March’s edition of Good Food Mag is full of healthy and budget friendly meal ideas – loads of people have been singing its praises on twitter lately and i’m right there with them.
My fave recipe of late is the Butternut squash, spinach and feta filo pie - you can find the recipe on their website. I pretty much stuck to it so I won’t reproduce it here – I added a drizzle of oil to the vegetables and a scattering of dried sage.
Here’s the one I made…
Butternut squash is such a fab veg – healthy, substantial and sweet. It goes brilliantly with the feta and red onion in this recipe.
Filo topped pies are also brilliant if you’re trying to eat a lower fat diet but still want some pastry in your life. It’s also faff free – just scrunch it up, put it onto of your filling, brush some olive oil on then bake, and there you have it – instant pie crust.
The boys weren’t mad for it – I grilled up some fish fingers for them on the side as I knew it was a bit of a gamble. They liked the filo, but the big bits of onion put them off trying the veg part. I always give them the benefit of the doubt though, because you never know when they might surprise you; just not this time.
Disappointing on that front – yes, but it meant there was a tonne of tasty leftovers for Matthew and I for the rest of the week.