Everything that tastes good is fattening. That’s the rumor, anyway. And while sometimes it sure seems that way, fortunately there are a few goodies out there to prove it wrong.
Take strawberries, for instance. Beautiful, juicy, sweet and delicious. AND very low calorie (and they’re even quite filling). Strawberries are definitely an exception to the above rule. Strawberries are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without busting any buttons.
Phyllo dough is another staple for me. Crispy and golden brown, judicious use of phyllo dough can give you a yummy and satisfying crust for a lot less fat and calories than pretty much any other kind. I like to keep some in the freezer all the time.
So the other night I was wanting something sweet and tasty but not too indulgent. I had some thawed phyllo dough. There was a big container of strawberries that needed to be used. So I just threw this together and it was delish. Sweet strawberry filling in a crispy golden brown crust – what’s not to like? And hot out of the oven, it was fragrant and warming to boot.
And to top it off, it only took maybe 5 minutes to put it together. This could definitely be done with pretty much any kind of fruit or berry, I would think. This is why I keep that phyllo around!