Pressed for time?⏱️ Here’s a full, healthy meal that takes fewer than thirty minutes to prepare: a veggie medley elevated by probiotic pesto. The secret is our Farmer Cheese. It gives the pesto that perfectly piquant taste that makes it delicious and adds the benefit of #probiotics to support a healthy gut. We blend the Farmer Cheese with olive oil, basil, parsley, cilantro, and pine nuts and drizzle it over a bed of roasted vegetables. That’s all there is to it. And it’s sublime.
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- Broccoli Florets
- Garlic Cloves
- Snap Peas
- 1 Zucchini
- 2 Sweet Potatos
- salt and pepper to taste
- olive oil
- ranch seasoning packet
- Pesto Ingredients
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup Farmer Cheese
- **to make vegan, sub with 1/4 cup Plain Oat
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Pesto: Blend together 1/2 tbsp olive oil, basil, parsley, cilantro, pine nuts, farmer cheese (or Lifeway Plain Oat), and salt. set in fridge until everything else is ready.
- Preheat a convention oven to 350 degrees on roast. Cut the broccoli, zucchini, and sweet potato into chunks. Toss them in olive oil, salt, pepper, and ranch season. Roast veggies for 18-20 mins or until veggies start to become soft.
- Layer in your meal prep bowl with the cooked veggies, snap peas, extra pine nuts, and pesto. Drizzle pesto over veggies when ready to eat and enjoy!