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.Print
Do greek at home with this easy-to-make Gyro from the 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook.
- 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
- Remove visible fat from meat and cut into strips about 2 inches long and half inch wide.
- 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.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.
- 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.
- Mix cucumber, yogurt, remaining garlic, dill and lemon juice together to make the tzatziki sauce. Set Aside
- Warm the pita in the microwave for 30 seconds.
- Assemble your pita with tzatziki sauce on the bottom then fresh tomatoes, cucumbers,lettuce and pork.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: Greek Gyro, Greek Gyro for Diabetes Diet, Gyro, Diabetes