Pesto is one of those things that just makes things taste better. Most pesto recipes are made up mostly of oil, and second to that basil and pine nuts. There's traditionally some Parmesan cheese in there, too. No wonder it's delicious, right?
And what is pesto typically paired with? Pasta. Yup. So, consuming pesto would likely entail lots of oil, some cheese, and some pasta. If we did that too often we might have a clogged artery or two and we'd certainly feel some belly bloat.
We're not cool with swearing off any foods that we think are delicious, pesto included, and we want to have super delicious foods frequent...
I don't know about you, but we could literally dive into a bowl of this veggie-loaded lentil pasta. And did we hear pesto? If there's pesto, we're in. This recipe is seriously one of the EASIEST we have on our blog, and it's so so good.
Bare Nutrition is all about finding ways to say yes to all foods. PASTA included (We're Italian, c'mon we practicaly have pasta in our blood). We also are all about finding ways to take comfort foods with virtually no nutritional content (aka starchy, refined carbs) and making them nutritionally dense meals. Exhibit A: this lentil pasta.