Main Dishes

Cilantro Basil Pesto Pasta

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Delicious pesto tossed over noodles and bathed in peas, broccoli and edamame beans for additional nutrition and protein.

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PESTO:
2 cups of cilantro leaves
2 cups of basil leaves
2 handfuls of chopped kale leaves
1 medium zucchini, chopped
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup Parmesean cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp pepper (or to taste)

PASTA:
1/2 package of spaghetti noodles
2 cups of frozen broccoli
1 cup of frozen peas
1 cup of frozen edamame beans
In a food processor or blender, blend 2 handfuls of kale, one zucchini, basil, cilantro, olive oil, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Puree until smooth. Set aside. Cook pasta noodles in a large...
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Nutritions

Calories
463

Sodium
647mg
26% DV

Fat
31g
48% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
34g
11% DV

Fiber
9g
37% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV