“Everything’s better with feta!” And we couldn’t agree more. That’s because feta cheese is lower in calories than many other cheeses and a one ounce serving contains 10% of your daily recommended intake of calcium. Plus, like other full-fat dairy foods, eating it may help reduce overall body fat.
Adding a little bit of cheese to your diet can also help prevent tooth decay because it contains a protein that prevents bacteria from sticking to your teeth.
So, as the weather heats up in Arizona and our appetites shift from hearty meals to cool salads and sides, try adding a little bit of feta cheese on top of your dish to amp up the flavor and nutrition. For example, this easy-to-make recipe for a spinach and arugula salad wrap includes just the right amount of feta cheese to give your meal a tangy taste without tons of unwanted calories.
Spinach & Arugula Salad Wrap with Feta
This wrap is low in calories and sugar and makes a great lunch or snack. Try adding romaine lettuce, spinach or other mouth-healthy vegetables like bell peppers, olives, and pepperoncini. The options are endless!
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 cup of feta cheese
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 1 medium red onion, diced
- 2 cups of arugula salad
- 2 cups of spinach salad
- 6 slices of pita bread
- Whisk oil, lemon, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
- Add tomato, feta cheese, cucumber, spinach, arugula, and onion. Toss to coat the vegetables.
- Cut each pita slice to create a pocket and fill with the salad mixture.
For more mouth-healthy dishes with your favorite cheeses and vegetables, check out these other recipes:
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
- Kimchi Soup
- Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Casserole
- Parmesan Roasted Broccoli