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Pizza Pocket

Note: This simple and healthy snack is designed especially for kids to make on their own.

When mom and dad are away, baking a pizza is not a good idea. But you can make a little pizza snack that can hit the spot!



What mom or dad can do in advance:


  1. Place each pita half (2 pockets) on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Spoon 2 tbsp. pizza sauce into each half and spread around with spoon.
  3. Add slices of pepperoni or Canadian bacon.
  4. Measure ¼ cup of cheese and sprinkle into 1 pocket. Repeat for other pocket.
  5. Lay pocket flat on plate and place in microwave for about 30 seconds. Check to see if cheese is melted. If not, try another 15 seconds and recheck. You don’t want it to be too hot or it can burn your tongue.
  6. Remove and enjoy!

Makes: 2
Serving size: 1 pocket (½ pita)

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

258 calories
19 g protein
10 g fat
22 g carbohydrates
2 g fiber
52 mg cholesterol
1000 mg sodium (to reduce, use vegetables or lower-sodium meat as "topping")
219 mg calcium
3 mg iron

Reviewed by: Jessica Donze Black, RD, CDE, MPH, and Steven Dowshen, MD

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