These pastry triangles filled with spinach and squash are simple, healthy and delicious. Perfect hearty snack on cold, rainy autumn afternoons and great leftovers for lunch. Pair it with a large green salad for a very satisfying dinner.
Spinach & Feta Puff Pastry Recipe
Olga (whom I’ve met on Instagram) created a beautiful recipe for Spinach & Feta Triangles and submitted it on Ana’s Bananas (submit your own healthy recipe). I loved it and got inspired to create a recipe for Squash & Feta Triangles as well.
Taste buds in bliss.
Dairy against diabetes?
Out of all dairy products, fermented ones, such as cheese and yoghurt, seem to have a good effect on blood sugar levels and could help prevent diabetes type 2 – or so it was believed by the scientific community for a while – until (hot off the press!) a new study came out pointing to diabetes’ complete indifference to dairy consumption: “Intake of different types of dairy and its prospective association with risk of type 2 diabetes: The Rotterdam Study”…. There goes science confusing us again! Now what will be our excuse to eat cheese??
Calories, healthy foods and long-term weight loss
If you’re counting calories, puff pastry is not your friend. Yes, this is a calorie rich dish. But it’s one of those good caloric dishes (what?) – filled with vegetables, rich in fibre and low on processed ingredients (only puff pastry is ready made). If you make a fresh salad to go with it (as I do) you’re getting even more nutrients, and will sooner achieve that feeling of satiety (therefore eating less pastries overall).
Counting calories is emotionally exhausting and usually ends up making you feel hungry. Don’t do it!
Enjoy – don’t restrict – your food. If you are trying to diet or permanently lose weight, indulge in whole foods instead of depriving yourself of everything. Avoiding empty calories and eating foods rich in fibre will help you lose weight and maintain a healthy weight.
Make wise choices, cook your own food, eat mindfully and enjoy every bite! The below recipe is a perfect example of balancing calorie intake and nutrient intake.
Plant based, vegetable rich diet is healthy
A plant based diet is good for your health (at least that’s one thing that 99% of nutrition scientists and medical doctors can agree about). Hooray for spinach & butternut squash, the two healthy heroes in this recipe!
Check out the recipe below or watch the video for quick instructions: