Filo Pastry Pies - The Dream for Calorie-Conscious Food Lovers
I can't be the only person out there- in fact I think there's a lot of us in Leeds- who absolutely loves pie, but have to constantly choose between my love of pie and my desire to lose weight. But recently I saw a recipe (In Joe Wicks' Lean in 15 book) for a low-carb chicken pie which uses filo pastry. Sure there's a bit of cream in the filling but you can forgive that if you get to enjoy a VERY tasty pie with no calorie or carb based guilt. See the recipe here: http://www.itv.com/thismorning/food/lean-in-15-chicken-pie-joe-wicks-recipe.
I loved this pie so much that when I saw a Gino D'Acampo Lamb, spinach and gorgonzola pie, also using filo pastry, I HAD to make it. It was so delicious and so satisfying you wouldn't think it was low carb. And even better filo pastry is much easier and quicker to cook- in fact, you can't really get it wrong and can easily make a pie from scratch in less than half an hour!
After a veggie option? Try a classic Greek spinach and feta pie- also delicious! Fish lover? Try this salmon filo pie! http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/23042/salmon-filo-pie
The possibilities are endless and there's something for every pie-loving dieter. Filo pies have changed my life and are a firm dinner party favourite!