Instead I opted for baby spinach, basil, a small amount of olive oil and grated cheese, I toss it all with whole wheat spaghetti and my secreat to the creamy sacue is a few heaping spoons of plain greek yogurt! The yogurt gives the creamy mouthfeel to the pesto sauce and no one will ever know it's in there!
Jen DePalma's Healthy Creamy Spinach Pesto & Pasta
2 cups of baby spinach
10 large basil leaves
5 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup of pecorino romano grated cheese
1/4 cup 2% plain greek yogurt
2 cups of whole wheat spaghetti
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil, cook pasta according to direction, drain and reserve pasta water
In food processor pulse together spinach, basil and garlic
Slowly incorporate oil- reserve sauce
Toss sauce with pasta, stream in pasta water to loosen sauce, fold in greek yogurt and serve!