Low-Cal Baking

Savory Lentil Spinach Pies

Vegetarian Pierogies
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Preparation:
1 hr
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Calories:
144
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Nutritional values

These delicious pies are packed with lean vegetable protein from the lentils as well as minerals like iron from the spinach.

These pies make for a delicious snack, and can be kept at room temperature.

1 <none> contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie144 kcal(7 %)
Protein5.13 g(5 %)
Fat4.84 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates20.37 g(14 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.89 g(6 %)
Vitamin A63.86 mg(7,983 %)
Vitamin D0.33 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E0.94 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0.18 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₂0.16 mg(15 %)
Niacin2.02 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₆0.08 mg(6 %)
Folate83.1 μg(28 %)
Pantothenic acid0.25 mg(4 %)
Biotin1.29 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.24 μg(8 %)
Vitamin C4.91 mg(5 %)
Potassium161.12 mg(4 %)
Calcium40.12 mg(4 %)
Magnesium16.7 mg(6 %)
Iron1.72 mg(11 %)
Iodine12.38 μg(6 %)
Zinc0.43 mg(5 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.75 g
Cholesterol46.89 mg

Ingredients

for
12
For the dough
2 eggs
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Baking powder
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
For the filling
1 tablespoon Oil
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1 cup Baby spinach
1 cup cooked Lentils
1 small cooked potato (mashed)
salt
peppers
For the glaze
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon water
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For the dough: beat together the eggs, salt and baking powder until blended.
2.
Gradually add the flour to form a soft but not sticky dough.
3.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes until smooth and elastic. Put into a greased bowl, cover with cling film and leave to stand for 1 hour.
4.
For the filling: heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the garlic and onion for about 5 minutes, until softened but not browned. Add the spinach leaves and cook for a few seconds until wilted.
5.
Tip into a bowl and stir in the lentils and potato until well mixed. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
6.

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

7.
Knead the dough lightly again and roll out as thinly as possible. Cut into 24 hearts with a cutter.
8.
Place a spoonful of filling on 12 hearts. Brush the edges with water and place another dough heart on top. Seal the edges well with by pressing with the back of a fork. Place on the baking tray.
9.
For the glaze: whisk together the egg yolk and water and brush over the hearts. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden. Serve hot.