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Cooking for Kids-Vegan Pesto

Cooking for picky eaters can be tough, trust me, I know! One of my favorite things to make for my kids is pesto because I can pack in so many good things and they’ll never notice. Pair this sauce with some high protein pasta or smear it on some bread for a sandwich or you could even use it for a dip. However you use it, you’ll be sure to love it. Enjoy!

Super Green Pesto
Makes about 2 C

2 C packed basil
1/4 C nuts; cashews, almond, pine etc
1/2 C frozen peas, defrosted
3 T nutritional yeast
1/2 medium avocado
2 T hemp seeds
2 small cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lemon; juiced
3 T olive oil
2-4 T water
1 lb pasta; cooked according to package directions

Pulse all of the ingredients until the lemon juice in the food processor. Once the ingredients are well combined, start streaming in the olive oil until a sauce starts to come together. Add the water to loosen it up a bit. Season with salt. Toss with pasta and enjoy!


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