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Month: October 2012
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Dinner is so simple when you make these yummy pockets!
I used to make these little guys all the time but then . . . the dough balls were discontinued, ahhh! Well, just the other day I was at the store and I almost jumped for joy in the freezer section when I saw them! Yay, you are back! I missed you whole wheat dough balls! I like using these whole wheat rolls because the dough is already at the correct portion size! Roll out the dough and stuff some goodies inside and dinner is done! Let me show you just how simple it really is!
I will call them pizza pockets according to Pioneer Women. She says a pizza pocket has sauce whereas a calzone has a ricotta mixture. Who knew? I just used ingredients that I had in my frig and that is the beauty of this recipe, you can use whatever you have leftover!
First I sauté peppers, onions and garlic.
Add sauce, Canadian bacon (this was the only precooked meat I had available but use whatever you would like!!) and oregano.
Roll out dough and top with sauce mixture.
Top with cheese!
Fold together like a taco.
A fork does a great job in keeping these little pockets together.
Top with a little cheese, usually I brush with an egg white and top with Parmesan but I was in a hurry and didn’t have any Parmesan! I know . . . just horrible!
The dough is so amazingly good! So easy! This is nothing fancy but as a busy mom that needs to get dinner on the table, this is a great quick recipe that everyone loves!
Here is the dough that I used, find it in the freezer section. These rolls are delicious, so so so good!
Easy Pizza Pockets
4 whole wheat dough rolls, thawed
1 cup pizza sauce (or even spaghetti sauce)
6 slices Canadian bacon, diced (use any pre-cooked meat of your choice!)
2/3 cup shredded cheese
1 large pepper, diced
1/4 onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, chopped
1 tbsp oregano, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degree. On a countertop sprinkled with flour, roll out each biscuit to a 4-by-3-inch oval and set aside. In a sauce pan, sauté peppers, onions, and garlic for 2 minutes. Add sauce, oregano and meat and combine mixture. Place mixture on top of dough. Top with cheese and fold. Use a fork to “staple” the dough. Top with additional cheese. Bake for 20 minutes.
I wanted to share a sample meal plan with recipes that I have posted. I will say my day starts out like this but may not always end this way, that is just how life is right now. Even though my scale doesn’t
go back to the exact number it said before baby, it is pretty darn close. I’m eating healthy food and I have gotten back on my running schedule! I do not beat myself up if I miss a day. I take a break if I was up late with kids, sleep is way more important! My son was laughing yesterday when he was playing with my belly (its still a little like jelly), but hey, it has been stretched out like balloon with my kids. BUT that is ok!
Find that “healthy-happy place” for you! Are you happy with yourself? If you are not there, find out what motivates you? Is it an old picture or fitting into your old pair of jeans?
Here is what a great day looks like! (For breakfast and snack you can choose; Breakfast: bk cups or wrap; Snack: frappe or bar)
5:30 a.m. Water, Cappacino, Bread (1/2 slice) and Peanut Butter. This is great before I go run!
11:30 a.m./12 noon: Salad ( How to Make a Perfect Salad + Salad in a Jar) & Vegetable Soup
Here is what is in this soup, I just used up all my leftovers: sauteed peppers, onions and garlic. Add 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth. Add 1 1/2 cups salsa. Add 1/2 bag frozen broccoli and cauliflower. Add 2/3 cup shredded carrots.
Don’t forget! Make ahead your salad in a jar! Great for on-the-go (take it to work!)!
5:30 p.m. – Stuffed Cheesy Peppers (2) (I also added a 1 cup cooked broccoli)
7:30 p.m. Nuts (Super Slimming Satisfying Snacks) This snack is great to enjoy with a cup of decaf coffee or herbal tea, ahhh, so soothing before bed!
Weigh nuts into little snack baggies. Make a bunch of bags ahead and always have them on-hand! This helps so much when you are in a hurry! I just grab a little bag and I am out the door!
Well, I hope this helps give you some ideas. This meal plan is about 1450 calories. Eating ever couple of hours is key to help maintain your hunger level and blood sugar. Again with protein and fiber you are always full! This plan involves no deprivation!