you all – it’s one of my favorites when we eat Greek food! I learned to make Gyros at home from the cookbook, and I hope you like the recipe, we sure did.

Don’t forget that this book is a part of the Let’s Be Well Box. You can get yours here.

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Greek Gyro Sandwhich with Tzatziki Sauce


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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwhiches 1x
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Description

Do greek at home with this easy-to-make Gyro from the 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice (divided)
  • 6 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup peeled seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 4 , 6-in whole wheat pita breads
  • 1 cup diced, fresh tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


Instructions

  1. Remove visible fat from meat and cut into strips about 2 inches long and half inch wide.
  2. Mix the red wine, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano together in a bowl or self-seal plastic bag. Add the meat and marinate for 10 minutes will prepping other steps.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.
  4. Remove the meat from the marinade and saute the meat so that it is brown on all sides and medium doneness. Stick in the oven for 25 minutes at 350.
  5. Mix cucumber, yogurt, remaining garlic, dill and lemon juice together to make the tzatziki sauce. Set Aside
  6. Warm the pita in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. Assemble your pita with tzatziki sauce on the bottom then fresh tomatoes, cucumbers,lettuce and pork.
  8. Enjoy

Equipment

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 507
  • Sugar: 13.6 g
  • Sodium: 636.1 mg
  • Fat: 13.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.1 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 46.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 115.4 mg
About Mila

Hi! I'm Mila.

I’m earning my Master’s degree in Applied nutrition.

I’m a journalist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach living with  LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, a slow-progressing form of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes) I love food, travel, and my kitchen, and teaching you about diabetes self-management.

I’m here to help you live your best life possible diabetes by showing you how to create simple, blood-sugar friendly and delicious meals and tips on diabetes self-care.

Be sure to download my FREE Diabetes Community App Glucose Guide, or reach out for FREE 1:1 diabetes health and habit coaching.

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14 Responses

  1. The picture alone of the sandwich made me HANGRY. I’m late on the tzatziki sauce wagon I only tried it a few weeks ago and actually liked it.

  2. I am in love with gyros and I am loving this healthier option. Sounds like a cookbook I need to add to my collection as well.

    1. And they were SO easy to make at home! My husband loves Greek Food and he was surprised that I actually got it down haha!

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