My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread (and Recipe Ideas Using Pita Bread)
Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pita Bread is my favorite low-carb pita bread, and I use it for tasty lunches, dinners, and snacks! This pita is loaded with fiber and much lower in carbs than traditional pita, and I like it so much I buy three packages at a time from Amazon.com and store in the freezer. And this post has 26 different ideas for ways to eat this tasty pita bread; enjoy!
PIN the recipes using low-carb Pita Bread to try some later!
In August of 2005 I visited Rhode Island, and discovered a low-carb pita bread that was so full of healthy ingredients and so delicious that when I came home I wrote about Joseph’s Bakery Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Flour Pita Bread on my new food blog. I brought some of the pita bread home with me from that trip, but I couldn’t find them anywhere in Utah.
And I might have forgotten about it completely, except that other fans of the pita bread kept leaving comments on the original post asking where they could get this tasty and relatively low-carb pita bread! Although I checked regularly to find them, for years there was nowhere to order them online. But obviously that’s not the end of the story.
A few years after that one of my best food blogging friends was the lovely Lydia from The Perfect Pantry, who lived in Rhode Island, and she offered to send me some of my favorite low-carb pita bread, which was her own favorite as well. Meanwhile, someone left a comment letting me know the Joseph’s Bakery products were soon going to be available online. And then a few years later I was so excited to discover that I could buy Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pitas at Amazon.com. (affiliate link)
Since then I’ve been buying the three-pack from Amazon every couple of months and keeping them in the freezer. Joseph’s Bakery Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pitas are delicious, nutritious, high in protein and fiber, low in fat, and relatively low in carbs. (The regular size pita has 9 carbs, but 2 grams of fiber and 0 sugars for 7 net carbs. Of course this pita bread isn’t Keto or gluten-free, but for anyone who’s following a carb-conscious or low-glycemic eating plan, they’re perfect to stuff with something healthy and eat occasionally for a quick meal.
Recipes I make with Low-Carb Pita Bread:
Low-Carb Pita Bread is one of the crust options for this delicious (and quick!) Air Fryer Pizza that’s been a hit on the blog!
I got the recipe for this Greek Dip with Tomatoes and Feta from my trainer Wendy, and it’s so tasty. When I took it to a party people ate it with a fork when the Pita Bread was gone! And lately I’ve made this several times for friends who are coming to see my new condo!
For years and years I’ve been a huge fan of this Fattoush Lebanese Salad and this is something I make every summer when I have fresh mint and parsley in the herb garden.
It’s a simple idea, but when I’m craving a tuna fish sandwich I love to make these Air Fryer Tuna Melts on toasted low-carb pita!
You simply must try these Grilled Middle Eastern Turkey Burgers! These are so tasty and the herb-filled turkey burgers would also be delicious served in lettuce wraps if you wanted even fewer carbs.
Whenever you have leftover ham, make it into Deviled Ham Spread and serve inside low-carb pita for a delicious lunch!
Low-Carb Lamb Shish Kabobs are so tasty, and I love these with Tzatziki Sauce and low-carb pita bread to wrap around the lamb!
Egg Salad Pita with Green Olives is tasty and quick to make, and green olive fans will love these. One pita cut in half and stuffed with egg salad is more than enough for a meal for me.
Middle Eastern Beef Pitas do have some carbs in the hummus besides the Pita Bread, but you can get away with a pretty thin layer of hummus if you prefer. Or skip the hummus and eat the spicy middle eastern beef in side the pita bread for a different take on this tasty recipe.
Easy Spicy Avocado in Low-Carb Pita Bread is seriously about as easy as it gets for something tasty to stuff into low-carb Pita Bread, but I’d love this for lunch any time I had an avocado hanging around.
More things to eat inside Low-Carb Pita Bread:
(Some are not low in carbs, check individual recipes for nutritional information)
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro
Greek Peperoncini Chicken Salad
Turkey Pita Sandwiches with Cranberry Salsa
Chicken Salad with Indian Spices
Julia Child’s White Bean Hummus
Chicken Salad with Green Olives
About Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks:
I purchased the Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran, and Whole Wheat Pitas (affiliate link) at Amazon.com and although Joseph once left a comment on the blog years ago, this company has no idea that I’m writing about their product now. All items featured here as my picks are things I’d happily buy over and over, and because I want readers to know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I don’t accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see my other kitchen and food picks at the page for Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.
29 Comments on “My Favorite Low-Carb Pita Bread (and Recipe Ideas Using Pita Bread)”
Whole wheat foods spike my blood sugar. So this pita bread is a no no for me.
This does have a lot of flax and oat bran besides the wheat. It only has 7 net carbs in one pita. Don’t know if that would make a difference for you.
Going to try these! I found a mini size on Amazon. Just right for me. Can’t wait!
I hope you enjoy them as much as I have. I just heard about the mini size myself and can’t wait to try those!
Do you have a recipe for making this bread?
No, I am happy to buy it!
Yum, Yum and Yum!!! Thank you for all those great ideas and recipes … can’t wait to try them ALL!!!
Thanks, glad you like it.
Hi-just to let everyone know-that Walmart and BJs has these pita bread. Also, Publix has it but it is more expensive unless they have it as a bogo sale.
Thanks for sharing that info!
I absolutely love the Joseph’s Bakery pitas. They taste great and the low carb aspect is fantastic. That said, I do get concerned about how processed they are. You know that whole golden rule “you should be able to identify all of the ingredients” – well, the nutrients themselves are great but there are a lot of things in the ingredients that are not normal foods. Various chemicals, enzymes, etc. that I sort of question. It makes me worried about eating too much of them, although I haven’t found any other pita options that taste good and have such low carbs and so on. Any thoughts about the actual ingredients?
I am not concerned about it at all. That said, I probably only eat them 1-2 times a week.
These can be found in shoprites nn. I buy them often. Curious why you say you use them sparingly (spairngly because?).
A few comments about them. They appear to be good bang for the buck when it comes to bread choices however i still don’t believe that a whole one is only 60 cal when a regular pita is 180. The differences in nutrition don’t seem that great.
I use these to make Iraqi sabich sandwiches which are a mouthful. These pitas work well with heavy fillings as long as you dont pocket them. Too flimsey
I use them sparingly because I’m watching my carbs. So I enjoy these but wouldn’t eat them every day.
I trust this company so I’m pretty sure the nutritional information wouldn’t be misrepresented.
GREAT RECIPE!, WILL YOU DO A CRISPY CORN TOSTADA RECIPE MADE WITH CORN EXTRACT FLAVORING, COCONUT AND/OR ALMOND FLOUR, FIBER, ETC.., I REALLY MISS HAVING TOSTADAS.
Hi Kelly, thanks for the vote of confidence but I don’t think I am nearly a good enough baker to come up with a recipe that would taste like corn tortillas. Maybe try googling it to see if you find one?
Thanks for the recipes. Here in Utah I buy the Josephs Pita & Lavash bread at Walmart. They are in the bread aisle usually on the bottom shelf. So glad I don’t have to order online anymore.
Glad you like it Cindi. I don’t shop at Walmart but maybe I will look for this there.
Kalyn…so funny that I just came across this, I found those pitas once randomly at our Walmart and I loved them! I brought them home b/c of the ingredient list. I haven't seen them in my regular grocery store, so I am going to make it a point to go back and pick some up at Walmart soon. I didn't realize they made tortillas too!
Daniel, great idea. Sounds delicious to me!
This is going to sound funny but it is great. I take these pitas grill up chicken with taco seasoning and make awesome low carb, low calorie and high protein delicious soft shell tacos.
Anali, I do hope you like them after that! And now I really want to try the lavash.
Thanks for this post Kalyn! You totally influenced my buying last night. I had to do some shopping and read this post shortly before I left work. I hadn’t bought bread from the grocery store since December, because of my Homemade Bread Pledge.
I was thinking that I wanted to buy something healthy and kind of different. I bought the flax, oat bran, and wheat pitas. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’m going to make a sandwich.
I have only tried the Lavash and Pita Breads. The pita bread make excellent pizzas, while the Lavash Bread are great in making crackers.
With the pita bread, I spray the bottom with no-stick spray and garlic powder. On the other side, I place the sauce, cheese and toppings. Preheat the oven to 390 and bake for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, I up the temperature to 415 for another 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, I have an excellent thin and crispy crust pizza.
The crackers are great whenever I want something salty and crunchy.
You should try the Josephs Lavash bread they have. It is so soft and delicious and has all the goodness too. Great for wraps.
I get it all the time and my 3 year old eats it too. Put some hummus and veggies. Yum
hmm lemme see if i could get these from some upscale supermarkets here in hong kong ^^ i wanna try your pita recipes
Lydia, you are just the best!
Sounds like I should try the lavash too. But first I need to eat my tortillas and pita bread (most of which are in the freezer.)
I love these pitas! I found them at our local Wally’s a couple of years ago now–perfect for pizzas and with hummus.
Though I must admit, Kalyn, I love their lavash even more.
So happy to send you goodies from the East (Coast!) — hooray for products that reduce our carb intake without sacrificing flavor.