Walnut-Basil Pesto Pasta(Flat Belly Diet Recipe)

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Walnut-Basil Pesto Pasta(Flat Belly Diet Recipe)
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  1. Place basil, walnuts, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper flakes in food processor. Process, stopping once or twice to scrape down sides, until finely pureed. Transfer pesto to large bowl using spatula.
  2. Bring medium pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.
  3. Stir 2 or 3 tablespoons of reserved water into pesto. Add pasta and toss, adding more cooking water if necessary for consistency. Divide pasta evenly among 4 plates and sprinkle each serving with tomato and cheese.
  4. Nutritional Info Per Serving.
  5. 358 cal, 15 g pro, 42 g carb, 6 g fiber, 16 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 4 mg chol, 249 mg sodium.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 173.55 Kcal (727 kJ)
Calories from fat 133.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.88g 23%
Cholesterol 5.5mg 2%
Sodium 242.29mg 10%
Potassium 148.13mg 3%
Total Carbs 5.29g 2%
Sugars 0.71g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 6%
Protein 6.93g 14%
Vitamin C 3.6mg 6%
Iron 13.2mg 73%
Calcium 94.7mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 353.49 Kcal (1480 kJ)
Calories from fat 272.87 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.32g 23%
Cholesterol 11.2mg 2%
Sodium 493.51mg 10%
Potassium 301.72mg 3%
Total Carbs 10.78g 2%
Sugars 1.45g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.09g 6%
Protein 14.12g 14%
Vitamin C 7.3mg 6%
Iron 26.9mg 73%
Calcium 192.9mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 4.4
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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