This is such an easy way to get more leafy greens into your diet. I love low carb spinach and feta pie so this was the next progression, parcels for school lunches. These low carb spinach and feta parcels can be made for lunch, dinner, picnics and are sturdy enough for lunch boxes. Instead of using a pastry, they are wrapped in rice paper. Now rice paper does have carbs, but because they are so thin they are equivalent to only 5-10g carbs per sheet depending on the size you use. Your other option to make it even lower in carbs, is to bake the spinach and feta pie in a baking dish without any pie crust. This is just another option that tiny little hands may find easier to hold rather than a slice of pie.
The most important aspect here is to ensure you have squeezed out enough of the water once you cook the spinach. If you don’t, you may end up with a soggy parcel or pie, depending on what you choose to cook.
This is such an adaptable recipe you can make it many ways, depending on what you are looking for and how many carbs you require.
Spinach and feta pie – grain free crust for a beautiful dinner, or cold for picnics and lunches
Spinach and feta parcels – this recipe using rice papers when carbs aren’t so critical and you need a sturdy lunch for little hands to take to school
Spinach and feta pie – crustless – make the same mixture as this recipe, but bake in a lined baking dish without the crust. Freezes well
Spinach and feta – wrapped in cabbage leaves – use the recipe on this page but instead of rice papers, for those who need to monitor their carbs even closer, use wilted cabbage leaves to wrap the filling and bake in an oiled baking dish. Turn over half way through cooking.
Prosciutto wraps – yes, readers have told me they wrap this mixture in large prosciutto slices. This would be amazing.