I am always trying to come up with quick, easy and healthy ideas for a toddler on the go! One that can be thrown in the bag and eaten on the trail. As I was perusing the Trader Joe’s refrigerated section a few weeks ago, I came across their homemade whole wheat pizza dough and it hit me! I could make calzones stuffed with anything! Freeze them and pop them in the oven whenever I didn’t feel like cooking! Of course, you could make your own pizza dough, if you’re good at that kind of thing, but I don’t have the patience for it. Ha! Enjoy!
1/4 cup chopped Onions
1/2 cup steamed Lentils
1/2 cup roasted Chicken
1/2 cup steamed Broccoli
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1 ready-made Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
Take the whole wheat pizza dough and roll it out, then cut it into evenly-shaped rectangles. In a pan, saute the onions, lentils, chicken, mushrooms and broccoli in the olive oil. Place about 2 tablespoons of the mixture in the center of each rectangle. Fold the dough over and sealed the edges with a fork. To freeze them, place the calzones on a plate, making sure they don’t touch, and put them in the freezer. Once they are frozen solid, you can transfer them to a freezer-safe container or ziploc bag! Then, whenever you feel the desire, pull one out and place in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 15 minutes! Quick. Easy. Healthy Food. Enjoy!
5 thoughts on “[Food Series] Easy & Healthy Homemade Chicken & Mushroom Calzones”
Great idea! I'm looking for easy freezer meals to stock up on and prepare before my baby is born to help ease the stress of those first few weeks. Tucking this one away!
Awesome! These freeze so well and I love that you don't need any defrost time! Enjoy!
how many mushrooms are used in this recipe?
Hi Megan! Sorry for the delayed response and thanks for catching that! I use 1/2 cup of chopped porcini mushrooms! Enjoy!!