Anybody trying to lose weight knows the struggle for flavour is real, and avoiding sauces and dips can make a dire situation even worse. Thankfully, there’s a healthy alternative that’s been around since the 1800s. Presto – it’s pesto! From a nutritional standpoint, the best ingredients to add to your pesto are basil, olive oil, and Romano cheese. When it comes to make it, simply add everything to a food processor or smash it into a sauce with your mortar and pestle.
Not only does pesto taste amazing, it also contains a ton of benefits. First, almost all of the ingredients used contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, pesto carries cardiovascular benefits to support heart health. If that wasn’t enough, the olive oil in pesto can aid in digestive health. With all of its nutritional content, pesto is sure to leave you feeling saucy.
There are many ways you can add pesto to your healthy meal plan. Try adding it to Greek yogurt for a tangy veggie dip, or wrap any protein brushed with pesto in foil and throw it in the oven. We like to top our fish, beef, pork, and chicken with pesto to amp up the flavour and health factor. Eating healthy is as rewarding as it is tasty, and with pesto in your corner, variety really is the spice of life!