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Stuff It {Recipe: Cobb Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets}

Cobb Salad Stuffed Pita PocketsI’m crying uncle to my schedule…

And from what I can tell the rest of you are feeling the same strain. Since when did May feel more like the holidays with all the running around and stuffed calendars? From graduations to birthday parties to sports practices and games every night of the week, things have gotten a little out of control around here. 

The funny thing is, I pride myself on not over-scheduling my kids… but when you multiply a somewhat normal schedule by four kids things get a little out of control. No one ever warned me that four kids meant 4 times the homework, 4 times the spelling tests, 4 times the sports schedules, 4 times the chaos. Reasonably I should have known, but that’s not the kind of stuff you think about when deciding how many kids to have.  Of course, I wouldn’t change having four kids for anything. Instead, I do what I can do to make bits and pieces of our life a little less crazy…namely dinner.

Ingredients for cobb salad stuffed pitasQuick nutritious meals that can be put together in just a few minutes save the day for us.

I love pita pockets for quick meals on the go – which is exactly what we are these days… on the go. Pitas are so versatile, but one of my favorite ways to stuff them is with Cobb Salad fillings. Delicious California Avocados, hard boiled eggs, bacon, chicken and ham for protein, and tomatoes and lettuce for additional nutrients. Drizzle a little Creamy Avocado Ranch salad dressing on top and you have a filling and tasty meal you can grab and go!

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Also, if you want to do a cheater version of this recipe, dice up a fresh California Avocado, then head to your store salad bar for the other fixings. Hey… when in survival mode, you pretty much have to do whatever you have to do to just get by!

Cobb Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4

Cobb Salad Stuffed Pita Pockets

This "recipe" can be thrown together in a jiffy... perfect for a quick weeknight meal on the go!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Open a pita pocket and layer lettuce first, then add additional ingredients until "stuffed". Drizzle with Creamy Avocado Ranch dressing.
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Disclosure: This recipe was created on behalf of my partnership with the California Avocado Commission. I’m honored to be a compensated 2013 brand ambassador for CAC. All opinions expressed are my own. For more great recipes visit the California Avocado Commission website and follow them on Facebook and Twitter

 

 

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Comments

  1. Such a satisfying sandwich as we head into warmer months.

  2. Perfect warm weather salad!!

    Hope you find some down times onces schools out!

  3. I hear ya on the schedules! This pita looks terrific!

  4. We are maxed out too. At least school is almost out!

  5. I can’t even imagine what Mays are like for everyone with school-aged kiddos…I feel like I’m maxed out and it’s just me, my hubby and my baby boy! The pitas look amazing though…my hubby is obsessed with cobb salads, and I like the idea of mixing it up just a bit ;)

  6. Mmmmm, this is exactly what I would make for myself if I could pick out the perfect lighter meal! Lovely recipe, Kristen!

  7. Ohh this looks so fresh and delicious! Perfect for the warmer weather :)

  8. I am totally in survival mode! Sheesh! This looks perfect and easy to toss together for lunch or dinner.

  9. I have one kid and feel like I’m pressed for time. So amazed how people can get things done with multiple kids and schedules. These pita pocket looks fab.

  10. Would be so tempted to stuff a falafel in with that too…

  11. Love this pita pockets recipe. For me, it’s not just perfect for quick, on-the-go meals. It’s also great for those times when you feel lazy and not really up to cooking anything.

  12. Love it! It’s so essential to have healthy grab-and-go meals like this on hand :) Looks delish!

  13. I haven’t had a pita sandwich in forever omg I need to pick some up or *Gasp* attempt to make some soon.

  14. My favorite salad…stuffed in a pita! (Um, why haven’t I thought of this?) Thanks for a perfect light summer sandwich recipe, Kristen! xo

  15. I am totally feeling the May stress, too. I had no idea that having three in school would make things that much busier. Lately I feel like I am flying by the seat of my pants with meal planning, and that has not been a fun ride. :) My summer goal is to come up with a list of easy, healthy go-to meals that will save us on crazy-busy days. We still have three more weeks of school. We are counting down the days!

  16. These look great!

  17. We are living parallel lives! We are constantly on the go-love this healthy dinner option!

  18. That looks heavenly! I am so into salads lately, and that looks like a perfect way to have a salad. :)

  19. This is such a great idea for a quick dinner! This time of year is so hectic and we still have another month+ of school left in NJ!
    Pinning!

  20. These look SO yummy! Your homemade pita bread looks amazing, I can’t wait to give your recipe a try!

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