Latin American Empanadas (Pipian Empanadas)
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 6, place on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until solid. Transfer to a plastic storage bag and freeze for up to 2 months.
Hulled pumpkin seeds, also know as pepitas, are medium-dark green and have a delicate nutty flavor. They are sold salted, roasted and raw, and can be found in the health-food sections of many supermarkets.
Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.
Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.
1 1/3 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/3 lean protein, 1 1/2 fat