Cooler mornings and nights, the sun going down sooner in the evening, the thoughts of fall on the mind are all signs that everyone is gearing up for going back to school. Kids want to go shopping for new cloths, notebooks and book bags, new sports are starting off the season, summer attire and toys are being packed away so you know what that must mean?? Mom and Dad are busy! Getting adjusted to a new schedule is something that I still struggle with! However it happens and I try to plan in advance for those busy days and evenings. My daughter is now in Pre-School 3 full days a week and my son accompanies her to the daycare. That means a lot of meal prep, quick and easy recipes and ideas ideas ideas that this Momma needs. I’m very lucky that my kids have “hot” lunch at the facility they go to. Isn’t that great?? Well it is, however they aren’t the healthiest dishes out there so I try to pack them nice, delicious, yet healthy lunches and snacks two days a week and let them have pizza once a week with their friends. However I have a picky kiddo. Pasta, Pizza and some fruits are the only things she ever wants. I finally got her off of macaroni and cheese knowing that the only way she’s ever getting it again is if Momma is making it from scratch! So it’s time for some Back to School Dishes!
When the #SundaySupper family said they needed a host for this Back to School event I was happy to raise my hand and volunteer because I think it’s important to have fun, creative and healthy dishes for my kids. I also have a Co-Host in training here today, Gwen from Simply Healthy Family wanted to learn the ropes on hosting a Sunday Supper so I’m happy to help anyone in this family! She shares the same passion on feeding her children healthy yet delicious meals so thank you for all your help with hosting Gwen!!
What did I want to make? Well I made a few Back to School recipes in the past. This time I wanted something that would satisfy Dad as much as my kids because I like to pack him a lunch when I have the chance as well. I wanted something quick, healthy, fun yet yummy!
It’s exactly what I found with this dish, I have to admit I got the idea from a Beach Body recipe I came about a few weeks ago. I then came up with pockets! Pita bread is my new favorite thing to make anything out of. Pizza, sandwiches, and now Steak and Cheese Pockets. A lot of pita breads are low in calories and carbs so I went with it. They came out awesome!
Steak and Cheese Pockets:
Serves: 2 adults & 1 child
1/2 pound of sliced low-sodium roast beef deli meat
6 slices of part-skim american cheese
1 small green pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 cup of mushrooms, diced
red pepper flakes
4 Syrian bread pita pockets
1 tbsp of olive oil
What to do:
Add the green pepper, onion and mushrooms into a saute pan and add oil. Saute for 5-8 minutes stirring around a few times. Preheat oven to 375F.
Slice the deli meat into small chunks and add to the saute pan. Use as much red pepper flakes as you desire. I never give an amount since everyone’s “heat” level is different. If your not a “heat” person use regular pepper.
Place the pita bread onto a baking sheet and scoop about 1/4 or a bit more of the steak mixture onto one side of the bread. (I used one pan for 4 pita breads) place one slice and half of cheese on top of each pita and fold over.
Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes allowing the cheese to melt and the bread to crisp up. Cutting each one in half using a pizza cutter was the best method for serving these delicious little steak bites!
Here are some other ideas to get you in the Back to school mode:
Back to School Beginnings
- Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from Killer Bunnies
- Make Ahead Waffle Casserole from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Apple Muffins from Meal Diva
- Apple Oat Breakfast Cookies from What Smells So Good?
- Toast Three Ways from Foxes Love Lemons
Back to School Lunches and Simple Suppers
- Owl Bento Box from Simply Gourmet
- First Day of School Pinwheels from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Quick and Easy Hot Pastrami Sliders from Webicurean
- Grilled Chicken Revamp from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Baked Eggplant Parmesan from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
- Chicken and Zucchinin Meatballs from Casa de Crews
- Clean Eating Lunches Your Kids will Love from Amee’s Savory Dish
- Crispy Chicken Legs from The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- DIY Veggie Cup Noodles from Food Lust People Love
- Chicken Nuggets from Nosh my Way
- Skinny Spinach Mac and Cheese from Take a Bite out of Boca
- Chicken Schnitzle from Panning the Globe
- Berry Nutty Bento from Ninja Baking
- Spagetti and Chicken Meatballs from Soni’s Food
- Chopped Shrimp Salad with Honey Lime Vinagraitte from The Weekend Gourmet
- Steak & Cheese Pockets from Momma’s Meals
- Turkey Pinwheels from Peanut Butter and Peppers
Back to School Sips
Back to School Super Snacks
- Nutty Granola from Life Tastes Good
- On the Go Guacamole from Shannon at Country Girl in the Village
- Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
- Playground Granola Bars from Noshing with the Nolands
- Apricot Dip from Magnolia Days
- Parmesan Garlic Oven Roasted Chick Peas from Ruffles and Truffles
- Home Made Graham Crackers from Curious Cuisiniere
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola Bars from Pies and Plots
- Gluten Free Apple Zucchini Flax Bread from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Beef and Veggie Sliders from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Popcorn from Simply Healthy Family
- Frushi (Fruit Sushi) from Mama Bee Does
Back to School Sweets and Treats
- Open Face PB & J Cookies from Desserts Required
- Berry Topped Chocolate Silk Tart from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Paletas from La Cocina de Leslie
- Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Love Note Doodle Bugs from Happy Baking Days
- Frozen Yogurt Mud Pies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Brown Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Treats from The Texan New Yorker
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