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Whole-Grain Chicken-Broccoli Pockets

Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 25 minutes, including cook time

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. raw, broccoli florets, 1/4" chopped
  • 2 c. shredded 2% cheddar cheese
  • 1-lb. bag of whole-wheat pizza dough
  • 8 oz. packaged, cooked, grilled chicken breast, 1/4" diced

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F (190º C).
  2. Flour work surface.
  3. Divide dough into four equal parts; roll out one part at a time into a rectangle.
  4. To assemble each pocket: On one half of dough add 1/2 c. broccoli, 1/2 c. shredded cheese, and 1/2 c. diced chicken breast.
  5. Fold other half of dough over top of filling to form pocket; cut small hole in top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Place pockets on non-stick baking sheet; bake for 15–20 minutes or until golden brown (check instructions on pizza dough; baking temperatures may vary depending on brand used).

Makes: 4 pockets

Serving size: 1 pocket

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
472 calories
35 g protein
16 g fat
7 g sat. fat
47 g carbohydrate
8 g fiber
75 mg cholesterol
1400 mg sodium
417 mg calcium
1 mg iron
25 mcg folic acid

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, fiber, and vitamins A and C, all of which are essential during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: May 2009

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