The basil in the garden is going great guns, but I find regular basil pesto a little overpowering, and oily, and I am never quite sure of the reason for adding nuts... they just disappear! When I saw a recipe for spinach basil pesto in a chia seed cookbook I got out of the library I thought I would give it a try. I changed the recipe quite a bit adding more basil, parmesan and garlic. I like the fact that it has very little oil too. I had a couple of spoonfuls for lunch on a wrap with some grated cheddar and a huge bundle of rocket, bok choy and parsley that I picked fresh out of the garden. Gosh it was good! So today I repeated the idea - this time adding a hard boiled egg instead of more cheese, since there is already quite a bit of cheese in the pesto.
Two very healthy, easy, vegetable filled lunches. What healthy lunch ideas do you have to share?
I have been connecting with Jenny at one body for living as we both try to lose a few kilos and eat more healthy food - why don't you join us? We started out weekly but now just catch up when we can.
I have also been tracking my calories and exercise on myfitnesspal and this keeps me accountable. Sometimes it is just too much trouble to have that piece of chocolate if you have to write it down!