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Power Pesto Pasta Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings

what you'll need
  

Pesto Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews (heart health)
  • 1/2 cup basil (anti-inflammatory)
  • 1 bunch beet greens (increase oxygen to brain)
  • juice from 2 lemons (boost immunity)
  • 2 garlic cloves (regulate blood sugar)
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese (strengthen bones)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (heart health)

Pasta

  • 2 - 4 diced chicken (muscle repair)
  • 3 beets (increase oxygen to the brain)
  • 1 sweet potato (energy for brain)
  • 1 - 2 cups whole grain pasta (replenish energy + satiate)
  • olive oil (heart health)
  • salt and pepper to taste

let's do it
 

Pesto Sauce

  • Throw all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • This sauce can also be enjoyed over chicken or salmon!

Pasta Dish

  • Preheat the oven to 375° F.
  • Wash and peel the beet and sweet potato. Dice into bite-sized pieces.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Rub the veggies with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place chicken and veggies on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 30 min, flipping the veggies halfway through.
  • Continue cooking until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F and veggies are fork-tender.
  • While chicken & veggies bake, cook pasta according to the directions on the package.
  • Cut up the chicken in bite-sized pieces
  • Mix together pasta, chicken, and roasted veggies and toss with pesto sauce.
  • Enjoy!

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