Whether you are packing a lunchbox or preparing a simple lunch at home, your child will love these Mini Pita Pocket Sandwiches. Have one for a snack, or a few for a fresh, healthy meal.
Disclosure: This post is brought to you in partnership with Produce for Kids and their Power Your Lunchbox campaign. All thoughts, opinions, and pita pocket filling suggestions are my own.
I’m sitting here writing this blog post and the plan is to send my children to school in-person in two weeks. That could change tomorrow. Or the day before school starts. One thing remains constant right now: my children need to eat lunch whether or not they are eating at home or in school. While they are all about hummus and crackers, a hot dog, or the classic PB&J sammy, I personally like to change things up to make lunch-packing or lunch-making a little more excitable. That’s where these mini pita pocket sandwiches come in handy!
I have 2 BIG reasons why I love these mini pita pocket sandwiches. First, I can change the fillings for the sandwiches based on my family’s mood or favorites. Some days that’s plain old peanut butter. Other days that’s leftover shredded chicken with lettuce, tomato, and maybe a piece or two of bacon. Better yet, I can have the kids help me “stuff” their pitas if I plate the pockets in a “build your own” setup. This is truly a no-recipe, recipe my friends. Just fill and enjoy with your family’s favorites! The second reason I love these mini pita pockets is that they are just that: mini! Perfect portion size for toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids like Mom who have to keep portion control in check- see my guide for toddler portion control if you’re a visual learner like me!
One of my other favorite pita pocket sandwich ideas: BLT Pita Pockets!
Fillings for serving Mini Pita Pocket Sandwiches:
- PROTEIN POWER: deli meat roast beef, turkey, or ham, hummus, nut butter, shredded or grilled meat.
- CRUNCH: sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, apple slices, slaw, lettuce
- CREAMY: cream cheese, sliced cheddar, Swiss, or brie cheese, avocado
- DIP: ranch, hummus, mustard, BBQ sauce, ketchup
REMEMBER THIS SCHOOL YEAR: Consuming a nutrient-rich lunch [or any meal] is especially important [especially for immune function] as we head into the new school year, no matter what back to school looks like. Produce for kids has got you covered with over 70+ healthy, kid-friend ideas to #PowerYourLunchbox. Whether your kiddos are back to school full-time, or distance learning, eating a healthy lunch is essential to keep energy and focus up. Head on over to PowerYourLunchbox.com for tons of inspiration. Share your healthy lunchboxes on Instagram using #PowerYourLunchbox and you’ll be entered to win weekly prizes from @ProduceforKids.
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