More Pesto, Please!


I thought summers were suppose to be slower… you know, a time to relax and spend more time with your family. But with work, a constantly messy house and my side job as summer chauffeur, every minute is packed. On top of that, trying to figure out what my daughter will eat three times a day! 😭😭😭

When she was little, it was so easy. She’d eat pretty much everything, even her veggies. All I had to do was steam them up, add some ghee and a little sea salt and she’d eat them like they were chips.

But now my precious little pre-teen sits down at the table and says, “Ugh… why do we always have to eat vegetables??” Music to a mom’s ears… especially mine.

The good news is I’ve noticed that when I add different flavors to her veggies and meals, she eats them right up with no complaints. Even says, “Yum!”

One of our favorite flavor additions is pesto. I make different variations, but this Kale Basil Pesto packs a lot of greens and nutrition and just makes everything taste better. We love it on wraps, bowls, salads, steamed veggies, roasted veggies, grains, even meats. 😋

You can change it up using different nuts and seeds (cashews are especially good!), different greens and vary the ingredients to your taste. If you want that cheesier flavor, try adding a little nutritional yeast. Just blend the pesto without it first so you can taste it both ways and see what you like best. You can also add a little at a time and see what you like.

Now that I’ve made a fresh batch, I’ll be adding it to as much as I can this week (see storing tips below). If you give it a try, let me know what you think! I’d love to hear! ❤️



•1 cup raw walnuts (or any raw nut or seed)
•5 cloves garlic
•3 cups fresh basil leaves
•2 cups fresh kale (or other leafy greens)
•1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, cold-pressed
•3 TBSP of fresh lemon juice
•3/4 tsp sea salt
•1 TBSP nutritional yeast (optional)


Blend ingredients in a food processor or blender until well combined, scraping the sides as needed. Enjoy!

Note: Store leftover pesto covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or you can freeze it for about 3 months. I like storing it in covered ice cube/baby foods trays, then I just pull out what I need when I need it.💕
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