My new love is calzones. Once you make them, it's so easy to feel confident about experimenting with different herbs, vegetables, and cheeses in the filling. I especially like to put a layer of very-thinly-sliced tomatoes on top of the filling before I pinch the calzone shut.
|Sauteing the garlic and spinach for the filling is what takes |
the longest . . . it took me about four whopping minutes.
Just because something is cheesy and delicious doesn't mean it's unhealthy. Ricotta is actually made from whey, which is a low-fat by-product of cheese. Spinach, garlic, fresh herbs, and tomatoes . . . all good for you. As long as I don't inhale both calzones by myself (I can usually only eat half of one--they are so filling!), I'm having a great made-from-scratch lunch that is healthy, satisfying, and delicious.