diabetic pies

Pies - another delicious option for our meals!

We, and our customers just love the taste of our ready-made meals but this week we thought we'd see how they went as pie fillings (yes we bought a new piemaker!)

As our ready meals are already cooked, they have the perfect texture for a pie (which we have just found out). We used already rolled puff pastry (check the carbs) and simply added in 1/3 of a meal to each case.

And they were absolutely delicious! The texture was perfect and the taste was amazing. We tried 4 different versions:

Chicken and Leek

Butter Chicken

Tender Beef and Veg

Taste = fantastic

Ease of making = just need a pie maker to make them really easy

Fun factor = lots!

Note: 1 ready meal made 3 pies (single serving size) but you could use 1 ready meal for a family size pie if you wanted - just add in extra veggies to make it a big 4 person serving.

And we tried them cold the next day - yum!

The carbohydrate content in puff pastry can vary based on the brand and recipe. However, puff pastry is typically made from flour, butter, and water, which are all sources of carbohydrates. The carbohydrates in puff pastry primarily come from the flour used in its preparation.

On average, a standard serving of puff pastry (about 1 ounce or 28 grams) contains approximately 17 to 20 grams of carbohydrates. Keep in mind that this is a general estimate and the actual carbohydrate content may differ based on the specific brand or recipe.

When considering the carbohydrate content of puff pastry, it's important to account for the portion size you're consuming. Additionally, if you're following a specific dietary plan, such as a low-carb diet or managing blood sugar levels, it's a good idea to read the nutrition label on the puff pastry packaging for accurate information.

Remember that puff pastry is a flaky and buttery pastry that is often used in various baked goods, such as pastries, turnovers, and tarts. While it can be delicious, it's also calorie-dense and can contribute to your overall carbohydrate intake. If you're looking to manage your carbohydrate intake, you might want to enjoy puff pastry in moderation or consider alternative options that are lower in carbs.

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