Greek Gyro Sandwhich with Tzatziki Sauce

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


  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwhiches 1x

Description

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


Scale

Ingredients

  • 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

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Greek Gyro, Greek Gyro for Diabetes Diet, Gyro, Diabetes

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Mila Clarke Buckley

Mila Clarke Buckley is a type 2 diabetes advocate who started her food blog, “The Hangry Woman”, after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and struggling to find approachable resources to help her manage the chronic condition and live a happy, healthy life.

HangryWoman.com aims to take away the shame and stigma that comes with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and covers topics like diabetes management, cooking, and self-care from the perspective of someone living with the chronic condition.

Mila has worked with companies like OneTouch, a Lifescan Company and Whole Foods Market, and she has been featured by The Kitchn, Houston Press, Travel Noire, Healthline, Yahoo Lifestyle, and WebMD.

Mila lives in Houston with her husband and two pups.

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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. 

14 Comments

  1. May 16, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    My husband love gyros. I may see if he will try this. He needs some healthier options of what he loves.

  2. Jenn
    May 16, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Oh this is a must try! On the list for next week!!

  3. May 15, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    I’m reading this before bed and you are making me hungry! This looks so good!

    • Mila
      Author
      May 15, 2018 / 8:16 am

      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!

  4. Emily
    May 14, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Greek food is one of my all-time favorite foods! thanks for sharing!

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