>> Monday, July 15, 2013
Now that the stampede is over, it’s time to eat healthier again. No more deep fried foods, well for a little while anyhow. However, that doesn’t mean I still don’t want to eat delicious comfort food. Especially since we’ve moved and now live much closer to Edelweiss Village. I find we’re always there grabbing some perogies as a quick snack. Who doesn’t love the doughy chewy goodness of perogies? But they’re not exacting the best thing to be eating all the time. So I set out to find a healthier alternative. When I made these perogies with greek yogurt, my husband didn’t even notice that they didn’t contain any cheese. I found that amazing, since perogies rely quite heavily on the cheddar cheese to provide the smooth creaminess of the filling within. Plus, using the yogurt allowed me to up the amount of protein in the perogies and lower the amount of fat.
Nutrition Tidbit: Potatoes get a bad rap because they're starchy, but they provide many nutrients that our body needs and can fit in to a healthy diet. When eaten in moderation, they provide lots of vitamin B, C, antioxidants and a great source of potassium, preventing high blood pressure. Just make sure they're not the deep fried kind!
1/2 cup milk, warm
1 small potato
1 tsp salt
Measure out a 1/2 cup of the potato for the dough and set the rest aside for the filling.
1 tbsp butter
3 medium sized potatoes
1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese or greek yogurt
Salt and pepper
Close the dough over the filling and start to pinch the dough from the sides to prevent the dough from forming a crescent shape.
You can sauté the perogies with a bit of olive oil or butter for some extra crunch or serve as is with sour cream, green onions and bacon.