Another great gross-out Halloween snack for you and the kiddies. Looks like someone just squeezed a zit! Arrange these Protein Pus Pockets on an hors d’oeuvres platter as the recipe says, and you will have a fun and healthy treat for a Halloween get-together.
You could also make a handful of these and keep them in the fridge for a quick snack or a small meal. They are also easily taken to work for lunch because they are small and very portable.
So, how do we make them?
The Protein Pus Pockets Recipe
- 4 small whole grain or whole wheat pitas
- 2 cups low-fat or fat-free shredded mozzarella cheese
- 8 slices of ham, turkey, roast beef, or another of your favorite meats
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut a slit in each pita along 1/4 of its top edge to make a pocket.
- Insert at least 2 slices of meat into each pocket; try to lay the meat as flat as possible on the inside of the pita as if you were making a sandwich.
- Scoop 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese of your choice into each pita.
- Place the stuffed pitas on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the pitas turn golden brown.
- Remove pitas from the oven and turn the oven off.
- With a knife, poke a hole in the top of each pita.
- Carefully squeeze pitas until a little melted cheese oozes out of the hole, but be careful because the cheese will be hot.
- Dab a little ketchup around the hole and arrange it on a platter.
- Serve warm or cool, they are still great little sammies.
You could probably sprinkle some additional cheese on the platter to represent maggots. =)
Using low-fat cheese makes this disk a healthy, spooky, low-fat snack. In fact, this ‘snack’ could be used as a small meal if you normally eat 5-6 meals a day. To increase the protein content, simply increase the amount of meat you place inside the pus pocket. If you can find ‘stone ground whole grain’ pitas, you should use those, although whole wheat is an acceptable second choice.
Find an amazing Halloween hors d’oeuvres platter you can grab from Amazon – click on the “Season to be Spooky” platter in this post.
Of course, the ingredients you use will determine the final nutrition breakdown for each pita, but just as an estimate I would say one pita probably has:
- between 200-240 calories
- around 6 grams of fat
- between 12-15 grams of protein
- around 25 grams of carbs