A traditional meat pie can harbour a golf ball-sized portion of fat.
So although we Kiwis love pies, they're not a good food to eat every day. If you feel like a pie as a treat:
- Choose potato-top varieties over pastry topped.
- Look out for the lighter options. Jester's and Goodtime pies (available in schools) carry the Heart Foundation Tick, meaning they have less fat and kilojoules than other pies.
- If you're cooking a meat pie, try using layers of filo pastry instead of flaky pastry. Use lean meat and leave the top of your pie pastry-free or use mashed potato.
Try one of these healthy pie recipes: