Gwyneth Paltrow's Snack Secrets

Suzanne Murray

pesto pasta
Photo from GOOP
I subscribe to Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP newsletter and it's usually filled with clothes I can't afford to wear, places I can't afford to go, and the like (it's fun to see how the other half lives). But yesterday, Moses and Apple's mom shared snacks and finger foods that are perfect for toddlers and lunchboxes.

Here's Gywneth's recipe for Pesto Pasta With Peas:

  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
  • Coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked peas (frozen ones are more than okay)
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice pasta or whole wheat pasta

Pulse pine nuts in a blender or food processor until minced. Add garlic, basil, and olive oil and pulse until mixture is nicely pureed. Transfer to a bowl and stir in parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix as much of the pesto as you like with peas and pasta.

Gwyneth also included recipes for Turkey Wrap Bites, Almond Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Homemade Vegetable Sushi, Beet & Walnut Dip, French Onion Dip, Homemade Granola Bars, and more. You'll find all these recipes at GOOP.

Rumor has it that Gwyneth is working on a cookbook -- maybe she'll be doing one for kids too!

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