Italian Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula

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Pasta is as ubiquitous in Italy as fish in the sea. Many of the most famous and beloved Italian pastas come swathed in deliciously decadent and creamy sauces that taste heavenly but might leave you with a bellyache. This light and vegetable packed pesto pasta dish tastes just as filling and satisfying as those heavier pasta dishes, and you can enjoy it guilt free. Arugula and basil, rich in chlorophyll, offer powerful detoxification qualities, and extra virgin olive oil, another mainstay in Italy, boasts heart healthy unsaturated fats. Tomatoes add a burst of color and flavor, and fill you up with fiber and lycopene, vital for the health of your eyes and skin. All in all, this pasta dish packs more vegetables bite for bite, but still satisfies your pasta cravings.

For the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog, or their site Travel Well Worldwide.

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