Recipe: Steak Fajita Pitas

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Tender slices of steak, sautéed with delicious crisp bell peppers and spices all stuffed into a whole-wheat pita! Makes for a delicious light dinner or filling lunch for only 273 calories. Dip your pita in this Light Buttermilk Chipotle Ranch Dressing for a fresh kick of flavor!

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Recipe: Steak Fajita Pitas

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: ½ pita with 5 strips steak + ½ cup Romaine lettuce

Ingredients

12 ounces flank steak

⅛ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

½ cup red onion, sliced

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium fajita seasoning

2 cups Romaine lettuce

2 whole wheat pitas, halved

!Optional*:

sliced avocado

3 tabslepoons [Chipotle Ranch Dressing|https://www.skinnymom.com/2014/07/22/recipe-light-chipotle-ranch-dressing/]

*Optionall ingredients are not included in nutritional calculations.

Instructions

    Heat a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to medium high heat. Sprinkle salt and pepper on steak. When skillet is hot, add steak and sear for 1 minutes on each side. Turn heat down to medium and cook 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until desired doneness. Set aside. DON’T DRAIN JUICES.

    In the same skillet, over medium high heat, add veggies. Cook 3-5 minutes or until veggies are crisp.

    Add fajita seasoning and mix until veggies are well-coated. Remove from heat.

    Slice steak into ½-inch strips (about 24 strips)

    Stuff each pita half with ½ cup of veggie mixture, 5-6 strips of steak and ½ cup Romaine lettuce. If desired, add optional 3 tabslepoons Light Chipotle Ranch Dressing and avocado slices.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (½ pita with 5 strips steak + ½ cup Romaine lettuce)

Calories: 273

Calories from fat: 3

Fat: 12g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 41mg

Sodium: 374mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Fiber: 4g

Sugar 7g

Protein: 17g

SmartPoints: 7