oEasy Peasy Lemon Squeezy One Pot Pesto Pasta


Boil some pasta, rinse frozen peas, throw in some rotisserie chicken, a little pesto, a tablespoon of mayo, and a quick squeeze of lemon…done and done!  This Easy One Pot Pesto Pasta goes great with a side salad or dessert or nothing.  Just have seconds!!

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Who doesn’t love pasta and who doesn’t love simple?  Serve cold, or warm.  Pre-make this One Pot Pesto Pasta for a last-minute dinner.  Pack leftovers for tomorrow’s lunches!  Here’s the recipe:

Watch this video to learn 5 tips on how to easily grow your own basil.  Don’t want to make your own pesto?  Save even more time by finding one you like in the grocery that you can just squeeze in or scoop from a jar!

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I like to make homemade pesto during the summer and freeze individual servings in these 4 oz glass freezer and dishwasher-safe jars from Amazon.  You can run a bit of warm water over the jar before adding it to warm pasta.  It isn’t imperative to make homemade pesto, but growing your own basil adds freshness and saves money.

*something you may not know:  Do you suffer from inflammation?  Basil has anti-inflammatory properties.

No need to single out those pine nuts to gain the health benefits!  Eating pine nuts or any nut will suppress your appetite and aid in weight loss.  Eating nuts may reduce the risk of heart disease as well.  A small handful is just enough to make a high-protein, satisfying snack.

To make this recipe even healthier, use low-fat mayonnaise and whole-grain pasta.  Add diced carrots for added crunch and beta-carotene!

If you feel overwhelmed by all the nutrition advice, calorie recommendations, and diet trends, read these: Fact. Not Fad.Let’s Crunch Numbers!Help Me To Help You!

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