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Old 10-08-2010, 01:05 AM   #1  
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Default Love pesto but hate the calories?

Most pesto sauce is high in calories so tonight I made my own!

Shirataki noodles - 40 cal
1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge - 35 cal
1/4 cup almond milk - 10 cal
2 TSP pesto sauce mix (powder) - 30 cal

115 calorie noodles with pesto!

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Old 10-08-2010, 02:15 AM   #2  
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sounds good, I'll definitely give it a try. thanks for sharing!
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You can almost make pesto yourself with only a small amount of nuts, and chicken broth instead of the olive oil. Lots of basil, garlic, a moderate amount of parm, and nuts if you want (but I usually don't include). Salt, pepper, bliss.
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Oooh, thanks for this ladies! I love pesto. Not many things in the world taste better.
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:28 PM   #5  
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A favorite website of mine, choosingraw.com, has a few different recipes for pesto:

Slothful Single Girl’s Summertime Pesto:
2 cups basil, packed
tsp sea salt, or to taste (I used a bit less)
2 tbsp olive oil

AND

Cilantro Pesto
Ingredients:
bunch (about 1 cup tightly packed) cilantro
cup pine nuts
tsp lemon zest
1 tsp lemon juice
tsp salt
cup + 1 tbsp olive oil

Most of her dishes can be made non-raw with a few subs (wheat noodles instead of spiraled zucchini ect).
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YUM I love pesto. I hate those shirataki noodles, though. I've never tried pesto on a spaghetti squash (which is my usual sub for pasta) but I imagine it would be quite yummy!
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:23 PM   #7  
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theres this new basil in a tube, in the fresh herbs section, tastes similar to me as pesto when i add to dishes. basil has almost no cals, with a dose of vit. C.

i like it in tuna salad(dont need as much light mayo), black beans and salsa, list goes on and on.
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