My topping today is a warm artichoke and spinach pesto. I'm using the 'pesto' word real loosely here; it's probably closer to to a sauce than a pesto but don't get caught up on the title. We have artichokes and spinach topping a squash- fairly simple and mostly delicious.
And all round healthy! Fall is squash season so now is the time to get happy with heartier meals.
Happy healthy tips: Artichokes are loaded with fiber and a host of nutrients, minerals and phytochemicals that work to protect against many health risks including cancer, hear disease, liver dysfunction, high cholesterol and diabetes. The only downside to an artichoke is the preparation; in this case it is easiest to purchase jarred hearts. Just read the ingredients to ensure you are getting pure hearts not soaking in a pool of chemicals.
Artichoke and Spinach Pesto
1 tbls fresh thyme