I’m a sucker for bowls of pasta! When I first started working out and resetting my body, I thought I had to give up my favorite foods. And I sort of do, as processed foods no longer agree with my stomach. So, I experiment and turn my favorite foods into nourishing dishes, that help fuel my workouts and keep me feeling great. Instead of traditional flour spaghetti noodles, I like to spiralize veggies into pasta noodles! Recently, I purchased a box of Edamame Noodles and LOVE them! The noodles are just made from Edamame, which hold so many benefits, and big bonus, they only take four minutes to cook!
I’ve been using these noodles with some of my favorite sauces. Last week I made a Lentil Bolognese, and honestly as a meat eater I didn’t even notice a lack of ground beef! I’ll share that Lentil Bolognese later this week, right now I want to share a quick pesto that has some pretty big benefits. A typical pesto usually calls for parmigiano cheese, but I ditched that and used NUTRITIONAL YEAST; and I went with avocado oil instead of olive oil.
Spinach Arugula Walnut Pesto
1 1/2 cups of washed spinach and arugula
1/2 cup of walnuts
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
Big pinch of Himalayan salt
Roughly 1/3 cup of avocado oil
In a food processor, blend all the ingredients EXCEPT the oil until it’s a paste. Then slowly add the oil.
Enjoy tossed in your favorite pasta or salad!