Back to School Dishes for #SundaySupper

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!

Back to School Dishes

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!

Back to School Dishes

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!

Back to School Dishes

Here are some other ideas to get you in the Back to school mode:

Back to School Beginnings

Back to School Lunches and Simple Suppers

Back to School Sips

Back to School Super Snacks

Back to School Sweets and Treats

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24 thoughts on “Back to School Dishes for #SundaySupper

  1. YUMMY! I have made a similar recipe with ham and cheese, but never using pita bread; I need this dish in my life πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting today, Tammi1

  2. YUMMY! I have made a similar recipe with ham and cheese, but never using pita bread; I need this dish in my life πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting today, Tammi!

    1. I never thought about ham and cheese, thanks for the idea! Your welcome my pleasure hosting!

  3. I LOVE using pita bread in our house! From just warming it up and dipping it i hummus, to pizzas and pockets like this. Looks like this is a very yummy school lunch indeed!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting us this week, Tammi!!! I love these sandwich pockets…especially that gooey cheese! Irresistible!

  5. What a great sandwich, Tammi! I’d love one of those right now with all that melted cheese. Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. Pita pockets are fantastic and a flashback to college days. Your post is inspiring a dash to the market, Tammi!

    P.s. So impressive that you wanted to be a psychologist…My guess is that you play that role very well every day with your children and friends =)

    1. Awh thanks Kim! HAHA Yes I think I do….maybe someday but I have a feeling I’ll love being a foodie/blogger a lot better than another 4 years of school LOL!!

  7. Such a great lunch idea…since we don’t eat beef I would use Chicken instead and cannot wait to try πŸ™‚ Looks delish!

  8. I’m an entire week behind visiting everybody’s posts thanks to stupid sinus surgery, but I wanted to stop by with a big THANK YOU for hosting last week! You did a great job, and I just love this recipe. I wonder if these could be made in advance, then frozen and re-heated on demand? Sort of like a classy, homemade hot pocket? haha.

    1. Oh I bet they could be made in advance! Now I must try that! Love me some hot pockets. Hope your feeling better Lori!

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