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Superfood Weeknight Meals: Strawberry-Pesto Melt
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 10 min
  • total: 25 min
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  • Summary

    The pesto recipe makes more than you will need for these sandwiches. Use the extra on pizza, over scrambled eggs, or tossed with pasta!

    Ingredients

    • ¼ cup basil paste or 20 fresh basil leaves
    • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
    • ½ cup pine nuts
    • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • ? cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1½ teaspoons coconut sugar
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • ? teaspoon sea salt
    • ? teaspoon ground pepper
    • ½ cup spinach pesto
    • 6 fresh organic strawberries, sliced
    • 8 ounces fontina cheese, thinly sliced
    • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 8 slices of bread of choice

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 897 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 66 g 101.46%
    • Saturated Fat: 18 g 88.75%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 76 mg 25.39%
    • Sodium: 1647 mg 68.63%
    • Calcium: 776 mg 77.64%
    • Potassium: 238 mg 6.81%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 28.47%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 46 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 5 g 21.52%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 29 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 104.21%
    • Vitamin C 67.23%
    • Vitamin D 1.43%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat11
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy2 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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