Before I start my post…I just need to share some very exciting news for my FODMAP peeps. A new app is coming soon from the Monash team that will help you identify which foods are high, moderate and low in FODMAP. How exciting is that??? I am beyond excited. Here is a short article about the app if you are interested, click here! The app is due out mid November!
And here is my post 🙂
I do love nuts and seeds. And ya know what? They are good for you.
Nuts and seeds vary in micronutrients but many are a great source of zinc, magnesium, manganese, B Vitamins and iron too.
I am also a HUGE fan of arugula. Arugula is often used like lettuce in a salad but it actually is an herb and one of the few plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy anti-inflammatory fat.
I decided I would try to whip up my own version of pesto adding in some of my favorites….basil, arugula, lemon and macadamias. I also added some Parmesan cheese and a hint of garlic. (Don’t worry FODMAPers you can use garlic infused oil)
This pesto is so versatile. I used it as a salad dressing….wicked yummy.
But you could use it in a sandwich, as a spread on a pizza, as a marinade on your chicken. Really, the options are endless.
I made up a big batch so I can freeze some to use later and also packaged up a small container to give to my friend Sara. Homemade treats make great gifts. I love sharing my creations. 🙂
And….I love this pesto!