I love a big spoonful of pesto sauce. It’s the perfect addition to pasta, wraps, sandwiches and much more. Fresh, homemade pesto delivers levels of flavor and texture you just can’t find in a can. But with high portions of fatty ingredients, some pesto sauces can deliver a surprisingly high dose of calories and fat.
And if you’re watching your nutrition or counting macros, a couple spoonfuls of pesto can blow through a lot of your fat and calories for the day.
My love of pesto sauce and finding healthy ways to enjoy good food set me on a mission. Could I create a healthier homemade pesto recipe that packed all the flavor but with less fat and calories? And that was also maybe a little more heart healthy?