Simple Superfood Pesto Pasta

You guys know I seriously love my carbs. So it’s probably no surprise that pasta is one of those foods I frequently turn to for a quick weeknight dinner or a cozy, comforting meal with friends. It’s inexpensive and quick to prepare, not to mention totally, completely and utterly satisfying.

Especially when it’s coated in good-for-you superfoods.

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Lately I’ve been trading jarred tomato sauce for more satisfying, vitamin-rich pesto–particularly those made with dark leafy greens. I find pine nuts, cheese and olive oil give pesto a little more staying power than your average tomato sauce, adding a dose of healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats to a comforting bowl of carbs. When I’m pressed for time and fresh out of the homemade kind, my go-to has been this Superfood Pesto from Three Bridges.

A San Francisco-based company with a delicious line of refrigerated meals, pastas and sauces made from fresh ingredients, Three Bridges prides themselves in making good-for-you convenience foods that are minimally processed, free of hydrogenated oils, artificial colors and preservatives and that are made with premium, natural and organic ingredients.

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Just the other night I used their delicious Superfood Pesto to make a nourishing meal for two (well, 4 if you count the leftovers) in under 20 minutes. While the pasta boiled away on the stove, I quickly sauteed some mushrooms and roasted a container of grape tomatoes in our little toaster oven. Once the pasta was done, everything, including the pesto, went into the pot for a good stir.

Let me just say, this veggie-packed pasta lasted about three minutes on the table. It was so tasty the hubs and I even licked the green flecks of kaley goodness from the bottom of our bowlsthe true sign of any seriously good meal.

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Whether it’s homemade or made for you, nutrient-rich superfood pesto is a great way to liven up any bowl of linguine and give it a nutritional upgrade in no time. Cook up and throw in whatever veggies you have in the fridge for extra good-for-youness! Oh, and the next time you’re pressed for time but don’t want to compromise health or freshness for convenience, definitely check out Three Bridges. (Shopping Tip: You can find them at Safeway, Target and Fresh & Easy)

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A special thanks to Three Bridges for bringing you today’s delicious recipe! 

Got any other tips for giving pasta a nutritional upgrade? Let’s hear ‘em!

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