Home Care Tips - A Healthier Pot Pie


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Home Care Tips - A Healthier Pot Pie

Home Care in Greenwich, CT

Home-Care-in-Greenwich-CTOne of the best ways to use leftovers without letting anything go to waste is by making a pot pie. Pot pies can easily be made with almost any kind of meat - chicken, turkey, or beef. Unfortunately, pot pies can be loaded with fat and sodium making it a less than ideal meal for people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart problems. However, with some healthy substitutes and a hefty dose of delicious vegetables, a traditional pot pie can get a healthy makeover and turn it into a favorite food that can be eaten after the holidays and beyond. Use these simple strategies to make and serve a healthier pot pie this winter.

Try a Topping

Instead of encasing your entire pot pie in a butter-laden pie crust, make your pot pie filling, place it in the pie dish, and then add a creative topping for that crisp crunch. Some unique toppings include leftover mashed potatoes, a thin layer of phyllo dough, or a whole grain biscuit.

Add More Veggies

Peas, carrots, and potatoes are classically the vegetables to include in a pot pie. But, for different flavors and more nutrients try some unique veggies such as sweet potatoes, celery, turnips, zucchini, pearl onions, and mushrooms.

Replace Salt with Herbs

One way to lower the sodium content of your pot pie without sacrificing flavor, is to replace the salt with fresh and/or dried herbs. For a big flavor boost, try adding tarragon, garlic, thyme, sage, oregano, parsley, and/or turmeric.

Skip Cream or Milk

Cream and milk can add unnecessary fat and calories to your pot pie. To keep the filling from getting dry, try using stock or broth and olive oil. When your pot pie is loaded with yummy vegetables and herbs, chances are you won’t even miss it!

Use Lean Meat

When cutting the meat to add to the pot pie, trim off any excess fat and use the white meat if using poultry. Since the meat will be surrounded by an abundance of flavors in the pie, any excess fat will not really be adding much to the taste.

Skip the Crust Altogether

When you skip the crust completely, you are technically making a stew and not a pot pie, but stews can be delicious and nutritious, too!

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Greenwich, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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