Side Dishes

Perfect Pesto Pasta Salad

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A pesto pasta salad with artichoke hearts, olives, crumbled feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, and walnuts. Perfect for potlucks and parties or as a delicious side dish. Always a crowd pleaser! Isn't it time you brought something a little more exciting than macaroni or potato salad? Can easily be made into a main course meal by adding a protein such as grilled chicken breast strips or shrimp.

Ingredients:
One Bag of "Wacky" Noodles or "curly" noodles (I used a 17.6 oz. bag of Radiatori noodles from Costco)
10 oz. jar basil pesto (I used approximately 10 oz. of the Kirkland Pesto which comes in a big 22 oz size)
Small can of sliced olives, 2.25 oz., drained
Approximately 1 cup of cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 jar or can of artichoke hearts (approx 14 oz.)
1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbles
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Directions: Cook your noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse. Add pesto sauce, sliced olives, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, Feta crumbles and chopped walnuts. Cut any extra...
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Nutritions

Calories
454

Sodium
1638mg
68% DV

Fat
40g
61% DV

Protein
23g
46% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
5g
21% DV

Marinated Taro Root

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A marinated snack that can be used to replace late night bad habit cravings!

8 small taro roots
water
salt
1 cup yogurt, mixed with enough water to submerge roots (add salt)
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  1. Wash the taro roots well.
  2. Slightly cut a slit into each root, but not big enough to split the root into two pieces. This will allow the water and marinade to go into the taro root

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Nutritions

Calories
103

Sodium
946mg
39% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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