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Kid Approved Kale Pesto Pasta


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how to cook kale

You’d think I put down a plate of roadkill judging by her response to the bowl of green pasta in front of her. She squirmed, and flailed, and whined, and played the biggest trump card she has: “I’m just so tired. Can I just go to bed now, please?” I mean, really, what parent says no to a kid asking to go to bed early?

I said, “sure, you just have to try one bite first.”

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Cue the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

She chewed, swallowed, and sheepishly smiled as she picked her fork up for more.

how to cook kale

I served kale last night, and both of my children happily ate it all and asked for more. Verdict: repeat recipe.

kale pesto pasta

You just need kale, almonds, a few other little things, and a good blender.

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Let’s get started!  kale pesto pasta

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2 Responses to “Kid Approved Kale Pesto Pasta”

  1. Molly J. July 30, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I’m glad you use almonds and it works! I need to make some pesto and pine nuts are soooooo expensive right now!

    • TeachEatLove August 1, 2016 at 10:34 am

      For real! I hate buying pine nuts (unless I’m at Trader Joe’s) because they’re crazy expensive. The almonds work beautifully with the kale, but do look for slivered. Whole, raw almonds work, but the texture of the pesto could be compromised from the skins unless you’ve got a Vitamix style blender.

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