My son particularly likes this recipe because of the sweet and spicy flavor the Dijon Mustard and apple ingredients create together. What I love about this lunchbox recipe is not only that it is very quick and easy to make but a little goes a long way. With 3 school-aged kids, especially my 12 year old son who seems to keep eating more than my grocery budget wants to allow, larger recipes are the ones I seek out. By sending one full pita in my son’s lunchbox and splitting one between my girl’s lunches comforts me to know they’ve all filled their tummy’s and replenished their energy.
- 4 DEMPSTER’S® Pita Pockets
- 2 Cans of Flaked Ham
- 60 ml Light mayonnaise
- 1 Small to Medium Red Apple, chopped
- Deli Sprouts
- 12 slices of Mozzarella Cheese
- Dijon Mustard
- In a mixing bowl, blend together the flaked ham and light mayonnaise. Chop the small apple into small pieces and add to the ham mixture, mixing thoroughly.
- Cut the DEMPSTER’S® Pita Pockets into half and with your hands peel apart the bread until you have two halves for each Pita.
- Spread a thin layer of Dijon Mustard on the inside bottom of the pita pocket halves before spreading a thicker layer of the flaked ham and mayonnaise mixture. Layer 3 slices of mozzarella cheese side by side on each pita half. Lastly, stuff the top of each pocket half with a layer of sprouts and they are ready for individual wrapping.
**Tips: Leftover cooked ham from the night before works well with this recipe, instead of using canned ham, dice the ham into small pieces and mix in as instructed. Regular mustard can be used in place of the Dijon Mustard, if preferred. Some children do not like mustard; if this describes your little one, omit the Mustard altogether. If you don’t need 4 pitas, store the remainder of the ham mixture in the fridge for later use.