Flaky, portable, chicken-and-cheese-packed hand pies with half the salt and fat of the deep-fried version.
Food doesn't get much tastier than a deep-fried pocket of flaky dough filled with meaty, cheesy goodness. That's the joy of
an empanada, a messy delicacy that's best with a dipping sauce and a mountain of napkins. Their popularity is on the rise,
thanks to food trucks. The downside is that what seems like a snack-sized food can contain 500 calories and tons of salt and
fat. We love them so much, we just had to make them healthier.
496 calories per empanada
32 grams total fat
841 milligrams sodium
309 calories per empanada
16.3 grams total fat
455 milligrams sodium
View Recipe: Chicken and Mushroom Empanadas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
The secret to our tender dough, this heart-healthy fat replaces butter and lard to save 136 calories and 10g sat fat per pie.
Packs a tart punch into our filling and doubles as a dipping sauce to save 110mg sodium per tablespoon over store-bought.