By Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND
I love making food alternatives that incorporate more vegetables in place of refined carbohydrates. It makes for a lighter meal that has plant compounds and extra antioxidants. Go ahead and add more nutrients to the next sandwich or wrap you make by using chard leaves instead of bread! You can also use this pesto filling with rice paper rolls or toasted seaweed nori sheets.
It’s always nice to use different ingredients in a basic pesto recipe to increase your nutrient profile and add variety to your diet. I used walnuts because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and contain fiber, calcium, magnesium, B6, B1 and folate. They have anti-cancer properties, improve weight control, support brain and heart heath. I’d say it’s a good idea to make this for dinner tonight!
Wrap & Toppings:
*Note: You’ll likely have about 2 servings of leftover pesto to use for another recipe like our Zucchini Macadamia Pesto Roll Ups.
Trans Fat: 2.5g