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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Spinach Pie (healthier version)

In my constant search for recipes that I can make healthier and more along the lines of my heart healthy diet I have found a spin on Spinach Pie that is very tasty and is lower in calories and fat.

Thaw and drain a box of frozen cut spinach.  Take the Phyllo dough out of the freezer
Mince 2 cloves of garlic, tablespoon of Olive oil, 1/4 sweet onion, salt and pepper in a food processor

combine :
1/2 cup of plain GREEK (much thicker consistency and better for you) Yogurt
1/2 cup fat free sour cream (or fat free cream cheese)

add the above ingredients together in a bowl and stir to combine ingredients.
Gently mix in a half cup of feta cheese and 1/4th cup goat cheese into the mixture.

Set aside the Spinach mixture and prepare the phyllo dough as directed with this exception : replace the butter with olive oil.  Follow the same box directions for adding filling and add the Spinach mixture to the phyllo sheets and fold as directed.
** I also threw in a 1/4th cup of flax seeds.  I liked them but they added a texture change and kinda popped in your mouth when eating.  I think I recommend flax powder or running the flax seeds through a food processor and then add them to the Spinach pie mixture.  Great way to get extra omegas without changing up the taste.

Depending on how you make the phyllo folds will depend on how many this makes.  I got enough for 6 servings

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