Eating healthy can be a struggle on really busy days. With work, summer activities and school starting soon (for both kids and adults) it’s really nice to have some healthy recipes that can be whipped up in no time. These delicious Margarita Pizza Pockets are just that!
This recipe was inspired by our All in One Breakfast. Using a waffle iron is very convenient and super fast. We’ve been experimenting with several different versions so make sure you stay tuned! Each one is delicious and very easy peasy.
What makes this recipe clean eating is the whole wheat and basil. Both are packed with nutrients.
Whole wheat has a host of benefits. Some of the least known being it’s positive effect on mood, brain function and hormonal health. This is all due to it’s B6 content. Some research says that individuals who consume whole wheat products regularly tend to have higher levels of B6 and other important nutrients.
Basil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, heart healthy and is a great source for vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and manganese.
Put all this together with some homemade Margarita Sauce and you have a quick and nutritious meal. Maybe put a veggie tray with some French Onion Dip or a Creamy Italian Corn Salad on the side to make it even more delicious!
We like to make the Margarita Sauce ahead of time and freeze it. If you don’t have time to make the sauce yourself you can get some really tasty organic sauce at the store these days. It sure comes in handy in a pinch!
Try to keep the ingredients organic for optimum nutrition. Let’s eat some pizza pockets!
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fresh basil leaves
Using a large golf ball size of dough, roll flat. Spread Margarita Sauce on, add mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Take another ball of dough the size of a large golf ball. Roll in out and place on top. Crimp the sides. Lay into a waffle iron and close. Let cook until the dough is lightly browned.
We found this recipe in one of our favorite Taste of Home magazines. We however make it with organic ingredients and whole wheat flour and we allow for soaking time to help eliminate the phytic acid.
1 ½ cups fresh ground whole wheat flour
½ cup butter
1 cup sourdough starter
½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
Combine whole wheat flour, butter, sourdough starter and buttermilk in a glass bowl. Let sit in a warmish place for 6-12 hours. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
For more quick and healthy meals make sure you stop by our Quick and Classy Chicken Salad Sandwich, Herby Hummus Sandwich Spread, In a Hurry Pasta, Egg Salad Sandwich and Topical Basil Panini.
Do you ever experiment with the waffle iron?