Before we begin, make sure you read to the end of this post- I’ve got an exciting giveaway and freebie for ever single one of my readers!
I am back with another recipe today and-I must say-this is probably my best one yet! I mentioned in last weeks turmeric frozen yoghurt post that I used goat’s cheese as a way of boosting my protein and calcium. So I took it upon myself to create another high protein recipe. It’s a gluten free calzone which is also cow’s milk free but since so many of you have different diets, it’s also…
–Suitable for those on low residue diets.
-Suitable for those on a LOW FODMAP diet.
-Suitable for those on Slimming World (only 2 syns per calzone with the goat’s cheese a healthy extra)
While I’m not on those diets myself-and have also blogged about some of the issues with low residue diets and low FODMAP-I know it can be tricky to find good food options on both of them, so this is the perfect recipe!
A little heads up before I share the recipe, while it’s super easy to make (in theory) actually sealing the wraps was the trickiest part! As you know, gluten free bread, in general, has a tendency to fall apart. I used Old El Paso’s corn Tortilla wraps as they’re by far my favourite (other free from wraps tend to have a billion ingredients!)
Gluten Free Mini Calzones
- 4 gluten free Tortilla wraps
- 1/2 cup of passata check no onions have been added if on the low FODMAP diet
- 1/4 of a block of St Helen's Mild Goat's Cheese hard cheese not the soft type.
- 1 packet of cooked chicken
- 1/4 squash cooked and chopped
- 1 egg beaten
Grate the goat's cheese and put into a separate bowl.
Heat tortillas for 10 seconds in the microwave to soften and then lay out on a chopping board.
Spread a fine layer of the passata on half of the Tortilla wrap (Leaving other half bare). Make sure you leave edges bare too (so they can stick together!)
Chop the chicken into small pieces (shredded chicken would work even better) Add chicken and squash chunks on top of the passata -don't overfill and squash down to avoid tearing the wrap when folding.
Sprinkle St Helen's Mild Goat's Cheese over the top of the chicken and squash chunks.
Using a knife (or a fancy pastry brush), use a tablespoon of beaten egg to coat the other half of the tortilla and the edges.
Now gently fold over the other side of the wrap so the two edges meet.
Press firmly so the egg sticks the edges together.
You can also use a fork press down and seal to edges.
To achieve a lovely golden brown look, coat the front of the folded tortilla with egg too. You can also use coconut oil to do this if you don't eat eggs! This article gives you a few suggestions on other alternatives.
Finally, bake in the oven on 200 degrees for 15 minutes. Check every five minutes to ensure they don't stick to the tray.
The finished result is perfect for snacking, lunch boxes or an afternoon pick me up. As I mentioned in my last post, one of the great things about goat’s cheese is its distinct flavour- so you only need to add a small amount to give these wraps a great taste!
- The recipe is full of protein- both the chicken and goat’s cheese are a great protein source.
- Butternut squash is a great source of soluble fibre which tends to be easier to digest.
- Goat’s cheese is often easier to digest than cow’s milk cheese due to the curdling process. I talk about this in my turmeric fro-you recipe.
- If you are on the low FODMAP diet, 1/4 of a cup of butternut squash is considered ‘low’. 12 cup of goat’s cheese is considered ‘low.’ Passata ingredients should be checked carefully. The ingredients of the corn wraps I used, also appeared to be low but check your own too.
- If you are on the low residue diet, make sure the squash is well-cooked and you pick low fibre wraps.
Giveaway and a freebie for everyone!
I’ve now shared two different recipes using St Helen’s Farm so I am offering my readers a giveaway and an exclusive freebie.
As this is a cheese based recipe, St Helen’s farm are offering all my readers a completely free cheese clip- to help keep your goat’s cheese fresh! Just email: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and postal address and they’ll pop one in the post.
Now, on to the giveaway…
St Helen’s Farm are also giving away a whole hamper of goodies so you can recreate them at home! The hamper will be packed with goat’s milk, yoghurt (so you can have a go at your own turmeric and pineapple desert), goat’s butter and of course a bundle of goat’s cheese to help you recreate my calzones at home! Just follow the instructions below to enter.
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This is a collaborative recipe and giveaway with St Helen’s farm.