We had homemade chicken and leek pie last night - it was delicious. After making some chicken stock using chicken wings, we decided to use the leftover meat in a pie rather than a soup. A block of ready made puff pastry was used to make the topping. We served this with a selection of veg and the whole meal was under 500 calories.
Avoiding pastry is not necessary on our eating plan, as we eat everything. By eating what we please in a controlled environment (i.e. counting calories) we get to enjoy all the food groups. A little of what you fancy is good for you after all.