10 Ways to Use Pesto | A Nutritionist Eats

Is there anything better than a batch of fresh pesto?

The possibilities are endless. Even the beginnings are endless!

10 Ways to Use Pesto | A Nutritionist Eats

I’m kind of a purist when it comes to pesto – meaning I tend to stick with the standard basil + pine nuts + garlic + parmesan + olive oil, but it’s not to say that I never branch out. It’s just rare. And for the record, I don’t always make my pesto from scratch. It’s preferred, but I also love the Kirkland brand of prepared pesto from Costco.

8 ways to use pesto: 

Pesto Pizza | A Nutritionist Eats

This has been dinner far too many times to count. It couldn’t be easier, yet hits the spot every single time I have it. Try Pesto Pizza for lunch or dinner soon. Please!!!!!

Thin pesto with olive oil and drizzle on fresh vegetables. Outstanding!

Salmon Sandwich with Pesto Avocado Spread | A Nutritionist Eats

I absolutely love combining pesto with avocado. Clarification: I love combining anything with avocado, and pesto is no exception. Salmon Sandwich with Pesto Avocado Spread is a delicious, rich and healthy sandwich.

Toss with cooked grains (like quinoa) and sprinkle with goat cheese.

Summer Crostini | A Nutritionist Eats

Summer Crostini is a great make-ahead appetizer and guaranteed crowd-pleaser. (And it’s been having a moment on pinterest this summer!)

Blend into white bean dip. Serve with toasted crostini, crackers and fresh vegetables.

Pesto Chicken Salad | A Nutritionist Eats

If you’re a chicken salad fan, you’ll love this pesto version! Pesto Chicken Salad is insanely easy and perfect on sandwiches or spread on crackers.

10 Ways to Use Pesto | A Nutritionist Eats

And, last but certainly not least is probably my absolute favorite way to eat pesto: simply tossed with pasta.

What’s your favorite way to use pesto? (AND! Make or buy?)

Grilled Chicken Sandwich | A Nutritionist Eats

grilled chicken sandwich

Today, I’ve got a delicious, messy, filling – and healthy – dinner for you all! When I put a call out for the type of recipes you’d all like to see, there was an overwhelming request for kid-friendly, family dinners. That makes sense. Dinners are tough and so I’m working on more entire-meal dinners with a

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Cucumber & Dill Goat Cheese | A Nutritionist Eats

cucumber & dill goat cheese

Since moving to LA, we’ve become house/dog-sitting extrordinares. Meaning not much more than, we (mainly Richie) are good at taking care of a cute dog named Ruby. So when my cousins head out of town, we move into their house. We love it because 1) grill 2) back yard 3) GRILL! And even though I

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Daily Eats | A Nutritionist Eats

daily eats: 7.9.14

Oh, hello! Are you surviving the post- long-weekend week of work? My week has been busy (newsletter time at work) so I’m kind of ready for the weekend! You? workout: 45 minutes walking on treadmill. I’m still really content with low-key exercise, so that’s what I’m doing! Lots of walking, 7-Minute and barre workouts. Every once in

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4th of July Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

4th of july inspiration

Um, can someone please explain what has happened to June?! I do NOT understand how the 4th of July is next week. It’s quite disturbing, especially because we haven’t done anything on our summer to-do list. (And I mean that we haven’t even made the list yet.) I do know that we want to spend some time

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Blue Cheese & Olive Pasta Salad | A Nutritionist Eats

blue cheese & olive pasta salad

(I’m bringing back an old favorite today, for new and necessary pictures and fresh words.) If I can be really honest with you all (my closest internet friends that is) I’ve been having a hard time being so far away from our family and friends. After a super fast, unexpected trip to Wisconsin, having some

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Lemon Feta Dip | A Nutritionist Eats

lemon feta dip

If we have met in real life, there is about a 95% chance that we’ve eaten cheese together. If we have never met in real life, there is about a 95% chance that if we were to meet, we would eat cheese together. Why? Because it’s kind of my thing. Friends know that if they

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