How To Make Healthy Homemade Hot Pockets

How To Make Healthy Homemade Hot Pockets

Making these or a variety of these healthy homemade hot pockets has been great to have on hand this summer. I like that they are a healthier version and since they are made with tortillas it is way easier than making a dough each time you want to make hot pockets.

 

So easy in fact the older kids often make these themselves, without help from me.

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These homemade hot pockets are freezer friendly, which is GREAT! We often make these in huge batches, or in several ‘varieties’ at once, individually wrap them in plastic wrap (this Stretch Tite lasts for a really long time) and then put them in freezer bags.

 

During the school year, I will take a handful or two of these out at the beginning of each week and defrost them in the fridge. This adds to the variety of options the kids have for their school lunches. That way they aren’t still frozen by the time they get to school. They don’t mind them room temperature but during the summer they prefer to put them in the microwave.

Healthy Homemade Hot Pockets (with tortillas!)

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs diced ham, cooked chicken or any other leftover meat
  • 2 cups finely chopped broccoli
  • 2 cups cheese (cheddar, swiss, mozzarella, etc.)
  • 8-12 large tortillas or about 24 smaller tortillas
  • 1-2 Tbsp whole-grain mustard (optional)*

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread meat, broccoli & cheese down the center of each tortilla and wrap like you would a burrito. Place seam side down on a baking dish and bake until it’s nice and crisp, about 15 – 20 minutes.

*Optional. If your kids like mustard a very small smear of whole grain mustard adds a nice zip. Just don’t use too much otherwise it overpowers the wrap (in my opinion).

If you want the tortillas to be golden brown you can do an egg wash on top. I don’t mess with it because it is one extra step and the kids don’t care.

I use the smaller tortillas since I have 5 kids ranging from 2 -15. One is usually plenty for the younger kids and than my growing teenage boy has 2 – 4. 😉

 

Variety:

We do something similar for a breakfast variety. We just replace the broccoli with scrambled eggs. Another yummy & healthy homemade hot pocket (with tortillas & still freezer friendly).

 

These are usually a big hit so I make a large batch like above (or sometimes I even double it). However, if you have a smaller family or have all younger kids you can half this recipe really easily.

Let them cool completely, put in a zip top bag or Tupperware and store in the fridge. It will be a perfect sandwich pocket for tomorrows lunch box.

 

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Healthy Homemade Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets, in a tortilla

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