Turkey Meatball Gyros

Portions:
8

Serving Size:
4 meatballs, 1/2 pita, 2-1/2 tablespoons sauce, 1/2 tablespoon feta

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cucumber
  • 1 cup plain Greek nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 whole wheat pita breads, 6-1/2-inch diameter
  • 1 cup baby lettuce mix
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F.
  2. Dice the cucumber. Mix it together with the Greek yogurt, garlic powder, dill, pepper and lemon juice to make tzatziki sauce. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, cumin and pepper. Mix well. Using a tablespoon to measure, roll into 32 meatballs.
  4. Place the meatballs on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until browned and temperature reaches 165˚ F with a meat thermometer.
  5. Remove meatballs from the oven and let rest 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Cut each pita in half. Spread about 2-1/2 tablespoons of the tzatziki in a pita half, add 4 of the meatballs, 2 tablespoons lettuce and 1/2 tablespoon of feta cheese. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Helpful hints

  • Flatbread may be substituted for the pita bread. Compare brands and look for the lowest sodium option. To keep the balance in carbohydrates limit to 15 g-18 g of carbohydrate per serving in the flatbread, may need to cut in half.
  • One tablespoons of diced tomatoes may be added to the pita. This will add about 30 mg of potassium to the serving.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 229

Protein 20 g

Carbohydrates 23 g

Fat 7 g

Cholesterol 68 mg

Sodium 274 mg

Potassium 286 mg

Phosphorus 246 mg

Calcium 84 mg

Fiber 2.2 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1-1/2 starch

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

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