"Whole-grain pitas help replenish spent muscle glycogen stores so you are ready for your next run," Gidus says. Poultry is a leading source of an enzyme that scientists found can help preserve muscle power during high-intensity exercise by increasing efficiency of oxygen use. The nutrient-rich resume of avocado includes an abundance of antioxidant vitamin C, folate, and monounsaturated fat, all three of which help maintain heart health.
Prep: 18 min
Cook: 0 min
Total: 48 min
1. Before running, put 10 sun-dried tomatoes in warm water to soak for 30 minutes.
2. Blend till smooth in a food processor with 1/4 cup of the soaking liquid, 1/3 cup roasted pepper, 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cup fresh mint, 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, a pinch of cayenne pepper, and salt to taste.
3. Slice 4 whole-grain pitas in half; place 1 tablespoon tomato spread in each half.
4. Divide among each pita 8 ounces rotisserie chicken, 1 1/2 cups arugula, 1 sliced avocado, and 2/3 cup roasted pepper.
Nutritional Facts per serving:
Fat: 29.3 g
Saturated Fat: 4.2 g
Cholesterol: 48.2 mg
Sodium: 548.7 mg
Carbohydrates: 35.9 g
Total Sugars: 4.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.3 g
Protein: 25.7 g
Courtesy of Rodale Healthy Recipe Finder.