I love fettucine pesto but also noticed that the thing is really oily. I was wondering if this pasta is good for you. i am not trying to lose weight and trying to bulk up, yet i also don't want that flabby tummy. I'm at 140 currently. thanks!
Thread: how bad/good is Pesto?
02-11-2007, 12:48 PM #1
- Join Date: Oct 2004
- Location: San Francisco, California, United States
- Age: 31
- Stats: 5'4", 140 lbs
- Posts: 62
- BodyPoints: 2722
- Rep Power: 127
02-11-2007, 01:34 PM #2
- Join Date: Nov 2006
- Location: IL
- Age: 26
- Stats: 5'5", 124 lbs
- Posts: 2,865
- BodyPoints: 24312
- Rep Power: 461
well pesto is usually high in fat, but you can lower that amount of fat if you make it yourself and control the ingredients...it seems ilke healthy fats tho, the oil, nuts, plus its good b/c of the spinach or whatever veggie you put inMichael Scott: Would I rather be feared or loved? Um... Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.
02-11-2007, 02:25 PM #3
- Join Date: Aug 2006
- Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
- Age: 29
- Stats: 6'2", 189 lbs
- Posts: 3,930
- BodyPoints: 24187
- Rep Power: 1687
I like to make my own pesto with fresh basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Yes it has fat but its definitely good fat. Just use it in moderation.I am not afraid... I was born to do this!
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Pain is temporary, failure lasts forever
Tranformation of The Week
02-11-2007, 03:36 PM #4
- Join Date: Oct 2005
- Location: Colorado, United States
- Age: 30
- Stats: 5'4", 130 lbs
- Posts: 2,268
- BodyPoints: 12559
- Rep Power: 470
I believe a traditional basil pesto recipe is pine nuts, basil, garlic, and lots of olive oil. Obviously these are all good foods, but the combination is mostly fat.
I think if you like it, use it, but consider it the fat source of the meal, and use it lightly.
If you are using it for pasta for example, and your meal is too dry with just a tad of it, try mixing it with some marinara sauce to make it go further.JS Fitness Solutions
Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor
Check out my features!
02-11-2007, 04:15 PM #5
- Join Date: Aug 2006
- Location: Pennsylvania, United States
- Stats: 5'9", 151 lbs
- Posts: 15,827
- BodyPoints: 49241
- Rep Power: 71190
Pesto is a flavoring, not the main course
Yeah, its high in fat, but its no big problem if u use a reasonable amount & fit it into ur macro-nutrient plan.Best Regards,
To the optimist, the glass is half full . . .
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty . . .
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Helpful or encouraging posters in my journal get repped.